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Geneva car share scheme could help reduce city traffic
Catch a Car is aimed at short hops within a city. Photo: Catch a Car

Catch a Car, already in Basel, launches in Geneva next month.

Hail causes massive highway collision
Twenty-four cars were involved. Photo: Neuchatel police

A hailstorm caused a 24-car pile-up on Sunday.

Morcote named loveliest village in Switzerland
Morcote is next to Lake Lugano. Photo: ticino.ch

A picturesque hamlet nestled on the shores of Lake Lugano is Switzerland's most beautiful village.

Hotel lands internet hit with outdoor pool video
Pool with a view. Photo: Hotel Villa Honegg

A five-star hotel in central Switzerland has become an overnight internet sensation.

People in Switzerland ‘fly too much’ says environment body
File photo: Swiss International Air Lines

People in Switzerland travel by plane twice as much as their neighbours, a WWF spokesperson has said.

Swiss are most frequent train travellers in Europe
The Swiss love travelling by train. Photo: SBB

And they travel further by train than anyone else in the world.

10 great apps for exploring Switzerland this summer
Find a Swiss beach with the BeachGuide app. Photo: C Sonderegger/Swiss Tourism

Download these free apps to make your Swiss trip go swimmingly.

  Solar plane completes epic round-the-world trip
The journey ended in Abu Dhabi. Photo: Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse 2 has landed in the UAE, completing its epic round-the-world journey.

Swiss solar plane nears end of epic trip
Solar Impulse is close to its goal. Photo: Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse 2 is approaching the end of its epic bid to become the first sun-powered plane to circle the globe without fuel.

The quirkiest places to stay in Switzerland
Whitepod is just one of Switzerland's more unusual accommodation options. Photo: Hayley Hay/Whitepod

Fancy holidaying in a wine barrel, a silo or a cow barn?

Germans avoid plunge off Swiss mountain pass
Photo: Graubunden cantonal police

Two holidaymakers had a lucky escape when their brakes failed coming down a mountain pass.

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Geneva police to lift ban on bearded officers
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Survey: expats in Switzerland have money but few friends
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Swiss press criticize Bern’s 'capitulation' on immigration
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German ex-policeman is Swiss city’s new hermit
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Ticino votes to favour local workers over foreigners
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Geneva airport bomb hoaxer faces 90,000-franc bill
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Mother leaves toddler son alone in car to go clubbing
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Swiss populist attacked by knife-wielding pensioner
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