Switzerland sends team of experts to Beirut

Switzerland sends team of experts to Beirut

Aug. 7, 2020, 9:44 a.m.
Switzerland has sent a team of experts to the Lebanese capital Beirut after a massive explosion devastated parts of t...
Ticino to extend Covid-19 protective measures by 2 weeks

Ticino to extend Covid-19 protective measures by 2 weeks

Aug. 7, 2020, 9:37 a.m.
The canton of Ticino has extended protective coronavirus measures for another two weeks from this coming Sunday. ...
Norway introduces quarantine for arrivals from Switzerland

Norway introduces quarantine for arrivals from Switzerland

Aug. 7, 2020, 9:33 a.m.
From tomorrow, Norway has introduced a 10-day quarantine for arrivals from Switzerland.   
Study reveals drinking trends in Switzerland

Study reveals drinking trends in Switzerland

Aug. 6, 2020, 10:30 a.m.
Ticino has the heaviest drinkers in all of Switzerland - according to a new study by the Swiss Health Observatory.&nb...
City of Bern claims losing large amount of money each year in unpaid diplomat fines

City of Bern claims losing large amount of money each year in unpaid diplomat fines

Aug. 6, 2020, 10:30 a.m.
The City of Bern says it loses tens of thousands of Swiss francs every year in unpaid fines given to diplomats. ...
Swiss economy expected to suffer less than others in Europe

Swiss economy expected to suffer less than others in Europe

Aug. 6, 2020, 10:14 a.m.
The Swiss economy is expect to suffer less from the Covid-19 crisis than other countries in Europe.   
Government reissues list of quarantine countries

Government reissues list of quarantine countries

Aug. 6, 2020, 10:11 a.m.
The federal government has issued a renewed list of quarantine countries, now including Spain and Singapore.  
Swiss ambassador to Beirut speaks of her experience

Swiss ambassador to Beirut speaks of her experience

Aug. 6, 2020, 10:07 a.m.
The Swiss ambassador to Lebanon who was injured during Monday’s huge explosion in Beirut has spoken of her expe...
Geneva art dealer accused of owing CHF 330m in taxes

Geneva art dealer accused of owing CHF 330m in taxes

Aug. 5, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
An art dealer from Geneva owes CHF 330 million in taxes, according to Switzerland’s federal court.   
Rental costs rise despite pandemic

Rental costs rise despite pandemic

Aug. 5, 2020, 9:45 a.m.
Swiss rental costs have continued to rise, despite the coronavirus pandemic.   
Government criticised for lack of control over infection spread

Government criticised for lack of control over infection spread

Aug. 5, 2020, 9:43 a.m.
The Swiss Office for Federal Health is being criticised for not having a handle on the source of new coronavirus infe...
Geneva becomes coronavirus 'hotspot'

Geneva becomes coronavirus 'hotspot'

Aug. 5, 2020, 9:40 a.m.
Geneva is being called a ‘hotspot’ for coronavirus infections.   
Swiss ambassador to Beirut injured in explosion

Swiss ambassador to Beirut injured in explosion

Aug. 5, 2020, 9:37 a.m.
The Swiss ambassador to Beirut has been injured and taken to hospital after an explosion in the Lebanese capital - ac...
World's first electric plane approved for flight in Switzerland

World's first electric plane approved for flight in Switzerland

Aug. 4, 2020, 10:15 a.m.
The world’s first electric airplane has won approval to fly in Switzerland.  
Ban on swimming in Lake Neuch√Ętel after 6 dogs die in 24 hours

Ban on swimming in Lake Neuch√Ętel after 6 dogs die in 24 hours

Aug. 4, 2020, 10:11 a.m.
A ban on swimming in Lake Neuchâtel has been continued into this week.  
Former Harbour Master hailed as hero after reacting to boat fire

Former Harbour Master hailed as hero after reacting to boat fire

Aug. 4, 2020, 10:07 a.m.
A former Harbour Master in Ascona is being hailed as a hero after he intervened when a motor boat caught fire yesterd...
Basel airport introduces compulsory Covid-19 testing for 3 countries

Basel airport introduces compulsory Covid-19 testing for 3 countries

Aug. 4, 2020, 10:01 a.m.
Basel’s EuroAirport has introduced compulsory coronavirus testing for passengers arriving from Turkey, Israel a...
Calls for Spain to be placed on quarantine list as infection rates spike

Calls for Spain to be placed on quarantine list as infection rates spike

Aug. 4, 2020, 9:54 a.m.
There are calls for those returning to Switzerland from holidaying in Spain to be put in quarantine.   
Seven sailors celebrate National Day with fondue whilst floating down Rhone on kayak

Seven sailors celebrate National Day with fondue whilst floating down Rhone on kayak

Aug. 3, 2020, 11:26 a.m.
A group of seven sailors have celebrated Swiss National Day by enjoying a full-scale fondue onboard a kayak.  ...
Unmarried couples living in different countries to reunite

Unmarried couples living in different countries to reunite

Aug. 3, 2020, 11:21 a.m.
From this morning, unmarried couples living apart between Switzerland and a so-called ‘third country’ nat...
Catering industry turnover takes nosedive in July

Catering industry turnover takes nosedive in July

Aug. 3, 2020, 11:13 a.m.
The catering industry has announced a sharp decrease in turnover in July.   
National Day celebrated with balcony flags and musicians in the street

National Day celebrated with balcony flags and musicians in the street

Aug. 3, 2020, 11:04 a.m.
Switzerland celebrated its National Day over the weekend - but in a much more low-key way than usual - due to coronav...
Belgium places Geneva, Vaud and Valais on "red list"

Belgium places Geneva, Vaud and Valais on "red list"

Aug. 3, 2020, 11:01 a.m.
Belgium has red-listed travel to Geneva, Vaud and Valais.  
Nightclubs not source of most infections

Nightclubs not source of most infections

Aug. 3, 2020, 10:54 a.m.
Nightclubs are not the source of the most infections of coronavirus in Switzerland.   
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