SVP to immigrants: Don’t mess with the Swiss flag

SVP to immigrants: Don’t mess with the Swiss flag

The vice president of pro-immigrant organization Secondos Plus has infuriated far-right politicians and others in Switzerland with his “humorous” calls for a new Swiss flag, contributor Meritxell Mir reports.  

Nuclear plant phase-out gets Swiss go-ahead

Nuclear plant phase-out gets Swiss go-ahead

The Swiss parliament on Wednesday voted to phase out the country's nuclear plants, about six months after the Fukushima accident in Japan.

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Bungling burglars caught making kebabs

A shame-faced dad has dubbed his son "one of the stupidest burglars in Switzerland" after the young man broke into a takeaway with two friends to make kebabs and drink spirits following a night out on the town.

Swiss parliamentarians vote for burqa ban

Swiss parliamentarians vote for burqa ban

Swiss parliamentarians approved on Wednesday a far-right move to impose a ban on the burqa or other face coverings in some public places, including on public transport.

Prosecutors criticised for holding Zurich rioters

Prosecutors criticised for holding Zurich rioters

Lawyers and parents have criticised public prosecutors for continuing to detain 14 young men suspected of taking part in the recent Zurich riots, saying they are being held in custody for political reasons to send out a deterrent message to others.

Swiss and Nissan research car that reads driver’s thoughts

Swiss and Nissan research car that reads driver’s thoughts

In the future, thinking about turning left may no longer be just a thought. Japanese auto giant Nissan and a Swiss university are developing cars that scan the driver's thoughts and prepares
the vehicle for the next move.

Last Habsburg emperor’s son to be buried in Switzerland

Last Habsburg emperor’s son to be buried in Switzerland

The funeral of Felix Habsburg-Lothringen, the last surviving child of Austria-Hungary's last emperor, will be held on Saturday at the northern Swiss town of Muri where he will also be buried.

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Basel fightback stuns Manchester United

Manchester United needed a last-gasp goal from Ashley Young to snatch a 3-3 draw with Swiss side FC Basel in a thrilling Champions League battle at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Polanski picks up Zurich award 2 years after arrest

Polanski picks up Zurich award 2 years after arrest

Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski on Tuesday picked up an award at the Zurich Film Festival which he was unable to receive two years ago due to his dramatic arrest over a decades-old child sex case.