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Crane-climbing stunt flags 'roofing' concerns
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Crane-climbing stunt flags 'roofing' concerns

A fifteen-year-old boy who illegally climbed a 135-metre high construction crane in Zurich has raised concerns about a new craze for scaling tall buildings and structures. READ  

Iran journo at Lausanne talks seeks Swiss asylum
Secretary of State John Kerry and other US officials meeting with Iran's Foreign MInister Javad Zarif and associates on Sunday. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Pool/AFP

Iran journo at Lausanne talks seeks Swiss asylum

In the margins of intense talks in Lausanne to reach a deal over Iran’s nuclear future over the weekend an Iranian journalist took advantage of the situation to file a request for asylum in Switzerland, media reports said. READ  

Fewer foreigners buy Swiss holiday homes
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Fewer foreigners buy Swiss holiday homes

Fewer foreigners are buying apartments in Switzerland as secondary residences, according to new federal government figures. READ  

 Swiss pilot dies in Ecuador volcano crash
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Swiss pilot dies in Ecuador volcano crash

A Swiss aviator attempting to circumnavigate the world in 20 months in a lightweight two-seater aircraft died at the weekend after crashing into a volcano in central Ecuador, officials said. READ  

Two skiers killed in Swiss avalanches
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Two skiers killed in Swiss avalanches

Two skiers, a German and a British national, have been killed in avalanches in Switzerland, police said on Saturday. READ  

Marathon Iran nuclear talks hit critical weekend
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (second right) with staff after a negotiation session in Lausanne on Friday. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Marathon Iran nuclear talks hit critical weekend

Marathon Iran nuclear talks headed on Friday towards a critical weekend as Britain said its foreign minister would join his US, Iranian and French counterparts in racing the clock to pin down a deal in Switzerland. READ  

Swiss probe 'animal cell' injection clinics
Woman receives anti-ageing treatment with cell stimulation at last year's Beauty Asia trade show in Singapore. Photo: Roslan Rahman/AFP

Swiss probe 'animal cell' injection clinics

Swiss health regulators say they have launched a criminal probe into dozens of clinics suspected of giving clients potentially dangerous animal cell injections as part of anti-ageing treatments. READ  

Austrian driver suspect in fatal hit-and-run
Police investigate accident scene. Photo: Aargau cantonal police

Austrian driver suspect in fatal hit-and-run

Justice officials in the canton of Aargau said on Thursday they suspect a 45-year-old Austrian truck driver of manslaughter in a hit-and-run accident that killed a 79-year-old Swiss woman who was struck in a pedestrian crossing and dragged along the road for 500 metres. READ  

Irishman confesses to stabbing wife 50 times
Port of Lutry on Lake Geneva. Photo: Roy Lindman

Irishman confesses to stabbing wife 50 times

A 49-year-old Irishman has confessed to savagely stabbing his wife to death in the vineyard village of Lutry in the canton of Vaud earlier this week, police said on Thursday. READ  

Switzerland sees boom in refugees from Ukraine

Switzerland sees boom in refugees from Ukraine

Switzerland saw a spike in Ukrainians applying for asylum in 2014, although few succeeded in finding permanent refuge in the country, according to data released by Eurostat and analyzed by The Local. READ  

Geneva clothes bin death likely accidental: report
Clothes recycling bins in Geneva. Photo: jjkphoto.ch/Ville de Genève

Geneva clothes bin death likely accidental: report

Investigators believe a man recently found dead in a Geneva bin for recycling clothes was likely the victim of an accident, a media report said on Wednesday. READ  

Deal reached on return of Nazi-looted Matisse
Detail of Matisse's Seated Woman. Photo: AFP

Deal reached on return of Nazi-looted Matisse

A lawyer representing a Jewish family trying to retrieve a long-lost Matisse painting looted by the Nazis said on Tuesday that a deal had been signed with the German government for its restitution. READ  

Irishman’s dead wife found ‘soaked in blood’
Port of Lutry on Lake Geneva. Photo: Roy Lindman

Irishman’s dead wife found ‘soaked in blood’

A worker who visited an apartment in the vineyard village of Lutry to do some work got a shock when he discovered a dead 46-year-old woman soaked in blood, Vaud cantonal police said on Tuesday. READ  

Senior from Geneva missing for a month
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Senior from Geneva missing for a month

Geneva cantonal police issued a call for information from the public following the disappearance of a 73-year-old woman not seen since the beginning of February. READ  

Temporary staffing on the rise in Switzerland
Adecco, the world's largest temporary staffing agency, is headquartered in Zurich. Photo: AFP

Temporary staffing on the rise in Switzerland

More and more employees are engaged in temporary jobs in Switzerland, according to a report that says that demand for such interim work has been growing at annual rate of almost ten percent for the past 20 years. READ  

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