Switzerland


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 Michaels health, and has apparently 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.

Olympic boxing body fires boss

2015-06-09 19:01

The Olympic boxing body has fired its executive director Ho Kim after eight years without specifying the reason.

Blatter starts FIFA reform process

2015-06-04 19:01

Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he has started the process of reforming soccer's governing body, just days after announcing his resignation.

 

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.

Israel denies spying in hotels hosting Iran talks

2015-06-11 17:06

Swiss and Austrian investigators have launched probes into alleged spying in hotels hosting delicate Iranian nuclear talks, with Israel denying its secret services were involved.

UN rights chief warns violence could 'tip Burundi over the edge'

2015-06-09 17:04

Increasing violence by a pro-government militia, including executions, abductions and torture, is threatening to destabilise crisis-wracked Burundi, the United Nations human rights chief warns.

Seven countries want FINA world champs

2015-06-04 18:02

Cities in seven countries want to stage the world swimming championships in 2021 and 2023, says the world governing body FINA.

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