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Build villages for asylum seekers: Swiss party

The Christian Democratic Party has tabled a motion to introduce specially built villages for asylum-seekers.

Drive-in prostitution project stalled in Zurich

Drive-in prostitution project stalled in Zurich

The Swiss People’s Party has launched a referendum to slow down the progress of the intended development in Zurich of drive-in postitution stalls.  

Anti-minaret group mulls burka ban initiative

Anti-minaret group mulls burka ban initiative

The group responsible for launching Switzerland's anti-minaret initiative has called the rejection of a motion to ban burkas on public transport and in dealings with authorities “an affront”.

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US envoy welcomes Swiss tax accord

The United States Ambassador to Switzerland Donald Beyer on Tuesday welcomed the approval by Swiss lawmakers of a revised tax accord with the United States that eases banking secrecy rules.