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Swiss voters say no to higher pensions
Photo: AFP

Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a plan to increase pension payments by ten percent.

Swiss politician argues against hijab in ID photos
The official guidelines should what ID photos allow. Photo: FedPol

Should the Islamic headscarf be banned in photographs for official Swiss documents?

Swiss driverless bus trial suspended after crash
Photo: PostBus

The pioneering self-driving bus was involved in a minor collision with a van.

Swiss police arrest Algerian rebel wanted in France
Merouane Benahmed in 2015. Photo: Pascal Pavani/AFP

Merouane Benahmed has filed a claim for asylum in Switzerland.

Swiss-EU relations
Swiss press criticize Bern’s 'capitulation' on immigration
The Swiss President and EU leaders cosy up at the opening of the Gotthard tunnel in June. Photo: Ruben Sprich/AFP

Is the Brexit camp taking note?

Valais man caught driving 100km/hr over speed limit
The speed was recorded by a police radar camera. Photo: Valais police

He could face a four-year prison sentence.

Swiss-EU relations
Row as Swiss MPs give in on EU migrant curbs
The debate over EU immigration became heated in parliament on Wednesday. File photo: Justus Blumer

Is parliament's proposal a necessary solution or the “death of direct democracy”?

Majority of over 50s consider assisted suicide
File photo: AFP

Two thirds of the over 50s in German-speaking Switzerland have considered resorting to euthanasia to end their lives when the time comes, according to a survey.

Swiss-EU negotiations resume but no deal yet
Juncker and Schneider-Ammann meet in Zurich. Photo: Manuel Lopez/Pool/AFP

The Swiss president, Johann Schneider-Ammann, met with EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in Zurich on Monday.

Mother leaves toddler son alone in car to go clubbing
Photo: Schaffhausen police

A mother is facing charges of neglect after leaving her toddler son alone in a parked car in Schaffhausen while she went to a nightclub.

Geneva airport bomb hoaxer faces 90,000-franc bill
The fake bomb threat sparked a massive police operation at the airport in July. File photo: Richard Juilliart

The Frenchwoman claimed there was a bomb at the airport in an act of revenge against her husband's lover.

Two dead after glider crashes into Swiss forest
Glider accidents are not uncommon in Switzerland. File photo: Mitch Barrie

The glider crashed into a field in the Swiss Jura, killing its two passengers.

Swiss September so far is hottest since 1911
Some parts of Switzerland broke records for the time of year. File photo: Sin Amigos

Switzerland has experienced the hottest first half of September for more than a hundred years.

Bern station gets traffic lights – for pedestrians
File photo: Florent le Gall

SBB is trying new tactics in order to prevent Bern station becoming a scrum at peak times.

Schoolkids uncover human skeleton in Winterthur woods
The students found the remains in woods near Winterthur. Photo: Stefan Kubli/Swiss-image.ch

Not what you expect to find when orienteering.

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Mother leaves toddler son alone in car to go clubbing
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Swiss populist attacked by knife-wielding pensioner
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Bern argues over passports for 3rd generation foreigners
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Muslim pupils must shake hands – ‘no ifs and buts’
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Swiss ‘slave children’ to finally get compensation
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Zurich named ‘greenest’ city on the planet
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Brawl over seats forces Swiss to abort flight
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Research shows typical Swiss chalets ‘not actually Swiss’
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Switzerland to get nationwide disaster alert system
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Swiss space firm boss left badly injured in violent attack
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ETH Zurich crowned best uni in continental Europe – again
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Report: Swiss citizenship rules leave some stateless
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Fatal crash: pilot told to fly below safe altitude
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Business & Money
Elderly Italian on benefits stashed €1m in Swiss bank
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Court sides with chickens in dispute over noisy henhouse
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Swiss politician arrested over illegal entry of migrants
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Foreigners in Switzerland surpass 2 million mark
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Geneva runs out of permits for non-EU workers
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