Switzerland

Swiss voters approve tighter gun laws

Voters sign off on firearms reforms which the government said was crucial to maintain treaties with EU.

Swiss voters approve tighter gun laws

Sport

Roger Federer wins Dubai championships for 100th career title

Swiss claims historic landmark, becoming second man to reach 100 career tour titles after American Jimmy Connors.

Roger Federer wins Dubai championships for 100th career title

Europe

Plight of refugees highlighted at World Economic Forum

Headlining world leaders may not be in Davos this year, but many of the global elite still are and it is still a place to strike deals - and maybe even create some change.

Counting the Cost

Is the world economy on a slippery slope?

No-shows and gloomy predictions set the tone for this year's World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos.

Europe

Climate change high on agenda at World Economic Forum

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns world is running out of time to contain climate change.

Opinion

Inequality, injustice and the elite's annual 'show' in Davos

The attendees of the WEF undoubtedly know inequality is a problem, but they're not interested in finding solutions.

Larry Beinhart

by Larry Beinhart

Larry Beinhart

Europe

What will Trump's absence mean for Davos summit?

China's slowing economy is likely to be high on agenda, made worse by the recent ongoing trade war with the US.

Afghanistan

Kabul to seek support for Afghan-led peace plan in Geneva talks

A two-day international conference in the Swiss city comes at a time when US is seeking a peace deal with the Taliban.

Health

New electronic implant helping paraplegics walk again

Life-changing technology from scientists in Switzerland could also repair damaged spinal cords.

New electronic implant helping paraplegics walk again

Switzerland

Switzerland halts arms export to Saudi over Khashoggi

Bern temporarily stops sending spare parts and munitions for air-defence systems and firearms for private use.

Switzerland suspends arms shipment to Saudi over Khashoggi case

Switzerland

Swiss region votes to ban face veil in public places

Northeastern canton of St Gallen bans face veils in what critics call an Islamophobic move.

Swiss region of St Gallen votes to ban 'burqa' in public places

Switzerland

Swiss to vote on regional 'burqa ban'

A referendum in Switzerland's northeastern St Gallen region is considering introducing a regional 'burqa ban'.

Swiss to vote on regional 'burqa ban'

Human Rights

Tens of thousands rally for wage equality in Switzerland

Some 20,000 people marched in Bern on Saturday demanding wage equality between the genders.

Tens of thousands rally for wage equality in Switzerland

Germany

Germany may tighten border with France, Switzerland

The German government is considering reintroducing border controls with France and Switzerland to curb undocumented immigration, but after 20 years without, many businesses oppose the move.

Europe

Switzerland mudslide: Alpine town caught in deluge

A flash flood in the alpine town of Chamoson caught residents and passers-by by complete surprise.