Swiss investigate alleged Russian cyber attack on World Anti-Doping Agency

By John Revill ZURICH, Sept 15 : Swiss prosecutors are investigating whether Russian agents tried to hack the World Anti-Doping Agency, the Office of the Attorney General said on Saturday, broadening the scope of alleged espionage against institutions in Switzerland. Criminal proceedings were launched in March 2017 on suspicion of political espionage, the OAG said […]

Court says Swiss can help French in probe of alleged Unaoil corruption

By John Miller ZURICH, Aug 31 : Swiss prosecutors can hand over bank account information to France in a case linked to an international investigation into alleged bribery and corruption involving Unaoil, a Monaco-based energy consultancy. In court documents published this week, the Swiss Federal Criminal Court refused to block the Swiss attorney general’s office […]

Swiss government urges voters to reject more state help for farmers

By John Revill ZURICH, Aug 21 : The Swiss government urged voters on Tuesday to reject more help for farmers and other proposals for agriculture in a referendum next month, saying they would send food prices rocketing and hurt the economy. Switzerland will two hold referendums on Sept. 23 – one on giving more state […]

Swiss suffer double suspension blow but coach has no selection regrets

By Mark Gleeson NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia, June 28 : Switzerland will be without Stephan Lichtsteiner and Fabian Schar in next week’s World Cup knockout match against Sweden after being booked against Costa Rica but coach Vladimir Petkovic has no regrets about having fielded them in their last group match. Swiss captain Lichtsteiner and his defensive […]

Cyber-attacks biggest risk for Swiss banks – watchdog

By Michael Shields BERN, March 27 : Cyber-attacks pose the biggest threat to the Swiss financial system with risks from hacking incursions on the rise, watchdog FINMA warned on Tuesday, calling on Switzerland to step up its national defences against the menace. “The risks connected with these attacks are growing in sync with the pace […]

Switzerland set to retain licence fee for broadcaster

By John Revill ZURICH, March 4 : Swiss citizens appeared on Sunday to have clearly rejected an attempt to abolish fees for state radio and TV in a vote seen as protecting public service broadcasting in the country. Had the proposal passed, Switzerland would have been the first European country to abolish mandatory licence fees […]