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Switzerland needs own island off Greece: MP

Switzerland needs own island off Greece: MP

Maverick Swiss national councillor Pierre Rusconi has once again sparked controversy by suggesting that Greece should sell one of its islands to Switzerland to make up for its debts to the Alpine country.

Switzerland to launch new 'smart' railcards

Switzerland to launch new 'smart' railcards

The trusty blue Swiss railcards are about to become a thing of the past with a new high-tech version taking their place. Here's what you need to know.

Girl, 5, dies after mum leaves her in boiling car

Girl, 5, dies after mum leaves her in boiling car

A five-year-old girl in the Swiss canton of Ticino has died after her mother left her alone in a boiling hot car, as Switzerland continues to sizzle in a record-breaking heatwave.

Diver killed in collision with Swiss windsurfer

Diver killed in collision with Swiss windsurfer

A Russian died on Monday after being hit in the neck by the board of a professional Swiss windsurfer on the popular Spanish tourist island of Gran Canaria.

Fifa faces long struggle to pass reforms

Fifa faces long struggle to pass reforms

The high-profile person who will head up the task force established to finetune crucial reforms of football's scandal-hit world governing body Fifa will be named very soon a source close to the organization's leadership said.