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Germans avoid plunge off Swiss mountain pass
Photo: Graubunden cantonal police

Two holidaymakers had a lucky escape when their brakes failed coming down a mountain pass.

 Self-driving shuttles premiere in Sion
Two shuttles are operating in Sion's old town. Photo: PostBus

In a first for Switzerland, driverless post buses are now carrying passengers in Sion.

Pioneering Swiss solar pilots 'make sci-fi a reality'
Swiss pilots Andre Borschberg (R) and Bertrand Piccard. Photo: AFP

The Swiss pilot readying to cross the Atlantic in a solar-powered plane on the next leg of a record-breaking, round-the-world mission says he is making science fiction reality.

Suspected arson attack closes train line to Zurich airport
File photo: Mark Goebel

UPDATE: Train line to Zurich airport still closed at 3pm after a fire on the line 12 hours earlier.

Technical troubles cause ‘chaos’ at Zurich airport
File photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Travellers suffer long queues after the computerized check-in system broke over night.

Political and religious leaders gather for Gotthard opening
At 57 kilometres, the new tunnel is the longest in the world. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

The Gotthard Base Tunnel is to be blessed by a priest, a reverend, a rabbi and an imam on Wednesday morning as part of an inauguration that is being treated as an opportunity for diplomacy.

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8 fantastic reasons to visit French-speaking Switzerland
The Grande Dixence dam. Photo: Grande Dixence SA/essencedesign.com

Fourteen percent of German-speaking Swiss have never visited the country’s French-speaking region. Here's why they should.

Gotthard base tunnel: what you need to know
The new rail tunnel is the longest and deepest in the world. Photo: Alp Transit Gotthard

The longest tunnel in the world will be inaugurated in Switzerland amid great fanfare on June 1st. The Local takes you through it.

French strikes hit Swiss services once again
File photo: Nicolas Tucat/AFP

Expect more disruptions on train journeys to France every week into June.

Swiss explorer begins epic pole to pole adventure
Mike Horn (r) with Prince Albert II of Monaco. Photo: Jean-Christophe Magnenet/AFP

Mike Horn is attempting to circumnavigate the globe in an unmotorised expedition.

Swiss cancels flights to Munich due to German strike
Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Flights to Germany disrupted due to a strike by ground staff at six German airports.

French rail strike to hit Swiss-bound trains
The strike starts on Monday evening. Photo: Nicolas Tucat/AFP

Tuesday's strike will affect TGV Lyria services to Switzerland.

Queues build at Gotthard as Easter approaches
Photo: Gotthard north portal webcam

South-bound motorists warned to expect delays at the Gotthard.

Flights disrupted after Brussels attacks
Photo: ERIC LALMAND / BELGA / AFP

Flight disruption continues for a second day at Swiss airports.

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