Bern urged to become more bilingualNov. 13, 2018, 9:26 a.m.
The canton of Bern should do more to promote its bilingualism.
Protest in Moutier over vote to switch cantonsNov. 12, 2018, 9:33 a.m.
Up to 10,000 marched in the town of Moutier on Friday night, protesting the decision to annul the vote which had seem...
Second tram stop death shocks Bern officialsNov. 7, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Bern public transport officials admit they’re shocked after a second death on the network and will review safet...
Moutier vote to change cantons voidNov. 6, 2018, 9:16 a.m.
Election officials have declared last year’s vote in the town of Moutier void. Locals were voting to decide if ...
Bern to spend CHF 100m on new tramsNov. 1, 2018, 9:05 a.m.
The Bernese public transport company, Bernmobil, is to spend CHF 100m on new trams. Its asking for tenders for 20 new...
Bern commuter train evacuatedOct. 30, 2018, 9:07 a.m.
Passengers on a commuter train in Bern had a shock yesterday morning when loud bangs and sparks triggered an evacuation.
Second Formula E race to be held in BernOct. 16, 2018, 8:52 a.m.
The next Formula E race to be held in Switzerland will be in Bern – but authorities have put down strict limits...
New traffic laws established for 2019Oct. 11, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
Several new traffic laws will come into force in the New Year.
Two injured in restaurant shootoutOct. 1, 2018, 8:53 a.m.
A restaurant dispute escalated into a shootout in the small town of Wangen an der Aare in canton Bern on Saturday aft...
Asylum numbers sink to eight year lowOct. 1, 2018, 8:38 a.m.
Some cantons are closing asylum centres as the number of people applying is down to an eight-year low.
Major tobacco conference in Geneva - but not with SwitzerlandOct. 1, 2018, 8:27 a.m.
The World Health Organization is hosting a major tobacco conference this week in Geneva – and the host country,...
High level of THC found in Bern hotel plantsSept. 28, 2018, 8:39 a.m.
Police had to dig up cannabis trees in the grounds of a top-end hotel on the shores of Lake Brienz.
Switzerland and Russia hold 'tense' talks in NYCSept. 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 ministerSept. 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 houseSept. 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 BernSept. 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 votesSept. 21, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Citizens go to the polls this weekend for a series of federal and cantonal votes.
Economic growth revised upwardsSept. 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 killedSept. 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 spyingSept. 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 BernSept. 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 talksSept. 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 fertileSept. 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 billSept. 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.