The strong Swiss franc has seen Zurich top Tokyo as the world's most expensive city in a new survey.
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 is the seventh best city in the world in which to study, according to a new table ranking university cities.
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 pot smokers are expecting a relaxation of the rules when parliament reviews the country's cannabis laws in March.
A Zurich court looks set to close a loophole in a new law that bars people without legal status from marrying Swiss nationals.
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.