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Brexit vote
Brits: don't let bumbling councils steal your vote
A pro-EU campaigner hands out leaflets in London. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP

If you're a Brit anxious to have your say in the EU referendum, don't let bumbling bureaucrats deprive you of your rights, says Laura Shields.

Report: Swiss lag behind Europe on gay rights
Same-sex marriage is illegal in Switzerland. File photo: Mike Licht

Switzerland has a dismal record when it comes to gay rights, according to a new report.

June 5th referendum
Swiss basic income vote: what you need to know
Could Switzerland give everyone 2,500 francs a month? Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

On June 5th Switzerland will vote on the introduction of an unconditional basic income (UBI). What could this mean for you?

Brexit
Brexit would leave expats in 'ghastly' legal limbo for years
Photo: Paul Lloyd/FLickr

The rights of two million Britons living in the EU would be thrown into doubt for years after Brexit, a new report will conclude.

Refugee crisis
'Switzerland must shut itself off with barbed wire'
A man walks with his son in the Moria detention centre on the Greek Island of Lesbos in April. Photo: AFP

Swiss politician Andreas Glarner isn't afraid of controversy.

Blatter biography: Fifa boss was ‘Swiss secret agent’
Blatter was called on by the Swiss foreign ministry. File photo: Valeriano di Domenico/AFP

Ex-Fifa president Sepp Blatter carried out a secret mission to try to oust the president of Burundi last year.

Refugee crisis
Swiss army ready to act in worst case migrant scenario
File photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Switzerland has said it is ready to mobilize up to 2,000 soldiers should migrants continue to arrive into the country.

Syrian opposition quits Geneva peace talks
HNC coordinator Riyad Hijab. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Syrian opposition leaders leave Geneva saying they cannot take part in peace talks while civilians are dying in air strikes.

Opinion – Brexit
5 practical things Brits abroad can do to keep UK in the EU
Photos: Laura Shields and AFP

If you're a pro-EU Brit living abroad, there's plenty you can do to keen Britain 'in', explains Laura Shields from the Brits Abroad: Yes to Europe initiative.

Panama Papers
Modigliani painting seized in Swiss probe
Detail of Modigliani's Seated with a Cane. Photo: AFP

A Modigliani painting allegedly looted by Nazis during World War II has been sequestered in Geneva after the Panama Papers leak uncovered the identity of its current owner, authorities said on Monday.

Handshake scandal
'I only posted Isis videos because I liked the music'
The Mahmud Mosque in Zurich. File photo: AFP

Two Muslim boys in Switzerland who caused an uproar by refusing to shake hands with a female teacher deny they have been radicalized.

SVP renounces shock poster tactics for June public vote
The poster for the last campaign failed to covince voters. Photo: SVP

The Swiss People's Party won't advertize its next campaign using posters, after its previous visuals were attacked by critics.

Army chief bows out ‘by mutual agreement’
Photo:vtg.admin.ch

The long-serving Swiss army chief quits in a surprise move.

Courses for dog owners may be scrapped
Photo: www.hundeschule-capraro.ch

Dog owners may be relieved of the obligation to attend courses.

US expats in Switzerland vote Bernie Sanders in primary
Bernie Sanders. Photo: Jason Redmond / AFP.

The majority of American Democrats living in Switzerland voted for Bernie Sanders in a global primary held this month, showing greater success for the senator abroad than he's having Stateside.

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Features
10 unspoken rules for fitting in with the Swiss
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Eat, learn, live: unforgettable holidays in France
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National
Gotthard base tunnel: what you need to know
Photo: Caroline Bishop
Sport
Swiss cantons team up to vie for winter Olympic games
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Becoming an expat: where to start
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National
Basel: Muslim schoolboys must shake hands or face fine
Photo: Emmanual Dunand/AFP
Sport
Brother of Belgian bomber wins gold in Switzerland
Photo: Gstaad Tourism
National
Snow puts end to hottest weekend of year so far
File photo: Abhishek Jacob
Lifestyle
Swiss court vetoes wedding of couple with 50-year age gap
Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP
Culture
Dog day afternoon: Swiss saint meets Pope in Rome
Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP
Business & Money
Pink diamond sold for record-breaking $31m in Geneva
File photo: Candida Performa
Lifestyle
Revealed: living in Switzerland could prolong your life
Photo: Cervo
Travel
In pictures: Switzerland’s most welcoming hotels
Photo: Aargau cantonal government
‘Beast of Rupperswil’ was local football coach
Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP
Features
Geneva exhibition marks 200 years of Frankenstein
Photo AFP
National
Swiss basic income campaign sets Guinness world record
Photo: St Gallen police
Society
Police hunt killer of man shot dead in St Gallen street
File photo: Martin Abegglen
Society
Presumed jihadist could have Swiss nationality quashed
Photo: Zurich Zoo
Culture
Gallery: giant tortoise at Zurich Zoo is mother at 80
Photo: Caroline Bishop
Society
Swiss farmer loses appeal in row over noisy cow bells
Photo: Esparta Palmer
Health
44-year-old woman refused fertility treatment on insurance
File photo: Thomas Coex/AFP
Society
Jilted admirer shocks woman with tattoo... of her face
File photo: Flickr
Health
Swiss school eyes longer holidays for non-smoking staff
Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP
National
Swiss basic income vote: what you need to know
 Photo: Heinrich Plum
National
Lidl uses German mountain to promote its Swiss products
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