Separate accidents cause morning traffic havoc in Geneva

Separate accidents cause morning traffic havoc in Geneva

Sept. 29, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
Two unrelated accidents threw Geneva traffic into chaos this morning. Jams were reported on many roads in and around...
New aquarium opens at Zurich zoo

New aquarium opens at Zurich zoo

Sept. 29, 2016, 8:04 a.m.
The new aquarium at Zurich zoo has opened featuring twenty-two pools housing larger and a greater number of species. ...
Ticino speed camera accused of being cash machine

Ticino speed camera accused of being cash machine

Sept. 29, 2016, 8:03 a.m.
A speed camera on an autoroute in canton Ticino has ‘earned' around CHF8 million for the canton's coffers in si...
UPDATE: Military helicopter may have crashed after hitting power line

UPDATE: Military helicopter may have crashed after hitting power line

Sept. 28, 2016, 4:56 p.m.
UPDATE 6.45pm 28.09.2016: The Swiss military helicopter that crashed this afternoon in Ticino, killing both pilots,...
Switzerland judged world's most competitive economy by WEF

Switzerland judged world's most competitive economy by WEF

Sept. 28, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
Switzerland has been judged as the most competitive economy on the planet for the eighth year in a row by the World E...
Legendary Montreux nightclub to reopen

Legendary Montreux nightclub to reopen

Sept. 28, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
A legendary Montreux nightclub once frequented by the likes of David Bowie and Mick Jagger will soon hosting partygoe...
Swiss citizenship may soon be easier to achieve

Swiss citizenship may soon be easier to achieve

Sept. 28, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
It soon could be easier for third-generation immigrants to acquire a Swiss passport. The decision by the Senate afte...
Climate change causing ski season to shrink

Climate change causing ski season to shrink

Sept. 28, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
The ski season has been shrinking over the last 45 years because of climate change, according to a study using data f...
Women in Switzerland may have to work a year longer

Women in Switzerland may have to work a year longer

Sept. 28, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
Women in Switzerland may have to work until they are 65 after a vote in the lower house of parliament to extend the r...
BREAKING NEWS: Swiss Army helicopter crashes in south-east Switzerland

BREAKING NEWS: Swiss Army helicopter crashes in south-east Switzerland

Sept. 28, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
UPDATED: 4pm 28 Sept 2016 Two pilots have been killed and a flight assistant injured after a Swiss Army helicopter c...
Accidents claim human lives as Swiss hunting season begins

Accidents claim human lives as Swiss hunting season begins

Sept. 28, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
The hunting season has begun and already there have been several deaths amongst the hunters themselves. On Tuesday, ...
New structure planned for Swiss Vatican guard

New structure planned for Swiss Vatican guard

Sept. 28, 2016, 11:39 a.m.
It's hoped that a restructuring of the Pontifical Swiss Guard recruit school will make the traditional corps more pro...
Geneva driver fined in France for using Swiss parking disc

Geneva driver fined in France for using Swiss parking disc

Sept. 28, 2016, 9:21 a.m.
A Geneva resident has been fined by French police for not using the right blue parking disc. The subtleties of the t...
Geneva police to check crossroads

Geneva police to check crossroads

Sept. 28, 2016, 9:14 a.m.
From today, and for the next two weeks, traffic police will be monitoring Geneva's crossroads. They hope to promote ...
Glacier trails closed due to sliding

Glacier trails closed due to sliding

Sept. 28, 2016, 9:13 a.m.
Trails around the Aletsch glacier have been closed after it was discovered that earth and rock have been sliding arou...
UK minister criticized for empty Geneva speech

UK minister criticized for empty Geneva speech

Sept. 28, 2016, 9:09 a.m.
The British minister for international trade Liam Fox is being criticised for saying nothing of note at a speech in G...
Inflatable nightclub in Geneva

Inflatable nightclub in Geneva

Sept. 28, 2016, 9:02 a.m.
An inflatable nightclub has been created to fit inside a cultural venue in Geneva. Swiss studio, Bureau A, designed ...
Swiss parliament rejects return to double-barreled surnames

Swiss parliament rejects return to double-barreled surnames

Sept. 28, 2016, 8:58 a.m.
A request from a Vaud woman for a study into the disappearance of the ‘double barrelled' surname has been rejec...
Begging banned in Vaud

Begging banned in Vaud

Sept. 28, 2016, 8:44 a.m.
A ban on begging has been approved in the canton of Vaud. The Grand Council debated the issue for nearly two hours. ...
Swiss burka ban moves through parliament

Swiss burka ban moves through parliament

Sept. 28, 2016, 7:43 a.m.
The Swiss House of Representatives has narrowly passed a parliamentary initiative to ban the burqa throughout Switzer...
Swiss petrol tax to rise

Swiss petrol tax to rise

Sept. 28, 2016, 7:41 a.m.
The tax on petrol is to increase by 4 cents to help bring in 200 million a year in revenue for the Road Fund to impro...
17-year-old man dies after falling from stairs at Vaud construction site

17-year-old man dies after falling from stairs at Vaud construction site

Sept. 27, 2016, 2:39 p.m.
A 17-year-old man has died after falling from stairs at a construction site in Vaud. The accident happened on Monday...
Deal signed on international co-operation over tax matters

Deal signed on international co-operation over tax matters

Sept. 27, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Switzerland has signed an agreement for international co-operation on tax matters, joining over a hundred other state...
Swiss interior minister, Alain Berset warns against nationalism

Swiss interior minister, Alain Berset warns against nationalism

Sept. 27, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
Swiss interior minister, Alain Berset has warned Europeans against nationalism on the 500th anniversary of the Treaty...
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