Covid-19 death toll rises to 19 in Switzerland

Covid-19 death toll rises to 19 in Switzerland

March 18, 2020, 9:55 a.m.
19 people have now died from coronavirus in Switzerland since the outbreak began.   
Country in lock-down, chaos as borders, home testing trialed.

Country in lock-down, chaos as borders, home testing trialed.

March 17, 2020, 12:05 p.m.
Switzerland is now in lock-down. Only essential shops, such as food and pharmacies, can be open.  Also servic...
People will get more control over their health insurance policies.

People will get more control over their health insurance policies.

March 13, 2020, 7:04 a.m.
People will get more control over their health insurance policies.
Switzerland to help more in Greece migrant crisis

Switzerland to help more in Greece migrant crisis

Feb. 11, 2020, 9:30 a.m.
Switzerland says it will work closely with Greece to help with the migrants currently in the country.
Kosovar man married to Swiss woman asked to leave country

Kosovar man married to Swiss woman asked to leave country

Dec. 18, 2019, 9:50 a.m.
A Kosovar man has lost his battle to stay in Switzerland, despite being married to a Swiss woman and having 5 childre...
Museums attracting great number of visitors

Museums attracting great number of visitors

Nov. 13, 2019, 9:25 a.m.
Museums in Switzerland are in rude health – despite a small fall in visitors last year compared to the year bef...
EU regions urge 'understanding' for Switzerland's politics

EU regions urge 'understanding' for Switzerland's politics

Sept. 5, 2019, 6:09 a.m.
Local regions of EU countries bordering Switzerland are urging Brussels to be more understanding about this country&r...
Level 5 avalanche warnings in place after heavy snowfall

Level 5 avalanche warnings in place after heavy snowfall

Jan. 15, 2019, 9:22 a.m.
Heavy snow in Eastern Switzerland means avalanche warnings are set at extreme. 
Switzerland will not be signing the UN Migration Pact

Switzerland will not be signing the UN Migration Pact

Nov. 22, 2018, 9:18 a.m.
Switzerland is joining a growing list of countries not signing up to the UN Migration Pact, but the government is kee...
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.
27,000 signatures for petition to continue migrant-rescue work

27,000 signatures for petition to continue migrant-rescue work

Oct. 10, 2018, 9:20 a.m.
27,000 people have signed a petition to allow a ship to continue its work rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean.
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...
Switzerland falls in expat rankings

Switzerland falls in expat rankings

Sept. 7, 2018, 6:47 a.m.
A new survey shows Switzerland is plummeting in the rankings for a being a good place to live and work for expats.
Fuel confusion closed Shell service station

Fuel confusion closed Shell service station

Sept. 3, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
About 50 motorists are thought to be affected after a fueling mishap at a Shell service station in Rümlang in Zu...
Swiss companies spend the most on research and development

Swiss companies spend the most on research and development

Aug. 17, 2018, 9:35 a.m.
Swiss companies invest more than any others around the world in research and development or R&D, according to a g...
Freeze on Swiss registration of three Porsches and Mercedes models

Freeze on Swiss registration of three Porsches and Mercedes models

Aug. 17, 2018, 9:22 a.m.
From today, some models of imported Porsches and Mercedes cars will be denied registration in Switzerland after the F...
Switzerland decides against signing Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Switzerland decides against signing Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Aug. 16, 2018, 12:36 p.m.
The Swiss Federal Council says that now isn’t the right time for the country to sign the Treaty on the Prohibit...
Integration is key to getting Swiss residence permits renewed

Integration is key to getting Swiss residence permits renewed

Aug. 16, 2018, 12:33 p.m.
New regulations mean that non-Swiss who live in Switzerland will have to meet certain criteria to renew their residen...
Budgets confirmed for Swiss contributions to UN agencies

Budgets confirmed for Swiss contributions to UN agencies

Aug. 16, 2018, 12:29 p.m.
Four United Nations agencies are to be given a total of CHF 312 million over the next three years by the Swiss Govern...
Harvest of Swiss cereal crops set to drop in 2018 after heatwave

Harvest of Swiss cereal crops set to drop in 2018 after heatwave

Aug. 15, 2018, 10:06 a.m.
Harvests of wheat, barley and rapeseed are expected to be lower this year than in previous years due to the continued...
Fewer asylum applications filed in July

Fewer asylum applications filed in July

Aug. 14, 2018, 9:56 a.m.
The number of people who applied for asylum in Switzerland last month fell by nearly 20 per cent compared with the sa...
Switzerland bans two Audi models over anti-pollution control

Switzerland bans two Audi models over anti-pollution control

Aug. 9, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
The new Audi A6 and A7 3.0-litre diesel cars have been refused permission to drive on Swiss roads due to manipulation...
Traffic jams not just frustrating but also very expensive

Traffic jams not just frustrating but also very expensive

Aug. 9, 2018, 9:38 a.m.
Traffic jams in Switzerland are costing the economy nearly CHF 2 billion a year, according to the latest figures from...
Federal Court overrules refusal of Swiss citizenship to Iranian refugee

Federal Court overrules refusal of Swiss citizenship to Iranian refugee

Aug. 7, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
A taxi driver, who came to Switzerland as a refugee nearly 30 years ago, is to be granted Swiss citizenship after a r...
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