Switzerland


Italian train derails in Switzerland, 3 injured

2017-03-22 17:23

Swiss police say they are trying to reach people trapped inside a train that derailed in the central city of Lucerne.

'Israel bias' row enters UN rights council stage

2017-03-20 21:50

A UN rights expert has issued a blistering criticism of Israel's policies, deepening a row over alleged anti-Israel bias within the UN following US pressure.

Calderón closer to F1 dream

2017-03-12 06:12

Colombian Tatiana Calderón has joined Sauber as a development driver, hoping to eventually break the male domination of the Formula One starting grid.

Gunmen kill 2 people at Swiss cafe before fleeing

2017-03-10 07:03

Swiss authorities say gunmen opened fire inside a cafe in the city of Basel leaving two people dead and a third critically wounded.

Swiss back new citizenship rules

2017-02-13 05:30

Swiss voters have approved a measure to make it easier for third-generation immigrants to become citizens.

Swiss watch exports have worst year since 2008

2017-01-29 15:01

Swiss watch exports have seen the biggest drop in seven years, as high-end timepieces have gone unsold on shelves in Hong Kong, the industry’s largest market.

Rosberg eyes life beyond 'driving in circles'

2017-01-23 08:55

Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg said there was more to life than "driving round in circles" and hinted he was considering investing in electric cars after his shock retirement.

Matt Damon roots for Trump

2017-01-18 21:23

Movie star Matt Damon is grudgingly rooting for Donald Trump to make a success of his presidency.

Multinationals act on ocean-clogging plastics

2017-01-17 14:21

Forty of the world's biggest companies assembled in Davos have agreed to come up with cleaner ways to make and consume plastic as waste threatens the global eco-system, especially in oceans.

OECD to probe rights abuse allegations against WWF in Cameroon

2017-01-06 20:08

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will in an unprecedented step probe allegations that conservation group WWF has fostered rights abuses against tribes in Cameroon.

 

Schumacher's 'favourite' uncle dies

2017-03-22 08:14

'It's terrible. The suffering of the family simply does not end,' says a family friend of Michael Schumacher's family as the F1 legend's uncle passes away.

US boycotts UN debate on Israel, Palestinians

2017-03-20 17:12

The US State Department says the United States is boycotting a session at the UN Human Rights Council that focuses on Palestine and other Arab occupied territories.

Swiss man takes thousands of porn pics of boys

2017-03-11 09:31

A Swiss man has admitted taking thousands of sexually explicit pictures of boys as he heads to court on allegations he sexually abused more than 80 boys in Thailand, authorities say.

Switzerland's economy is still fighting currency indigestion

2017-03-02 14:11

Two years after Switzerland suffered a surge in the franc, the currency is still proving a challenge, while the move in 2015 didn't cause recession.

Swiss vote on citizenship measure over Muslims

2017-02-12 16:37

The Swiss are voting on whether or not to make it easier for third generation immigrants to become citizens after a campaign tainted by anti-Muslim messages.

Sudanese Jews recall long-lost world with nostalgia

2017-01-26 16:27

Sudan's Jews once made up the smallest Jewish community in the Middle East, a close-knit group of 1 000 people who enjoyed warm relations with their Muslim neighbours.

Soros confident 'would-be-dictator' Trump will fail

2017-01-20 19:15

Billionaire George Soros has delivered a scathing assessment of Donald Trump, calling the US president-elect a 'would-be-dictator' who is 'going to fail'.

Biden hits Putin in final address as VP

2017-01-18 20:04

Russia is the main threat to the "liberal" world order, US Vice President Joe Biden told the Davos elite in his final speech before leaving office.

Court says Muslim girls must attend swim class

2017-01-10 22:53

Europe's court of human rights has rejected an appeal by a Turkish-born couple who were fined in Switzerland for keeping their daughters out of mixed-gender, mandatory public-school swimming lessons.

Switzerland sees driest December in 150 years

2017-01-03 16:16

Switzerland has just experienced its driest December in more than 150 years and one of its driest months on record, meteorologists say.

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