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Accident on the rails Defects found in train carriage doors following fatal accident

The Swiss Federal Railways has identified problems linked to the train type involved in the accident that killed a conductor on August 4.

This content was published on August 14, 2019 5:14 PM

Endangered species Tougher sanctions mooted on illegal trade in animals and plants

The Swiss government wants to tighten sanctions against the illegal trade in protected wild flora and fauna.

This content was published on August 14, 2019 2:26 PM

Bikers paradise Does your country do enough to promote cycling?

Going to work on your bike is a great workout, plus it's good for the environment! Many people think of Switzerland as a country that's ...

Annemarie Huber-Hotz First female Swiss cabinet chief-of-staff dies

The former Federal Chancellor, Annemarie Huber-Hotz, has died following a heart attack, aged 70.

This content was published on August 2, 2019 8:39 PM

Road safety Brain overload and faulty judgment cause most road accidents

Almost all road accidents in Switzerland are due to human errors of judgment or analysis in the preceding moments, a recent study found.    

This content was published on July 26, 2019 7:49 PM

Primate births Basel monkey house welcomes new residents

Newborns of three Latin-American monkey species – coppery titis, spider monkeys and cotton-top tamarins – have come into the world at Basel Zoo.

This content was published on July 25, 2019 2:10 PM

Mysterious death Headless, trouserless man found on Swiss border

The body of an 81-year-old Swiss citizen has been found in a field on the Swiss-French border. His head was next to his body.

This content was published on July 25, 2019 11:25 AM

Affordable property For sale: Rustic cottage with lake view. Price: CHF1

Nine stone cottages have gone on the market in Italian-speaking Switzerland at CHF1 ($1.01) each – on condition that the buyers do them up.