Proposed speed limit increase on autoroute rejected

Proposed speed limit increase on autoroute rejected

March 12, 2019, 10 a.m.
Canton Valais has rejected plans to increase the speed limit on the A9 autoroute to 140 kph.
Driver hits deer fleeing wolf

Driver hits deer fleeing wolf

March 12, 2019, 9:55 a.m.
A driver in canton Valais hit a deer while it was running from a wolf.
Stricter arms export laws fail to pass in Senate

Stricter arms export laws fail to pass in Senate

March 12, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Moves to bring in stricter laws on arms exports have been killed in the Senate.
Suicide clinic doctor convicted of manslaughter

Suicide clinic doctor convicted of manslaughter

March 12, 2019, 9:47 a.m.
A doctor has lost his case against involuntary manslaughter after a British woman died at a Dignitas suicide clinic i...
Keller-Sutter: "No-deal Brexit could threaten European safety"

Keller-Sutter: "No-deal Brexit could threaten European safety"

March 12, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
The Swiss Justice Minister is warning European security will be threatened if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
UN flag flies half-mast for Ethiopian Airlines crash

UN flag flies half-mast for Ethiopian Airlines crash

March 11, 2019, 10:17 a.m.
United Nations offices around the world will be flying the UN flag at half-mast today following the crash of Ethiopia...
Young couple die in horrific car crash

Young couple die in horrific car crash

March 11, 2019, 10:14 a.m.
A young married couple died after a horrific crash on the A1 autoroute in Versoix yesterday morning.
Biggest climate change protest to take place Friday

Biggest climate change protest to take place Friday

March 11, 2019, 10:11 a.m.
This Friday could see Swiss school children, university students and researchers take to the streets for one of the b...
Algerian president flies home after Geneva hospital stay

Algerian president flies home after Geneva hospital stay

March 11, 2019, 10:08 a.m.
The aging president of Algeria, 82-year-old Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has flown back home after being treated for the las...
Fasnacht Ku Klux Klan revellers interviewed by police

Fasnacht Ku Klux Klan revellers interviewed by police

March 11, 2019, 10:04 a.m.
Police in canton Schwyz have interviewed all 12 people who joined Fasnacht celebrations dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes.
Third class train carriages to be contemplated

Third class train carriages to be contemplated

March 11, 2019, 10 a.m.
Swiss trains should bring in third class carriages to allow more affordable travel.
Collusion allegations lead to WWF Swiss branch exodus

Collusion allegations lead to WWF Swiss branch exodus

March 11, 2019, 9:55 a.m.
The Swiss branch of the World Wildlife Fund says dozens have left the organization after allegations the charity coll...
Number of women in boardrooms rises

Number of women in boardrooms rises

March 8, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
There are slightly more women in Swiss company boardrooms now than there were last year – but the country is st...
Switzerland refuses to condemn Saudi Arabia human rights abuse

Switzerland refuses to condemn Saudi Arabia human rights abuse

March 8, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Switzerland is refusing to sign a statement condemning human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia.
Most driving licences lost due to speeding

Most driving licences lost due to speeding

March 8, 2019, 10:03 a.m.
More than 200 people lose their driving licence every day in Switzerland. 
Sankt Gallen school fights bacteria skin infection

Sankt Gallen school fights bacteria skin infection

March 8, 2019, 9:50 a.m.
A school is Sankt Gallen is fighting a persistent infection. 
Victim says drunk driver's sentence won't fix injuries

Victim says drunk driver's sentence won't fix injuries

March 8, 2019, 9:39 a.m.
A man has been sentenced to three years in jail for causing a serious accident while driving drunk, without a licence...
Frenchman jailed after wild car chase through Geneva

Frenchman jailed after wild car chase through Geneva

March 8, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
A driver has been sentenced to 20 months in jail after a breathtaking car chase through the middle of Geneva last year.
Geneva hospital suspends Facebook amid Algerian president enquiries

Geneva hospital suspends Facebook amid Algerian president enquiries

March 7, 2019, 9:55 a.m.
The Geneva cantonal hospital had to bring in more staff and suspend its Facebook page after it was inundated by calls...
Ku Klux Klan joins in Fasnacht parade

Ku Klux Klan joins in Fasnacht parade

March 7, 2019, 9:47 a.m.
Fasnacht revelers in canton Schwyz were shocked when a group dressed as Ku Klux Klan members marched through the midd...
Cocaine-buying MP could face criminal record

Cocaine-buying MP could face criminal record

March 7, 2019, 9:42 a.m.
A national MP for the Swiss People’s Party could face a criminal record after buying cocaine from a street deal...
Female students protest patriarchy in Zurich

Female students protest patriarchy in Zurich

March 7, 2019, 9:36 a.m.
A group of female students have taken over part of the University of Zurich and are displaying a banner criticizing t...
Residents near Geneva nightclub claim drug dealing out of control

Residents near Geneva nightclub claim drug dealing out of control

March 6, 2019, 9:24 a.m.
Residents around the Usine night club in Geneva are demanding a higher police presence as they say drug dealing is no...
Parliament raises annual healthcare payout

Parliament raises annual healthcare payout

March 6, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Parliament has raised the minimum amount patients will have to pay before insurance kicks in.
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