Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri erased his side's lingering World Cup pain in Manaus on Wednesday, scoring a hat trick to see off Honduras 3-0 and secure a daunting last-16 tie against Lionel Messi's Argentina.
The federal government has approved interim measures to fund Swiss researchers participating in the EU's Horizon 2020 who have been denied funding from Brussels.
A bear cub that was euthanized by Bern's Dählhölzli Zoo in April is to be stuffed and displayed as part of the zoo's educational offering.
Switzerland is the best country for safety and jobs but is one of the most unequal societies when it comes to disposable household income, according to a new website that measures regional well-being.
A former senior Credit Suisse investment banker was sentenced on Tuesday in New York for hiding around $100 million in losses on sub-prime mortgage bonds in the 2007 US housing market collapse.
It's known internationally for its Nordic noir, high standard of living and great beer – but how much do we really know about Denmark? As The Local expands to Scandinavia's most southerly nation we hope to bring less-publicized aspects of this country to the English-speaking world.