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Longer bans sought for Blatter and Platini

Longer bans sought for Blatter and Platini

Fifa corruption investigators will demand an extension to the eight-year bans ordered against world football leaders Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini last month, a spokesman said in Zurich on Tuesday.

Swiss countryside 'under development pressure'

Swiss countryside 'under development pressure'

Most Swiss live in urban areas but a majority would prefer to live in a village or a small town with good services and public transport, says a study by researchers who warn of the pressure this is putting on the countryside.

Fifa museum set to open in Zurich next month

Fifa museum set to open in Zurich next month

The multi-million dollar Fifa museum, the project of fallen world football chief Sepp Blatter, will open its doors on February 28th in Zurich, two days after the election of his successor, Fifa announced on Tuesday.

Injury sidelines Swiss Olympic ski champion

Injury sidelines Swiss Olympic ski champion

Swiss skier Sandro Viletta, the reigning Olympic super-combined champion, has been forced to cut short his season because of a right knee injury, the Swiss federation announced on Tuesday.

Proposal 'would expel 18,000 foreigners a year'

Proposal 'would expel 18,000 foreigners a year'

An initiative spearheaded by the right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) would result in up to 18,000 foreigners being expelled from Switzerland every year, opponents of the proposal say.

Is climate change ruining skiing in the Alps?

Is climate change ruining skiing in the Alps?

The arrival of snow in the Alps has come as a welcome relief for holidaymakers and ski workers alike. But why did the snow come so late, and is this something that we should begin to expect in future years?

Verbier 'costs 40 percent more than Ischgl': report

Verbier 'costs 40 percent more than Ischgl': report

A Swiss consumer affairs TV programme has highlighted the challenge ski resorts in Switzerland have competing with similar resorts in neighbouring countries, such as Austria.