Fight against high Swiss prices to go to the voteDec. 13, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
The campaign against high prices in Switzerland has collected enough signatures to force the issue to a vote.
Parliament rejects measures to limit primate experimentsDec. 12, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Parliament has rejected a motion to stop animal experiments on primates.
Parliament elects Alain Berset to be president next yearDec. 7, 2017, 7:02 a.m.
The Swiss parliament has chosen Alain Berset, to be president next year. The president rotates every year, and as Ber...
Switzerland escapes EU tax blacklist - but only justDec. 6, 2017, 6:59 a.m.
Switzerland has been placed on a ‘grey list’ of countries deemed to be only partially compliant on tax tr...
Swiss MP resigns from party after stalking allegationsDec. 5, 2017, 9:14 a.m.
A Swiss MP has resigned from his party, the Christian Democrats, after allegations of stalking a woman.
Animal rights group to launch initiative to ban foie grasDec. 4, 2017, 6:59 a.m.
Animal right groups are planning to launch an initiative to ban certain foods after a bill to do the same failed in p...
EU's chief Brexit negotiator to examine Swiss dealDec. 4, 2017, 6:53 a.m.
The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator is to look at the Swiss relationship with the EU to decide if it could be a mo...
Parliament disagrees on gay men blood donation rulesNov. 30, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
The Swiss parliament is debating rules surrounding gay men giving blood.
Parliament demands government reenters Erasmus +Nov. 28, 2017, 6:49 a.m.
The Swiss parliament is demanding the government reopen talks with the EU to take the country back in to the student ...
EU talks successful, but some more work to be doneNov. 24, 2017, 6:49 a.m.
Yesterday’s meeting in Bern with the head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Junker is being hailed as a s...
EU head in Bern for meetingNov. 23, 2017, 6:55 a.m.
The head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Junker, will be meeting the Swiss President, Doris Leuthard in Bern ...
Court backs government decision to sack ambassadorNov. 17, 2017, 5:53 a.m.
A federal court has backed the government on the sacking of the former ambassador to Venezuela.
Petition launched to can smacking childrenNov. 14, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
A petition is to be launched to force a vote to ban smacking children in Switzerland.
Justice minister wants more oversight of commodity traders in SwitzerlandNov. 13, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Switzerland’s justice minister is calling for more oversight into the operations of commodity traders in the co...
man dies at indoor karting track in BernNov. 13, 2017, 5:48 a.m.
The managers of an indoor karting track in canton Bern have expressed their shock and sadness after a customer crashe...
Spanish government closes Geneva Catalan officeNov. 7, 2017, 9 a.m.
The Spanish government has closed the Catalan regional office in Geneva.
New Swiss government portal to make life easierNov. 7, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
The Swiss government is launching a new online portal to make life easier for those running a business in the country.
Skywork rescued by investor cash injectionNov. 2, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
The airline Skywork has been given a lifeline by investors and will keep flying for the next 12 months at least.
Swiss broadcaster refuses to air adverts for assisted suicide groupOct. 30, 2017, 6:17 a.m.
The Swiss public broadcaster, the SRG, is refusing to run advertisements for the assisted suicide organization, Exit.
Switzerland to represent Saudi Arabia and Iran for each otherOct. 26, 2017, 6:52 a.m.
Switzerland has agreed to represent Iran and Saudi Arabia in each other’s capital cities.
Nine injured in head-on crash on A6 autorouteOct. 23, 2017, 7:03 a.m.
Nine people have been injured in a head on collision in canton Bern on the A6 autoroute. Eight of the injured are tou...
Asylum seekers drop in SwitzerlandOct. 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 voteOct. 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 closeOct. 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.