Swiss voters reject plan to speed up exit from nuclear power

Nov 28, 2016

Swiss voters reject plan to speed up exit from nuclear power

Swiss voters rejected a plan to accelerate the country’s exit from nuclear energy in a referendum Sunday, turning down an initiative that would have forced their government to shut the last plant in 2029. The plan promoted by the Green party would have meant ...

Nov 9, 2016

H5N8 bird flu detected in Austria wild duck carcasses

Bird flu has been found in the carcasses of wild ducks near Austria’s border with Germany and Switzerland, Austrian authorities said on Tuesday, adding there was no evidence the virus could be transmitted to humans. Five ducks with the H5N8 subtype of the virus ...

New Swiss projects get Japanese architectural touch

Sep 28, 2016

New Swiss projects get Japanese architectural touch

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In contrast to the familiar images of cows grazing in the picturesque Alps, Switzerland is a country also known for its technological innovations, in particular in civil engineering. The nation in the heart of Europe has recently finished work on the Gotthard Base Tunnel, ...

Beckenbauer cancels Swiss trip amidst investigation

Sep 2, 2016

Beckenbauer cancels Swiss trip amidst investigation

Franz Beckenbauer on Friday canceled a public appointment in Zurich, amidst the ongoing investigation by Swiss prosecutors into corruption allegations over the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany. The German soccer legend, who owns a South African winery, cancelled an appointment to ...

Aug 16, 2016

Swiss police search deadly train attacker's Liechtenstein home

Local officials have searched a Liechtenstein home belonging to the attacker who started a fire on a Swiss train and stabbed passengers over the weekend, police said Monday. Police had already searched the residence of the 27-year-old Swiss national in eastern Switzerland on Saturday, ...

Trio advance after drab encounters

Jun 26, 2016

Trio advance after drab encounters

The quarterfinal lineup at the European Championship started to take shape on Saturday after three drab matches that will live forever in the record books but not in the memory. The start of the round of 16 saw Poland, Portugal and Wales make it ...

Switzerland joins host France in final 16

Jun 20, 2016

Switzerland joins host France in final 16

France and Switzerland settled for a 0-0 draw that suited both sides, while Albania staked its claim to a place in the last 16 of the European Championship by eliminating Romania in a 1-0 victory on Sunday. Two years ago in Brazil, France overran ...

Setoguchi's life, game back on track after Swiss stint

Jun 13, 2016

Setoguchi's life, game back on track after Swiss stint

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Devin Setoguchi resurrected his professional hockey career this past season in, of all places, Switzerland. The tranquility of his surroundings helped him focus solely on hockey after a life-transforming decision in April 2015: to enter rehab and quit drinking. In a recent interview with ...