'Thousands' of political heavyweights hold Swiss accounts: official

2015-08-24 21:51

Thousands of so-called "politically exposed persons", or PEPs - a category that includes heads of state and other top officials - hold Swiss bank accounts, a Swiss foreign ministry official says.

UN intern lived in a tent to show unfair salary payments

2015-08-14 10:48

A New Zealand man who lived in a tent during his unpaid UN internship in Geneva has confessed it was a publicity stunt, and won praise from his mother for his 'moral' stand.

Two Japanese climbers found dead in Swiss Alps

2015-08-12 13:17

The bodies of two Japanese climbers have been found on the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps, a Tokyo official says, three days after the pair got into difficulty on the mountain.

Swiss army moo-ves in to keep cows cool

2015-07-21 18:07

The Swiss army has been ordered to the mountains to help keep Swiss cows cool during the heat wave.

FIFA official agrees to extradition

2015-07-11 05:00

Swiss authorities say 1 of 7 detained FIFA officials has agreed to be extradited to the US.

7 year ban for SWC committee head

2015-07-06 18:29

FIFA has banned the former head of their SWC 2018 and 2022 evaluation committee for 7 years.

Head of FIFA audit body asks Blatter to leave

2015-06-28 13:00

The independent chairperson of FIFA's audit and compliance committee, Domenico Scala, has implored Sepp Blatter to leave office.

Lion among 23 000 species threatened with extinction

2015-06-23 11:58

The mighty lion, reclusive cave crabs and the world's rarest sea lion are among nearly 23 000 species at risk of dying out, a top conservation body has warned.

Sagan wins sixth stage of Swiss Tour

2015-06-18 19:44

Slovakia's Peter Sagan has won the sixth stage of the Tour of Switzerland, but French rider Thibaut Pinot kept hold of the overall race lead.

Pinot takes yellow in Swiss Tour

2015-06-17 19:18

Frenchman Thibaut Pinot has won the fifth stage of the Tour of Switzerland and will now wear the yellow jersey.


Planes crash at Swiss air show, at least 1 dead

2015-08-23 13:36

Two small planes have crashed at an air show in Dittingen, Switzerland, killing at least one person, police say.

Swiss farmer ordered to end cow bell clamour

2015-08-12 20:33

Bells clanging around the necks of dairy cows grazing lazily on an emerald green meadow may sound idyllic, but if you live next door, it can be a noisy nuisance.

German woman trampled to death by cows in Switzerland

2015-08-01 19:57

Swiss authorities say a 77-year-old German woman has been trampled to death by a herd of cows in the Alps near the resort town of Laax.

Large fire breaks out in Swiss city of Olten

2015-07-14 21:11

A large fire breaks out in the centre of Swiss city of Olten, with witnesses describing explosions.

Swiss delivering mail by drone

2015-07-07 16:52

Switzerland's postal service has begun testing parcel deliveries by unmanned drones.

Schumacher's wife sues tabloids over speculation about his health

2015-06-29 15:10

It has become clear that the old 'Schumi' might never return, and his wife Corinna has sued three tabloids for speculating about Michael's health. She has reportedly also sold his private jet and the family’s holiday house in Norway to cover medical expenses.

UEFA break-even rule referred to court

2015-06-23 21:00

Lawyers say a legal complaint against UEFA's break-even rule 'Financial Fair Play has been referred to the European Court of Justice.

Kristoff edges Sagan in Swiss stage win

2015-06-19 19:38

Norwegian sprinter Alexander Kristoff of Katusha has pipped Tinkoff-Saxo's Peter Sagan on the line in the seventh stage of the Tour of Switzerland

FIFA prosecutor ready to act over SWC bids

2015-06-17 20:17

FIFA prosecutor Cornel Borbely says he is prepared to open more cases against officials over the 2018 and 2022 Soccer World Cups.

Blatter may seek to stay as FIFA boss

2015-06-14 16:03

A report says Sepp Blatter may seek to stay on as the president of FIFA, less than two weeks after he resigned.

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