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Swiss left red-faced in French water debacle
The Lac des Rousses in the French Jura. Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Francois FC

Swiss left red-faced in French water debacle

The Swiss army has officially apologized to France after taking water from a lake in the French Jura without permission. READ  

Le Locle epidemic due to E.Coli in water supply
Residents are advised to avoid drinking the water in Le Locle. Photo: Neuchatel Tourism

Le Locle epidemic due to E.Coli in water supply

Authorities in Swiss watchmaking town Le Locle, where a mystery stomach bug has laid low up to 1,000 residents, have confirmed the presence of E.Coli bacteria in the water supply. READ  

Calm Paléo festival sees decrease in crime
David Guetta brought the festival to a close. Photo: L Flusin/Paleo

Calm Paléo festival sees decrease in crime

The 40th edition of Nyon’s Paléo festival came to an end on Sunday on a positive note, with no major incidents and an overall reduction in crime, according to figures released on Monday by Vaud cantonal police. READ  

Swiss army nabs French water to give to cows
Cows can drink up to 150 litres of water per day.

Swiss army nabs French water to give to cows

The Swiss army is in trouble with French authorities after it used water from a French lake to help hydrate thirsty Swiss cows. READ  

Two men arrested over Yverdon hitchhiker death
Police arrested the suspects at Yverdon train station. Photo: Roland Zumbuhl (picswiss)

Two men arrested over Yverdon hitchhiker death

Two suspects are being held in custody after the battered body of a 53-year-old man was found near the port of Yverdon-les-Bains in the early hours of Friday, Vaud cantonal police announced on Sunday. READ  

Mystery stomach bug hits Swiss watch capital
The Unesco World Heritage Site of Le Locle is Switzerland's third smallest city. Photo: Swiss Tourism

Mystery stomach bug hits Swiss watch capital

Residents of the Swiss city of Le Locle, world famous for its watch production, have been laid low by a nasty infection with authorities warning people not to drink the water. READ  

Bern joins ban on campfires and fireworks
Photo: Zermatt.ch

Bern joins ban on campfires and fireworks

Barbecues will not be permitted in Bern’s forests this weekend as the canton became the latest to ban the lighting of open-air fires. READ  

Vineyards look forward to bumper harvest
Photo:myswitzerland.com

Vineyards look forward to bumper harvest

The 2015 vintage could be a great one for many Swiss winegrowers, thanks to the hot, dry summer. READ  

Road deaths drop to lowest level in 70 years
Photo: srf.ch

Road deaths drop to lowest level in 70 years

Swiss roads are safer than at any point since 1945, but motorcyclists are at greater risk of an accident than car drivers, according to new statistics. READ  

Autopsy confirms heat killed girl left in car
Photo: Rescue media

Autopsy confirms heat killed girl left in car

The five-year-old girl left in a boiling car in the canton of Ticino died from overheating, an autopsy has confirmed. READ  

Lovesick Swiss tourist hunts for mystery Swede
The city, but not the people, mentioned in the story. Photo: Leif R Jansson/SCANPIX

Lovesick Swiss tourist hunts for mystery Swede

Summer romances are often hot yet burn out quickly. But one Swiss tourist is determined to be reunited with the Swedish flame she encountered on a recent trip to Stockholm. READ  

Wasps thrive as hot weather continues
Photo: Heimwerker.de

Wasps thrive as hot weather continues

Wasps are a bigger nuisance than ever this summer as the hot, dry weather continues and more people are eating outdoors. READ  

Swiss tourists warned of French burqa ban
Tourists in Annecy have been told that France banned veils back in 2011. Photo: AFP

Swiss tourists warned of French burqa ban

Police in the French Alps have been forced to hand out notices to tourists wearing the full face veil, many on a day trip from Switzerland, to remind them that France has a total burka ban in public. READ  

Switzerland to launch new 'smart' railcards
The new Swiss railcards will automatically renew. Photo: Altug Karakoc

Switzerland to launch new 'smart' railcards

The trusty blue Swiss railcards are about to become a thing of the past with a new high-tech version taking their place. Here's what you need to know. READ  

Girl, 5, dies after mum leaves her in boiling car
File photo of a lake view in Switzerland's Ticino region.

Girl, 5, dies after mum leaves her in boiling car

A five-year-old girl in the Swiss canton of Ticino has died after her mother left her alone in a boiling hot car, as Switzerland continues to sizzle in a record-breaking heatwave. READ  

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