The government will extend the ban on exporting war materials to Russia but is continuing to resist imposing sanctions over Moscow's involvement in the Ukraine crisis.
Five passengers were seriously injured when a landslide derailed a train in a mountainous area of the canton of Graubünden in eastern Switzerland on Wednesday, following heavy rain in the region.
Insurance giant Swiss Life on Wednesday posted better than expected first-half net profit, driven by strong growth in the Swiss market.
Roger Federer is set to battle the fear factor as last weekend's Toronto Masters finalist prepares to make his start at the ATP Tour's Cincinnati Masters tournament.
Raiffeisen, the Swiss cooperative banking group, poses a systemic risk to Switzerland's economy, the country's central bank said on Wednesday.
Just a month short of her 41st birthday, Britain's Jo Pavey ran her way into the record books on the opening night of the European Athletics Championships in Zurich by becoming the oldest ever female gold winner in the history of the continental event.