/ Feb 14, 2017

Gut awaits surgery on left knee

Switzerland’s Lara Gut is to undergo surgery on her left knee in the coming days, the Swiss team announced Tuesday. Gut, who won bronze in the super-G and was considered a top Swiss medal hope at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in St. ...

/ Dec 1, 2016

Swiss Upper House backs immigration bill avoiding EU quotas

Swiss efforts to curb immigration from the European Union without provoking a clash with Brussels cleared another hurdle on Thursday when parliament’s Upper House backed giving locals first crack at open jobs rather than adopting outright quotas. The step is roughly in line with ...

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 ...

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 ...