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...
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...
Swiss arms exports in first half of year higher than last year

Swiss arms exports in first half of year higher than last year

July 27, 2018, 9:07 a.m.
For the first six months of this year, Switzerland exported weapons and munitions worth CHF 205.2 million, higher tha...
Driest summer in Switzerland since 1921

Driest summer in Switzerland since 1921

July 26, 2018, 9:25 a.m.
As high temperatures continue to bake the country, it’s been confirmed that this summer is the driest on record...
Suspected thief sets car on fire as she tries to steal it

Suspected thief sets car on fire as she tries to steal it

July 26, 2018, 9:17 a.m.
A woman suspected of trying to steal a car, which then burst into flames, has been arrested by police in the canton o...
High temperatures return after brief weekend respite

High temperatures return after brief weekend respite

July 23, 2018, 9:17 a.m.
From today, high temperatures will return throughout the country after the brief respite in some places over the week...
Geneva church badly damaged by massive fire

Geneva church badly damaged by massive fire

July 20, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
Firefighters say it will take several months to restore a church in the centre of Geneva that was badly damaged by fi...
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