Five Swiss laws that foreign residents are bound to break
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Five Swiss laws that foreign residents are bound to break

To foreigners, some of Switzerland’s laws— whether national or local – may appear strange, or even overly persnickety. But it's important to know them or you could end up with a hefty fine.

‘It only lasted 11 minutes’: Why this rape sentence has caused an outcry in Switzerland
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‘It only lasted 11 minutes’: Why this rape sentence has caused an outcry in Switzerland

Why Swiss officials are fearing a ‘revolution of the vaccinated’
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Why Swiss officials are fearing a ‘revolution of the vaccinated’

Switzerland’s new ‘Guantanamo-style’ terrorism law draws international criticism

Switzerland’s new ‘Guantanamo-style’ terrorism law draws international criticism

Swiss police under fire for ‘arbitrarily’ targeting foreigners in canton of Aargau
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Swiss police under fire for ‘arbitrarily’ targeting foreigners in canton of Aargau

Swiss police clear months-long quarry protest

Swiss police clear months-long quarry protest

Safety in Switzerland: Which areas do Zurich residents avoid at night?
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Safety in Switzerland: Which areas do Zurich residents avoid at night?

Switzerland: Police must publish suspects’ nationality after referendum vote

Switzerland: Police must publish suspects’ nationality after referendum vote

Switzerland: Should a suspect’s ethnicity be made public by police?

Switzerland: Should a suspect’s ethnicity be made public by police?

Your rights in Switzerland: Can police enter your home if you break coronavirus rules?

Your rights in Switzerland: Can police enter your home if you break coronavirus rules?

Swiss police investigate ‘terrorist motives’ after shopping centre stabbing

Swiss police investigate ‘terrorist motives’ after shopping centre stabbing

Swiss politicians call for relaxation of gun laws after Austrian terrorist attack

Swiss politicians call for relaxation of gun laws after Austrian terrorist attack

Swiss suspects in Vienna attack ‘already faced terror charges’

Swiss suspects in Vienna attack ‘already faced terror charges’

Two arrested in Switzerland over Vienna attack

Two arrested in Switzerland over Vienna attack

Elderly woman sentenced for stabbing death of boy, 7, in Basel

Elderly woman sentenced for stabbing death of boy, 7, in Basel

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Swiss top cop suspended over love affair

Swiss ski worker ‘generously rewarded’ after handing back lost $20,000

Swiss ski worker ‘generously rewarded’ after handing back lost $20,000

Switzerland: Zurich police to be forced to name nationality and ‘background’ of offenders

Switzerland: Zurich police to be forced to name nationality and ‘background’ of offenders

Zurich is the ‘fines capital’ of Switzerland for 2019

Zurich is the ‘fines capital’ of Switzerland for 2019

Calls for Zurich police to get bodycams after hooligans attack officers

Calls for Zurich police to get bodycams after hooligans attack officers

Swiss-Guatemalan ex-police chief jailed for 15 years

Swiss-Guatemalan ex-police chief jailed for 15 years

Watch: Switzerland’s piano playing policeman goes viral

Watch: Switzerland’s piano playing policeman goes viral

Zurich cops become midwives in dramatic mid-road birth

Zurich cops become midwives in dramatic mid-road birth

Mass surveillance slammed in French-speaking Switzerland

Mass surveillance slammed in French-speaking Switzerland

Zurich police will no longer automatically name nationality of crime suspects

Zurich police will no longer automatically name nationality of crime suspects

Arachnophobe calls police to deal with spider in Chur home

Arachnophobe calls police to deal with spider in Chur home

Swiss fugitive gets seven years for attacking Paris police car

Swiss fugitive gets seven years for attacking Paris police car

Swiss police kill Sri Lankan asylum seeker brandishing knives

Swiss police kill Sri Lankan asylum seeker brandishing knives

Police called to evacuate school near Zurich after dozens of children report breathing problems

Police called to evacuate school near Zurich after dozens of children report breathing problems

Swiss drink driver drives to police station…whilst drunk

Swiss drink driver drives to police station…whilst drunk

Swiss border police to get reinforcements for busy summer months

Swiss border police to get reinforcements for busy summer months

The changing face of jihadism in Switzerland

The changing face of jihadism in Switzerland

Geneva residents report feeling much safer as crime levels fall dramatically

Geneva residents report feeling much safer as crime levels fall dramatically

Seven injured after train from Italy derails in Switzerland

Seven injured after train from Italy derails in Switzerland

Bern calls for witnesses as police investigate violent protests

Bern calls for witnesses as police investigate violent protests

Police report weirdest cases of 2016

Police report weirdest cases of 2016

Spiez double murder accused to appear in court

Spiez double murder accused to appear in court

Swiss police take up assault rifles over terror threat

Swiss police take up assault rifles over terror threat

Geneva police to lift ban on bearded officers

Geneva police to lift ban on bearded officers

Neuchâtel dubbed Swiss ‘crystal meth capital’

