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Hundreds of Chihuahua pups smuggled into Switzerland

Hundreds of Chihuahua pups smuggled into Switzerland

Swiss police have uncovered an Eastern European smuggling ring found to have brought hundreds of Chihuahua puppies into the country illegally.

Swiss angry as Italy charges Chinese tourists

Italian customs officers imposing extra charges on coach-loads of Chinese visitors after tax-free shopping trips in Switzerland could hurt the tourist sector, a Swiss official said on Thursday.

More asylum seekers coming to Switzerland

The number of asylum applications increased by 34 percent in the last quarter, but the number of departures is rising too, new figures show.

Ski lift to link Zermatt with Italian resort

In a move bound to thrill ski enthusiasts, a new ski lift may soon be built linking Zermatt-Cervinia with the northern Italian Monterosa resort.