Sep 19, 2014

Two Ebola vaccines to be tested in Switzerland

Clinical trials of two experimental vaccines against the deadly Ebola virus are due to begin soon in Switzerland, the country’s Tropical and Public Health Institute said on Thursday. “Switzerland is playing a central role in the clinical trials of two vaccines against Ebola,” Marcel ...

Sep 4, 2014

Clockwork heart pacemaker does away with batteries

Swiss engineers, famous for making the world’s finest watches, are turning their hands to cardiology with a prototype battery-free pacemaker based on a self-winding wristwatch. Current pacemakers, which help the heart beat more regularly, offer a lifeline for many patients with cardiac problems but ...

Jul 20, 2014

Switzerland tops innovation rankings for fourth year

Switzerland has claimed the top spot on the Global Innovation Index for the fourth straight year while Sub-Saharan Africa “posted significant regional improvement.” The annual rankings, which this year focused on the role people play in the innovation process, found that Switzerland and other ...

Di Maria strikes late winner as Argentina advances

Jul 2, 2014

Di Maria strikes late winner as Argentina advances

Argentina’s theme at this World Cup seems to be scrappy wins with Lionel Messi pulling through at the last minute to save the day. Messi didn’t score on his own this time, but he set the stage for Angel Di Maria to score an ...

Ailing conductor Ozawa returns to podium in Europe

Jun 27, 2014

Ailing conductor Ozawa returns to podium in Europe

Conductor Seiji Ozawa took the baton Thursday before an ensemble of 25 or so young string players from the academy he founded in Rolle, Switzerland. The performance for local residents at the courtyard of an ancient castle on Lake Geneva was the first outside ...

Jun 16, 2014

Crown Prince lauds Swiss ties ahead of official visit

Crown Prince Naruhito said he was looking forward to bolstering ties with Switzerland as he prepared to depart for an official visit there this week. “It is very significant to strengthen exchanges with Switzerland, which is known for its international humanitarian spirit and openness ...

Mar 30, 2014

French, Kiwi wingsuit fliers die in Switzerland

Two wingsuit divers from France and New Zealand died in Switzerland and a third was seriously injured after they crashed into an alpine pasture, police said Sunday. The three men jumped from a helicopter over the Luetschental valley in the central canton of Bern ...