Death crash driver likely to escape punishment

Death crash driver likely to escape punishment

Nov. 17, 2017, 5:56 a.m.
A driver who deliberately crashed head-on into a car in Valais, killing the other driver is likely to escape punishment.
Court backs government decision to sack ambassador

Court backs government decision to sack ambassador

Nov. 17, 2017, 5:53 a.m.
A federal court has backed the government on the sacking of the former ambassador to Venezuela.
Geneva is booming

Geneva is booming

Nov. 17, 2017, 5:52 a.m.
Business is booming in Geneva. That’s the conclusion following a survey by the local Chamber of Commerce.
Government rejects bilingual direction signs

Government rejects bilingual direction signs

Nov. 17, 2017, 5:50 a.m.
The Federal Government has rejected a proposal road signs should be in two languages.
Major geothermal project starts in Geneva

Major geothermal project starts in Geneva

Nov. 17, 2017, 5:47 a.m.
A major geothermal project has kicked off in Geneva. The canton hopes the new power source will cut the use of heatin...
Ski season kicks off

Ski season kicks off

Nov. 17, 2017, 5:46 a.m.
Some good early snow means the ski season is getting underway. Resorts in the eastern parts of the country are alread...
Swiss government to issue electronic IDs

Swiss government to issue electronic IDs

Nov. 16, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
The Swiss government says it wants to roll out digital ID cards to everyone in the country – including foreigners.
Basel police investigate threatening email scam

Basel police investigate threatening email scam

Nov. 16, 2017, 8:24 a.m.
Basel police are investigating an email scam which threatened the 54 year old victim and his family with being killed...
SVP to launch initiative to force police to release nationality of suspects

SVP to launch initiative to force police to release nationality of suspects

Nov. 16, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
The right wing Swiss People’s Party says it will launch an initiative in Zurich to force to the police to alway...
Children to be allowed to ride bikes on pavement

Children to be allowed to ride bikes on pavement

Nov. 16, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
As part of a package involving a series of changes to road rules due to come into force next year, the law may be cha...
Sarnen residents angered by tax form fail

Sarnen residents angered by tax form fail

Nov. 16, 2017, 5:01 a.m.
Residents in Sarnen in the tiny canton of Obwalden are outraged their tax forms were sent in unsealed envelopes.
Basel checks legality of public pig slaughter

Basel checks legality of public pig slaughter

Nov. 15, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
Basel authorities are investigating to see if the public slaughter of two pigs was legal. At the end of last month a ...
Valais gets tough with ski schools

Valais gets tough with ski schools

Nov. 15, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Canton Valais is to get tough with ski schools. Authorities want to make sure the rules are followed. Currently at le...
Stowaway found on EasyJet flight to Geneva

Stowaway found on EasyJet flight to Geneva

Nov. 15, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
A 25 year old stowaway was found on an EasyJet flight at Gatwick airport heading for Geneva on Sunday evening. He&rsq...
Credit Suisse pays US fine to end forex investigation

Credit Suisse pays US fine to end forex investigation

Nov. 15, 2017, 7:18 a.m.
Credit Suisse has agreed to pay USD125m as a fine to US authorities following an investigation into how the bank set ...
Police catch drug dealer - because he was on the phone

Police catch drug dealer - because he was on the phone

Nov. 15, 2017, 7:15 a.m.
Police made a major drugs bust - because the driver was on the phone.
Man injured by snowplough

Man injured by snowplough

Nov. 15, 2017, 7:11 a.m.
A 45 year old man has been seriously injured after being hit by a snow plough in Birmensdorf in Zurich.
Petition launched to can smacking children

Petition launched to can smacking children

Nov. 14, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
A petition is to be launched to force a vote to ban smacking children in Switzerland.
Major crash kills driver and delays thousands

Major crash kills driver and delays thousands

Nov. 14, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
A major crash on the A3 at Altendorf in canton Schwyz yesterday afternoon killed a 52 year old driver and caused hour...
Pool bathing in burkini - or topless  - now permitted in Geneva

Pool bathing in burkini - or topless - now permitted in Geneva

Nov. 14, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
While topless bathing may not be something on your mind in the current weather – it is now allowed in Geneva. ...
Geneva initiative launched to cap health insurance

Geneva initiative launched to cap health insurance

Nov. 14, 2017, 7:49 a.m.
An initiative is being launched in Geneva to cap the cost of health insurance to 10% of a household income.
E-cigarette sellers find way around nicotine ban

E-cigarette sellers find way around nicotine ban

Nov. 14, 2017, 7:45 a.m.
E-cigarette sellers in Switzerland are circumventing a law which forbids selling e-liquid containing nicotine.
High winds and heavy rain cause damage in Switzerland

High winds and heavy rain cause damage in Switzerland

Nov. 13, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
High winds and heavy rains caused damage right across the country over the weekend.
Justice minister wants more oversight of commodity traders in Switzerland

Justice minister wants more oversight of commodity traders in Switzerland

Nov. 13, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Switzerland’s justice minister is calling for more oversight into the operations of commodity traders in the co...
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