Switzerland has turned down two requests by Germany to reexport Swiss-made ammunition to Ukraine. The move has triggered a debate about Switzerland's principle of neutrality.
Swiss authorities have approved a plan for pilot testing the sale and use of cannabis for recreational purposes this summer in Basel, joining in on a debate over the pros and cons of selling cannabis legally.
The Omicron variant was first reported to the WHO from South Africa on 24 November. The WHO has listed it as a ‘variant of concern’ and said it could take several weeks to know if there are significant changes in transmissibility, severity, or implications for Covid vaccines, tests, and treatments. Australia, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Britain, Israel, Hong Kong, Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada are countries where the new COVID-19 variant has also been detected.
16 Oct 2021
Nearly two-thirds of Swiss voters backed the government's plan to introduce same-sex marriage in a referendum, with campaigners calling it a historic day for gay rights in Switzerland.
2 Jul 2021
The sun finally came out at Wimbledon on Thursday (July 1) and eight-time champion Roger Federer got his old sparkle back on Centre Court to eclipse Richard Gasquet and move serenely into round three.
29 Jun 2021
Switzerland captain Granit Xhaka says the team "wrote history tonight," and "all the Swiss can really be proud," as they defeat world champions France 5-4 on penalties in the last 16 of Euro 2020.
17 Jun 2021
Italian fans in Rome react after their national team crushed Switzerland 3-0, becoming the first side to reach the knockout stage of Euro 2020.
15 Jun 2021
The alpine country could become the first in Europe to outlaw synthetic pesticides. Swiss voters will also decide whether to limit subsidies to organic farmers who use fewer antibiotics and more locally produced feed.
21 Apr 2021
The traditional winter man known as the "Böögg" is set on fire in the heart of the Swiss mountains, near the St Gotthard Pass.
28 Feb 2021
The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR) is organising free one-on-one concerts in Geneva in order to preserve a link with the public despite the closure of concert halls due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
14 Feb 2021
Switzerland is celebrating the 50th anniversary of giving women the right to vote. But why was the country so late — and where does it stand today? DW spoke to two feminist experts in search for answers.
13 Dec 2020
A contentious proposal to hold businesses liable for human rights and environmental abuses around the world has been voted down in Switzerland. The plan won popular support in Sunday’s referendum, with 50.7 percent voting “yes”, but it failed to win support in a majority of cantons. Plus, Brexit talks resumed on Saturday but no breakthrough has been made. The risk of the UK crashing out of the Single Market without a trade deal is rising as the current transition period is set to expire at the end of this year.