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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’

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.

'Hope of an end in sight' for Syria war: UN talks
UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura speaking on Monday. Photo: AFP

The announcement comes ahead of the fifth anniversary of the start of the conflict.

Green Party councillor fined for not clearing up rubbish
File photo: Adrian Scottow/Flickr

The Green politician faced environmental problems in his own back yard - literally.

Bern backs harsher sentence for homegrown terrorists
The Swiss parliament building in Bern. Photo: OFCL

Swiss citizens who engage in terrorist activities abroad should get a minimum of ten years in prison, says parliament.

Geneva to host new Syria peace talks this month
Geneva will host the talks. Photo: Olivier Miche

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Bank blacklists Swiss travel agent named Isis
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Italian research student slain in Geneva street
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New Chaplin museum set in star's own 'Downton Abbey'
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Name traditions still sway married Swiss women despite law change
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Government eyes hefty fines for littering
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Revealed: the richest regions in Switzerland
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Switzerland's new 50 franc note: what you need to know
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VIDEO: Swiss farmer's cows leap for joy of spring
Automatic expulsion of criminal foreigners rejected at the ballot box
UK's Duchess of York seeks to become resident of Verbier
City of Geneva to translate information into English
Female guard at prison near Zurich 'helped Syrian flee jail'
Swiss residential real estate 'bubble risk' continues to rise
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