Zurich is world’s most expensive city: survey

Zurich is world’s most expensive city: survey

The strong Swiss franc has seen Zurich top Tokyo as the world's most expensive city in a new survey.

Swiss aim to launch first space cleaner

Swiss aim to launch first space cleaner

Swiss scientists announced on Wednesday plans to develop a machine that acts almost like a vacuum cleaner to scoop up thousands of abandoned satellite and rocket parts, cleaning up outer space.

Zurich ranked world’s 7th best place to study

Zurich ranked world’s 7th best place to study

Zurich is the seventh best city in the world in which to study, according to a new table ranking university cities.

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Swiss canton to vote on assisted suicide

Council members agreed on Tuesday to back a proposal to legalize euthanasia in nursing homes across the canton of Vaud, as the emotive issue moved a step closer to a popular vote.

Swiss set to relax cannabis laws

Swiss set to relax cannabis laws

Swiss pot smokers are expecting a relaxation of the rules when parliament reviews the country's cannabis laws in March.

Justice ministry seeks to close marriage loophole

Justice ministry seeks to close marriage loophole

A Zurich court looks set to close a loophole in a new law that bars people without legal status from marrying Swiss nationals.

Swiss party files petition on immigration cap

Swiss party files petition on immigration cap

The far-right Swiss People's Party, the country's largest, on Tuesday filed a petition supporting a cap on immigration to Switzerland, where more than a fifth of the population is foreign.