Switzerland and Russia hold 'tense' talks in NYC

Switzerland and Russia hold 'tense' talks in NYC

Sept. 27, 2018, 6:54 a.m.
The Swiss and Russian Foreign ministers have held a meeting which is being described as ‘tense’ in New York.
Press roundly applauds minister

Press roundly applauds minister

Sept. 27, 2018, 6:46 a.m.
Perhaps a rarity these days, but one politician is being roundly praised by the press. The economics minister Johann ...
Bernese farm puts up signs in Arabic to stop tourists entering the house

Bernese farm puts up signs in Arabic to stop tourists entering the house

Sept. 27, 2018, 6:41 a.m.
A farm in the Bernese Oberland has had to put up signs in Arabic to stop tourists from wandering into the house.
Multi-car pile-up closes road in Bern

Multi-car pile-up closes road in Bern

Sept. 24, 2018, 7:28 a.m.
Several people were injured in a multi-car pile-up on the A1 in Bern last night.
Food dominates this weekend's votes

Food dominates this weekend's votes

Sept. 21, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Citizens go to the polls this weekend for a series of federal and cantonal votes.
Economic growth revised upwards

Economic growth revised upwards

Sept. 21, 2018, 9:03 a.m.
The government is upping its growth rate for this year. The Swiss Expert Group says GDP growth in 2018 will be 2.9% -...
Major delays on A6 after pedestrian killed

Major delays on A6 after pedestrian killed

Sept. 19, 2018, 6:06 a.m.
A pedestrian was killed on the A6 autoroute near Rubigen in Bern. The unidentified man ran across the road, climbed o...
Switzerland complains about Russian spying

Switzerland complains about Russian spying

Sept. 18, 2018, 6:51 a.m.
The foreign minister, Ignazio Cassis, says he will raise the issue of Russian spying when he meets his counterpart Se...
Opposing abortion rallies march in Bern

Opposing abortion rallies march in Bern

Sept. 17, 2018, 6:52 a.m.
Two abortion demonstrations marched on the Federal Palace in Bern on Saturday. An anti-abortion rally organized by re...
EU president says time running out for Swiss talks

EU president says time running out for Swiss talks

Sept. 14, 2018, 6:43 a.m.
The European Commission president, Jean-Claude Junker, is warning Switzerland any agreement with the EU has to be sig...
Women smell better to men when they're fertile

Women smell better to men when they're fertile

Sept. 13, 2018, 6:42 a.m.
Women smell better to men when they are the most fertile – that’s according to a new study from the Unive...
Senate votes down parental responsibility bill

Senate votes down parental responsibility bill

Sept. 12, 2018, 6:47 a.m.
The Senate has voted down a proposal to make parents financially responsible for their children to the age of 25.
Bern issues permits to build e-car charging points

Bern issues permits to build e-car charging points

Sept. 12, 2018, 6:42 a.m.
The federal government is issuing permits to companies who want to place electric car charging points at small autoro...
Bern police accused of 'smiley' drawing on rubber bullets

Bern police accused of 'smiley' drawing on rubber bullets

Sept. 11, 2018, 6:29 a.m.
Bern cantonal police are investigating reports officers drew ‘smiley’ faces on rubber bullets before firi...
Nerve agent killers visited Geneva several times

Nerve agent killers visited Geneva several times

Sept. 10, 2018, 6:10 a.m.
The two Russian agents suspected of the attempted murder of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in England travelled to Geneva a...
Swiss hand grenades on sale on markets in Libya

Swiss hand grenades on sale on markets in Libya

Sept. 10, 2018, 6:09 a.m.
Swiss made hand grenades have been spotted for sale in street markets in Libya – and even on Facebook.
Bern protests plan to relax arms rules

Bern protests plan to relax arms rules

Sept. 5, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
Hundreds of people gathered yesterday afternoon in Bern to protest government plans to relax the rules over arms expo...
Swiss arms exporters use law loopholes

Swiss arms exporters use law loopholes

Sept. 4, 2018, 6:48 a.m.
The Federal Audit Office says Swiss arms manufacturers are adapt at finding loopholes in the law to ship weapons to w...
Retailers say vote could lead to higher food prices

Retailers say vote could lead to higher food prices

Sept. 4, 2018, 6:45 a.m.
Later this month, voters will be asked if they want all food to be sold in Switzerland to be farmed organically and s...
Government rejects pesticide initiative

Government rejects pesticide initiative

Aug. 23, 2018, 8:59 a.m.
The government has come out as against an initiative to ban all synthetic pesticides in farming. It says the move wou...
Tributes for Kofi Annan - UN flag at half-mast in Geneva

Tributes for Kofi Annan - UN flag at half-mast in Geneva

Aug. 20, 2018, 6:36 a.m.
Tributes to the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan continue following his death in Bern over the weekend. He was ...
Protestors call for an end to violence against women

Protestors call for an end to violence against women

Aug. 13, 2018, 9:37 a.m.
Hundreds of people have taken part in demonstrations over the weekend, demanding an end to violence against women.
Environmental activists stage protest against Switzerland’s climate policy

Environmental activists stage protest against Switzerland’s climate policy

Aug. 9, 2018, 9:49 a.m.
The environmental organisation Greenpeace is calling on the government to review its climate policy. 
Rock climber dies after climbing centre fall

Rock climber dies after climbing centre fall

Aug. 8, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
A man has died after falling more than 20 metres from a rock face at an outdoor climbing centre in the canton of Bern.
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