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Swiss voters reject proposals to increase liability for big companies
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Intensive Care Units in Switzerland 'at capacity' because of COVID-19 pandemic
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Fondue safety concerns amid coronavirus pandemic grate on the Swiss
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Running wild in Verbier: How to enjoy Switzerland's iconic ski resort 'off season'
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Swiss women stage a mass scream over domestic violence, pay gapWomen across Switzerland let loose with screams during a national protest on Sunday, demanding equal treatment and an end to violence at the hands of men.
Germany to end border controls with France, Austria, Denmark on June 15Germany will lift border controls with Switzerland, France, Austria and Denmark on June 15, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Wednesday, adding the government would reconsider if the coronavirus..
Swiss anti-racism protesters march in Geneva during Floyd funeralSome 5,000 people in the Swiss multicultural city of Geneva marched in protest at racial discrimination on Tuesday as the funeral of George Floyd was taking place in the United States.
Slovenia opens borders to citizens of 14 statesSlovenia has opened its borders to citizens of 14 states, including Germany and Switzerland, who can now travel to and from Slovenia without any coronavirus restrictions, the government said on its..
Swiss parliament paves way for coronavirus tracing app rollout this monthSwitzerland's lower house of parliament gave a preliminary green light on Monday to contact tracing app SwissCovid, which should roll out this month to help contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Swiss to open borders to Europeans on June 15Switzerland plans to open its borders to European Union countries, EFTA members and Britain on June 15, the government said on Friday, bringing forward its timetable as cases of the novel coronavirus..
Court upholds Swiss officer's graft conviction for Russia bear huntA Swiss court upheld on Friday the conviction of an ex-aide to Attorney General Michael Lauber for accepting gifts from Russian prosecutors, including a week-long bear hunt in Siberia's Kamchatka..
Swiss say ready to help U.S., Iran with more releasesSwitzerland confirmed its role on Thursday in the "humanitarian gesture" that led to the release of two detainees, American Michael White and Iranian Majid Taheri, saying it stood ready for "further..
Swiss foreign ministry declines comment on U.S. detainee in IranA Swiss foreign ministry spokesman declined to comment on Thursday on tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump saying that Michael White, has left Iranian airspace on a Swiss plane.
Swiss court blocks extradition of alleged PKK functionary to GermanyA Swiss court blocked the extradition to Germany of an alleged regional leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), ruling that German authorities had not made enough of a case against the man whose..
Swiss gays hope for marriage equality ahead of parliamentary voteWhen civil partnerships were legalised in Switzerland in January 2007, gay couple Laurent Marmier and Yves Bugnon completed the paperwork that same month, making them among the first to take advantage..
Germany to lift travel ban in Europe from June 15Germany will lift a travel ban for European Union member states plus Britain, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland from 15 June as long as there are no entry bans or large-scale lockdowns in..
Theatres, cinemas, summer camps to reopen as Swiss relax virus curbsSwitzerland said on Wednesday it would lift curbs on larger public gatherings next month and free up travel within Europe's 26-nation Schengen zone by July 6, further easing restrictions on public life..
Swiss relax coronavirus rules further as new cases ebbSwitzerland unveiled plans on Wednesday to reopen borders to all its neighbours except Italy and to allow larger public gatherings, further easing restrictions on public life as the novel coronavirus..
Swiss aim to restore free movement within Schengen zone by July 6The Swiss government wants to restore free movement of people with other Schengen zone member countries by July 6, it said on Wednesday, further easing restrictions on public life as the novel..
Swiss to allow events of up to 300 people from June 6The Swiss government said public and private events of up to 300 people and spontaneous gatherings of up to 30 people would be allowed again from June 6, further easing restrictions as the COVID-19..
Swiss to announce further relaxation of coronavirus rules: NZZSwitzerland will decide on Wednesday on further relaxations of restrictions brought in to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including how to reopen nightclubs and football stadiums, the Neue..
Swiss trial begins of banker alleged to have ignored 1MDB warningsA banker went on trial in Switzerland on Tuesday charged with failing to sound the alarm over millions of dollars linked to scandal-tainted Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.
Swiss launch impeachment process against attorney general over FIFA conductSwiss Attorney General Michael Lauber moved closer to being removed from office after a parliamentary committee started an impeachment process against him over his investigation into corruption..
Swiss attorney general answers questions ahead of possible impeachmentSwiss Attorney General Michael Lauber attended a meeting of the parliamentary judicial committee on Wednesday to answer questions about how he handled an investigation into corruption at soccer body..
Lovers kept apart by coronavirus reunited as border fence comes downHe happens to live in Switzerland. She happens to live in Germany. Before the coronavirus, that didn't mean much for Lukas and Leonie, a cross-border couple. Then suddenly, a fence was built between..
Austria's Swiss and Liechtenstein borders to fully reopen on June 15Austria has struck the same border-opening agreement with Switzerland and Liechtenstein as the one it previously announced with Germany, to fully allow travel from June 15, Austrian Chancellor..
Swiss attorney general is called for questioning in next stage of impeachment processSwiss Attorney General Michael Lauber has been called in for questioning over how he handled an investigation into corruption surrounding the world soccer body FIFA, a step towards his possible..
Swiss doctor taps his past to help Zurich meet PPE needsLove led a young Swiss doctor to emigrate to South Africa, his wife's home country. Years later, love for his disabled child brought him back to Switzerland.
