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With the 2011 edition of the Locarno Film Festival soon to get under way, contributor Robert La Bua casts a cinematic eye at Switzerland's oft-overlooked celluloid exploits.
The 21-year-old woman who killed her father and seriously injured her mother on Tuesday said she had planned the murder beforehand. She said he had verbally abused her for years.
Swiss Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga wants to expand the government's ability to monitor people's online activities. The plans have been harshly criticized by other politicians and the internet sector.
People living in French-speaking parts of Switzerland are more patriotic than those who speak German, according to a new survey. But for 80 percent of Swiss, the national holiday on August 1st is important.
For the first time in Switzerland, foetuses have been operated on while they were still inside their mothers' wombs, the University Children's Hospital in Zürich reported on Thursday.
The world's biggest watch group Swatch said on Thursday its first half net profits soared 24.5 percent to 579 million francs ($722 million), setting a fresh record for the company.
A US housing regulator filed a $900 million lawsuit against Swiss bank UBS on Wednesday over risky mortgage-backed securities it sold to mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.