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Green in historic victory in Basel canton

 

The Greens in a northern Swiss canton have scored a surprising electoral victory over the weekend, getting their first candidate in the Basel-Landschaft canton elected, at the expense of the Swiss People's Party (UDV).

 

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Spider causes car crash near Basel

Arachnophobia is believed to be the cause of head-on car crash near Basel at the weekend.

President: Allied aircraft can use Swiss airspace

President: Allied aircraft can use Swiss airspace

Micheline Calmy-Rey, Switzerland's president, has said the neutral country will allow allied aircraft into its airspace when attacking Libya. "Neutrality is not indifference," she argues.

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Search called off after deadly avalanche

Rescuers in Switzerland on Sunday called off a search for a woman missing and feared dead in the Swiss Alps after an avalanche swept away a party of French hikers the day before, killing four.