The average person in Switzerland is expected to spend 612 francs ($661) on gifts this holiday season, only six francs less than last year.
A six-year-old Spanish boy has died after being buried in an avalanche in south-eastern Switzerland on Wednesday.
Washington is putting pressure on Bern to allow it direct access to certain police records where fingerprints and DNA profiles are stored, according to a Swiss media report.
Switzerland's ski resorts finally got a coating of snow this week, to the huge relief of the country's tourist trade. But where's your favourite Swiss ski getaway?
Swiss food giant Nestlé said on Thursday it has received the green light to buy Chinese sweetmaker Hsu Fu Chi International, in one of the biggest ever foreign takeovers of a local company.
Joyous scenes erupted in the normally tranquil city of Basel on Wednesday night as veteran strikers Marco Streller and Alexander Frei scored the goals that dumped Manchester United out of the Champions Leaugue.