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Brexit vote
Has bureaucracy deprived Brits abroad of their vote?
George Cunningham warns that many Brits abroad will have missed the chance to vote.

Thousands of British voters abroad might find their vote in this week's crucial referendum is wasted, after many councils left sending out ballots until the last minute.

Brexit vote
VIDEO: Brits in Europe say why UK should stay
Photo: Jessica Jones/The Local

Why should Britain stay in the EU? Eight Brits living across Europe say why they think leaving would be a very bad idea.

Swiss parliament pays tribute to slain British MP
Floral tributes were laid in London's Parliament Square. Photo: AFP

The Swiss parliament held a minute’s silence on Friday for Jo Cox, the murdered British Labour MP.

Minister defends tougher surveillance measures
Guy Parmelin put the case for increased surveillance powers. Photo: SVP

Swiss Defence Minister Guy Parmelin says Switzerland is currently not adequately protected against terrorist threats.

Public 'snub' Swiss People’s Party over asylum
Asylum requests have fallen in recent months. File photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Switzerland’s largest party, the right-wing Swiss Peopl's Party (SVP), lost its campaign against asylum reform this weekend.

Swiss say 'no thanks' to basic income for all
No basic income for all, this time. Photo: AFP

The Swiss on Sunday flatly rejected a radical proposal to provide the entire population with a basic income.

Europe's leaders stress 'close ties' at Gotthard opening
French president Hollande spoke at the opening. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

President Francois Hollande voiced hope that Britons "will remember" their close ties to Europe when they vote in the Brexit referendum.

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.

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Swiss village to make world’s biggest meringue
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