Switzerland's news in English

Editions:  Europe · Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

You are here: Home > Archive > 2016 > Jan > 11

Archive for Mon, 11 Jan 2016

New Canadian PM to attend Davos forum

New Canadian PM to attend Davos forum

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, accompanied by five key ministers, his office announced on Monday.

Storm expected to bring snow to Swiss plateau

Storm expected to bring snow to Swiss plateau

Following several days of rain in lower altitude areas of Switzerland, a storm is expected to bring more precipitation, high winds and cooler temperatures to the country on Tuesday.

UK's internet spying bill 'threatens rights'

UK's internet spying bill 'threatens rights'

Britain's proposed new internet spying laws could threaten key rights if passed unchanged, UN rights experts in Geneva said on Monday, calling for a "comprehensive review" of the draft legislation.

Messi wins fifth Ballon d'Or at Zurich ceremony

Messi wins fifth Ballon d'Or at Zurich ceremony

Argentina and Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi won a record fifth Fifa Ballon d'Or award for the world's best player at a ceremony in Zurich on Monday.

Bowie's discreet time in Switzerland recalled

Bowie's discreet time in Switzerland recalled

As the music world pays tribute to David Bowie, the British pop musician who has died at the age of 69, in Switzerland he is remembered for discreetly living in the mountain country to escape taxes and the trappings of celebrity.

Rockfall diverts river and floods Lucerne village

Rockfall diverts river and floods Lucerne village

Rockfall on Monday morning diverted the course of a river, flooding the main road between the villages of Wolhusen and Entlebuch in the canton of Lucerne, according to media reports.

Messi tipped for fifth Ballon d'Or in Zurich

Messi tipped for fifth Ballon d'Or in Zurich

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is in line for an unprecedented fifth Ballon d'Or award in Zurich on Monday, with the Argentine heavily favoured to reclaim the prize from three-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo.