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Covid-19 How Swiss police approach coronavirus crowd control

As people fail – or forget – to comply with social distancing rules, some wonder why the police aren’t cracking down harder.

Swiss prosecutor faces impeachment proceedings over FIFA probe

Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber faces impeachment proceedings over his handling of a FIFA corruption probe. This is a first in the history ...

This content was published on May 20, 2020 6:58 PM

Fruitless investigations  Suspect in Egyptian diplomat murder case released 

Switzerland’s highest tribunal has released a man suspected of the murder of an Egyptian diplomat in Geneva in 1995.,

This content was published on May 20, 2020 2:54 PM

Weekend protests Police expect more anti-lockdown demonstrations

Swiss police say they are prepared for more demonstrations at the weekend that breach current rules on social distancing during the coronavirus ...

This content was published on May 15, 2020 11:46 AM

French deal Cross-border worker tax unaffected by Covid-19

Switzerland has agreed with France that cross-border workers should be taxed as normal despite being unable to physically go to work. Similar ...

This content was published on May 15, 2020 11:01 AM

Explainer Swiss attorney faces possible impeachment over FIFA probe

Michael Lauber could become the first high-ranking national official to be impeached over his handling of a FIFA corruption probe.

Opinion The future of handshaking

Coronavirus can transform our habits and our ideas of "living together" in Europe, write law researchers Ashley Mantha-Hollands and Liav Orgad.

Talks with rival Falcon exits Swiss private banking after 1MDB scandal

The Abu Dhabi-owned Falcon private bank says it is winding down activities in Switzerland and is in talks with a Swiss rival to take on its ...

This content was published on May 12, 2020 1:04 PM

rising numbers 255 cases of human trafficking in Switzerland in 2019

Last year marked a record high number of cases of human trafficking in Switzerland, a support group for female migrants reported on Monday.

This content was published on May 11, 2020 6:33 PM

swiss jails Proportion of foreign prisoners drops to 15-year low

The number of foreign inmates in Swiss prisons, though still almost 70%, is at its lowest point in 15 years, according to annual statistics.

This content was published on May 11, 2020 4:31 PM

Possible charges Police report dozens of anti-lockdown demonstrators

Swiss police have issued reports against dozens of people who took part in demonstrations in four Swiss cities in defiance of a lockdown ban on ...

This content was published on May 10, 2020 2:46 PM

Canine climber Chamois-chasing dog rescued up mountain

A dog that chased some chamois up a mountain in canton Uri had to be saved by Alpine Rescue Switzerland after getting stuck.

This content was published on May 8, 2020 6:34 PM