An Airbus 330-300 plane carrying 180 people to New York from Zurich was forced to return to the Swiss city on Tuesday after a bird got sucked into one of the aircraft's engines.
Lausanne police on Tuesday arrested a 54-year-old Swiss woman suspected of stabbing her boyfriend to death in an apartment in the Vaud capital.
Formula One legend Michael Schumacher has been transferred to his home in Switzerland from hospital more than eight months after suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident.
Surging levels of carbon dioxide sent greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to a new record in 2013, while oceans, which absorb the emissions, have become more acidic than ever, the UN's Geneva-based weather agency said on Tuesday.
While voters in Basel-City and Basel-Country are set to vote later this month on a proposal to merge the two cantons, a former federal administration official is calling for more drastic measures to reduce the number of Swiss cantons.
German engineering giant Siemens said on Tuesday that it will delist its shares from the Zurich and London stock exchanges given low trading volumes.
Bus or train passengers in Switzerland caught without a valid ticket face being listed on a national register of transport fraudsters, under a bill approved by the senate in Bern on Monday.