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  • Switzerland to use 'suicide pod' which promises painless death in 1 minute Dec 07, 2021 03:23 PM IST

    Switzerland to use 'suicide pod' which promises painless death in 1 minute

    Switzerland may also be the first country to allow the use of Sarco pod for assisted suicide or voluntary euthanasia.

  • First suspected case of Omicron variant of COVID-19 detected in Switzerland Nov 29, 2021 12:22 PM IST

    First suspected case of Omicron variant of COVID-19 detected in Switzerland

    The case relates to a person who returned to Switzerland from South Africa around a week ago, the Federal Office for Public Health said on Twitter.

  • Scandal-hit Credit Suisse reins in investment bank Nov 04, 2021 05:17 PM IST

    Scandal-hit Credit Suisse reins in investment bank

    The three-year plan aims to simplify Credit Suisse's structure, with just four main divisions and the main emphasis on helping rich and super-rich clients manage their wealth.

  • Investor inquisition awaits Credit Suisse chairman after scandals Nov 01, 2021 08:24 PM IST

    Investor inquisition awaits Credit Suisse chairman after scandals

    Horta-Osorio had given himself until the end of the year to reveal his strategic vision for Credit Suisse, but the bank said the investor day on Thursday would "provide an update" on the strategy review.

  • Singapore adds Australia, Switzerland to quarantine-free travel programme Oct 26, 2021 02:58 PM IST

    Singapore adds Australia, Switzerland to quarantine-free travel programme

    Singapore is slowly re-opening its borders and has expanded quarantine-free travel to nearly a dozen countries, including Germany, Canada, France, Britain and the United States, under its Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) programme.

  • UBS fee bonanza lifts quarterly profit to six-year high Oct 26, 2021 02:53 PM IST

    UBS fee bonanza lifts quarterly profit to six-year high

    The surprisingly strong results follow double-digit percent gains for net profit in each of the past four quarters and come as Switzerland's largest bank announced new plans for its digital push including a new advisory service for affluent US clients.

  • Swiss glaciers shrink despite heavy snow in 2021: Report Oct 19, 2021 04:46 PM IST

    Swiss glaciers shrink despite heavy snow in 2021: Report

    "The volume of Swiss glaciers decreased by almost one percent in 2021, in spite of plentiful snow in winter and a pretty cool summer," the Cryospheric Commission of the Swiss Academy of Sciences said in a report.

  • Swiss approve same-sex marriage by wide margin in referendum Sep 26, 2021 09:38 PM IST

    Swiss approve same-sex marriage by wide margin in referendum

    Most countries in Western Europe already recognize same-sex marriage, while most of those in Central and Eastern Europe don't allow wedlock involving two men or two women.

  • Switzerland to vote on allowing same-sex marriage in referendum Sep 26, 2021 11:01 AM IST

    Switzerland to vote on allowing same-sex marriage in referendum

    According to the latest opinion poll, supporters of same-sex marriage were in the lead

  • India to get 3rd set of Swiss bank details this month; info on real estate assets included for 1st time Sep 12, 2021 08:50 PM IST

    India to get 3rd set of Swiss bank details this month; info on real estate assets included for 1st time

    Resident and non-resident Indians, as well as Indian companies, would account for a sizeable number in the overall list of those figuring in this year's exchange of information by Switzerland, officials privy to the development said.

  • Switzerland seeks to bolster appeal as startup location; Indian entrepreneurs keen Sep 05, 2021 11:47 AM IST

    Switzerland seeks to bolster appeal as startup location; Indian entrepreneurs keen

    The Federal Council has now tasked the EAER and the Federal Department of Justice and Police FDJP to examine further measures in these areas in greater detail and the findings are expected to be presented in June 2022.

  • Immigration series | UK, Germany and 5 other countries that offer co-habitation visas Aug 14, 2021 02:32 PM IST

    Immigration series | UK, Germany and 5 other countries that offer co-habitation visas

    Key requirements to apply for a co-habitation visa if your long-term partner is a resident of the UK, Belgium, Germany, Finland, New Zealand, the Netherlands or Switzerland, and you want to live together.

  • Unusual holidays: Stay in a bubble, barrel, observatory or cube in Switzerland Jul 24, 2021 10:57 AM IST

    Unusual holidays: Stay in a bubble, barrel, observatory or cube in Switzerland

    Room prices range from CHF 80 to around CHF 1,300 per night for two people, including breakfast.

  • Customer deposits held in Swiss banks not necessarily located in Switzerland: Swiss authorities tell FinMin Jul 20, 2021 09:50 PM IST

    Customer deposits held in Swiss banks not necessarily located in Switzerland: Swiss authorities tell FinMin

    As per SNB data, the increase in aggregate funds of Indian clients with Swiss banks from 899 million Swiss francs (Rs 6,625 crore) at the end of 2019, reverses a two-year declining trend and has taken the figure to 2.55 billion Swiss francs in 2020.

  • In Pics | Euro 2020: Switzerland stun France to reach quarterfinals Jun 29, 2021 09:29 AM IST

    In Pics | Euro 2020: Switzerland stun France to reach quarterfinals

    Euro 2020: Switzerland's Yann Sommer denied Kylian Mbappe his moment of glory to send world champions France crashing out of the tournament

  • International Olympic Day 2021 | With 1,500 artefacts and 1,000 videos, The Olympic Museum in Switzerland is an archive of human achievement in sport Jun 23, 2021 11:52 AM IST

    International Olympic Day 2021 | With 1,500 artefacts and 1,000 videos, The Olympic Museum in Switzerland is an archive of human achievement in sport

    Tokyo Olympics 2020 is scheduled to be held between July 23 and August 8, 2021. On International Olympic Day (June 23), here’s a peek into The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • Euro 2020: Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1 to keep Euro 2020 hopes alive Jun 21, 2021 09:08 AM IST

    Euro 2020: Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1 to keep Euro 2020 hopes alive

    Euro 2020: Switzerland finished third in Group A and will likely qualify as one of the four best third-place teams. The Swiss will have to wait until other groups are finished for confirmation.

  • India retains 43rd rank on IMD's World Competitiveness Index; Switzerland tops list Jun 17, 2021 07:55 PM IST

    India retains 43rd rank on IMD's World Competitiveness Index; Switzerland tops list

    Among the BRICS nations, India is ranked second after China (16), followed by Russia (45th), Brazil (57th) and South Africa (62th).

  • In Pics | Euro 2020: Italy impress again in 3-0 win over Switzerland Jun 17, 2021 09:01 AM IST

    In Pics | Euro 2020: Italy impress again in 3-0 win over Switzerland

    Euro 2020: Italy extended their unbeaten streak to 29 matches — one shy of the team record — and kept its 10th clean sheet in that run

  • 'Two great powers': Biden, Putin plunge into hours of face-to-face talks Jun 16, 2021 07:42 PM IST

    'Two great powers': Biden, Putin plunge into hours of face-to-face talks

    Biden administration officials say they think common ground can be found on arms control. International arms control groups are pressing the Russian and American leaders to start a push for new arms control agreements.

  • Biden arrives in Geneva ahead of tense summit with Putin Jun 15, 2021 09:02 PM IST

    Biden arrives in Geneva ahead of tense summit with Putin

    Biden's Air Force One, coming from Brussels, landed at Cointrin airport.

  • Biden, Putin set to meet in 18th-century Swiss villa for summit Jun 09, 2021 07:14 PM IST

    Biden, Putin set to meet in 18th-century Swiss villa for summit

    Neutral Switzerland, which did not join Western sanctions against Russia for its 2014 annexation of the Crimea region from Ukraine, lobbied hard to land the first big power summit in the Alpine country in decades.

  • Roger Federer on his new gig: Swiss tourism spokesperson May 23, 2021 10:23 AM IST

    Roger Federer on his new gig: Swiss tourism spokesperson

    In his new role, the tennis champion and avowed chocolate lover Roger Federer shares favorite places to hike, play tennis and eat in his home country — Switzerland.

  • COVID-19 update | Swiss to further relax COVID-19 restrictions from next week Apr 14, 2021 09:08 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Swiss to further relax COVID-19 restrictions from next week

    The government said cinemas, theatres and concert venues will also be allowed to readmit guests from Monday, April 19, although visitors will have to wear masks and keep a safe distance apart.

  • Swiss lawmakers, business leaders demand improved COVID-19 response Mar 21, 2021 06:56 PM IST

    Swiss lawmakers, business leaders demand improved COVID-19 response

    The Alliance for a Liberal Healthcare System sent an open letter to the government on Sunday, asking for an improvement in Switzerland's response to the crisis.

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