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Turkey angry after Swiss tout ‘kebab ban’
Is banning the burqa as 'foolish' as banning the kebab? Photo: Jason Ramos

Turkish kebab chefs are up in arms after they misunderstood a spoof campaign to ban the kebab in Switzerland.

Opinion: US Elections
Americans abroad: get off the fence, stop Trump

If you're an American in Europe, don't let high-minded queasiness stop you using your vote - there's too much at stake, says Laura Shields of Democrats Abroad.

Ticino votes to favour local workers over foreigners
Airolo in the Gotthard Pass. Photo: Dmitry A. Mottl

Voters in Ticino on Sunday strongly backed an initiative giving preference to local workers over foreigners.

Swiss-EU relations
Swiss press criticize Bern’s 'capitulation' on immigration
The Swiss President and EU leaders cosy up at the opening of the Gotthard tunnel in June. Photo: Ruben Sprich/AFP

Is the Brexit camp taking note?

Swiss-EU relations
Row as Swiss MPs give in on EU migrant curbs
The debate over EU immigration became heated in parliament on Wednesday. File photo: Justus Blumer

Is parliament's proposal a necessary solution or the “death of direct democracy”?

Swiss-EU negotiations resume but no deal yet
Juncker and Schneider-Ammann meet in Zurich. Photo: Manuel Lopez/Pool/AFP

The Swiss president, Johann Schneider-Ammann, met with EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in Zurich on Monday.

Bern argues over passports for 3rd generation foreigners
File photo: The Local

Should it be easier for third generation immigrants – the grandchildren of foreigners residing in Switzerland – to obtain Swiss citizenship?

Swiss ‘slave children’ to finally get compensation
One victim of the Swiss government policy during the campaign for compensation. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Victims of abusive work placements have hailed a “historic” decision after parliament voted to award them compensation for their suffering.

AHV reform
Swiss oppose raised pension age: survey
Unions led a demonstration for a strong AHV. Photo: SGS/USS

Sixty-three percent of Swiss oppose an automatic increase in the pension age to 67.

US and Russia meet in Geneva for Syria talks
John Kerry with UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva on Thursday for a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.

Brexit
Survey: Swiss optimistic about Brexit effect
Many Swiss reportedly now see Britain as an ally. Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP

Most Swiss now think Brexit will have a positive effect on Switzerland, according to a new survey.

Neuchâtel looks to boost rights for foreigners
File photo: The Local

Neuchâtel could become the first canton in Switzerland to allow foreigners to stand in cantonal elections.

Ticino tourist sector has 'real fears' over effect of burqa ban
Muslim campaigner Nora Illi has already been fined under the new law. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini

Another referendum result is having effects on the economy.

Refugee crisis
‘We must help more’ says mayor who refused refugees
Children at a refugee camp in Greece. Photo: Sakis Mitrolidis

Andreas Glarner, the mayor of a Swiss village that chose to pay a fine rather than accept its share of asylum seekers, visited refugees in Greece this week.

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