E-biker deaths rise as use increases

E-biker deaths rise as use increases

April 5, 2019, 8:23 a.m.
An e-bike rider is killed every month in Switzerland and 309 were seriously injured last year.
Porsche spins out of control in Spier tunnel

Porsche spins out of control in Spier tunnel

April 5, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
A Porsche worth more than CHF 100,000 is a write off after spinning in a tunnel and smashing into a wall.
Swiss government refuses to sign nuclear treaty

Swiss government refuses to sign nuclear treaty

April 4, 2019, 10:10 a.m.
The government says it won’t sign a UN treaty banning nuclear weapons for the time being, despite a parliamenta...
Aargau teacher sacked following inappropriate relations allegation

Aargau teacher sacked following inappropriate relations allegation

April 4, 2019, 10:08 a.m.
A teacher in canton Aargau has been sacked following allegations of an inappropriate relationship with one of his fem...
Man killed on A1 changing tyre

Man killed on A1 changing tyre

April 4, 2019, 10:06 a.m.
A man was killed on the A1 autoroute yesterday afternoon while changing a tyre on the hard shoulder.
Paperweight turns out to be hand grenade

Paperweight turns out to be hand grenade

April 4, 2019, 10:04 a.m.
An office in Winterthur had to be evacuated on Monday when what was thought to be a paperweight turned out to be a li...
Foreign firms still setting up in Switzerland

Foreign firms still setting up in Switzerland

April 3, 2019, 9:41 a.m.
Switzerland is still proving attractive to foreign firms. Last year 282 companies set up offices in the country, crea...
Former policeman sentenced after traffic fine theft

Former policeman sentenced after traffic fine theft

April 3, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
A former local policeman in Richterswil in canton Zurich has been given 2 years suspended prison sentence after being...
More drivers suspended for drug use

More drivers suspended for drug use

April 3, 2019, 9:36 a.m.
More and more drivers are losing their licence for driving while under the influence of drugs. Between 2012 and last ...
Apple loses slogan court case with Swatch

Apple loses slogan court case with Swatch

April 3, 2019, 9:35 a.m.
Swatch has won a court case against the tech giant Apple. The American firm took the watchmaker to court for allegedl...
Zurich police hunt for tortoise owner

Zurich police hunt for tortoise owner

April 3, 2019, 9:29 a.m.
Zurich police are searching for the owner of a tortoise which was found in the centre of the city.
Novartis faces kickback allegations

Novartis faces kickback allegations

April 2, 2019, 7:49 a.m.
The Swiss drugs firm Novartis faces legal action in the United States. A judge in New York says the US government has...
Imitation weapons trigger police alert

Imitation weapons trigger police alert

April 2, 2019, 7:29 a.m.
Police stormed a shopping centre in Zurich yesterday to confront a man carrying an automatic rifle and a hand gun.
Man mad at CHF 40 fine for one minute late

Man mad at CHF 40 fine for one minute late

April 2, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
A Lausanne man is furious at getting a CHF 40 fine for overstaying his parking slot by just one minute.
Swiss press has fun with April 1st

Swiss press has fun with April 1st

April 2, 2019, 7:20 a.m.
The Swiss press had fun with April Fool’s Day yesterday. Not many of you were fooled by our own story of the UK...
E-voting platform has licence revoked

E-voting platform has licence revoked

April 1, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
The government has withdrawn the licence for the electronic voting system run by the post office.
Guinea pig left in rubbish

Guinea pig left in rubbish

April 1, 2019, 9:03 a.m.
The hunt in on for the person who threw a living guinea pig in the rubbish.
Samsung investigates Swiss phone fire

Samsung investigates Swiss phone fire

April 1, 2019, 9:01 a.m.
The Korean electronics giant Samsung says it will investigate why one of their phones caught fire while charging in c...
Police discover 21 cats in Thurgau man's freezer

Police discover 21 cats in Thurgau man's freezer

March 29, 2019, 9:41 a.m.
Police in canton Thurgau have made a grim discovery – 21 dead cats in a freezer.
One million Swiss victims of cyber-attack

One million Swiss victims of cyber-attack

March 29, 2019, 9:39 a.m.
Around a million people in Switzerland say they’ve been a victim of a cyber-attack – but the vast majorit...
Elderly woman killed walking on train tracks

Elderly woman killed walking on train tracks

March 29, 2019, 9:36 a.m.
An elderly woman has been killed on a train track near Biel station in canton Bern. 
Unvaccinated students may be banned from exams

Unvaccinated students may be banned from exams

March 29, 2019, 9:29 a.m.
A measles outbreak at the University of Zurich could mean a ban on those who have not been vaccinated from taking exams.
University lecturer under fire for commuting by aircraft

University lecturer under fire for commuting by aircraft

March 29, 2019, 9:22 a.m.
A lecturer at the University of Applied Science in Chur is under fire for commuting to work by light aircraft. 
4 teens arrested for online retail scams

4 teens arrested for online retail scams

March 28, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
Zurich cantonal police have arrested four teenagers for scamming online retailers.
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