“Happy Hours” are becoming a thing of the past at bars in the canton of Vaud after MPs from the cantonal government voted on Wednesday to ban “two-for-one specials” and other cut-price deals on alcoholic drinks in bars and nightclubs.
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Basel on Wednesday evening for a meeting of foreign ministers from 50 member countries of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to focus on the spiralling Ukraine crisis.
The national parliament on Wednesday elected Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga, a Socialist party member and former concert pianist, to serve as Switzerland's president next year.
Switzerland is still perceived to be among the least corrupt countries in the world, according to the results of a study released on Wednesday that found corruption is feared to be worsening in China, Turkey and other fast-growing countries.
Paintings of convicted German art forger Wolfgang Beltracchi went on sale at a small Bern art gallery this week, even though he remains in jail in Cologne.