Politician compares gay couples to cocaine

Politician compares gay couples to cocaine

As Switzerland debates allowing gay and lesbian couples to adopt, a leading politician has caused consternation by comparing homosexuality to drug use.

Bern top Swiss city for bike theft

Bern top Swiss city for bike theft

Cyclists in the Swiss capital would be well advised to invest in a sturdy lock after a study found that Bern is the second worst city in German-speaking countries for bike theft.

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Teenager owns up to Swiss church arson attack

Swiss police said on Monday a teenager had turned himself in after an arson attack at a church in western Switzerland.

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Swiss trade surplus rises 10.2% in October

Switzerland's trade surplus increased 10.2 percent last month to 2.2 billion francs ($2.4 billion) despite the impact of the strong franc on exports, customs officials said on Tuesday.

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Swiss billionaire awaits ruling as asbestos trial ends

A massive class action lawsuit in Italy against a Swiss billionaire and a Belgian baron over 3,000 allegedly asbestos-related illnesses and deaths ended on Monday and a verdict is expected in February.

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Top court rules against schooling via webcam

Swiss parents are not allowed to school their children at home via webcam. The Federal Supreme Court ruled that children’s social skills were not sufficiently nurtured by such an arrangement.