Austria says plans to fully reopen border with SwitzerlandAustria the same basic plan for reopening its borders with Switzerland and Liechtenstein as for its frontier with Germany, which it has already announced will fully reopen on June 15, Chancellor..
Austria's Kurz aims to lift border controls to Switzerland by JuneAustria aims to ease some border controls with Switzerland within days and to end all controls by June, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told Swiss broadcaster SRF on Tuesday, as countries push ahead with..
Excited children, anxious parents - Swiss go back to schoolThousands of Swiss children returned to school on Monday, many excited to be reunited with their classmates after a nearly two-month break due to the new coronavirus, although some parents had..
Swiss back-to-school angst illustrates worries around easing lockdownsGetting children back into classrooms may seem like a reassuring step toward normalcy after weeks of coronavirus lockdown but for some parents in Switzerland like Audrey Razama, it's a source of..
More than 1,000 queue for food in rich Geneva amid virus shutdownMore than 1,000 people queued up on Saturday to get free food parcels in Geneva, underscoring the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the working poor and undocumented immigrants even in wealthy..
Swiss to lift some migration curbs, sets COVID-19 tracing app testsSwitzerland will further ease curbs on migration from Europe while considering opening borders with neighbours, the government said on Friday as it detailed the latest, step-by-step easing of limits..
Switzerland seeks medical furlough extension of American detained by Iran: PompeoSwitzerland, which represents the United States in Iran, has asked Tehran to extend the medical furlough from detention of U.S. Navy veteran Michael White, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on..
Swiss environmentalists demand 'green recovery' after coronavirusEnvironmental activists delivered a petition to a special session of the Swiss parliament on Monday demanding that a government aid package should promote a "green recovery" from the coronavirus..
Swiss to further ease coronavirus measures, ban big groups through AugustThe Swiss government is pressing ahead with re-opening measures including for sporting events, shops, restaurants and museums, it said on Wednesday, even as it bans events with more than 1,000 people..
Swiss extend ban on events exceeding 1,000 people through AugustThe Swiss government will restrict events with more than 1,000 people until the end of August, it said on Wednesday, even as it announced the easing of some other restrictions on sporting events,..
Australian flag projected on Swiss Alps in message of hopeAustralia's national flag has been projected onto Switzerland's Mount Matterhorn in a message of hope and solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Iran summons Swiss ambassador as U.S. representative in Tehran over Gulf tensions: IRIBIran has summoned the Swiss ambassador in Tehran, who represents U.S. interests in the country, over recent Gulf tensions, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Thursday, according to..
Swiss coronavirus death toll nears 1,200, positive tests top 28,000The Swiss death toll from the new coronavirus has reached 1,187, the country's public health agency said on Tuesday, rising from 1,142 people on Monday.
Swiss coronavirus death toll rises to 1,135, confirmed infections hit 27,740The Swiss death toll from the novel coronavirus has reached 1,135 people, the country's public health agency said on Sunday, rising from 1,111 on Saturday.
Swiss warn against coronavirus complacency as restrictions set to easeSwitzerland's government on Friday urged residents against complacency, saying they must keep their guard up even as the country's new coronavirus infection rate slows and lawmakers start relaxing..
Swiss aim to ease COVID-19 curbs, starting with hairdressersSwitzerland said on Thursday it would let hairdressers, beauty salons and some other businesses reopen from April 27 to kick off a gradual relaxation of restrictions following a slowdown in new..
Switzerland to start easing COVID-19 restrictions from April 27The Swiss government will start a gradual relaxation of restrictions brought in to tackle spread of the new coronavirus from April 27, it said on Thursday.
Switzerland to announce three-phase exit from coronavirus restrictionsSwitzerland's government is due to unveil on Thursday how it plans to relax the country's shutdown put in place to halt the spread of the new coronavirus epidemic, Swiss media reported.
Pastor calls for bravery against coronavirus from atop Swiss cathedral towerA pastor called on the residents of Zurich to be brave during the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday – as he gave an Easter blessing from high atop one of the towers at the city's landmark Grossmuenster..
Swiss coronavirus death toll rises to 831The Swiss death toll from the new coronavirus has reached 831, the country's public health ministry said on Friday, rising from 805 people on Friday.
Drivers to Switzerland's scenic south stopped by police in virus crackdownA road under the Alps to the sunny south of Switzerland normally jammed with holiday-makers was deserted on Friday as police warned drivers against travelling to the region worst hit by the new..
Under-used Swiss hospitals hint at hidden toll of coronavirusSwiss emergency rooms and hospitals are quieter than usual despite an influx of COVID-19 patients, a worrying sign that some doctors say could mean more people are dying at home from other ailments.
Swiss to start lifting coronavirus curbs in April, foresee extreme economic painSwitzerland plans to ease restrictions now in place to combat the new coronavirus starting at the end of April, the government said on Wednesday, adding the economic damage from the epidemic could be..
Switzerland looks to easing coronavirus measures as economy could be plunged into worst recession on record: governmentSwitzerland plans to ease up on measures to combat the coronavirus starting at the end of April, the government said on Wednesday, as it expects the economic damage from the epidemic could be the worst..
Swiss urge public to stick to anti-virus measures over EasterSwitzerland's president called on the public to stick with emergency measures designed to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, saying on Tuesday the country remains "very far from normal" ahead of..