The canton of Valais on Thursday became the latest jurisdiction in Switzerland to ban campfires and those used for barbecues in wooded areas as the risk of forest fires spiked across many parts of the country.
Average Swiss residents are glued to their TV sets for more than 14 hours a week but those living in French- and Italian-speaking cantons watch even more, a new survey shows.
Zurich-based Fifa on Thursday banned for life Chuck Blazer, a central figure in the corruption scandal that has engulfed world football, for taking millions of dollars in bribes.
Immigration of is continuing to put upward pressure on rental housing costs and residential property prices, particularly in the Lake Geneva region, a report from Bern says.
A holiday outing in the canton of Fribourg turned into a nightmare on Wednesday when a horse-drawn covered wagon carrying 16 children overturned, injuring three of them.