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.

Europe

Nuclear disarmament: 50 years since landmark global deal

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty was created 50 years ago and by many measures, it has been a success, but experts warn efforts towards nuclear disarmament are slowing.

Switzerland

WHO: Gaming addiction 'a mental health disorder'

The World Health Organization's decision to label addiction to digital and video games as a mental health condition puts it at odds with gaming industry organisations.

World Cup 2018

World Cup 2018: Brazil held by Swiss, Germany stunned by Mexico

Former champions draw 1-1 with Switzerland after holders Germany were shocked by Mexico in earlier match.

World Cup 2018: Brazil held by Swiss, Germany stunned by Mexico

Switzerland

WHO declares war on trans fats

The head of the World Health Organization believes that trans fats, responsible for 500,000 deaths each year, can be eliminated from the global food supply within the next five years.

Europe

A scientist to use assisted suicide to end life in Switzerland

An elderly English-born Australian man who wishes to end his own life, but was denied state assistance because he is not terminally ill.

Islam

Tariq Ramadan: The professor of European Islam

France has held the scholar in solitary confinement since his arrest on February 5 over accusations of sexual assault.

Tariq Ramadan: The professor of European Islam

Europe

UN human rights chief: 'Oppression is fashionable again'

On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Human Rights Council takes a hard look at violations around the world.

Business & Economy

US, Switzerland top 'financial secrecy' blacklist

Published by the Tax Justice Network, the list ranks financial systems that contribute to crimes like money laundering.

US, Switzerland top 'financial secrecy' blacklist

Sweden

IKEA founder Kamprad dies at 91

IKEA's simple but sturdy designs and self-assembly products are now familiar in homes around the globe.

Switzerland

Cryptocurrencies under the spotlight in Davos

It's been described as a bubble about to burst, a way of laundering money and also as the future of finance.

Counting the Cost

WEF 2018: The problem with Davos

Are the rich and powerful meeting in Davos truly addressing the need for a more just global economic system?

United States

Trump at Davos: America first amid Swiss protests

Trump spoke about the strength of the US economy at Davos, as protesters and professors disputed his rhetoric.

Trump at Davos: America first amid Swiss protests

Europe

Davos: World leaders lambast protectionism

Several world leaders seemed to have a message to deliver to President Trump as they spoke out against protectionism and populism.