India  

Switzerland

Federal republic in Central Europe

Switzerland    ▸ Facts   ▸ Comments   ▸ News   ▸ Videos   

Switzerland: Federal republic in Central Europe
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a landlocked country situated at the confluence of Western, Central, and Southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities based in Bern. Switzerland is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided among the Swiss Plateau, the Alps, and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi), and land area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi). Although the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities and economic centres are located, among them Zürich, Geneva, and Basel. These cities are home to several offices of international organisations such as the headquarters of FIFA, the UN's second-largest Office, and the main building of the Bank for International Settlements. The main international airports of Switzerland are also located in these cities.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Belgium, Switzerland start cautious reopening as infections drop [Video]

Belgium, Switzerland start cautious reopening as infections drop

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:43Published
Human brains originated 1.7 million years ago in Africa | Oneindia News [Video]

Human brains originated 1.7 million years ago in Africa | Oneindia News

Researchers from the University of Zurich in Switzerland say the modern human brain originated 1.7 million years ago in Africa. According to their research, the first ancestors from the genus Humo..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:34Published
Happiest country in the world: How does India rank? | Oneindia News [Video]

Happiest country in the world: How does India rank? | Oneindia News

UN World happiness report: For a 4th year running, Finland has ranked the happiest country, A UN report shows. Despite the pandemic, Finland retained its spot, followed by Denmark at second place and..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:24Published

Swiss voters agree to 'burqa ban' [Video]

Swiss voters agree to 'burqa ban'

A far-right proposal to ban facial coverings in Switzerland won a narrow victory in a binding referendum on Sunday according to provisional official results, instigated by the same group that organized..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published
Switzerland votes to ban burqa in referendum | Niqab ban | Oneindia News [Video]

Switzerland votes to ban burqa in referendum | Niqab ban | Oneindia News

51.21% Of Swiss voters on Sunday decided to outlaw face coverings or the burqa and niqab worn by islamic women in public. Supporters of the ban say face coverings are "a symbol for this extreme,..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:24Published
Windsurfing in the snow? These pro athletes are taking their sport to new heights in Switzerland [Video]

Windsurfing in the snow? These pro athletes are taking their sport to new heights in Switzerland

These professional athletes have taken to the Engadin mountains in Switzerland to mix up their sports in ways never seen before. This is the X-project.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:14Published
Ever fancy windsurfing on snow? [Video]

Ever fancy windsurfing on snow?

Different sports have combined for X-project, a daredevil hybrid event in the snowy landscape of the Engadine Mountains in Switzerland.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:11Published
UK and four nations to fast-track COVID-19 vaccines modified to combat new variants [Video]

UK and four nations to fast-track COVID-19 vaccines modified to combat new variants

The UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore and Switzerland plan to fast-track modified COVID-19 vaccines so they can tackle new variants more swiftly.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:16Published
Swiss to vote on banning face veils [Video]

Swiss to vote on banning face veils

Switzerland is holding a referendum on Sunday to ban face coverings in public in a move some have criticized as Islamophobic. Emily Wither reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:28Published
Switzerland sets out exit strategy for easing coronavirus restrictions [Video]

Switzerland sets out exit strategy for easing coronavirus restrictions

Switzerland has set out its plans for the gradual easing of coronavirus restrictions, including the re-opening of non-essential shops, museums and libraries from March 1st.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:20Published

You Might Like


CowCredits: Firm behind low methane cattle feed launches CO2 offsetting scheme

cowcredits: firm behind low methane cattle feed launches co2 offsetting scheme
A British-Swiss firm behind cattle food which reduces a cow's methane emissions by 30% has begun selling carbon credits to allow companies to offset their CO2 footprint.
Sky News - Published

England U21 0-1 Switzerland U21: Young Lions lose opening game at Euro U21 finals

England suffer a surprise defeat to Switzerland in the opening game of their European Under-21 Championship campaign.
BBC Sport - Published

French former snowboard world champion dies in Swiss avalanche aged 40

french former snowboard world champion dies in swiss avalanche aged 40
French former world champion snowboarder Julie Pomagalski has died in an avalanche in the Swiss Alps.
Sky News - Published

Swiss vote on whether to ban Muslim face veils

swiss vote on whether to ban muslim face veils
Switzerland is deciding on whether to ban Muslim face veils in a national referendum - a move that was instigated before the coronavirus pandemic.
Sky News - Published

Alpine Ski World Championships 2021: Lara Gut-Behrami wins gold in women's giant slalom

Switzerland's Lara Gut-Behrami beats Mikaela Shiffren by just two-hundredths of a second to win giant slalom gold and secure her third medal at the Alpine Ski World Championships.
BBC Sport - Published

Cross World Championships 2021: Alex Fiva wins ski cross gold as GB's Davies misses out on medal

Great Britain's Oliver Davies misses out on a medal as Switzerland's Alex Fiva wins the men's ski cross final at the 2021 Cross World Championships in Idre Fjall, Sweden.
BBC Sport - Published

