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Snow puts end to hottest weekend of year so far
Photo: Gstaad Tourism

Switzerland experienced a return to winter on Monday as snow fell in some places, a stark contrast to the weekend's warm weather.

Suspect in Swiss murder arrested in Spain
The suspect was arrested at Barcelona airport. Photo: Barcelona airport

The 59-year-old is wanted in connection with the murder of a woman in Switzerland.

Tourists leave hospital after Interlaken crash injures 17
The accident happened at a level crossing in Interlaken. Photo: AFP

A train crashed into a tourist bus on Friday night in Interlaken.

Police clash with violent protesters in Bern
The march caused extensive damage in Bern. File photo: Jan Geerk/Swiss Tourism

An illegal party in the Swiss capital spiralled into a violent protest march.

Savage crimes raise questions over Swiss DNA testing laws
Photo: Caroline Davis

Should Switzerland lift restrictions on detailed DNA testing in criminal cases?

Reward money for Swiss murders goes to investigators
File photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

The 100,000 francs reward offered in the Rupperswil quadruple murder case will now go to the investigators who solved it.

Thousands expected to help spring clean Lake Geneva
Photo: Net'Leman

Everything from plastic bottles to Rolex watches could be found in this weekend’s lake-cleaning exercise.

Dog walker finds suspected murder victim in river Rhine
File photo: Michael Mayer

The body of a woman was pulled out of the river Rhine near the German city of Konstanz on Sunday.

Swiss basic income campaign sets 'Guinness' record
The poster was set up in a large diamond-shaped open space in central Geneva called La Plaine de Plainpalais. Photo: AFP

Campaigners for a minimum income in Switzerland set a Guinness Record for the world's largest poster on Saturday, as they sought support for the controversial proposal ahead of a referendum next month.

Man arrested in Aargau quadruple murder case
Photo: Aargau cantonal police

A 33-year-old man is arrested over the brutal murder of four people in Rupperswil last December.

Swiss taxi drivers to protest against Uber once again
Photo: Uber

Taxi drivers across Switzerland will stage a mass demonstration against rival Uber next Tuesday.

Geneva to vote on building bridge over lake
Photo: Olivier Miche/Swiss Tourism

Should Geneva build a crossing over Lac Léman? Residents get their say on June 5th.

Zug to let residents pay bills using bitcoin
Zug wants to embrace new technology. Photo: Andreas Gerth/Swiss Tourism

From July residents of the central Swiss city will be able to pay for public services in the digital currency.

Swiss economy must save billions, warns minister
Photo: Marcel Grieder

Switzerland faces spending cutbacks as the federal government looks to save three billion francs.

Survey: some Swiss ‘never’ cross linguistic divide
Bilingual Friboug straddles the Röstigraben. Photo: Stephan Engler/Swiss Tourism

Nearly a fifth of Swiss people have never crossed the so-called Röstigraben, says survey.

File photo: Abhishek Jacob
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