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Nine lose lodgings in Bernese Jura hotel fire
View of Moutier's centre. Photo: Roland Zumbühl/Picswiss

Nine lose lodgings in Bernese Jura hotel fire
1 hour ago

Officials found temporary housing for nine people whose lodgings were made uninhabitable by a fire on Wednesday that severely damaged a hotel-restaurant in the Bernese Jura.

Duchess of York seeks to become Swiss resident
Sarah, Duchess of York. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP

Duchess of York seeks to become Swiss resident
3 hours ago

Sarah, Duchess of York — the ex-wife of Britain's Prince Andrew — has begun the process of establishing residency in Switzerland, she says in an interview.

Top chef's widow to run 'world's best' restaurant
Benoît Violier posing with La Liste award in December 2015. Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP

Top chef's widow to run 'world's best' restaurant
4 hours ago

The widow of top chef Benoît Violier, whose January 31st suicide shocked the culinary world, says she will take charge of her husband's celebrated Swiss restaurant.

Geneva to translate information into English
Aerial view of Geneva. Photo: Switzerland Tourism

Geneva to translate information into English
12 hours ago

In a move it says will help new residents integrate better, the city of Geneva is translating multiple administrative documents and information flyers into English and four other languages.

Zurich prison guard 'helped Syrian flee jail'
Pictures released by Zurich police of the prison guard and the escapee. Photos: Zurich cantonal police

Zurich prison guard 'helped Syrian flee jail'
1 day ago

Swiss police have launched a manhunt for a Syrian man convicted of rape, after he fled his cell along with a female prison guard.

Two people dead and one officer wounded in Geneva
Photo: Geneva cantonal police

Two people dead and one officer wounded in Geneva
1 day ago

UPDATED: Two people died from gunshots and one police officer was wounded in a shootout in Geneva early Tuesday, justice officials say.

Jobless rate rises for fourth month in a row
Photo: Canton of Vaud

Jobless rate rises for fourth month in a row
1 day ago

The official Swiss unemployment rate rose in January for the fourth consecutive month, driven by an increase in foreigners out of work.

Storm winds expected again in parts of Switzerland
Two people were injured after this sign blew over in Paris. Photo: Brigade de sapeurs-pompiers de Paris

Storm winds expected again in parts of Switzerland
2 days ago

Weather forecasters expect gale-force winds in Western Switzerland for a second day on Tuesday after storm Ruzica swept across northern Europe.

One in four Swiss residents smoke: report
Photo: AFP

One in four Swiss residents smoke: report
2 days ago

The share of tobacco smokers remains stubbornly high in Switzerland, with one in four residents lighting up, says Addiction Switzerland.

Beyoncé includes Zurich date on world tour
Beyoncé at Super Bowl 50. Photo: Matt Cowan/Getty Images North America/AFP

Beyoncé includes Zurich date on world tour
2 days ago

American singer and songwriter Beyoncé is planning to appear in Zurich this summer as part of a world tour announced at the end of her Super Bowl half time show on Sunday.

Diver dies in Lake Geneva near shipwreck
Photo: AFP/File

Diver dies in Lake Geneva near shipwreck
2 days ago

A 44-year-old diver from the canton of Vaud died after plunging into Lake Geneva near the site of a shipwreck from the 19th century, police say.

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

Lausanne cathedral packed for top chef's funeral
February 05, 2016

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
February 05, 2016

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
February 05, 2016

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
February 04, 2016

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

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