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Five German climbers die in Alpine accident

Five German climbers die in Alpine accident

Five German climbers plunged to their deaths on Tuesday while hiking in the Swiss Alps, police said.

Glacier gives up bodies of lost 1920s climbers

Human remains found at the foot of a Swiss glacier could belong to three members of a climbing party who disappeared in 1926, a report said on Tuesday.

Switzerland leads world in innovation: UN agency

Switzerland was on Tuesday named the world leader in innovation by a UN agency report that also warned of a two-speed Europe linked to the global economic crisis.

Zurich downpours cause transport chaos

Zurich downpours cause transport chaos

A record amount of rain fell on Zurich on Monday night, causing major disruption to the transport system.

Swiss and Germans seal Zurich airport noise deal

Swiss and Germans seal Zurich airport noise deal

Switzerland and Germany have finally reached an agreement aimed at restricting noise pollution from flights to Zurich airport.

Minaret ban mastermind rejects Nazi comparison

Minaret ban mastermind rejects Nazi comparison

Swiss People’s Party politician Barbara Steinemann has shot back at critics of her plan to launch an initiative calling for social welfare statistics to reflect whether a Swiss is native or naturalized.

High winds ground Swiss solar plane's flight

High winds ground Swiss solar plane's flight

An experimental solar-powered aircraft that had been scheduled to depart Morocco for Spain on Tuesday for its return journey to Switzerland has been grounded by strong winds, organizers said.