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Toddler drowns in caravan park canal

Toddler drowns in caravan park canal

Justice authorities in the canton of Valais have launched an investigation into the death of a two-year-old boy who drowned over the weekend in a canal.

Voters reject Weber’s Lavaux protection plan

Voters reject Weber's Lavaux protection plan

Voters in the canton of Vaud on Sunday said no to a bid by environmental crusader Franz Weber to further protect the historic Lavaux vineyard region, east of Lausanne.

Ban on paedophiles working with kids backed

Ban on paedophiles working with kids backed

Swiss citizens on Sunday overwhelmingly voted for a harsher stance against convicted paedophiles by banning them from working with children for life.

Cocoa supply worries Swiss chocolate industry

Cocoa supply worries Swiss chocolate industry

The future may be bitter for chocolate lovers unless cocoa producers step up their output dramatically to satisfy an expected surge in demand from emerging market countries, the executive of one of Switzerland's best known chocolate companies warns.

Voters shoot down Swedish fighter jet deal

Voters shoot down Swedish fighter jet deal

The Swiss allowed a multi-billion-dollar deal to buy fighter jets from Sweden to crash and burn Sunday, when a majority turned out to nix funding for the purchase.

 Swiss reject world's highest minimum wage

Swiss reject world's highest minimum wage

Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a proposal to introduce the world's highest minimum wage, which would have guaranteed every worker in one of the world's priciest nations at least $25 an hour.

Credit Suisse to admit 'criminally wrong': report

Credit Suisse to admit 'criminally wrong': report

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse is set to sign a document admitting it had unwittingly run a "criminal enterprise" in its past wooing of US tax dodgers, media reported on Sunday.

Filmmaker Godard stays away from Cannes

Filmmaker Godard stays away from Cannes

Legendary French-Swiss director Jean-Luc Godard said on Saturday that he has neither plans to go to Cannes nor is he interested in receiving the film festival's top prize, even if his "Goodbye to Language" is among movies in competition for the Palme d'Or.