Angry viewer threatens to bomb Swiss TV station

Angry viewer threatens to bomb Swiss TV station

A man has been fined for threatening to blow up Swiss broadcaster SRF after the television programme he intended to watch didn’t air on time. The incident dates from last February when the 54-year-old from...
It’s nearly all about work

It’s nearly all about work

Until mid-September Zurich is playing host to the European Biennial of contemporary art, Manifesta. The more than 30 venues and collaborations in and around Switzerland’s largest city focus on the value of work with...
Swiss Village Bans Photography As It’s Too Beautiful And Those Who Can’t Visit Will Be Sad! (Report)

Swiss Village Bans Photography As It’s Too Beautiful And Those Who Can’t Visit Will...

A Swiss village has banned tourists from taking pictures as they say the scenery is too beautiful for social media. Social media users have snapped back, with some saying the village should be relocated to...
Bruno Ganz picks up major big screen honours

Bruno Ganz picks up major big screen honours

It was a big night for Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, who won the nation's top acting award and was recognised for his life's work with the Swiss film industry's Honorary Award. In its laudatory as...

Mishaps rise for Swiss-registered aircraft

A federal report shows that 2015 notched the highest number of accidents and serious incidents involving Swiss-registered aircraft in more than a decade. The Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board’s annual report listed 75 “accidents and...
Switzerland: US shooting itself in the foot on climate deal

Switzerland: US shooting itself in the foot on climate deal

Swiss politicians and scientific leaders are disappointed and baffled at US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate deal but agree that in doing so, the world’s...
The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths

The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths

On a recent hike in the Swiss Alps, this journalist was caught in a snowstorm. Inadequately dressed, the cold was beginning to bite. Then, through the clouds, I saw a mountain railway built in...
Local Swiss political party launches primaries

Local Swiss political party launches primaries

The leftwing Social Democratic Party plans to hold primaries this year to choose its candidate for the 2018 government elections in canton Graubünden. Is this move – a first for Swiss politics - a...
The challenges of branding a Swiss city

The challenges of branding a Swiss city

Is Geneva best known as a hub for international organisations and peace talks, or the role it plays in global corruption and tax scandals? “For much of the world, International Geneva means a lot of...
Swiss nationality request rejected for not repaying welfare

Swiss nationality request rejected for not repaying welfare

The Swiss Federal Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a family of Iraqi and Pakistani origin whose Swiss nationality application was rejected due to non-repayment of social welfare benefits. The family - a 50-year...
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Swiss politician guilty of helping illegal immigrants

The public prosecutor of southern Swiss canton Ticino has found parliamentarian Lisa Bosia Mirra guilty of facilitating the entry of illegal immigrants into the...