F1 driver Fernando Alonso 'conscious' and 'well' after cycling crash

f1 driver fernando alonso 'conscious' and 'well' after cycling crash
Formula One driver Fernando Alonso has been involved in a crash while cycling in Switzerland, his team has said.
Sky News - Published

Fernando Alonso: Two-time Formula 1 champion involed in road accident while cycling

Two-time champion Fernando Alonso has been involved in a road accident while cycling in Switzerland.
BBC Sport - Published

Trapped hikers rescued from avalanche after their dogs bark for help

trapped hikers rescued from avalanche after their dogs bark for help
Two people caught in an avalanche in Switzerland were rescued after their dogs barked for help.
Sky News - Published

Hero dogs alert rescuers to owners trapped in avalanche 'by barking loudly'

hero dogs alert rescuers to owners trapped in avalanche 'by barking loudly'
Two people caught in an avalanche in Switzerland were rescued after their dogs barked for help.
Sky News - Published

India slips 6 spots to 86th rank on corruption index

India’s ranking on the Corruption Perception Index– 2020 slipped from 80 to 86 even as its score decreased only by one point to 40 from 41 in 2019. ​​Denmark and New Zealand topped the list..
IndiaTimes - Published

Woman in 80s told to pay up for undisclosed 196 crore in Swiss account

Taxmen are elated over a recent order of the Income-Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT)’s Mumbai bench, which has confirmed the addition of an undisclosed income of Rs 196 crore — the peak deposit in a..
IndiaTimes - Published

Swiss women stage a mass scream over domestic violence, pay gap

Women across Switzerland let loose with screams during a national protest on Sunday, demanding equal treatment and an end to violence at the hands of men.
Reuters - Published

Germany to end border controls with France, Austria, Denmark on June 15

Germany will lift border controls with Switzerland, France, Austria and Denmark on June 15, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Wednesday, adding the government would reconsider if the coronavirus..
Reuters - Published

Swiss anti-racism protesters march in Geneva during Floyd funeral

Some 5,000 people in the Swiss multicultural city of Geneva marched in protest at racial discrimination on Tuesday as the funeral of George Floyd was taking place in the United States.
Reuters - Published

Slovenia opens borders to citizens of 14 states

Slovenia has opened its borders to citizens of 14 states, including Germany and Switzerland, who can now travel to and from Slovenia without any coronavirus restrictions, the government said on its..
Reuters - Published

Swiss parliament paves way for coronavirus tracing app rollout this month

Switzerland's lower house of parliament gave a preliminary green light on Monday to contact tracing app SwissCovid, which should roll out this month to help contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Reuters - Published

Swiss to open borders to Europeans on June 15

Switzerland plans to open its borders to European Union countries, EFTA members and Britain on June 15, the government said on Friday, bringing forward its timetable as cases of the novel coronavirus..
Reuters - Published

Court upholds Swiss officer's graft conviction for Russia bear hunt

A Swiss court upheld on Friday the conviction of an ex-aide to Attorney General Michael Lauber for accepting gifts from Russian prosecutors, including a week-long bear hunt in Siberia's Kamchatka..
Reuters - Published

Swiss say ready to help U.S., Iran with more releases

Switzerland confirmed its role on Thursday in the "humanitarian gesture" that led to the release of two detainees, American Michael White and Iranian Majid Taheri, saying it stood ready for "further..
Reuters - Published

Swiss foreign ministry declines comment on U.S. detainee in Iran

A Swiss foreign ministry spokesman declined to comment on Thursday on tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump saying that Michael White, has left Iranian airspace on a Swiss plane.
Reuters - Published

Swiss court blocks extradition of alleged PKK functionary to Germany

A Swiss court blocked the extradition to Germany of an alleged regional leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), ruling that German authorities had not made enough of a case against the man whose..
Reuters - Published

Swiss gays hope for marriage equality ahead of parliamentary vote

When civil partnerships were legalised in Switzerland in January 2007, gay couple Laurent Marmier and Yves Bugnon completed the paperwork that same month, making them among the first to take advantage..
Reuters - Published

Germany to lift travel ban in Europe from June 15

Germany will lift a travel ban for European Union member states plus Britain, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland from 15 June as long as there are no entry bans or large-scale lockdowns in..
Reuters - Published

Theatres, cinemas, summer camps to reopen as Swiss relax virus curbs

Switzerland said on Wednesday it would lift curbs on larger public gatherings next month and free up travel within Europe's 26-nation Schengen zone by July 6, further easing restrictions on public life..
Reuters - Published

Swiss relax coronavirus rules further as new cases ebb

Switzerland unveiled plans on Wednesday to reopen borders to all its neighbours except Italy and to allow larger public gatherings, further easing restrictions on public life as the novel coronavirus..
Reuters - Published

Swiss aim to restore free movement within Schengen zone by July 6

The Swiss government wants to restore free movement of people with other Schengen zone member countries by July 6, it said on Wednesday, further easing restrictions on public life as the novel..
Reuters - Published

