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Archive for Mon, 02 Jul 2012

Gotthard rail link reopens after landslide

Gotthard rail link reopens after landslide

Trains were set to run again on Switzerland's main north-south rail line from Monday after it was closed for more than a month following a landslide that killed a worker.

Asylum seekers should be shot: SVP politician

A far-right politician from the Swiss People's Party (SVP) is expected to resign on Monday after it emerged that he had called on social media sites for asylum seekers to be shot.

Sunbathing woman shot in the leg

Sunbathing woman shot in the leg

A 46-year-old woman was shot in the leg on Saturday afternoon as she lay sunbathing by a small lake near St. Gallen.

 

Swiss men buying more 'Viagra' online

Swiss men buying more 'Viagra' online

More and more Swiss men are buying what they believe to be Viagra on the internet, but the pills can contain cement or even rat poison, consumer watchdogs warn.

Liechtenstein votes to keep royal veto

Liechtenstein votes to keep royal veto

Voters in Liechtenstein on Sunday rejected a move to limit the powers of the royal family in a controversial referendum seeking to abolish the ruling prince's right to veto legislation.

Swiss reject refugee linked to Islamist group

Switzerland has refused to take back a Jordanian refugee who had been given asylum after he was charged with links to Islamist rebels in Somalia, officials announced on Saturday.