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.
Sick wolf suffered mysterious illness

Sick wolf suffered mysterious illness

July 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!

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 Switzerland

Reports suggest second N.Korea/US summit could be in Switzerland

July 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 US

Switzerland launches official WTO complaint against US

July 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 time

Kenya to open embassy in Bern for the first time

July 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 list

Swiss MP under-fire for publishing school list

July 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 River

Man missing after swim in Aare River

July 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 Bern

Man in custody after high speed chase in Bern

July 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 comments

Swiss footballer angered by dual-national comments

July 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 century

Some company records not updated since 19th century

July 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 use

Government supports medical cannabis use

July 5, 2018, 6:52 a.m.
The Swiss government says its supports the legalization of cannabis for medical use.
Court backs 'Love Life' campaign

Court backs 'Love Life' campaign

July 5, 2018, 6:49 a.m.
The Federal Supreme Court has backed an anti-HIV campaign by the government.
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