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Stricter rules for euthanasia rejected

The Swiss government on Wednesday rejected proposals to tighten rules on assisted suicide, saying that they could inadvertently legitimise organisations offering assisted suicide. 

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Plan for foreign criminal expulsions hits impasse

A controversial plan to deport foreign criminals from Switzerland hit an impasse this week after a governmental working group indicated it cannot agree on how to implement the measure.

Nuclear plant shuts down for extra safety checks

Nuclear plant shuts down for extra safety checks

The Mühleberg nuclear power station near Bern will shut down five weeks before a scheduled annual inspection to allow for extra safety measures.

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Truck blocks motorway after losing a tonne of cherries

A truck dropped one tonne of cherries on a Swiss motorway near Basel, spreading a sticky fruit film over a kilometre and disrupting traffic for hours, a report on Wednesday said.