1 Aug - Swiss National Day events "Along the Water"
This Sunday is Swiss National Day ! August the 1st celebrations remember the oath taken in 1291 by the cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden, on the Grütli meadow, near Lake Lucerne.
Two more weeks wait to see if Covid restrictions will be
Rising daily Covid cases and the uncertainty posed by returning holiday makers has led to the Swiss Government delaying an announcement on easing Covid-19 restrictions.
Mask wearing outdoors returns to town and markets in neighbouring Haute-Savoie
People living in or visiting Haute-Savoie in neighbouring France will have to wear masks outdoors again in many places following a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the department.
Former UN Refugee Agency head dies at the age of 83
Jean-Pierre Hocké, a Swiss national who was the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in the late 1980s, has died in Lausanne at the age of 83.
Lindt’s Easter bunny in German court ruling
The Swiss chocolate favourite, Lindt and Sprüngli’s gold-foil-wrapped Easter Bunny, has been given protected status by a court in Germany.
‘Constructive’ dialogue at low-key US-Russia talks in Geneva
Senior US and Russian officials restarted talks in Geneva yesterday on easing tensions between the world’s largest nuclear weapons powers and agreed to reconvene in September.