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Give us a vote: we’ve got most to lose if UK quits
2.2 million Brits live in another EU country. 2.3 million people from elsewhere in the EU live in the UK. Photo: Charles Clegg.

Give us a vote: we’ve got most to lose if UK quits

Brits in the rest of the EU should all be given a vote in the country’s upcoming referendum - as should Europeans who live in the UK. We’re the ones with most to lose, argues The Local's managing editor James Savage. READ  

City of Geneva faces left-right political divisions
Eric Stauffer: voted off municipal executive. Photo: MCG

City of Geneva faces left-right political divisions

Left-wing parties maintained control of the municipal executive in the city of Geneva following a second round of elections on Sunday. READ  

Photos hurt Labour cause in UK: Swiss take
Ed Miliband: unflattering pictures caught Swiss media attention. Photo: AFP

Photos hurt Labour cause in UK: Swiss take

Blick, the tabloid newspaper with Switzerland’s biggest readership, has a graphic take on the surprise result of the UK election that saw the Conservative party defy the polls by retaining power: It’s the mugshots wot done it. READ  

Swiss back shared migrant responsibility
Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga. Photo: AFP

Swiss back shared migrant responsibility

Switzerland said on Wednesday it would be willing to adopt an EU migration proposal currently being debated by Brussels for the even geographical distribution of asylum seekers across Europe. READ  

Iran nuclear talks carry on into the wee hours
Police boat patrols Lausanne's Lake Geneva waterfront at night as talks continue. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Iran nuclear talks carry on into the wee hours

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart huddled in Lausanne all night until early dawn Thursday negotiating face-to-face as they sought to clinch a hard-fought deal to curtail Iran's nuclear programme. READ  

Talks on Iran's nuclear future head into overtime
TV crews set up outside Beau-Rivage Palace hotel in Lausanne on Wednesday as talks continued. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Talks on Iran's nuclear future head into overtime

Russia and Iran claimed a breakthrough in Lausanne talks on a framework deal cutting back Tehran's nuclear programme, but the US denied everything had been agreed as discussions were due to resume Wednesday. READ  

Timeline: Iran's 12-year nuclear standoff

World powers were grappling in Lausanne on Tuesday to agree by midnight to the outlines of a potentially historic deal with Iran to cut back its nuclear ambitions. READ  

Lausanne talks aim to set Iran's nuclear future
Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Lausanne talks aim to set Iran's nuclear future

Global powers were racing in Lausanne on Tuesday to reach the outlines of a deal to stop any Iranian bid to develop nuclear weapons. Here's a guide to what kind of agreement may be reached: READ  

'Down-to-the-wire' Iran nuclear talks resume

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart held down-to-the-wire talks in Lausanne on Thursday, with US officials insisting the contours of a historic nuclear deal were in sight just days before a deadline. READ  

Give us the files: lawyer for Assange in Geneva
Assange: holed up in Ecuadorian embassy for more than 1,000 days. Photo: David G. Silvers

Give us the files: lawyer for Assange in Geneva

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will agree to be questioned by Swedish prosecutors in London over rape allegations, but only if he is given access to the investigation files, his defence lawyer said in Geneva on Monday. READ  

Iran nuclear talks set to resume next week
Kerry and entourage head back to Lausanne hotel on Friday. Photo: Brian Snyder/Pool/AFP

Iran nuclear talks set to resume next week

Marathon talks towards an Iran nuclear deal looked likely Friday to go down to the wire of a March 31st deadline, with negotiations in Switzerland set to break up and resume next week. READ  

UN expert slams North Korean 'abductions'

UN expert slams North Korean 'abductions'

A United Nations rights expert in Geneva squared off with North Korea on Monday, urging the global community to resolve the fate of 200,000 people allegedly abducted by Pyongyang, and to refer perpetrators to the International Criminal Court. READ  

UN expert slams rise in Iran executions
UN special rapporteur on Iran Ahmed Shaheed. Photo: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UN expert slams rise in Iran executions

Iran's human rights situation is worsening, a UN expert said in Geneva on Monday, pointing to a surge in executions and raising concerns that major negotiations on Tehran's nuclear programme could distract international attention from the abuses. READ  

US seeks to finish the job in Iran nuclear talks
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shakes hands on January 14th with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Geneva. Photo: AFP

US seeks to finish the job in Iran nuclear talks

Iran and the US raced against the clock on Sunday to close in on a nuclear deal with US Secretary of State John Kerry saying it was "time to get it done" after 18 months of intense negotiations. READ  

Poland slams Swiss military sale to Russia
Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna. Photo: AFP

Poland slams Swiss military sale to Russia

Poland on Tuesday criticized a Swiss company's sale of high-tech camouflage netting to Russia despite Western sanctions over its role in the Ukraine conflict. READ  

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