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Swiss airports to start spot bomb checks
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Swiss airports to start spot bomb checks

1 day ago

Passengers flying out of Swiss airports will potentially face an extra level of screening starting next week when a new process to detect explosives will go into effect.

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Crans-Montana: expats' new international hub
Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Photo: Olivier Maire

Crans-Montana: expats' new international hub

July 08, 2015

Nestled high up in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Crans-Montana offers stunning panoramas of sky-high mountains and serene lakes. But it's more than a resort - it's home to the next generation of expats in Switzerland.

Geneva club sandwiches remain 'priciest in world'
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Geneva club sandwiches remain 'priciest in world'

June 25, 2015

Geneva hotels remain the most expensive place in the world to order a club sandwich for a third consecutive year, according to an annual survey.

High prices blunt Swiss tourism's cutting edge
City of Lucerne: gateway to central Switzerland. Photo: Switzerland Tourism

High prices blunt Swiss tourism's cutting edge

May 06, 2015

High prices have knocked Switzerland off its pedestal for travel and tourism competitiveness, according to a new report from the Geneva-based World Economic Forum.

Swiss trains register best performance in Europe
Photo: SBB

Swiss trains register best performance in Europe

April 28, 2015

Switzerland’s rail system remains the best in Europe when considering a range of measures to evaluate performance, a report issued by a management consultant on Tuesday said.

Geneva-airport cab fares 'priciest in Europe'
One alternative to expensive cab fares at Geneva's airport is free public transport. Photo: Geneva Airport

Geneva-airport cab fares 'priciest in Europe'

March 27, 2015

Taxi transfers from downtown Geneva to its airport are the most expensive in Europe, according to research released on Friday from a UK-based travel money specialist.

Train fares will not increase this year: SBB
Photo: SBB

Train fares will not increase this year: SBB

March 26, 2015

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) pledged on Thursday not to raise train fares this year following positive results for 2014 with higher ridership and increased profit.

Swiss school student among plane crash dead
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Swiss school student among plane crash dead

March 25, 2015

A British expat studying in Switzerland was identified on Wednesday as one of the victims of the Germanwings plane crash a day earlier in the southern French Alps that killed 150 people.

Germanwings cuts flight to Zurich after crash

March 24, 2015

Germanwings, the budget airline owned by Lufthansa, cancelled a flight from Düsseldorf to Zurich on Tuesday afternoon following the crash of one of its planes in the French Alps that is believed to have killed all 150 people on board.

Ethiopian court convicts plane hjacker in absentia
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Ethiopian court convicts plane hjacker in absentia

March 17, 2015

An Ethiopian Airlines pilot who last year diverted a plane to Geneva so he could seek asylum, was on Monday convicted in absentia of hijacking the aircraft by a court in Addis Ababa, local radio reported.

Breakdowns cancel flights at Geneva airport
Photo: Geneva airport

Breakdowns cancel flights at Geneva airport

February 22, 2015

The Geneva airport struggled to return to normal operations on Sunday, a day after equipment failures, two fires and snow forced the cancellation of 35 flights and the rerouting of 22 others.

Swiss tourist dies of swine flu in India
World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva. Photo: Yann Forget

Swiss tourist dies of swine flu in India

February 12, 2015

A Swiss tourist died of swine flu on Thursday while visiting India, a local health official said, as the country grapples with an outbreak that has killed more than 400 people since the start of 2015.

Cancelled lake boats leave commuters fuming

February 05, 2015

Hundreds of commuters struggled to make new travel arrangements after high winds scrapped passenger boat crossings of Lake Geneva on Thursday for a second day.

Lost US skier recounts his two-day ordeal

February 04, 2015

A 19-year-old American student who survived more than 48 hours on a mountain in the Swiss Alps said on Wednesday that he got lost while skiing at Les Diablerets and ended up falling into a ravine.

French teen dies in avalanche near Verbier

January 30, 2015

UPDATE: A 17-year-old French girl died following an avalanche that on Thursday swept five backcountry skiers down a mountainside in the Vallon d’Arby area near Verbier in the canton of Valais, police said on Friday.

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