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Lausanne cathedral packed for top chef's funeral
Photo: Laurent Gillieron/Pool/AFP

Lausanne cathedral packed for top chef's funeral
12 hours ago

More than 1,500 people filled Lausanne's cathedral on Friday for the funeral of Benoît Violier, the top French-Swiss chef who died in an apparent suicide.

Skier dies after missing turn at Toggenburg
Skiers at Toggenburg. Photo: Switzerland Tourism

Skier dies after missing turn at Toggenburg
15 hours ago

A 47-year-old man has died after failing to negotiate a turn while skiing at Toggenburg in eastern Switzerland.

New rail tunnel proposed under an Alpine pass
Rendition showing crosscut view of proposed tunnel. Photo: Canton of Valais

New rail tunnel proposed under an Alpine pass
16 hours ago

Yet another Alpine railway tunnel is in the works for Switzerland — but this one would also carry electrical transmission lines.

Swiss real estate 'bubble risk' continues to rise
Map shows areas most exposed to high property prices. Image: UBS

Swiss real estate 'bubble risk' continues to rise
1 day ago

The risk of a real estate bubble in Switzerland has reached its highest level since the late 1980s, according to a UBS report.

Italian man dies in Alpine resort chalet fire
View of Villars, where the fire broke out. Photo: Office du Tourisme Villars

Italian man dies in Alpine resort chalet fire
1 day ago

UPDATED: An Italian man died after being trapped in a fire on Wednesday that ripped through an apartment building in Villars-sur Ollon, a mountain ski resort town in the canton of Vaud.

Geneva school cleared after bomb threat
A building at the Geneva International School. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Geneva school cleared after bomb threat
1 day ago

Police are investigating a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of around 2,000 students from a campus of the Geneva International School on Thursday.

Swisscom to cut 700 jobs after revenues slip
Photo: Swisscom

Swisscom to cut 700 jobs after revenues slip
1 day ago

Switzerland’s biggest telecom company is cutting 700 jobs after announcing a 20 percent drop in net profits for 2015 from the previous year.

Swiss Post salutes country's first female doc
Photo: Swiss Post

Swiss Post salutes country's first female doc
1 day ago

Swiss Post is commemorating Switzerland’s first woman doctor with a special stamp.

Lausanne bans 'silent disco' events over noise concerns
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Lausanne bans 'silent disco' events over noise concerns
2 days ago

Lausanne authorities have quashed a proposal for outdoor “silent disco” events in the city centre because of concerns they would be too noisy.

Thousands clamour for historic Gotthard tunnel ride
Gotthard Base Tunnel workers celebrate having bored through 57 kilometres of rock face. Photo: Federal Transport Office

Thousands clamour for historic Gotthard tunnel ride
2 days ago

Around 160,000 Swiss residents have applied for the chance to ride into history.

Temporary wood opera house opens in Geneva
Photo: City of Geneva

Temporary wood opera house opens in Geneva
3 days ago

A new temporary home for Geneva’s opera was inaugurated on Tuesday next to the European headquarters of the United Nations.

Violier 'worried that his success would not last'
Violier in front of his restaurant in December 2015. Photo: AFP

Violier 'worried that his success would not last'
3 days ago

Benoît Violier, the chef of the "world's best restaurant" in Switzerland, worried that his success would not endure in the last interview he gave before his apparent suicide.

Video of Swiss seniors falling off seesaw sparks buzz
Photo: YouTube

Video of Swiss seniors falling off seesaw sparks buzz
3 days ago

The antics of a group of sprightly Swiss seniors hiking in the Arosa region of the Alps has caught the attention of YouTube viewers around the world.

Questions linger over why star chef took life
Security guard closes door of Hôtel de Ville restaurant where flowers have been left in honour of Violier. Photo: Eric Bernaudeau/AFP

Questions linger over why star chef took life
3 days ago

Tributes are flowing from around the world for the French-Swiss chef named the “best in the world”, following his death by apparent suicide, while questions linger over why he took his life.

Bowie's nanny in Switzerland remembered through will
Bowie with his second wife, Iman. Photo: Getty Images North America/AFP

Bowie's nanny in Switzerland remembered through will
February 01, 2016

A Scottish nanny who reared David Bowie’s son for six years in Switzerland was rewarded with a $1-million inheritance from the rock star, who died of cancer last month.

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