Trump admits video of hostage payment to Iran, was from Switzerland

Trump admits video of hostage payment to Iran, was from Switzerland

Aug. 8, 2016, 9:38 a.m.
U.S Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been forced to backtrack after he claimed he'd seen a video of...
Bodies of two British climbers found on the Matterhorn

Bodies of two British climbers found on the Matterhorn

Aug. 8, 2016, 9:22 a.m.
The bodies of two British climbers who went missing on Thursday have been found on the Matterhorn. Italian rescue wo...
Burkhalter: Economic framework accord 'a good idea' but 'unlikely'

Burkhalter: Economic framework accord 'a good idea' but 'unlikely'

Aug. 8, 2016, 9:15 a.m.
Swiss Foreign Minister, Didier Burkhalter, says it's unlikely that an economic framework accord with the European Uni...
World's largest biodegradable painting unveiled in Leysin

World's largest biodegradable painting unveiled in Leysin

Aug. 8, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
A huge fresco of a sleeping shepherd painted on the slopes of a Vaud mountain station is said to be the world's l...
CERN 'unlikely' to discover new elementary particle

CERN 'unlikely' to discover new elementary particle

Aug. 8, 2016, 8:47 a.m.
Scientists at CERN have given up their hopes of having discovered a new elementary particle. Last December, two team...
Lausanne banishes children from playing in the city fountains

Lausanne banishes children from playing in the city fountains

Aug. 8, 2016, 8:47 a.m.
Lausanne is banishing children from playing in the city's fountains. City authorities say they are not obliged to co...
FIFA boss, Gianni Infantino cleared of breach of ethics

FIFA boss, Gianni Infantino cleared of breach of ethics

Aug. 8, 2016, 8:27 a.m.
The Swiss head of the Zurich-based world football governing body FIFA has been cleared of any breach of ethics by an ...
More people in Switzerland take up hiking as a hobby

More people in Switzerland take up hiking as a hobby

Aug. 8, 2016, 8:22 a.m.
More and more people in Switzerland are taking up hiking as a hobby. Hiking trail authorities say the figure is up f...
Animated film chosen as Switzerland’s official Oscar's entry

Animated film chosen as Switzerland’s official Oscar's entry

Aug. 8, 2016, 8:17 a.m.
The French-language film “Ma vie de courgette” (My life as a courgette) has been chosen as Switzerland's ...
EPFL student develops tool to predict temperature of Lake Geneva

EPFL student develops tool to predict temperature of Lake Geneva

Aug. 8, 2016, 8:11 a.m.
A PhD student at EPFL has developed a new tool to predict the temperature of Lake Geneva. The model, which looks at ...
Hollywood actor Harvey Keitel honoured at the Locarno International Film Festival

Hollywood actor Harvey Keitel honoured at the Locarno International Film Festival

Aug. 8, 2016, 8:06 a.m.
Hollywood actor Harvey Keitel has been honoured at the Locarno International Film Festival for his life's work. Yest...
Switzerland’s biggest wind farm is to get more powerful

Switzerland’s biggest wind farm is to get more powerful

Aug. 8, 2016, 7:37 a.m.
Switzerland's biggest wind farm, Mont Crosin in the Jura mountains, is to get more powerful after new turbines are in...
Les Diablerets film festival kicks off this weekend

Les Diablerets film festival kicks off this weekend

Aug. 5, 2016, 8:33 a.m.
The 47th Alpine Film Festival in Diablerets begins tomorrow (and runs through August 13), promising even more new fil...
Poor weather mars Geneva festival opening

Poor weather mars Geneva festival opening

Aug. 5, 2016, 6:46 a.m.
Rain, thunderstorms and wind marked the start of the Geneva Lake Festival, with jumpers and boots being more suitable...
Geneva prisoners have appeal rejected

Geneva prisoners have appeal rejected

Aug. 5, 2016, 6:41 a.m.
The pleas of five prisoners who claimed they were subjected to inhumane conditions at Champ-Dollon prison in Geneva h...
Basel police find bomb making equipment in apartment

Basel police find bomb making equipment in apartment

Aug. 4, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
Basel police have raided the apartment of a suspected Islamist sympathizer and have discovered bomb making equipment....
Geneva Lake Festival under tighter security

Geneva Lake Festival under tighter security

Aug. 4, 2016, 8:11 a.m.
The revamped Geneva Lake Festival begins today with new attractions for visitors. On the lake there will be floating...
Swiss feeling more insecure after recent attacks

Swiss feeling more insecure after recent attacks

Aug. 4, 2016, 8:03 a.m.
The recent terror attacks in France and Germany have led to feelings of insecurity amongst 75 per cent of people in S...
Dalai Lama to speak in Bern and Zurich

Dalai Lama to speak in Bern and Zurich

Aug. 4, 2016, 8:01 a.m.
The Dalai Lama is to visit Switzerland in mid-October during a trip to Europe. The spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddh...
Valais company offering drone flying lessons

Valais company offering drone flying lessons

Aug. 4, 2016, 7:59 a.m.
A new company in Valais is offering drone flying lessons, so they can be used to protect plants on farms. Frederic H...
Watchmaker Zenith to close only Swiss store

Watchmaker Zenith to close only Swiss store

Aug. 4, 2016, 7:56 a.m.
The watchmaker Zenith is closing its only shop in Switzerland. The group, which has its headquarters in Le Locle (NE...
Pippa Middleton scales Matterhorn

Pippa Middleton scales Matterhorn

Aug. 3, 2016, 11:48 a.m.
Pippa Middleton has successfully climbed the Matterhorn in a charity ascent led by mountain guides. The younger sist...
Lausanne festival organisers buckle under pressure

Lausanne festival organisers buckle under pressure

Aug. 3, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
Organisers of Lausanne's Festival de la Cité have decided to keep the event….. in the city. This year ...
Cocaine 'commonplace' in Switzerland

Cocaine 'commonplace' in Switzerland

Aug. 3, 2016, 11:40 a.m.
A Swiss prosecutor has said that cocaine use is as 'commonplace' in Switzerland now, as marijuana was 15 year...
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