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Swiss MPs examine nuclear shutdown

The Swiss parliament began Wednesday to examine a government proposal to phase out the country's nuclear plants by 2034.

Swatch faces competition probe

Switzerland's anti-trust commission said Wednesday it had opened a probe into Swatch for suspected abuse of its dominant position, after the group decided to stop supplying components to other watch-makers.

Swiss claw back Qaddafi payment

Switzerland said on Wednesday it had recovered a $1.8 million compensation payment that it transferred last year to the Libyan regime after a bitter standoff involving one of Muammar Qaddafi's sons.

Secretive power group gathers in St Moritz

Secretive power group gathers in St Moritz

The Bilderberg Group of some 100 political and economic leaders, as well as aristocrats, will meet from Thursday in the chic Swiss ski station of St Moritz.

Swiss allowed to choose family name

The Council of States has approved a new law allowing Swiss couples to have a free choice as to which of their surnames to adopt as a family name.

Sex box row: minister won't get involved

Sex box row: minister won't get involved

A Swiss minister has declined to take a firm position in a recent row over a new sex education program in Basel's schools that uses wooden penises and fabric vaginas.

Asylum requests up 51 percent - in a month

New figures show the number of asylum requests to Switzerland has increased by 51 percent in the last month