President admits mask-wearing rules too late as infection rate climbs

President admits mask-wearing rules too late as infection rate climbs

July 6, 2020, 11:47 a.m.
The government is rejecting criticisms from some quarters that the lockdown has been ended too early, as the infectio...
President Sommaruga criticised for environment focus at WEF

President Sommaruga criticised for environment focus at WEF

Jan. 24, 2020, 8:47 a.m.
The Swiss foreign minister, Ignazio Cassis, is defending the president Simonetta Sommaruga after she was criticized b...
Trump to attend World Economic Forum

Trump to attend World Economic Forum

Jan. 10, 2020, 9:46 a.m.
US president Donald Trump will be at the World Economic meeting in Davos at the end of the month.
President criticised for meeting with autocratic leaders

President criticised for meeting with autocratic leaders

Nov. 22, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
The Swiss president is being criticised in some quarters for a world tour which seems to be focusing on autocratic le...
Cameroonian president's bodyguards arrested in Geneva for harassment

Cameroonian president's bodyguards arrested in Geneva for harassment

July 4, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Six bodyguards working for the Cameroonian president have been arrested in Geneva for harassing a journalist and taki...
Swiss president heads to DC for first time since 1992

Swiss president heads to DC for first time since 1992

May 16, 2019, 6:45 a.m.
The Swiss president, Ueli Maurer, is travelling to the United States today to meet Donald Trump. One of the main item...
Geneva hospital suspends Facebook amid Algerian president enquiries

Geneva hospital suspends Facebook amid Algerian president enquiries

March 7, 2019, 9:55 a.m.
The Geneva cantonal hospital had to bring in more staff and suspend its Facebook page after it was inundated by calls...
Polish president pays respect to war hero in Lucerne

Polish president pays respect to war hero in Lucerne

Oct. 10, 2018, 9:17 a.m.
The Polish president is in Switzerland and has laid a wreath at the tomb of a Polish war hero buried in Lucerne.
Swiss president made a speech for Swiss National Day

Swiss president made a speech for Swiss National Day

Aug. 2, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
The Swiss president, Alain Berset, made a speech yesterday to mark Swiss National Day at the Rütli meadow on the...
Parliament elects Alain Berset to be president next year

Parliament elects Alain Berset to be president next year

Dec. 7, 2017, 7:02 a.m.
The Swiss parliament has chosen Alain Berset, to be president next year. The president rotates every year, and as Ber...
Swiss president says she supports UN modernizing efforts

Swiss president says she supports UN modernizing efforts

Sept. 21, 2017, 6:46 a.m.
The Swiss President, Doris Leuthard, has made a speech at the UN General Assembly saying she supports efforts by the ...
Speeder who crashed into president faces jail

Speeder who crashed into president faces jail

Aug. 11, 2017, 3:36 a.m.
A speeding driver who crashed into the president’s car last September faces up to four years in jail.
Swiss President addresses Swiss nationals abroad - in English!

Swiss President addresses Swiss nationals abroad - in English!

Aug. 1, 2017, 3:06 p.m.
The Swiss President, Doris Leuthard has made a traditional National Day address to Swiss citizens who live abroad &nd...
Swiss President meets French counterpart

Swiss President meets French counterpart

July 19, 2017, 7:11 a.m.
The Swiss President Doris Leuthard has held her first meeting in Paris with the French President Emmanuel Macron. Mr....
Date set for Swiss and French presidents to meet

Date set for Swiss and French presidents to meet

July 10, 2017, 7:17 a.m.
The Swiss President, Doris Leuthard, is to meet the recently installed French President, Emmanuel Macron, in Paris ne...
Petition to ban Trump from Switzerland

Petition to ban Trump from Switzerland

Feb. 2, 2017, 9:08 a.m.
A petition has been launched in Switzerland, calling on the government to ban President Trump from the country.
China state visit leaves sour taste

China state visit leaves sour taste

Jan. 20, 2017, 6:18 a.m.
The Chinese state visit to Switzerland is over. But it has left a sour taste in the minds of many commentators.
Chinese president ends visit to French speaking Switzerland

Chinese president ends visit to French speaking Switzerland

Jan. 19, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
The Chinese president ended his visit to French speaking Switzerland yesterday with a private speech at the United Na...
Leuthard to be president in 2017

Leuthard to be president in 2017

Dec. 8, 2016, 10:08 a.m.
Doris Leuthard will be the Swiss president for 2017. The longest serving federal cabinet member will take on the role...
Trump books call with Swiss president

Trump books call with Swiss president

Dec. 6, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
The Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann has told Swiss television that Donald Trump’s transition team has a...
Swiss based French voters prefer Fillon

Swiss based French voters prefer Fillon

Nov. 29, 2016, 9:47 a.m.
French nationals living in Switzerland seem to be backing the pro-business presidential candidate Francois Fillon ove...
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