Asylum seekers drop in Switzerland

Asylum seekers drop in Switzerland

Oct. 20, 2017, 6:49 a.m.
The number of people asking for asylum in Switzerland is dropping sharply. According to the latest numbers from the S...
Government recomends 'no' to Billag vote

Government recomends 'no' to Billag vote

Oct. 19, 2017, 6:51 a.m.
The government is recommending people reject the ‘no-billag’ initiative due to go to the vote in March.
Bern based airline may be forced to close

Bern based airline may be forced to close

Oct. 18, 2017, 6:50 a.m.
The Swiss airline, Skywork, is facing financial difficulties and may be forced to close at the end of the month.
US RV rental company agrees to change logo

US RV rental company agrees to change logo

Oct. 18, 2017, 6:43 a.m.
After 40 years, an American firm which is using the Bern cantonal flag as a logo says it will change it. The company,...
New Swiss foreign minister questioned over gun lobby ties

New Swiss foreign minister questioned over gun lobby ties

Oct. 16, 2017, 6:19 a.m.
It’s been revealed the incoming Swiss foreign minister applied to join a pro-gun group only days before his ele...
New Swiss dating app ditches conversation

New Swiss dating app ditches conversation

Oct. 4, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Does the world need a new dating app? Two inventors from Bern think so. One of them, 40 year old Marcos Lopez –...
Swiss foreign ministry sends condolences to Las Vegas

Swiss foreign ministry sends condolences to Las Vegas

Oct. 3, 2017, 9:44 a.m.
The Swiss foreign ministry has sent condolences to the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. In a statement, the...
Parliament rejects compulsory hand shaking in schools

Parliament rejects compulsory hand shaking in schools

Sept. 28, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
The Swiss parliament has rejected a motion making it mandatory for school students to shake their teachers’ hands.
Government confirms hundreds of underage asylum seekers are missing

Government confirms hundreds of underage asylum seekers are missing

Sept. 27, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
The government has confirmed hundreds of underage asylum seekers have gone missing – Swiss public radio reporte...
Government urges no vote for Billag fees

Government urges no vote for Billag fees

Sept. 26, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
The Swiss government and the upper house of parliament are urging voters to reject an initiative to cut the Billag fe...
New cabinet minister will take over foreign ministry

New cabinet minister will take over foreign ministry

Sept. 25, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
The new Swiss cabinet member, 56 year old Ignazio Cassis will become foreign minister.
Swiss president says she supports UN modernizing efforts

Swiss president says she supports UN modernizing efforts

Sept. 21, 2017, 6:46 a.m.
The Swiss President, Doris Leuthard, has made a speech at the UN General Assembly saying she supports efforts by the ...
Switzerland will not be signing new nuclear treaty

Switzerland will not be signing new nuclear treaty

Sept. 21, 2017, 6:24 a.m.
Switzerland has said it will not be signing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the UN General Assemb...
Ticino gets federal councillor for the first time since 1999

Ticino gets federal councillor for the first time since 1999

Sept. 21, 2017, 6:20 a.m.
For the first time since 1999, the Italian speaking canton of Ticino will have a federal councilor.
Move to make tax declaration purely electronic

Move to make tax declaration purely electronic

Sept. 19, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
Submitting your tax form could be made simpler. Parliament is discussing ditching the rules that say all forms have t...
Parliament looks to ban restrictive on-line booking contracts

Parliament looks to ban restrictive on-line booking contracts

Sept. 19, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Parliament is calling for a new law which would ban on-line booking sites demanding hotels do not offer cheaper price...
19 year old driver faces jail after speeding

19 year old driver faces jail after speeding

Sept. 19, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
A 19 year old has had his driving licence taken away, his car seized and faces jail after being caught by a speed cam...
Switzerland - a stress free place to be

Switzerland - a stress free place to be

Sept. 15, 2017, 6:07 a.m.
Switzerland is scoring well on a survey of the least stressful places to live – with Bern coming in fourth. The...
Alcohol sales ban on autoroutes to be lifted

Alcohol sales ban on autoroutes to be lifted

Sept. 14, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Parliament has voted to end the 50 year ban on selling alcohol at autoroute service stations.
Booking.com website under investigation in Switzerland

Booking.com website under investigation in Switzerland

Sept. 13, 2017, 7:56 a.m.
The Swiss government is ordering an investigation into the online booking site – Booking.com.
Parliament rejects lowering voting age

Parliament rejects lowering voting age

Sept. 13, 2017, 7:13 a.m.
Parliament has rejected a proposal to lower the voting age to 16. The initiative was put forward by a Green party MP ...
No more tax on lottery winnings

No more tax on lottery winnings

Sept. 13, 2017, 7:11 a.m.
Parliament has agreed lottery winners will not have to pay tax on their winnings.
Investigators check Moutier vote for fraud

Investigators check Moutier vote for fraud

Sept. 11, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
Investigators are checking claims the historic vote in the town of Moutier three month ago was hit by fraud.
Bern school experiment only succeeds in annoying students

Bern school experiment only succeeds in annoying students

Sept. 5, 2017, 6:49 a.m.
An experiment on school hours in canton Bern has only succeeded in annoying students – who didn’t want it...
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