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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.