Latest Switzerland government News

Swiss approve extraditing key figure in German tax scam case

Aug. 27, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Swiss government has approved the extradition of a key figure sought by Germany in a massive tax evasion case. The Federal Office of Justice said Friday that it had given the green light on Aug. 20 for the extradition of German lawyer Hanno Berger. ...

Thai police investigating death of foreign woman in Phuket

Aug. 06, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — An investigation is underway in Thailand after the body of a Swiss woman was found Thursday at a secluded spot on the southern island of Phuket. Thai media reported that the woman’s partially clothed body was lying face down in a rock crevice near a...

At odds on myriad issues, US, Russia to hold strategic talks

Jul. 23, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Russia will hold the first round of strategic and arms control talks of the Biden administration next week in Switzerland, the two countries announced on Friday. Wednesday’s discussions in Geneva come as the two countries are...

Swiss propose US-made F-35 fighters for air force renewal

Jun. 30, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss executive branch on Wednesday announced plans to purchase three dozen advanced F-35 fighter jets from U.S. manufacturer Lockheed Martin, which beat three rivals to land a contract worth over 5 billion Swiss francs ($5.5 billion). The Federal...

The Latest: COVID-19 cluster worsens in Australian city

Jun. 23, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

SYDNEY, Australia — A state government minister has been infected with COVID-19 and another minister is in isolation as a cluster in the Australian city of Sydney worsens. New South Wales Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall said he was told on Thursday that he had tested...