Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state situated in the confluence of western, central, and southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities seated in Bern. Switzerland is a landlocked country 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 between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While 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 are located, among them the two global cities and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva.
Opposition from across the political spectrum will make it all but impossible for the Swiss government to sign a draft treaty with the European Union next month, sources close to the matter told.. Reuters - Published
The Swiss government on Wednesday proposed new laws aimed at preventing extremist violence and forcing people including children deemed a threat to be registered with authorities, with house arrest a.. Reuters - Published
On Friday, lawmaker and Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson said, "Britain can forge a fantastic free trade relationship with Europe after it quits the European Union, but can also be a champion for global..
According to a report by Reuters, on Sunday, Swiss voters approved a shake-up of the country's corporate tax system, heading off wheat its finance minister called an existential threat to Switzerland's..
A new translation and "stand-alone edition" of the diaries of Jewish teenager Anne Frank will be published in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on May 11, 75 years after the Holocaust diarist wrote her..
Swiss giant UBS makes gains on Europe's markets after its first-quarter results surpassed expectations. But Britain's Barclays slips, as does Swedbank after the Swedish lender admitted to shortcomings..
Voters in Switzerland approved on Sunday a shake-up of the corporate tax system, heading off what its finance minister had called an existential threat to the country's role as a business hub. Reuters - Published
Swiss voters agreed on Sunday to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a clash with Brussels, projections for Swiss broadcaster SRF showed. Reuters - Published
President Donald Trump welcomed Swiss president Ueli Maurer to the White House Thursday, amid rising tensions with Iran. Asked by reporters if the U.S. is going to war with Tehran, Trump responded, "I.. USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •CBS News
The Swiss government will split off its purchase of new fighter jets from its order of new surface-to-air defenses, it said on Thursday, setting a budget of 6 billion Swiss francs ($5.96 billion) for.. Reuters - Published