The Local : Switserland (28)

Switzerland bans new Porsche SUVs over emissions cheating

Switzerland said on Friday that it will no longer register Porsche's luxury SUV, the Cayenne, with diesel engines citing the fallout from the emissions scandal that has rocked neighbouring Germany's car industry.

Swiss president condemns Barcelona attacks

Swiss President Doris Leuthard has condemned the terror attacks in Spain that have claimed at least 14 lives.

Swiss president condemns Barcelona attacks

Swiss President Doris Leuthard has condemned the terror attacks in the Spanish city of Barcelona that have claimed at least 14 lives.

Swiss Army tests out new combat uniform

Swiss troops could soon be sporting a new look after the Swiss Army announced it was testing out a new uniform for its service personnel.

New kits aim to save pets in emergency situations

Pet owners in Switzerland can now rest assured their beloved dog or cat will be looked after should something happen to them, thanks to a new emergency kit.

Survey: narrow majority in favour of pension reform

A narrow majority of Swiss will support a reform of the country√ʬĬôs old-age pension system in next month√ʬĬôs nationwide vote, a survey has found.

Thurgau√ʬĬôs rescued horses sold at auction

A public sale of 93 mistreated horses from a farm in Thurgau resulted in most of the animals being sold amid high public interest.

Former asylum seeker sets up alternative to Uber in Zurich

A migrant from Bangladesh has set up a new ride-sharing service in Zurich that aims to rival Uber and conventional taxi companies.

Government seeks to slash health bill with lower doctor fees

The Swiss government hopes to cut medical costs by half a billion francs next year in a move that could result in lower health premiums.

R√ɬľschlikon named most attractive commune in Switzerland

The commune of R√ɬľschlikon on the Lake of Zurich has taken top place in an annual ranking of localities in Switzerland.

Former asylum-seeker sets up alternative to Uber in Zurich

A migrant from Bangladesh has set up a new ride-sharing service in Zurich that aims to rival Uber and conventional taxi companies.

Switzerland refuses cooperation with Russia over fraud probe

Switzerland has unblocked hundreds of millions of dollars belonging to the former head of the Bank of Moscow whom Russia accuses of fraud and embezzlement.

Badenfahrt 2017: Swiss spa town hosts party of the decade

The Local√ʬĬôs guide to this once-a-decade city festival.

ETH Zurich named top university in continental Europe in prestigious ranking

Switzerland√ʬĬôs technology institute ETH Zurich has once again been named the best university in continental Europe in a ranking of the top 500 universities worldwide by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.

Swiss court convicts clown of sexual acts with a child

A clown who worked with the famous Swiss circus Knie was on Tuesday convicted by a Zurich court of sexual acts with a child and sexual harassment.

Swiss supermarket's insect burgers will finally go on sale

Switzerland's first insect-based food aimed at humans will finally go on sale next week three months after a revision of the country's food safety laws, Swiss supermarket chain Coop said on Monday.

Swiss hotel sparks outrage by asking Jewish guests to shower before swimming

A hotel in Arosa, in the eastern Swiss canton of Graub√ɬľnden, has made international headlines for displaying signs singling out Jewish guests by asking them to shower before using the swimming pool.

Thurgau√ʬĬôs rescued horses to be put on public sale this week

The 93 horses seized from a breeder on a farm in Thurgau where they had been mistreated will be put on sale on Thursday.

Medieval church and skeletons unearthed in Lucerne city centre

Archaeologists have discovered human bones and the remains of a church belonging to a medieval hospital in the Old Town of central Swiss city Lucerne.

Swiss supermarket's insect burgers will finally go on sale next week

Switzerland's first insect-based food aimed at humans will finally go on sale next week three months after a revision of the country's food safety laws, Swiss supermarket chain Coop said on Monday.

Record-breaking friends visit all 26 Swiss cantons in 17 hours

Four friends from the canton of Ticino have completed a record-breaking journey across Switzerland, visiting all 26 cantons in only 17 hours and 19 minutes, solely on public transport.

Fire at Graub√ɬľnden farm kills 2,000 chickens

Some 2,000 hens died in a fire on a farm in Rueun, in the canton of Graub√ɬľnden, in the early hours of Monday morning.

Close to a million attend Zurich√ʬĬôs biggest street party

Some 900,000 people attended this year√ʬĬôs Street Parade, the city√ʬĬôs biggest party and one of the world√ʬĬôs largest techno music events.

Geneva man dies in glider accident

A 42-year-old man died on Sunday when the glider he was flying crashed into a field in the canton of Fribourg.

Chinese documentary wins top prize at Locarno film festival

Mrs. Fang, Chinese director Wang Bing's documentary about a family waiting to say goodbye to their elderly Alzheimer's-stricken mother, scooped the top prize at the Locarno film festival on Saturday.

Federer loses Montreal final to emerging star Zverev

Alexander Zverev shocked second seed Roger Federer in straight sets in the Montreal Masters final to win his fifth title of the season and announce himself as an emerging star for the US Open.

Federer punches ticket to Montreal semis

Swiss star Roger Federer outclassed Roberto Bautista Agut as he inched closer to his sixth title of the season with a 6-4, 6-4 win in the quarter-finals of the Montreal Masters on Friday.

Swiss bank reviews and restricts Venezuelan trades

Credit Suisse barred its traders from transacting some Venezuelan government bonds and required other Venezuela-connected transactions to undergo a special review for reputational risk, a bank spokesman said on Thursday.