Bern issues permits to build e-car charging pointsSept. 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 bulletsSept. 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 timesSept. 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 LibyaSept. 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 rulesSept. 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 loopholesSept. 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 pricesSept. 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 initiativeAug. 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 GenevaAug. 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 womenAug. 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 policyAug. 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 fallAug. 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.
Sick wolf suffered mysterious illnessJuly 13, 2018, 7:46 a.m.
A wolf which was shot dead for humane reasons didn’t have rabies or distemper – but its brain was swollen...
New alcohol consumption recommendations released. They're down!July 12, 2018, 7:21 a.m.
New government guidelines have been published on how much alcohol we should be drinking.
Reports suggest second N.Korea/US summit could be in SwitzerlandJuly 11, 2018, 7:23 a.m.
A possible second summit between the North Korean leader and the US president could take place in Switzerland.
Switzerland launches official WTO complaint against USJuly 11, 2018, 7:19 a.m.
Switzerland is launching an official complaint to the World Trade Organization after the United States brought in imp...
Kenya to open embassy in Bern for the first timeJuly 10, 2018, 7:37 a.m.
Kenya is to open an Embassy in Bern for the first time.
Swiss MP under-fire for publishing school listJuly 9, 2018, 8:39 a.m.
A Swiss People’s Party MP is under fire for publishing the names of school children in Dübendorf on Facebo...
Man missing after swim in Aare RiverJuly 9, 2018, 8:37 a.m.
A search is still underway for man who went for a swim in the River Aare in Bern on Saturday afternoon and hasn&rsquo...
Man in custody after high speed chase in BernJuly 9, 2018, 8:28 a.m.
A 20-year-old man is in custody after trying to escape the police in a highspeed car chase before crashing.
Swiss footballer angered by dual-national commentsJuly 9, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
The Swiss footballer Granit Xhaka has hit back after comments from the general secretary of the Swiss Football Federa...
Some company records not updated since 19th centuryJuly 6, 2018, 6:52 a.m.
Some firms in Switzerland haven’t updated their records in the company register since the 19th century.
Government supports medical cannabis useJuly 5, 2018, 6:52 a.m.
The Swiss government says its supports the legalization of cannabis for medical use.
Court backs 'Love Life' campaignJuly 5, 2018, 6:49 a.m.
The Federal Supreme Court has backed an anti-HIV campaign by the government.