Politics

Syrian opposition positive after meeting UN envoy

Opposition official praises Staffan de Mistura's 'positive ideas' at first meeting of new round of Geneva talks.

Geneva talks: Rebels positive after meeting de Mistura

Europe

Swiss back new citizenship rules in blow to far-right

Voters decide to make it easier for third-generation immigrants to become citizens, according to official results.

Swiss voters accept new citizenship rules

Europe

Swiss vote on citizenship after anti-Muslim campaign

Vote decides whether to make it easier for third-generation immigrants to become citizens amid anti-Islam campaign.

Swiss referendum on citizenship after anti-Muslim row

Business & Economy

China's Xi defends globalisation in speech at Davos

Bumpy run-up to Trump inauguration gives Chinese leader convenient opportunity to claim assertive role on world stage.

Europe

Famous Swiss ski race cancelled because of snow

Wengen’s Lauberhorn course swamped by heavy snow falls leading to World Cup events being called off.

Famous Swiss ski race cancelled because of snow

Opinion

On Muslims, swimming lessons, and European secularism

A recent ECHR ruling in favour of Switzerland puts to test democratic and secular principles in Europe.

H A Hellyer

by H A Hellyer

H A Hellyer

Europe

European court: Swiss Muslim girls must swim with boys

European Court of Human Rights upholds fines on Swiss Muslim parents who refused mixed swimming lessons for daughters.

European court: Swiss Muslim girls must swim with boys

Europe

Man opens fire on praying Muslims in Switzerland

Suspect fired shots at worshippers at Zurich Islamic centre before fleeing scene, leaving victims seriously wounded.

Three people hurt in shooting at Zurich Islamic centre

Switzerland

Swiss lawmakers approve step towards face-veil ban

Plan pushed by right-wing Swiss People's Party, which led a successful campaign to outlaw new minarets in 2009.

Swiss lawmakers approve step towards face-veil ban

Switzerland

Swiss voters back controversial surveillance law

New bill allows intelligence service to tap phones and computer networks of cyber criminals and "terror" suspects.

Swiss voters back controversial surveillance law

Human Rights

Italy to set up camp for refugees shut out by the Swiss

A Swiss clampdown has left hundreds of people sleeping in parks the Italian border town of Como.

Italy to set up camp for refugees shut out by the Swiss

UpFront

Is it time for Universal Basic Income?

Swiss Senator Andrea Caroni debates with expert Dylan Matthews on the pros and cons of guaranteed income for all.

Politics

Swiss voters 'reject basic income grant for all'

National projections suggest voters rejected proposal to provide universal basic income grant to all citizens.

Inside Story

Should governments provide a minimum wage for everyone?

Swiss voters have rejected the idea of a basic income for everyone, but what will happen if other countries approve it?

Sport

Swiss police raid UEFA as offshore tax scandal spreads

Europe football body scoured for contract mentioned in the Panama Papers with broadcast rights allegedly sold for cheap.

Swiss police raid UEFA as offshore tax scandal spreads