Surprise narrow victory for new fighter jets

Surprise narrow victory for new fighter jets

Sept. 28, 2020, 6:47 a.m.
Perhaps the biggest surprise from yesterday’s votes was the narrow acceptance to buy new fighter jets.
Over 50,000 people denied entry into Switzerland since lockdown began

Over 50,000 people denied entry into Switzerland since lockdown began

April 27, 2020, 8:56 a.m.
56,000 people have been denied entry at Swiss customs since March 13, with around 150 fines imposed every day - accor...
Calls for army field hospitals to prepare for Covid-19

Calls for army field hospitals to prepare for Covid-19

March 13, 2020, 8:24 a.m.
Several politicians are calling for the army to activate its hospitals, ready for a major outbreak of Covid-19.
Families outraged after soldiers with norovirus sent home

Families outraged after soldiers with norovirus sent home

Jan. 22, 2020, 9:57 a.m.
Families of new recruits in canton Valais says the army was irresponsible to send the soldiers home after an outbreak...
Army big wigs against new recruit care packs

Army big wigs against new recruit care packs

Jan. 14, 2020, 9:54 a.m.
Army big wigs want to curtail the tradition of care packs given to new recruits.
Missile system installed during Global Refugee Forum

Missile system installed during Global Refugee Forum

Dec. 17, 2019, 9:28 a.m.
Extra security is in place in Geneva as the Global Refugee Forum is underway.
Peaceful protest stops military tanks in Oberwinterthur

Peaceful protest stops military tanks in Oberwinterthur

Oct. 17, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
A column of tanks was brought to a standstill in the middle of Oberwinterthur yesterday.
Man waves assault weapon in street

Man waves assault weapon in street

Aug. 9, 2019, 9:26 a.m.
A man’s been arrested in Winterthur after waving an army issue assault weapon around in the street.
Men encouraged to join army not civil defence

Men encouraged to join army not civil defence

Feb. 21, 2019, 9:42 a.m.
The Federal Council believes the option that young men have of completing civil defence and not the army is too easy....
Army apologises over CHF 121m civil servants' annual expenses

Army apologises over CHF 121m civil servants' annual expenses

Nov. 19, 2018, 9:01 a.m.
Swiss civil servants rack up CHF 121m in expenses over the course of an average year, leading to an apology from the ...
Not enough army cooks

Not enough army cooks

Sept. 27, 2018, 6:44 a.m.
The army doesn’t have enough cooks – and if the old maxim of an army marches on its stomach is true &ndas...
Fribourg lakes to be out of bounds as army airlifts water to mountain pastures

Fribourg lakes to be out of bounds as army airlifts water to mountain pastures

Aug. 10, 2018, 9:37 a.m.
Boating, fishing and swimming have been temporarily banned at two lakes in the canton of Fribourg as the army takes w...
Soldiers have a narrow escape after accidental shooting

Soldiers have a narrow escape after accidental shooting

May 23, 2018, 5:54 a.m.
Two army recruits had a narrow escape in a barracks when a gun was fired accidently – the bullet hit the mattre...
Secret Swiss army unit trained in UK

Secret Swiss army unit trained in UK

April 27, 2018, 6:38 a.m.
A secretive cold war era Swiss army unit trained extensively in the UK, according to a report just published by the g...
Soldiers injured in mortar accident

Soldiers injured in mortar accident

March 28, 2018, 7:12 a.m.
Four people have been injured in an accident at an army shooting range in canton Glarus. Trainees were using a mortar...
Lost Swiss army weapons found abroad

Lost Swiss army weapons found abroad

March 26, 2018, 6:40 a.m.
There are calls for harsher punishments for army personnel who lose their weapons or ammunition.
Swiss arms maker markets German WWII weapons

Swiss arms maker markets German WWII weapons

March 9, 2018, 6:22 a.m.
Swiss anti-gun groups are outraged at a new advert from gun maker ‘Swiss Arms’ which is selling replica w...
More young people learning to shoot

More young people learning to shoot

Feb. 12, 2018, 5:51 a.m.
More and more young people are taking shooting courses. Two years ago the law was changed to allow younger teenagers ...
Army to use SMS for mobilization

Army to use SMS for mobilization

Jan. 8, 2018, 7:21 a.m.
The army is planning to use SMS text messaging to trigger mobilization. The hope is the new system will mean it&rsquo...
Swiss MP resigns from party after stalking allegations

Swiss MP resigns from party after stalking allegations

Dec. 5, 2017, 9:14 a.m.
A Swiss MP has resigned from his party, the Christian Democrats, after allegations of stalking a woman.
Swiss Air Force moves to Scotland

Swiss Air Force moves to Scotland

Oct. 26, 2017, 6:46 a.m.
The Swiss Air Force is to set up a training base in Scotland. 10 FA18 fighters and 100 support staff will go to an RA...
Thousands watch air force live firing exercise

Thousands watch air force live firing exercise

Oct. 13, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
Thousands trekked up the mountains yesterday to watch the Swiss Air Force’s annual live firing event
Open carry - 100 years of Swiss tradition under threat

Open carry - 100 years of Swiss tradition under threat

Sept. 7, 2017, 5:37 a.m.
Should Switzerland change 100 years of tradition – just because the population is more nervous than it was?
Man arrested after shooting with army rifle

Man arrested after shooting with army rifle

July 18, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
Lucerne police have arrested a 34 year old Swiss national on suspicion of shooting a 21 year old Kosovan with a Swiss...
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