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Pro-Swiss Einstein letter sells for $180,000

A letter by Albert Einstein extolling the virtues of Switzerland written has fetched far more than expected at an auction in Lucerne.

Swiss workers strip to combat exploitation

Swiss workers strip to combat exploitation

After a survey found that many Swiss uniforms are made in exploitative conditions, police and paramedics have posed half naked for a video shot to highlight the issue.

Tough asylum laws ‘contrary to tradition’

Tough asylum laws ‘contrary to tradition’

Switzerland's left-wing parties and refugee support groups have reacted angrily to a raft of measures approved by the lower house on Wednesday that will place much tougher restrictions on asylum seekers.

Headwinds force Swiss pilot to abort solar flight

Headwinds force Swiss pilot to abort solar flight

Strong headwinds Wednesday forced the Solar Impulse to abort its toughest flight yet across Morocco, a week after it made history with the world's first inter-continental solar-powered flight.

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Suu Kyi makes historic visit to Switzerland

Burma democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is due to address the International Labour Organization conference in Geneva on Thursday, kicking off the opposition leader's historic European tour.

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Switzerland tightens asylum laws

Swiss politicians voted for much tougher restrictions on asylum seekers on Wednesday in response to growing pressure for reform from right-wing parties.