Great St. Bernard Tunnel reopens after slide

Great St. Bernard Tunnel reopens after slide

The Great Saint Bernard Tunnel reopened on Monday following a landslide on Sunday night that briefly blocked the tunnel’s entrance.

Parking stalls too small for XL Swiss cars

Parking stalls too small for XL Swiss cars

Swiss motorists are driving increasingly large cars but the size of parking places for vehicles hasn’t kept pace with the change.

Scientists use ‘nano-velcro’ to detect mercury

Scientists use ‘nano-velcro’ to detect mercury

Scientists in Switzerland and the United States on Sunday said they had created a "nano-velcro" textile that offers a swift, sensitive and low-cost way of detecting mercury, a toxic and accumulative pollutant, in water and fish.

UBS ‘rogue trader’ on trial in London

UBS ‘rogue trader’ on trial in London

A trader accused of losing $2.3 billion at the Swiss bank UBS in what is alleged to be Britain's biggest banking fraud appeared in court on Monday for the start of his trial.

Valais mountain accidents claim four lives

Valais mountain accidents claim four lives

In the latest of a string of mountain accidents in the canton of Valais that has left four people dead in as many days, a 46-year-old German climber died on Sunday while climbing near Zermatt.