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Etiquette in Switzerland: tips and pitfalls

Etiquette in Switzerland: tips and pitfalls

From punctuality and personal space to food and kids, Catherine McLean looks at some of the fondues and don'ts of living in Switzerland.

Plumber arrested after burning ex with acid

A 44-year-old Italian plumber is behind bars after being arrested for pouring sulfuric acid over his former girlfriend and her partner in a Geneva suburb.

Cows attack woman hiking in Alpine meadow

Cows attack woman hiking in Alpine meadow

A woman is being treated in hospital for injuries after being attacked by cows while hiking through a pasture above Saint-Gingolph, a Valais town on the south bank of Lake Geneva.

Solar plane returns home after historic flight

Solar plane returns home after historic flight

The Swiss sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse landed back home in Switzerland late Tuesday after completing the final leg of its historic transcontinental flight.

Endeavour astronauts make Geneva landing

Endeavour astronauts make Geneva landing

The team of astronauts from the last flight of the US space shuttle Endeavour touched down in Geneva on Tuesday.