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Anti-immigration party remains most popular
Graph compares latest voter support for top five parties compared to results of 2011 election. Graph: gfs.bern

Anti-immigration party remains most popular

The right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) remains the most popular political party in Switzerland, according to the latest polling figures released this week ahead of next autumn’s national elections. READ  

UN talks in Geneva aim to halt Yemen war
Yemeni supporters of the Shiite Huthi movement raise their weapons during a rally in Sanaa on Sunday. Photo: Mohammed Huwais/AFP

UN talks in Geneva aim to halt Yemen war

UN-sponsored talks aimed at ending the conflict in Yemen by bringing representatives of the warring factions to Geneva are expected to begin on Monday, the world body said. READ  

Hollande appeals in Geneva for climate action
Photo: Jeff Pachoud/AFP

Hollande appeals in Geneva for climate action

French President François Hollande on Thursday made a passionate call in Geneva for action to seal a world climate pact in Paris at the end of the year. READ  

UN head calls for global climate change action
Photo: Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

UN head calls for global climate change action

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon on Monday called for "global action" this year to limit climate change as international weather experts began a quadrennial congress in Geneva. 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  

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