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Swiss vote on regional ‘burqa ban’, GMOs

26 days ago
GENEVA: A referendum in Switzerland's northeastern St Gallen region Sunday is expected to usher in a "burqa ban", making it the second Swiss canton to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces. At the same time, voters across…

20,000 march for wage equality in Switzerland

26 days ago
Some 20,000 people marched in Bern Saturday demanding wage equality between the genders, organisers said, warning that women are prepared to go on strike if Swiss parliamentarians do not fix the pay gap. Women "are sick of sexism and…

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal

2 months, 2 days ago
GENEVA: The Swiss city of Lausanne has blocked a Muslim couple's bid to become Swiss nationals over their refusal to shake hands with members of the opposite sex. The municipality said it refused to grant the couple's citizenship…

Sweden beat Switzerland 1-0 to reach World Cup quarter-finals

3 months, 16 days ago
ST PETERSBURG: A deflected shot from Emil Forsberg gave Sweden a 1-0 victory over Switzerland in a scrappy round of 16 match on Tuesday, sending the Swedes through to the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 24 years. A…

Brazil, Switzerland World Cup match ends in 1-1 draw

4 months, 1 day ago
MOSCOW: After Argentina failed to beat Iceland and Germany lost to Mexico, Brazil, one of the tournament favorites, drew Switzerland 1-1 on Sunday despite creating chances to secure three points in their Group E match of the Football World…