Train disruption throws daily life off track

Train disruption throws daily life off track

Under what passes for normal in Switzerland – highly precise and efficient transport – more than 90,000 people a day typically hurtle over the tracks in Lucerne, making it the nation’s sixth-busiest rail hub....
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 first time mothers among the oldest

Swiss first time mothers among the oldest

Women in Switzerland are on average the third oldest in Europe - at age 30.6 - when they give birth to their first child, according to the latest statistics. Only women in Italy and...
Many sex workers in Switzerland still go unprotected

Many sex workers in Switzerland still go unprotected

Sex workers in Switzerland know about safe sex, yet many skip condoms for the sake of business. This is according to a new study by the University of Lausanne that surveyed nearly 600 sex...
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...
Swiss agent suspected of exposing German tax sleuths

Swiss agent suspected of exposing German tax sleuths

The investigation of an alleged Swiss spy apparently involved in an operation to uncover German tax evaders appears to be widening. The suspect was detained last Friday by the German justice authorities. Valentin Landmann, the...
Same-sex marriage delayed in Switzerland

Same-sex marriage delayed in Switzerland

The Swiss parliament has extended by two years its deadline for deciding on allowing gay marriage. It has given a parliamentary legal affairs committee until summer 2019 to draw up a bill on implementing the...
Ueli Steck knew he was dicing with death

Ueli Steck knew he was dicing with death

The Swiss are mourning the loss of one of their greatest sports heroes, speed climber Ueli Steck, who died on Sunday in the Himalaya. Steck, dubbed the “Swiss Machine”, was 40 and one of the...
Why do Swiss workers hardly ever go on strike?

Why do Swiss workers hardly ever go on strike?

No one downs tools less often than workers in Switzerland and Austria, according to an international comparison of strikes. Between 2006 and 2015, an average of only two work days were lost per 1,000 workers...
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...
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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...