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Policeman shot dead during eviction

A 35-year-old unemployed man shot dead one policeman and injured another in the small town of Schafhausen in Emmental on Tuesday morning, after they tried to evict him.

 

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Union: Big shortage in public sector workers

Trade union Travail Suisse has warned that Switzerland is running out of police officers, teachers and careworkers, and called for fewer early retirements and more women in the public sector.

 

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Bern pupils protest without permission

Over a thousand high school students went on strike and marched to the centre of Bern Tuesday to protest against Switzerland's nuclear energy policy, even though local police had not granted permission for the demonstration.

 

 

Swiss support for EU falls sharply

Swiss support for EU falls sharply

Support for entering the European Union has dropped sharply again, according to a new poll by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, which also shows rock-hard support for neutrality.