Switzerland's Olympic champion Didier Defago won the men's World Cup downhill in Bormio, Italy, on Thursday ahead of teammate Patrick Kueng and Austrian Klaus Kroell.
A 34-year old man in Bulle, western Switzerland, killed his two-month-old baby and seriously injured his six-year-old daughter before shooting himself dead on Wednesday.
A US law professor whose wife was killed in an accident involving a Swiss embassy car in Washington is suing the Swiss government for $10 million, it was reported on Thursday.
Switzerland's system of direct democracy seemed more alive than ever in 2011, with the year seeing the launch of a record 23 popular initiatives
Switzerland said Wednesday it had finally finished the process of rehabilitating more than a hundred people punished during WWII for having helped Jews escape Nazi persecution.