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. ...

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, ...