Swiss president says she supports UN modernizing efforts

Swiss president says she supports UN modernizing efforts

Sept. 21, 2017, 6:46 a.m.
The Swiss President, Doris Leuthard, has made a speech at the UN General Assembly saying she supports efforts by the ...
Switzerland will not be signing new nuclear treaty

Switzerland will not be signing new nuclear treaty

Sept. 21, 2017, 6:24 a.m.
Switzerland has said it will not be signing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the UN General Assemb...
Ticino gets federal councillor for the first time since 1999

Ticino gets federal councillor for the first time since 1999

Sept. 21, 2017, 6:20 a.m.
For the first time since 1999, the Italian speaking canton of Ticino will have a federal councilor.
Language limitations could be behind driving test fraud

Language limitations could be behind driving test fraud

Sept. 21, 2017, 6:17 a.m.
As investigations continue into cheating at the road theory test in Solothurn, some suspect it maybe a language issue...
Geneva hunter shoots donkeys in France

Geneva hunter shoots donkeys in France

Sept. 21, 2017, 6:15 a.m.
A hunter from Geneva is being investigated after he shot and killed four donkeys in a field. He says he thought they ...
Mini-tornadoes over Lake Constance

Mini-tornadoes over Lake Constance

Sept. 20, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
Several mini-tornadoes formed over Lake Constance yesterday morning. Each small wind tunnel lasted for about 5 minutes.
New drivers caught cheating on theory test

New drivers caught cheating on theory test

Sept. 20, 2017, 9 a.m.
Police in Solothurn have uncovered a high tech fraud helping new drivers to get through the theory test.
Man jailed for 2 years on animal cruelty offences

Man jailed for 2 years on animal cruelty offences

Sept. 20, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
A 24 year old man has been sent to prison for 2 years on various charges, including animal cruelty.
'Mega-Event' in Geneva will cause traffic chaos

'Mega-Event' in Geneva will cause traffic chaos

Sept. 20, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
Geneva authorities are gearing up for what is being described as a ‘mega-event’ by the public transport c...
Fire destroys Lucerne apartment building

Fire destroys Lucerne apartment building

Sept. 20, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Nine people had to be rescued from a burning apartment block in Lucerne last night. Around 100 fire fighters battled ...
Zurich police sent to Munich to help with Oktoberfest

Zurich police sent to Munich to help with Oktoberfest

Sept. 20, 2017, 7:22 a.m.
Zurich police officers have joined their German counterparts to keep the Oktoberfest in Munich safe.
Move to make tax declaration purely electronic

Move to make tax declaration purely electronic

Sept. 19, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
Submitting your tax form could be made simpler. Parliament is discussing ditching the rules that say all forms have t...
Basel police make arrest in double rape investigation

Basel police make arrest in double rape investigation

Sept. 19, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
Basel police have arrested a 25 year old man suspected of raping a woman twice. Earlier this month a woman told polic...
Parliament looks to ban restrictive on-line booking contracts

Parliament looks to ban restrictive on-line booking contracts

Sept. 19, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Parliament is calling for a new law which would ban on-line booking sites demanding hotels do not offer cheaper price...
19 year old driver faces jail after speeding

19 year old driver faces jail after speeding

Sept. 19, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
A 19 year old has had his driving licence taken away, his car seized and faces jail after being caught by a speed cam...
Work starts on UN tunnel in Geneva

Work starts on UN tunnel in Geneva

Sept. 19, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Preparation work has started to improve access to the United Nations in Geneva from the autoroute.
Zurich says no to metro system

Zurich says no to metro system

Sept. 19, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
The Zurich cantonal government seems to have buried the idea the city will build an underground railway forever.
Thousands expected at Geneva gaming convention

Thousands expected at Geneva gaming convention

Sept. 19, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
Thousands are expected to turn up for the second edition of the Geneva Gaming Convention which starts this Friday at ...
Bondo hit by further rockfalls

Bondo hit by further rockfalls

Sept. 18, 2017, 9:10 a.m.
More rocks have crashed down near the Graubünden village of Bondo.  Further rocks fell at the beginning of ...
Swiss banks lost business because of secrecy law changes

Swiss banks lost business because of secrecy law changes

Sept. 18, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
Despite assurances to the contrary, Swiss banks have lost business since the ending of banking secrecy.
Passengers rescued from Lake Zurich boat

Passengers rescued from Lake Zurich boat

Sept. 18, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
27 passengers had to be evacuated from the steam ship, City of Zurich, on Saturday afternoon. The boat is the oldest ...
Idea to let automatic only learners drive stick ridiculed

Idea to let automatic only learners drive stick ridiculed

Sept. 18, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
A proposal by the Federal Roads Office has been greeted with almost universal disdain. The idea is to allow drivers w...
40,000 go to Geneva wine festival

40,000 go to Geneva wine festival

Sept. 18, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
40,000 people descended on Geneva’s wine growing region over the weekend to sample the latest harvest and enjoy...
FC Lucerne fans march through Geneva

FC Lucerne fans march through Geneva

Sept. 18, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
A hard core group of football fans caused problems in the centre of Geneva on Saturday afternoon. Several hundred FC ...
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