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Air accident Plane crash at Simplon Pass kills three

A small plane has crashed in the Simplon Pass area in the Swiss Alps, killing three people on board, authorities say.

This content was published on August 25, 2019 4:31 PM

European comparison Switzerland: higher rate of domestic violence deaths

The number of women dying as a result of domestic violence is higher in Switzerland than in many other European countries, says Le Matin Dimanche.

This content was published on August 25, 2019 2:53 PM

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Elderly prisoners Dying in dignity behind bars

Swiss prisons were designed for young offenders released after serving their sentences. However, the number of older inmates is steadily increasing.

Over-60s inmates Nursing home behind prison bars

Inside a '60-plus' prison in Switzerland - a 'laboratory' for the humane incarceration of older inmates.

Anni Lanz Activist sentenced for helping rejected asylum seeker

Swiss activist Anni Lanz has lost an appeal against a fine given her for helping a rejected Afghan asylum seeker return from Italy to Switzerland.

This content was published on August 21, 2019 9:12 PM

gender equality Big firms required to publish gender pay gap in 2021

Large companies in Switzerland will have to analyse wages of men and women starting in 2020 and make the audited results available to staff in 2021.

This content was published on August 21, 2019 12:03 PM

Get off my land Federer gets caught up in lake access debate

Although Swiss law says waterways belong to the public, Roger Federer won't be losing sleep about a footpath being built through his land.

Money  Swiss court rules prison earnings cannot be seized 

Switzerland’s top court has ruled that money earned in prison cannot be confiscated to cover legal costs.   The Federal Court made the decision ...

This content was published on August 13, 2019 2:45 PM

first job ‘Alarming’ rates of sexual harassment and stress among Swiss apprentices

Some two-thirds of apprentices in Switzerland have experienced sexual harassment – one-third of whom say that it occurred on the job.

This content was published on August 12, 2019 11:09 AM