Swiss village in uproar over asylum centre

Swiss village in uproar over asylum centre

Local officials from Bettwil, in northern Switzerland, have collected almost 10,000 signatures against federal plans to build a refugee centre in the village of 560 inhabitants.

Switzerland slips in global ranking

Switzerland slips in global ranking

Switzerland has retained its place among the top ten most attractive countries in the world, according to the 2011 Nation Brands Index, but the country has dropped a spot since last year.