House arrest on the cards for suspected terrorists

House arrest on the cards for suspected terrorists

May 23, 2019, 8:50 a.m.
Suspected terrorists living in Switzerland could be placed under house arrest if government proposals aimed at preven...
Extra surveillance powers don’t amount to more surveillance

Extra surveillance powers don’t amount to more surveillance

May 22, 2019, 9:50 a.m.
New powers to allow authorities to bug mobile phones and hack computers have not led to an increase in special survei...
UBS to stop paying interest rate on savings accounts

UBS to stop paying interest rate on savings accounts

May 22, 2019, 9:47 a.m.
Switzerland's largest bank, UBS, is to stop paying interest on savings accounts for adults.
Swiss growth forecasts downgraded

Swiss growth forecasts downgraded

May 22, 2019, 9:29 a.m.
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has revised its growth forecasts for Switzerland downw...
Geneva becomes the first city to sign the maritime human rights declaration

Geneva becomes the first city to sign the maritime human rights declaration

May 22, 2019, 9:23 a.m.
Geneva has become the first city to officially sign the Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea, a declaration that...
One in five Swiss women has been a victim of sexual violence

One in five Swiss women has been a victim of sexual violence

May 22, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
One in five women in Switzerland have been subjected to sexual violence at some point in their lives, according to a ...
Nespresso coffee capsules to hit supermarket shelves and bakeries

Nespresso coffee capsules to hit supermarket shelves and bakeries

May 21, 2019, 9:39 a.m.
Caffeine lovers who need a regular fix of Nespresso coffee capsules are celebrating today with the news that Nespress...
Controversial Bishop of Chur retires

Controversial Bishop of Chur retires

May 21, 2019, 9:29 a.m.
A controversial bishop, who hit the headlines when he quoted Bible passages calling for homosexual people to be put t...
Women on all top 20 Swiss companies’ boards

Women on all top 20 Swiss companies’ boards

May 21, 2019, 9:24 a.m.
All of Switzerland’s top 20 companies now have at least one woman in the boardroom, according to a report by th...
Six thousand Swiss ‘contract children’ paid compensation by the government

Six thousand Swiss ‘contract children’ paid compensation by the government

May 21, 2019, 9:14 a.m.
Some 6,000 claims for compensation for victims of forced labour and abuse have been dealt with, according to the Fede...
Glimmer of hope for free trade agreement between Switzerland and the US

Glimmer of hope for free trade agreement between Switzerland and the US

May 21, 2019, 9:10 a.m.
Talks on a free trade agreement between Switzerland and the United States could be a step closer following the signin...
Swiss gun laws to be tightened after public vote

Swiss gun laws to be tightened after public vote

May 20, 2019, 5:53 a.m.
Two thirds of Swiss voters have backed a proposal to tighten gun laws in the country to bring it in line with Europea...
Corporate tax reform given the go-ahead

Corporate tax reform given the go-ahead

May 20, 2019, 5:48 a.m.
A reform of the corporate tax system in Switzerland, which will remove preferential treatment for multinational firms...
Basel chemical industry targeted by demonstrators

Basel chemical industry targeted by demonstrators

May 20, 2019, 5:35 a.m.
An estimated 2,000 people protested on the streets of Basel over the weekend against agrochemical firms, which they s...
Transalpine goods traffic comes under pressure

Transalpine goods traffic comes under pressure

May 20, 2019, 5:31 a.m.
Measures have been announced to speed up the transfer of goods traffic from Swiss roads to rail.
Geneva shops to open on Sundays, but only three times a year

Geneva shops to open on Sundays, but only three times a year

May 20, 2019, 5:26 a.m.
Shops in Geneva are to open on just three Sundays a year for a two-year trial period
Plans for a Basel zoo aquarium washed away

Plans for a Basel zoo aquarium washed away

May 20, 2019, 5:17 a.m.
A controversial project to build a giant aquarium complex for Basel Zoo has been rejected by voters.
Swiss President meets Donald Trump in Washington

Swiss President meets Donald Trump in Washington

May 17, 2019, 6:17 a.m.
The Swiss president, Ueli Maurer, has met with Donald Trump in Washington and says the US president wants to strike a...
International Labour Organization says Swiss law doesn't cut it

International Labour Organization says Swiss law doesn't cut it

May 17, 2019, 6:15 a.m.
The Geneva based International Labour Office has blacklisted Switzerland for not providing enough security for worker...
Flood concerns in Saint Gallen

Flood concerns in Saint Gallen

May 17, 2019, 6:13 a.m.
There are worries of major flooding due to the massive amount of snow on the Säntis Mountain in canton Sankt Gal...
Zurich doctor arrested for practicing without a license

Zurich doctor arrested for practicing without a license

May 17, 2019, 5:57 a.m.
A doctor has been arrested in Zurich for practicing without a license.
Basel trams resume afterdark cross-border service

Basel trams resume afterdark cross-border service

May 17, 2019, 5:35 a.m.
Trams in Basel are now running again in France after dark.
Swiss president heads to DC for first time since 1992

Swiss president heads to DC for first time since 1992

May 16, 2019, 6:45 a.m.
The Swiss president, Ueli Maurer, is travelling to the United States today to meet Donald Trump. One of the main item...
Geneva airport security head arrested

Geneva airport security head arrested

May 16, 2019, 6:43 a.m.
The head of security at Geneva airport and another man have been arrested, suspected of corruption.
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