British Prime Minister David Cameron at Davos on Friday urged the rest of Europe to seize an opportunity to win back millions of jobs through the "reshoring" of production from low-cost economies like China and India.
Roger Federer has ceded the mantle of Switzerland's number one tennis player to Stanislas Wawrinka after losing to Rafael Nadal in straights sets at the Australian Open.
Following on the success of her debut novel, The Book of Summers, British author Emylia Hall has looked to Switzerland for inspiration for her latest work. A Heart Bent Out of Shape is set in Lausanne, drawing on time Hall spent there as a 19-year-old student. The Local talks to her to find out more.
Archeologists in the canton of Obwalden in central Switzerland have hit the jackpot with a discovery of more than 120 coins from the late 13th century.
Syria's warring sides are due to hold their first official talks aimed at stemming the country's bloodshed in Geneva on Friday, in what are likely to be long and difficult negotiations with little hope of success.
Syrian Kurds protested in Geneva on Thursday over their exclusion from UN-brokered peace talks in Switzerland, and vowed to forge ahead with their own freedom drive in territories they control.