Swiss foreign minister to resign

Swiss foreign minister to resign

June 15, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
The highly regarded Swiss foreign minister Didier Burkhalter is to resign. He will step down from his post in October.
Man missing after river swim in Bern

Man missing after river swim in Bern

June 14, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
Police in Bern are searching for a 32 year old man who’s gone missing after swimming in the Aare River.
Vandals smash Bern school

Vandals smash Bern school

June 14, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
A school library in Wattenwil in Bern has been trashed by vandals. Shelves and tables were broken and there was also ...
Switzerland signs international tax deal

Switzerland signs international tax deal

June 8, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
Switzerland has signed a deal to crack down on multinational companies who use tax rates in different countries to cu...
Bern museum may sell art works to pay legal bills

Bern museum may sell art works to pay legal bills

June 7, 2017, 7:04 a.m.
The Bern art museum is planning to sell some items to cover the cost of the legal battle after it was bequeathed art ...
US threatens UN Human Rights Council

US threatens UN Human Rights Council

June 7, 2017, 7:02 a.m.
The 35th session of the Human Rights Council has opened in Geneva – with the United States issuing an opening w...
Bear spotted in Bern for the first time in 190 years

Bear spotted in Bern for the first time in 190 years

May 30, 2017, 6:57 a.m.
Bears are continuing to spread across the country – the first wild one has been spotted in canton Bern for 190 ...
UN staff workers threaten strike action over proposed pay cut

UN staff workers threaten strike action over proposed pay cut

May 25, 2017, 5:34 a.m.
Staff members at the UN in Geneva are threatening strike action if the plan to cut their salaries by 7.5% goes ahead.
Car fished out from canal in Bern

Car fished out from canal in Bern

May 15, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Bern cantonal police had to bring in a crane to fish out a car from a canal in Nidau. Police say the driver had parke...
Swiss government decides not to regulate against fake news

Swiss government decides not to regulate against fake news

May 11, 2017, 6:45 a.m.
The Swiss government has decided, for the time being, it won’t intervene to regulate ‘fake news’ on...
Bern police to take no action over 'kill Erdogan' banner

Bern police to take no action over 'kill Erdogan' banner

May 9, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Bern police have decided to take no action against anti-Erdogan protestors who carried a banner suggesting the Turkis...
UN workers demonstrate against paycuts

UN workers demonstrate against paycuts

April 26, 2017, 7:18 a.m.
Over 500 UN workers demonstrated outside the Palais des Nations in Geneva yesterday to fight against plans to cut pay...
UN secretary general and Swiss foreign minister reaffirm importance of Geneva

UN secretary general and Swiss foreign minister reaffirm importance of Geneva

April 25, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
The UN secretary general and the Swiss foreign minister have reaffirmed their belief in the importance of internation...
Uber more and more popular in Switzerland

Uber more and more popular in Switzerland

April 25, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Uber is going from strength to strength in Switzerland, despite protests by taxi drivers and threats of closure.
Woman dies while hiking in Bern

Woman dies while hiking in Bern

April 24, 2017, 5:12 a.m.
A woman as died while hiking in canton Bern. The woman was accompanied by a man. Police say she appeared to have wand...
Massage parlor owner says its not a brothel

Massage parlor owner says its not a brothel

April 19, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
An owner of a tantric massage parlor in canton Bern is fighting against local residents who claim she’s running...
Czech ambassador to Switzerland recalled after wife's tweets

Czech ambassador to Switzerland recalled after wife's tweets

April 19, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
The ambassador of the Czech Republic to Switzerland has been recalled following tweets sent by his wife which were sa...
Unions protest Uber app inclusion with Swiss trains

Unions protest Uber app inclusion with Swiss trains

April 5, 2017, 7 a.m.
Unions and taxi drivers in Bern staged a demonstration yesterday on plans to include the ride app Uber on a joint app...
Another derailment in Switzerland

Another derailment in Switzerland

March 30, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
Another Swiss train has jumped the tracks – exactly a week after a similar incident in Lucerne and following a ...
Turkey complains over banner at Bern march

Turkey complains over banner at Bern march

March 27, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
The Swiss ambassador to Turkey has been summoned to the Turkish foreign ministry to explain a banner on show at a dem...
Three Swiss cities in world top ten for best quality of life

Three Swiss cities in world top ten for best quality of life

March 15, 2017, 5:18 a.m.
Zurich, Geneva and Basel are among the top ten cities in the world when it comes to quality of life, according to the...
Bern tourist office worried about riot effect

Bern tourist office worried about riot effect

March 2, 2017, 6:51 a.m.
The Bern tourist office is worried the pictures of the recent riots in the city will put off visitors. The images of ...
Man electrocuted on top of Swiss train

Man electrocuted on top of Swiss train

March 1, 2017, 6:56 a.m.
A man trying to enter Switzerland illegally on the top of a train was electrocuted and burst into flames. He died on ...
2,000 illegal workers meet unions in Geneva

2,000 illegal workers meet unions in Geneva

March 1, 2017, 6:51 a.m.
Around 2,000 undocumented migrants gathered at the Palladium in Geneva last night to learn more about ‘Operatio...
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