Latest Switzerland News

India's Modi discusses the Ukraine war with Austria's leader a day after meeting Putin

Jul. 10, 2024 07:28 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the war in Ukraine on Wednesday with the leader of Austria, an ally of Kyiv that has a policy of military neutrality, emphasizing the need for diplomacy a day after he met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Modi...

England beats Switzerland in a penalty shootout to reach Euro 2024 semifinals

Jul. 06, 2024 18:07 PM EDT

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Add another chapter to England's tortuous history with penalty shootouts. Three years on from losing the European Championship final on penalties, England's players radiated confidence as they beat Switzerland in a shootout to reach the semifinals of...

Two plundered ancient Greek vases are repatriated from Switzerland

Jul. 02, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two plundered marble vases that marked ancient Athenians' graves more than 2,000 years ago, including one with an emotional family scene, have been returned to Greece from Switzerland. Greece's Culture Ministry said in a statement Tuesday that the two white...

Storms in Switzerland and Italy cause flooding and landslides, leaving at least 4 people dead

Jun. 30, 2024 15:47 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Storms in Switzerland and northern Italy caused extensive flooding and landslides, leaving at least four people dead, authorities said Sunday. The bodies of three people were recovered following a landslide in the Fontana area of the Maggia valley in the...

Switzerland knocks out defending champion Italy and advances to the Euro 2024 quarterfinals

Jun. 29, 2024 15:22 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Defending champion Italy crashed out of the European Championship after losing to Switzerland 2-0 in the last 16 on Saturday. Goals in each half from Remo Freuler and Ruben Vargas gave the Swiss their first win over their southern neighbor for 31 years and set up a...

Germany gets late goal to draw 1-1 with Switzerland and finish top of Euro 2024 group

Jun. 23, 2024 19:12 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — They all jumped for the ball in a frantic late push for the goal that would save Germany from its first loss at the European Championship, against an impressive Switzerland team. Defender Nico Schlotterbeck leaped up, next to the even more imposing...

Olympic champ Tom Pidcock romps to mountain bike World Cup win ahead of Tour de France

Jun. 23, 2024 16:28 PM EDT

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic champion Tom Pidcock rode away from Mathias Fluckiger to win the mountain bike World Cup race at Crans-Montana on Sunday in a strong performance ahead of his turn with Ineos Grenadiers in the Tour de France. World silver medalist Loana...

1 person found dead and 2 still missing after floods, rockslide hit a Swiss Alpine village

Jun. 23, 2024 12:44 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Rescuers in Switzerland have found the body of one of three people a day after they were swept away in a rockslide that hit their Alpine village following massive thunderstorms and rainfall, authorities said Sunday. The other two are still missing. One woman was...

3 missing in a landslide in Swiss Alps as heavy rains cause flash floods

Jun. 22, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Three people were missing on Saturday after massive thunderstorms and rainfall in southeastern Switzerland caused a landslide, authorities said. One woman was pulled out alive after being buried by the landslide in the Alpine valley of Misox in Graubünden. A rescue...

4 members of a billionaire family get prison in Switzerland for exploiting domestic workers

Jun. 21, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — An Indian-born billionaire and three family members were sentenced to prison on Friday for exploiting domestic workers at their lakeside villa in Switzerland by seizing their passports, barring them from going out and making them work up to 18 hours a day. A Swiss...