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Swiss pick Swedes as ideal neighbours
Two-thirds of the Swiss surveyed would choose Sweden as their neighbour. Photo: Florian Prischl

Swiss pick Swedes as ideal neighbours

Despite launching a campaign to help Chinese people tell the difference between them, it turns out Switzerland and Sweden feel akin after all. Swiss people would rather have the nation of Ikea and ABBA as their neighbour than any other EU country, according to a new survey. READ  

Wawrinka first seed into US Open third round
Switzerland's Wawrinka battled past Thomaz Bellucci. Photo: Don Emmert/AFP

Wawrinka first seed into US Open third round

Third-seeded Stan Wawrinka bulled his way into the third round of the US Open on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7/1) victory over Thomaz Bellucci to become the first men's seed into the third round. READ  

Switzerland expands Ukraine crisis blacklist
Swiss federal parliament building in Bern. Photo: OFCL

Switzerland expands Ukraine crisis blacklist

Switzerland on Wednesday added 11 names and five banks to its blacklist over the Ukraine crisis in fresh moves to stop the country from being used to avoid EU sanctions against Russia. READ  

Swiss consumer spending falls: report
Vehicle registrations rose but other consumer spending indicators dropped. Photo: AFP

Swiss consumer spending falls: report

Swiss consumer spending and sentiment dropped in July after reaching a six-year high in the previous month, UBS said in a report issued on Wednesday. READ  

Driver jailed for running over footballer — twice
Photo: Sukhjeet Batth

Driver jailed for running over footballer — twice

A 24-year-old man in Geneva is appealing a jail sentence of four years and six months for driving into a football player twice while drunk — the second time intentionally — causing injuries that forced the athlete to give up his career. READ  

Feud confirmed in mosque shooting death
Photo: Saint Gallen cantonal police

Feud confirmed in mosque shooting death

Police confirmed on Tuesday that the shooting death of a man in a mosque in the Swiss city of Saint Gallen last Friday was the result of a settling of accounts between two Albanian families. READ  

Zurich officials declare 'sex boxes' a success
Photo: City of Zurich

Zurich officials declare 'sex boxes' a success

Swiss authorities are basking in the afterglow of a decision to create a "sex drive-in" in Zurich, with social services hailing it a success on its first anniversary on Tuesday. READ  

Swiss officials deny Mafia arrests in Thurgau
Scene from Italian police video. Photo: YouTube

Swiss officials deny Mafia arrests in Thurgau

Justice officials in Bern are denying reports from Italian police that 16 alleged members of the Mafia were arrested in the town of Thurgau, a Swiss town, saying that investigations are still ongoing. READ  

Man arrested in New Zealand for Swiss murder
Photo: New Zealand Police

Man arrested in New Zealand for Swiss murder

A Sri Lankan national accused of murdering his ex-wife in Switzerland 14 years ago appeared in a New Zealand court on Tuesday after allegedly spending more than a decade on the run. READ  

Swiss gays recognized as parents of child
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Swiss gays recognized as parents of child

In a historic decision for Switzerland, a court in the canton of Saint Gallen has recognized a gay couple as the legal parents of a child born in the United States to a surrogate mother. READ  

Nine-year-old boy blamed for blaze that razed barn
Attalens municipal hall, not far from site of the fire. Photo: Pymouss/Wikimedia Commons

Nine-year-old boy blamed for blaze that razed barn

Police in the canton of Fribourg on Monday blamed a nine-year-old boy for a fire that destroyed a barn, killed eight calves and seriously injured a 55-year-old man. READ  

Police arm Swiss federal judges with pepper spray
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Police arm Swiss federal judges with pepper spray

Police have equipped Swiss federal judges with pepper spray and flashlights for self-protection following an attack on a judge in Lucerne several months ago. READ  

Seven injured after two light aircraft collide
Wreckage of plane that crashed in Trungen, a hamlet in the canton of Saint Gallen in northeastern Switzerland. Photo: Saint Gallen cantonal police

Seven injured after two light aircraft collide

A collision between two light aircraft in the canton of Saint Gallen on Sunday afternoon left seven people with serious injuries, cantonal police said. READ  

Teen shot dead in Saint Gallen city mosque
Photo: Saint Gallen cantonal police

Teen shot dead in Saint Gallen city mosque

UPDATE: One person was killed Friday in a shooting in the prayer hall of a mosque in the Swiss city of Saint Gallen, police said. Media reports said the victim was 18 and was killed as a result of a row between Albanian families. READ  

Swiss hailed for saving Jews from Holocaust
Ruth Goduner, daughter of Paul Gruninger, admires plaque celebrating her father's deeds with police officials. Photo: Saint Gallen cantonal police

Swiss hailed for saving Jews from Holocaust

A Swiss policemen who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust and ended up being punished for forging their entry documents was honoured by his former force on Friday. READ  

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