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Foreigner head count nears two million
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Foreigner head count nears two million

Immigration continues to boost the Swiss population, which grew to 8,236,600 at the end of 2014, an increase of 96,000 persons (up 1.2 percent) from a year earlier, according to new provisional figures released by the federal statistics office. READ  

Zermatt bans Saint Bernard dog photos
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Zermatt bans Saint Bernard dog photos

The municipality of Zermatt decided on Thursday to ban the taking of tourist photos with Saint Bernard dogs in the mountain resort town in the canton of Valais, according to media reports. READ  

Swiss top 2015 world 'happiness index'
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Swiss top 2015 world 'happiness index'

Apparently, this goes beyond the great taste of Swiss chocolate. Switzerland is the happiest country in the world, according to a global ranking of happiness unveiled by the United Nations in New York on Thursday. READ  

Austrian climber dies in fall from Matterhorn
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Austrian climber dies in fall from Matterhorn

A 33-year-old Austrian climber died on Thursday when he fell 600 metres down the side of the Matterhorn after ascending the iconic 4,478-metre mountain in the canton of Valais with a colleague. READ  

Drug trafficker jailed for peddling 100,000 pills
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Drug trafficker jailed for peddling 100,000 pills

In one of the biggest drug trafficking cases of its kind in Switzerland, a Zurich district court on Wednesday sentenced a 56-year-old Swiss man to a three-year jail term for illegally selling almost 100,000 sleeping pills. READ  

Spectacular rockslide creates huge dust cloud
Photo: Valais cantonal police

Spectacular rockslide creates huge dust cloud

Experts are monitoring the Randa area, near Zermatt in the canton of Valais, after a rockslide on Wednesday caused a massive cloud of dust in a place where 24 years ago gigantic rockfalls blocked the valley, cutting off road and rail links. READ  

Swiss residents quaff less domestic wine
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Swiss residents quaff less domestic wine

Swiss residents are drinking less wine, particularly home grown vintages, according to the latest government figures which indicate historic lows in per capita consumption. READ  

Public transport safety touted despite death rise
Wreckage from minibus involved in fatal train collision last August. Photo: Nidwalden cantonal police

Public transport safety touted despite death rise

The total number of deaths from public transport accidents in Switzerland shot up to 41 in 2014, an increase of 11 from the previous year, official figures released on Tuesday show. READ  

Ranking downgrades Swiss passport's 'power'

Ranking downgrades Swiss passport's 'power'

The passports of 18 countries are regarded as more “powerful” than the one offered by Switzerland, according to a new survey. READ  

Search continues in Chur River for missing boy
Photo: Saint Gallen cantonal police

Search continues in Chur River for missing boy

Police and fire department officers in the canton of Saint Gallen continued searching for the third day in a row on Monday for Semere, a two-year-old boy who went missing over the weekend. READ  

SBB looks abroad to hire needed train drivers
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SBB looks abroad to hire needed train drivers

If you are a qualified train driver looking for work, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) is hiring — and in a hurry. READ  

Anti-frontalier party loses support in Geneva
Eric Stauffer. Photo: Municipality of Onex

Anti-frontalier party loses support in Geneva

The Geneva Citizens’ Movement (MCG), a party that supports giving priority to Swiss citizens for jobs over foreign commuters crossing the border from France, was seen as the big loser in Sunday’s municipal elections in the canton of Geneva. READ  

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Expats face deadline to register for UK election
Time is nearly out to register for UK election. Photo: AFP

Expats face deadline to register for UK election

British expats across Europe have until midnight on Monday to register to vote in the upcoming UK general election. Here's how to do it. It only takes a matter of minutes. READ  

Swiss 'second worst' for dumping electrical waste
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Swiss 'second worst' for dumping electrical waste

Switzerland has the second worst record on a per capita basis for pitching electrical and electronic waste in rubbish dumps, a newly released report from the UN says. READ  

Hollande basks in good vibes from Swiss visit
Swiss president Sommaruga with Hollande. Photo: DFJP

Hollande basks in good vibes from Swiss visit

French President François Hollande may be having difficulties in his own country but he received a generally warm response during his historic two-day visit to Switzerland. READ  

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