Suspended Uefa chief Michel Platini on Thursday withdrew from the race to become president of Zurich-based Fifa, telling French sports daily L'Equipe that he will concentrate on clearing his name instead.
Several women were allegedly robbed and sexually assaulted in Zurich on New Year's Eve, Swiss police said on Thursday, noting the attack method appeared "a little bit similar" to that used in a spate of assaults in Germany.
Two piano dealers in Switzerland have been fined more than half a million francs for fixing prices on famous brands, the Swiss competition commission (Comco) said on Thursday.
Switzerland has opened an investigation against a Czech member of the European parliament who allegedly presented fake documents in connection with a 350-million-euro ($380-million) bank account, an official said on Thursday.
The United Nations will hold a conference in Switzerland where countries will be asked to pledge resettlement places for people fleeing the Syrian conflict, the UN's new refugee chief announced on Thursday.
Switzerland's Roger Federer barely broke a sweat as he crushed German qualifier Tobias Kamke 6-2, 6-1 in the second round of the Brisbane International tennis tournament on Thursday.
Switzerland should be "grateful" to Sepp Blatter, the outgoing Fifa president and Swiss national who has been suspended from world football over ethics violations, his ex-wife was quoted as saying on Thursday.
Swiss wines from the 2015 harvest promise exceptional quality after the particularly hot and sunny summer, although production was lower than the previous year, federal experts say.
Police in the canton of Vaud are investigating the deaths of a 26-year-old woman and her 25-year-old boyfriend in a Montreux apartment, where they lived, following an apparent domestic dispute.