Switzerland


Germany asks Swiss envoy to clarify 'spy case'

2017-05-03 05:41

Berlin has asked the Swiss ambassador to clarify the case of an alleged Swiss spy suspected of monitoring German finance investigators.

Yemen aid conference gets $1.1bn in pledges: UN

2017-04-26 05:54

International donors have pledged about $1.1bn for war-torn Yemen as the UN calls on the warring parties to grant access to humanitarian aid.

Ferrari 'hungrier' than Mercedes for F1 championship - Alesi

2017-04-19 14:22

After three years of utter Mercedes dominance, Ferrari has won two of the opening three Grand Prix of 2017. Have the tables turned? It seems the Italian outfit now wants the title more than its rivals.

Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO

2017-04-13 11:08

Dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide, the WHO has said, warning that nearly two billion people currently use faecal-contaminated water.

African migrants seeking Europe sold as 'slaves'

2017-04-12 05:00

African migrants trying to reach Europe are being sold into slavery in Libya, including for sex, for as little as $200, a report says.

No peace deal in Syria without US: Opposition

2017-03-28 22:52

A political deal to end the Syrian conflict is not possible without a strong US role, the opposition's chief negotiator says.

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.

 

Steck set many mountaineering records before fatal fall during Everest preparations

2017-04-30 22:29

The famous Swiss climber Ueli Steck, who has been killed in Nepal while preparing to climb Mount Everest, was one of the most-renowned mountaineers of his generation.

Honda eyeing engine customer for 2018 - Boullier

2017-04-21 12:03

Honda could finally be set to add a customer team to its beleaguered Formula 1 engine supply programme amidst rumoured deals with Red Bull and Sauber.

Endangered species poached in protected areas: WWF

2017-04-18 17:53

Illegal poaching, logging and fishing of sometimes critically endangered species is taking place in nearly half of the world's most protected natural sites, says the WWF.

UN agency warns of risk of mass starvation

2017-04-12 09:00

The UN's refugee agency says the risk of mass deaths from starvation is growing in parts of east Africa, Yemen and Nigeria.

France expels Islamic preacher with extremist views

2017-04-09 22:30

France's interior ministry says it has expelled a Swiss Islamic preacher with extremist views to his home country.

'Kill Erdogan' banner probed in Switzerland, Turkey

2017-03-27 18:33

Swiss and Turkish authorities have opened separate probes into protesters in Bern who called for the assassination of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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.

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