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SWITZERLAND NEWS

Swiss consider tightening anti-coronavirus restrictions amid rise in cases

November 30, 2021 10:02 pm

🔴 The first probable case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has also been detected in Switzerland, the government said late on Sunday, after Swiss voters backed the government's pandemic response in a referendum.

Swiss government: Same-sex couples can marry starting July 1

November 17, 2021 10:48 pm

Switzerland is one of the few remaining countries in Western Europe where gay and lesbian couples do not already have the right to wed.

Mancini calls for Italy calm ahead of crunch Switzerland clash

November 08, 2021 8:11 pm

The European champions are level with the Swiss on 14 points at the top of Group C, but sit in first place on goal difference, ahead of their meeting at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.

Alien world under Austria's doomed glaciers tells tale of their collapse

October 20, 2021 12:17 pm

It is already too late to save the glaciers of the eastern Alps, which scientists now say are past the point of no return and will be gone completely in the next few decades.

Big picture, big data: Swiss unveil VR software of universe

October 13, 2021 4:03 pm

The project assembles information from eight databases that count at least 4,500 known exoplanets, tens of millions of galaxies, and more than 1.5 billion light sources from the Milky Way alone.

Get someone jabbed against Covid-19 and get a gift token, Swiss govt says

October 01, 2021 8:18 pm

Every newly vaccinated person will be asked to name one person who convinced them to be inoculated, the government said, with that person receiving a 50 Swiss franc ($53.68) gift token for their assistance.

Swiss approve same-sex marriage by wide margin in referendum

September 27, 2021 1:06 pm

Supporters said passage would put same-sex partners on equal legal footing with heterosexual couples by allowing them to adopt children together and facilitating citizenship for same-sex spouses. It would also permit lesbian couples to utilise regulated sperm donation.

Swiss to vote on allowing same-sex marriage in referendum

September 26, 2021 3:45 pm

The federal government and parliament have already approved the amended law, but opponents led by the right-wing Swiss People's Party forced a referendum on the issue under Switzerland's system of direct democracy.

Scientists scramble to harvest ice cores as glaciers melt

September 14, 2021 4:03 pm

A study published in April found glaciers lost 227 gigatons of ice annually from 2000 to 2004, but that increased to an average of 298 gigatons a year after 2015.

It's lonely at the Top of Europe

July 04, 2021 11:03 am

Switzerland's tourist industry is bracing for another tough year as Swiss and European travellers are not expected to fully make up for the absence of Asian tourists kept at home by COVID-related restrictions.

SWITZERLAND PHOTOS

Post Cannes, Hina Khan is enjoying the mountains of Switzerland

May 29, 2019 9:13 am

Hina Khan, who is currently holidaying in Switzerland, took to her Instagram to share loads of photos and stories from the picturesque place.

A room without a view: Snapshots of Swiss Army bunkers converted to hotels

January 19, 2016 12:30 am

For upwards of almost $200 a night, guests at a Swiss hotel might expect to catch a glimpse of the towering Alps or overlook one of the country's famous lakes. But visitors to Hotel La Claustra get a room without a view. The 17-room hotel is buried in the Gotthard mountain range and, with cavernous walls and minimalist interior, offers the chance to spend a few nights in an ex-army bunker.

11 injured as train cars derail in Swiss Alps

August 14, 2014 5:33 pm

Three train cars derailed and 11 people were injured Wednesday after a landslide hit a mountain train in the Swiss Alps.

SWITZERLAND VIDEOS

FM Jaitley at World Economic Forum

January 23, 2016 3:30 pm

Switzerland, Jan 23 (ANI): Finance Minister, Arun Jaitely, on Saturday attended the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Finance Minister Jaitley said that there are a set of structural reforms which are in progress and there are a large number of steps which the Government of India has taken over the last year-and-a-half. He further added that India's co-operative federalism has transformed to competitive federalism, and that's really a good news for India.

Britain's FM, Arun Jaitley hold bilateral talks

January 20, 2016 5:49 am

London, Jan 20 (ANI): British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne held bilateral talks with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, ahead of the World Economic Forum. Both the ministers discussed cooperation between the two countries at the residence of the British Finance Minister at Downing Street in central London. The talks focused on infrastructure and financial services. Jaitley also addressed an investors summit at the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday morning and will fly to Davos, Switzerland, in the evening.

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