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Attackers torch prayer books in Swiss church

Arsonists entered a church in western Switzerland, piled prayer books on an altar and set them on fire, local police said on Sunday.

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Swiss clamp down on asylum seekers holidaying in home nation

Bern will reintroduce restrictions on asylum seekers returning to their home country during their application, after reports the system had been abused, Swiss radio DRS reported on Friday.

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US-Swiss tax deal on the way: Julius Bär chief

Bern and Washington could arrive within the next three or six months at a deal to regularise assets hidden by American taxpayers in Swiss banks, Julius Bär boss Boris Collardi said on Saturday.

‘Sexy’ Swiss soldiers in Britney Spears video remake

‘Sexy’ Swiss soldiers in Britney Spears video remake

Versatile Swiss soldiers have displayed a whole new set of talents with a mimed reworking of Britney Spears' Hold it against me video at a military training camp in Ticino.

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Switzerland seeing driest year in decades

Summer rainstorms are already a forgotten memory in swathes of western Switzerland that are experiencing the driest weather conditions since 1921.

Half of Swiss are overweight: study

Half of Swiss are overweight: study

A national study commissioned by the Federal Office of Public Health indicates that more than half of Switzerland's population is overweight. 

Thieves make off with two trains in Switzerland

Thieves make off with two trains in Switzerland

Two trains, including one weighing almost a tonne, have been stolen from a miniature train park in western Switzerland, the park said on Saturday.

UBS set to lose billions amid tax deals

UBS set to lose billions amid tax deals

The boss of Swiss banking giant UBS said on Sunday that clients could withdraw up to 30 billion francs in assets due to deals between Bern and EU states to regularise untaxed funds hidden in Swiss banks.