Bern to spend CHF 100m on new trams

Bern to spend CHF 100m on new trams

Nov. 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 evacuated

Bern commuter train evacuated

Oct. 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 Bern

Second Formula E race to be held in Bern

Oct. 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 2019

New traffic laws established for 2019

Oct. 11, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
Several new traffic laws will come into force in the New Year.
Two injured in restaurant shootout

Two injured in restaurant shootout

Oct. 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 low

Asylum numbers sink to eight year low

Oct. 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 Switzerland

Major tobacco conference in Geneva - but not with Switzerland

Oct. 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 plants

High level of THC found in Bern hotel plants

Sept. 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 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.
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