Geneva-based UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Tuesday called on China to release dozens of activists detained ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on democracy protests.
Law enforcement authorities in the canton of Neuchâtel say they have cracked a major Swiss-Dutch drug smuggling ring that has been dealing hundreds of kilograms of hashish and marijuana since the 1990s.
Vaud's cantonal government has filed a criminal complaint over illegal construction work allegedly done on a sprawling chalet complex — known locally as “Villa Putin” because of its Russian owners — in the mountain resort town of Villars-sur-Ollon.
Officials from the federal government, the canton of Bern and the city of Biel are minimizing the health risk from a radioactive waste dump kept secret for 18 months.
The United Nation's Geneva-based labour agency on Tuesday denounced "premature" austerity measures brought in by governments around the world during the financial crisis, saying they have hurt the world's most vulnerable people.