Switzerland


Swiss fighter plane goes missing in central Swiss Alps

2016-08-29 22:19

The Swiss Defense Department says an air force fighter jet has gone missing in the Alps of central Switzerland.

Swiss train attack suspect, victim die of wounds

2016-08-14 15:30

Police say the man who attacked passengers aboard a crowded train in Switzerland with a knife and a burning liquid and one of his victims have died of their wounds.

Hell hath no fury: wife jailed over mistress bomb hoax

2016-07-29 14:30

It is often said that Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, but one cheated wife went to extraordinary lengths to exact revenge on her husband's mistress.

ChemChina extends $43bn offer for agri-giant Syngenta

2016-07-11 19:29

State-owned China National Chemical Corp. is extending its $43bn agreed takeover for Swiss pesticide and seed giant Syngenta until September.

Swiss army battles its latest foe: bedbugs

2016-07-05 06:39

The Swiss army is working hard to fend off its latest foe: bedbugs and to prevent contamination a parents' day event has been cancelled.

Solar Impulse 2 begins Atlantic crossing

2016-06-20 16:49

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft is flying over the western Atlantic on one of the most difficult legs of its record-breaking bid to cross the globe using only solar energy. LIVE LINK

Record number of refugees need to be resettled - UN

2016-06-13 18:13

The United Nations says it will try to resettle a record 170 000 refugees urgently in need of a new home next year as it grapples with an unprecedented displacement crisis.

Swiss bankers expect influx in case of Brexit

2016-06-10 19:30

Swiss wealth managers expect an influx of funds from skittish international investors if British voters choose to leave the European Union in a referendum.

Canada fires spew dust all the way to Switzerland

2016-06-04 09:00

Ash and dust particles from the massive forest fires ravaging western Canada for the past month have been found in Switzerland, according to Swiss meteorologists.

Safe sex or no sex over Zika: WHO

2016-05-31 19:49

People who travel to Zika-hit areas should practice safe sex or have no sex at all for at least eight weeks to avoid sexual transmission of the virus, says the World Health Organisation.

 

Swiss attacker didn't know victims, 3 still in hospital

2016-08-16 17:04

Prosecutors say a 27-year-old Swiss man who attacked passengers aboard a train with a knife and a burning liquid, killing one and wounding five, didn't know any of his victims according to the investigation so far.

Man attacks Swiss train passengers with fire, knife, injures 6

2016-08-13 20:00

A man set a train carriage in Switzerland on fire using a flammable liquid and stabbed passengers.

SWISS celebrates first commercial C Series flight

2016-07-15 14:18

Swiss International Air Lines has become the first airline in the world to operate the new Bombardier C Series.

Eritrean tries, fails to sneak into Switzerland inside luggage

2016-07-06 18:58

Swiss border guards have sent packing a 21-year-old Eritrean man who was caught trying to sneak into southern Switzerland inside a piece of luggage on a train from Italy.

Swiss intervenes to stabilise Swiss franc

2016-06-24 18:37

Switzerland's central bank says it has "intervened" in the foreign exchange market to stabilise the Swiss franc, considered a safe haven currency.

IT worker at Panama Papers firm arrested

2016-06-15 18:41

An IT worker at the Geneva office of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers scandal, has been arrested, Switzerland's Le Temps newspaper reports.

Longest train tunnel in world opens

2016-06-10 19:46

The official inaugural opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel – the longest train tunnel in the world - has taken place in Switzerland.

SWISS celebrates CS100 milestone

2016-06-10 18:50

SWISS has recently celebrated the first flight with passengers of its new CS100 aircraft.

Money for nothing? Swiss vote on basic income for all

2016-06-02 12:35

Carole, a scientist from Zurich, recently received a dream message on her phone: she will receive 2 500 Swiss francs (+-R40 000) a month for the next year, no strings attached.

Syria most dangerous place for health workers: WHO

2016-05-26 22:01

Syria is the most dangerous place for health care workers to operate last year, ahead of other conflict zones like the Palestinian territories and Yemen, the World Health Organisation says.

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