Swiss to allow events of up to 300 people from June 6

The Swiss government said public and private events of up to 300 people and spontaneous gatherings of up to 30 people would be allowed again from June 6, further easing restrictions as the COVID-19..
Reuters - Published

Swiss to announce further relaxation of coronavirus rules: NZZ

Switzerland will decide on Wednesday on further relaxations of restrictions brought in to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including how to reopen nightclubs and football stadiums, the Neue..
Reuters - Published

Swiss trial begins of banker alleged to have ignored 1MDB warnings

A banker went on trial in Switzerland on Tuesday charged with failing to sound the alarm over millions of dollars linked to scandal-tainted Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.
Reuters - Published

Swiss launch impeachment process against attorney general over FIFA conduct

Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber moved closer to being removed from office after a parliamentary committee started an impeachment process against him over his investigation into corruption..
Reuters - Published

Swiss attorney general answers questions ahead of possible impeachment

Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber attended a meeting of the parliamentary judicial committee on Wednesday to answer questions about how he handled an investigation into corruption at soccer body..
Reuters - Published

Lovers kept apart by coronavirus reunited as border fence comes down

He happens to live in Switzerland. She happens to live in Germany. Before the coronavirus, that didn't mean much for Lukas and Leonie, a cross-border couple. Then suddenly, a fence was built between..
Reuters - Published

Austria's Swiss and Liechtenstein borders to fully reopen on June 15

Austria has struck the same border-opening agreement with Switzerland and Liechtenstein as the one it previously announced with Germany, to fully allow travel from June 15, Austrian Chancellor..
Reuters - Published

Swiss attorney general is called for questioning in next stage of impeachment process

Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber has been called in for questioning over how he handled an investigation into corruption surrounding the world soccer body FIFA, a step towards his possible..
Reuters - Published

Swiss doctor taps his past to help Zurich meet PPE needs

Love led a young Swiss doctor to emigrate to South Africa, his wife's home country. Years later, love for his disabled child brought him back to Switzerland.
Reuters - Published

Austria says plans to fully reopen border with Switzerland

Austria the same basic plan for reopening its borders with Switzerland and Liechtenstein as for its frontier with Germany, which it has already announced will fully reopen on June 15, Chancellor..
Reuters - Published

Austria's Kurz aims to lift border controls to Switzerland by June

Austria aims to ease some border controls with Switzerland within days and to end all controls by June, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told Swiss broadcaster SRF on Tuesday, as countries push ahead with..
Reuters - Published

Excited children, anxious parents - Swiss go back to school

Thousands of Swiss children returned to school on Monday, many excited to be reunited with their classmates after a nearly two-month break due to the new coronavirus, although some parents had..
Reuters - Published

Swiss back-to-school angst illustrates worries around easing lockdowns

Getting children back into classrooms may seem like a reassuring step toward normalcy after weeks of coronavirus lockdown but for some parents in Switzerland like Audrey Razama, it's a source of..
Reuters - Published

More than 1,000 queue for food in rich Geneva amid virus shutdown

More than 1,000 people queued up on Saturday to get free food parcels in Geneva, underscoring the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the working poor and undocumented immigrants even in wealthy..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Swiss to lift some migration curbs, sets COVID-19 tracing app tests

Switzerland will further ease curbs on migration from Europe while considering opening borders with neighbours, the government said on Friday as it detailed the latest, step-by-step easing of limits..
Reuters - Published

Switzerland seeks medical furlough extension of American detained by Iran: Pompeo

Switzerland, which represents the United States in Iran, has asked Tehran to extend the medical furlough from detention of U.S. Navy veteran Michael White, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on..
Reuters - Published

Swiss environmentalists demand 'green recovery' after coronavirus

Environmental activists delivered a petition to a special session of the Swiss parliament on Monday demanding that a government aid package should promote a "green recovery" from the coronavirus..
Reuters - Published

Swiss to further ease coronavirus measures, ban big groups through August

The Swiss government is pressing ahead with re-opening measures including for sporting events, shops, restaurants and museums, it said on Wednesday, even as it bans events with more than 1,000 people..
Reuters - Published

Swiss extend ban on events exceeding 1,000 people through August

The Swiss government will restrict events with more than 1,000 people until the end of August, it said on Wednesday, even as it announced the easing of some other restrictions on sporting events,..
Reuters - Published

Iran summons Swiss ambassador as U.S. representative in Tehran over Gulf tensions: IRIB

Iran has summoned the Swiss ambassador in Tehran, who represents U.S. interests in the country, over recent Gulf tensions, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Thursday, according to..
Reuters - Published

Swiss coronavirus death toll nears 1,200, positive tests top 28,000

The Swiss death toll from the new coronavirus has reached 1,187, the country's public health agency said on Tuesday, rising from 1,142 people on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Swiss coronavirus death toll rises to 1,135, confirmed infections hit 27,740

The Swiss death toll from the novel coronavirus has reached 1,135 people, the country's public health agency said on Sunday, rising from 1,111 on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

 Page 1  〉