Neuchâtel dubbed Swiss ‘crystal meth capital’

Five Basel police officers set upon by 200 attackers

Five Basel police officers set upon by 200 attackers

Suspect package sparks false alarm in Lausanne

Suspect package sparks false alarm in Lausanne

Prison for Swiss speeder who drove over policeman’s foot

Prison for Swiss speeder who drove over policeman’s foot

Missing man found dead in Obwalden forest

Missing man found dead in Obwalden forest

Switzerland mulls alarm text message service

Switzerland mulls alarm text message service

Terror fears trigger Swiss run on guns

Terror fears trigger Swiss run on guns

Swiss ‘unprepared’ for potential terror attack

Swiss ‘unprepared’ for potential terror attack

Bern renews funding for controversial arts centre

Bern renews funding for controversial arts centre

Man arrested for calling Swiss police 59 times

Man arrested for calling Swiss police 59 times

Lausanne illegal found guilty of attempted murder

Lausanne illegal found guilty of attempted murder

Video could trap Syrian jail-breaker and guard

Video could trap Syrian jail-breaker and guard

Asylum seeker ‘was attacked by Swiss policeman’

Asylum seeker ‘was attacked by Swiss policeman’

Amnesty criticizes Swiss treatment of foreigners

Amnesty criticizes Swiss treatment of foreigners

New European police centre to fight terrorism

New European police centre to fight terrorism

Swiss police save horse in dramatic river rescue

Swiss police save horse in dramatic river rescue

Police probe mysterious death in Interlaken

Police probe mysterious death in Interlaken

Murder investigators seek help from Interpol

Murder investigators seek help from Interpol

Swiss basketball star slams police in US trial

Swiss basketball star slams police in US trial

Bern police ID Chapel Hill mourners at US embassy

Bern police ID Chapel Hill mourners at US embassy

Mother arrested over deaths of two tots

Mother arrested over deaths of two tots

Father of missing Scot fears Swiss trauma

Father of missing Scot fears Swiss trauma

Prisoner accused of coke trafficking from cell

Prisoner accused of coke trafficking from cell

Geneva snake smuggler apprehended in Basel

Geneva snake smuggler apprehended in Basel

Geneva men arrested after drugs blunder

Geneva men arrested after drugs blunder

Police deal further blow to football supporters

Police deal further blow to football supporters

Swiss police use rubber bullets to disperse crowd at ‘illegal’ street party

Swiss police use rubber bullets to disperse crowd at ‘illegal’ street party

Swiss police launch ‘fine strike’ over pay cut

Swiss police launch ‘fine strike’ over pay cut

Man killed in freak parking accident

Man killed in freak parking accident

Drunk driving mum had kids on board

Drunk driving mum had kids on board

Man run over by delivery van in centre of Aarau

Man run over by delivery van in centre of Aarau

Police employee ‘secretly filmed women in shower’

Police employee ‘secretly filmed women in shower’

Basel cop convicted for selling machine guns

Basel cop convicted for selling machine guns

Balloon crash family are ‘out of danger’

Balloon crash family are ‘out of danger’

American tourist dies in Fribourg balloon crash

American tourist dies in Fribourg balloon crash

Police make arrest following gondola deaths

Police make arrest following gondola deaths

Rescuers search for man missing in lake

Rescuers search for man missing in lake

Police hunt killer following double murder

Police hunt killer following double murder

Man drowns trying to save dog from river

Man drowns trying to save dog from river

Fake granddaughter rips off couple in huge fraud

Fake granddaughter rips off couple in huge fraud

Man arrested after retired couple shot dead

Man arrested after retired couple shot dead

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One dead, two injured in Basel shooting

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Woman held for shooting Brazilian bouncer

More police sought against foreign gangs

More police sought against foreign gangs

Swiss cops face charges over injured cat

Swiss cops face charges over injured cat

Escaped snake terrifies tenants

Escaped snake terrifies tenants

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Police in Zurich plan ‘fine strike’

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Policeman shot dead during eviction

MEP ‘bloodied’ sneaking into Bilderberg hotel

MEP ‘bloodied’ sneaking into Bilderberg hotel

Mafia makes inroads in Switzerland

Mafia makes inroads in Switzerland

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Saudi man kills snake, thrown in jail

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Army could help quell Zurich riots: politician