Investigations into allegations of child abuse have been launched against the director and an employee of a nursery in Neuchatel.
In a video address recorded at his home and aired on Wednesday, ex-Swiss People's Party leader Christoph Blocher insisted he should be entitled to parliamentary immunity from prosecution.
Switzerland's trade surplus reached 2.7 billion francs ($3.0 billion) in February, up from the 1.6
billion francs in January, with the watch industry leading export growth.
Swiss architect Bruno Giacometti, the younger brother of sculptor Alberto Giacometti, died on Wednesday at age 105, the Zurich art museum, of which he was a patron, announced.