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Swiss village tells landlords: don’t rent homes to refugees
Seven refugees have been granted a B residency permit and will stay in the village. File photo: The Local

Council fears they may settle permanently in the area and become a financial burden.

Italian ‘ignored’ by Swiss schools in language wars
Photo: Kathleen Waters

As Swiss German schools haggle over whether to teach French or English, 'what about us?' says Italian-speaking Ticino.

Tractor plunges into river Aare in Bern
Photo: Bern cantonal police

The driver was only slightly injured.

Graubünden increases deer cull this autumn
Photo: Philippe Rouzet

Authorities will grant hunters permission to kill 5,200 deer this season after numbers have surged.

Kidnapping of Swiss boy raises online gaming fears
File photo: Rachel Johnson

A 12-year-old Swiss boy was allegedly abused by a German man he first met online.

River swimmers advised of cold water risks
Cooling off should be done with care. Photo: bad-info.ch

As Switzerland basks in the sun swimmers are being warned that many rivers have yet to heat up.

Geneva to get 'café fellatio' by end of year
File photo: Jen/Flickr

A firm in Geneva plans to open a café where customers can enjoy oral sex while they sip their morning coffee. Not everyone is happy with the idea.

Schools urged to turn out computer whiz kids
Schools are being urged to teach programming. Photo: AFP

Swiss children need to be prepared for a digital future, according to politicians and economic leaders.

MPs seek to make ‘sexting’ a criminal act
The sexting phenomenon is growing. File photo: hercampus.com

Parliamentarians back a motion to criminalize the sending of sexually explicit photos and videos by smartphone.

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.

Saudis warn tourists to respect Swiss burqa ban
A member of the Islamic Central Council of Switzerland distributes flyers in Ticino against the veil ban in 2013. Photo: AFP

The Saudi Arabian embassy in Bern has warned its citizens visiting Switzerland not to break the law.

Schools forced to hire unqualified staff: survey
The problem is worst in primary schools. Photo: schuleschweiz.blogspot.com

Many Swiss schools are having to resort to employing underqualified teachers.

Pride Parade bangs the drum for LGBT rights
The LGBT community turned out in force. Photo: queer.ch

Rain didn’t dampen the festive atmosphere at the annual Zurich Pride parade on Saturday.

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.

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