Switzerland opens new embassy in Moscow

Switzerland opens new embassy in Moscow

June 19, 2019, 9:46 a.m.
Switzerland has opened a new state of the art embassy in Moscow. 
Swiss football fans remain in Russia after World Cup

Swiss football fans remain in Russia after World Cup

Jan. 14, 2019, 8:45 a.m.
It’s thought there could be as many as 81 Swiss football fans who have not returned from Russia after the World...
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.
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...
Swiss man arrested travelling to Syria with weapons

Swiss man arrested travelling to Syria with weapons

Sept. 14, 2018, 6:38 a.m.
A Swiss man has been arrested trying to travel to the Syrian town of Idlib with several weapons in his car.
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...
Russian Chelsea football club owner on trial in Fribourg

Russian Chelsea football club owner on trial in Fribourg

May 3, 2018, 6:09 a.m.
The Russian billionaire and Chelsea football club owner Roman Abromovich is on trial in Switzerland.
Sulzer hit by US sanctions due to Russian link

Sulzer hit by US sanctions due to Russian link

April 12, 2018, 6:38 a.m.
Shares in the Swiss pump maker Sulzer continue to fall and its bank accounts in Russia have been frozen.
Russian parliamentary speaker visits Bern

Russian parliamentary speaker visits Bern

Feb. 20, 2018, 6:18 a.m.
The speaker of the Russian parliament is in Switzerland on a controversial visit. Vyacheslav Volodin is banned from v...
Switzerland lives up to reputation as hotbed of spies

Switzerland lives up to reputation as hotbed of spies

Feb. 5, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
Switzerland has always been a favourite by writers of spy novels as a place where foreign agents from across the worl...
Family discovers man was spy at funeral

Family discovers man was spy at funeral

Feb. 2, 2018, 7:27 a.m.
Family and friends at a funeral of an 82 year old man in Lucerne were surprised to learn the man they thought was a q...
Head of NATO visits Switzerland

Head of NATO visits Switzerland

March 3, 2017, 6:50 a.m.
The head of NATO is in Switzerland for an official visit. Jens Stoltenberg met with the president, Doris Leuthard, fo...
Another 5 years before Swiss jets will be 24 hour operational

Another 5 years before Swiss jets will be 24 hour operational

Dec. 13, 2016, 10:05 a.m.
It’s still going to be another five years before the Swiss Air Force will have jets ready to intercept aircraft...
Russia asks Switzerland why plane was intercepted by fighters

Russia asks Switzerland why plane was intercepted by fighters

Nov. 21, 2016, 6:24 a.m.
Russia has demanded an explanation as to why the Swiss Air Force dispatched three fighter jets to escort a Russian ...
Russian royal jewels to be sold in Geneva

Russian royal jewels to be sold in Geneva

Oct. 14, 2016, 10:17 a.m.
Sotheby's in Geneva are selling two historically important jewels from the Russian Imperial Court this autumn. The f...
Switzerland raises Russian human rights concerns

Switzerland raises Russian human rights concerns

Sept. 20, 2016, 9:32 a.m.
Switzerland has raised its concerns about restrictions of basic freedoms and human rights violations in specific coun...
Geneva opens money laundering probe into ‘Putin’s banker’

Geneva opens money laundering probe into ‘Putin’s banker’

July 26, 2016, 9:14 a.m.
Swiss authorities have frozen assets belonging to a Russian banker who was once close to President Vladimir Putin. G...
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