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Swiss-EU talks ‘must’ resume this summer
Scheider-Ammann will seek talks with European Commission President Juncker. File photo: Emmanuel Dunand

Switzerland will insist it is heard in Brussels and not cast aside by last week’s Brexit vote, the Swiss president has said.

Brexit vote will hit Swiss economy: president
Schneider-Ammann has warned the Swiss economy could suffer. Photo: AFP

President Johann Schneider-Ammann has warned that Brexit will have a negative impact on the Swiss economy.

River swimmers advised of cold water risks
Cooling off should be done with care. Photo: bad-info.ch

As Switzerland basks in the sun swimmers are being warned that many rivers have yet to heat up.

SNB moves to stabilize franc after Brexit vote
The SNB is worried about the franc's strength. Photo: AFP

Central bank intervenes in the foreign exchange market to stabilize the franc following Brexit.

 Self-driving shuttles premiere in Sion
Two shuttles are operating in Sion's old town. Photo: PostBus

In a first for Switzerland, driverless post buses are now carrying passengers in Sion.

Asylum seeker fined 900 Swiss francs for kiss on cheek
The main train station in Aarau where the incident occurred. Photo: Kecko/Flickr

An asylum seeker who earlier this year sexually harassed two young women and kissed one of them on the cheek was fined 900 Swiss Francs (€830) it has emerged.

Priests to protest Swiss Pride march with Latin prayers
Participants at the Europride festival in Zurich in 2009. File photo: AFP

Pride organizers say they are disappointed the ultra-conservative society behind the action has not contacted them.

Switzerland eyes travel ban for jihad suspects
Security forces at the UN headquarters in Geneva during police searches in the city for suspects linked to the November 2015 terror attacks in Paris. Photo: AFP

The Swiss government has asked the justice department to draw up a proposal on how to stop jihadists travelling overseas to fight.

Anger as Swiss council plans non-pork school lunches
Pork sausages are as much a part of Swiss cuisine as fondue and chocolate. File photo: Kochtopf

Local right-wing politicians say the council is caving to "religious minorities".

Key Isis suspect arrested in eastern Switzerland
Image: SRF

Police have arrested a man suspected of being a key figure behind the radicalization of young Muslims in the eastern Swiss city of Winterthur, according to media reports.

Finally! Switzerland set for hot summer weather
People cool off during the 2015 heatwave in Lausanne. File photo: AFP

It looks Switzerland is about to get a break from all the rain...at last.

Ban on gay men giving blood in Switzerland set to be lifted
File photo: AFP

Gay men in Switzerland are currently not allowed to donate blood. That looks set to change.

Brexit vote
Has bureaucracy deprived Brits abroad of their vote?
George Cunningham warns that many Brits abroad will have missed the chance to vote.

Thousands of British voters abroad might find their vote in this week's crucial referendum is wasted, after many councils left sending out ballots until the last minute.

Schools urged to turn out computer whiz kids
Schools are being urged to teach programming. Photo: AFP

Swiss children need to be prepared for a digital future, according to politicians and economic leaders.

Highland cow gives farmers the runaround
One of the highland cows is still on the loose. Photo: Graubünden police

Police are still searching for one of two highland cows that escaped from a farm and went on the rampage.

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