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Weird and wacky hot air balloons at Swiss festival

Sunday, January 22nd 2017, 14:13
related places: Chateau-d'Oex

Chateau d'Oex in Switzerland is hosting its annual hot air balloon festival for the 39th time.
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Tibet activists arrested in Switzerland protest during Xi visit

Monday, January 16th 2017, 2:13
related countries: China China
related places: Bern

The group were protesting against a visit to Bern by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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Ski World Cup: Lauberhorn race cancelled because of too much snow

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 14:02

The Lauberhorn downhill race in Switzerland is cancelled after more than 40cm (16in) of snowfall.
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Swiss Muslim girls must learn to swim with boys, court rules

Tuesday, January 10th 2017, 12:23

Switzerland wins a court case obliging Muslim girls to take school-run swimming lessons with boys.
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Dry slopes

Saturday, January 7th 2017, 1:26

After a difficult Christmas period and one of the driest Decembers, Swiss resorts are praying for snow.
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Swiss shooting: Gunman found dead near Zurich Islamic centre

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 14:08
related places: Zurich

A man who shot and wounded three people at an Islamic centre in Zurich is found dead.
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Swiss shooting: Three wounded near Zurich Islamic centre

Monday, December 19th 2016, 18:21
related places: Zurich

Three people are wounded in a gun attack near a Muslim prayer centre in the Swiss city of Zurich.
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No quotas in 'compromise' Swiss immigration bill

Friday, December 16th 2016, 17:12
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Swiss deputies pass a law aiming to help in-country jobseekers while avoiding a row with Brussels.
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Gurlitt collection: Hoard of Nazi-era art set for Swiss museum

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 16:17
related countries: Germany Germany

A hoard of Nazi-era artworks can be donated to a Swiss museum, a court in Germany rules.
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Fifa corruption probe: House searches in Switzerland

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 17:23
related countries: Germany Germany

Swiss authorities conduct searches linked to bribery allegations over Germany's 2006 World Cup bid.
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Switzerland votes against strict timetable for nuclear power phaseout

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 13:50

Swiss voters in a referendum reject a plan to make a strict timetable for phasing out nuclear power.
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Highest basketball shot world record from top of dam

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 15:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Video shows Australian Derek Herron setting the record for the highest basketball shot, on 26 September in Switzerland.
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Equatorial Guinea's VP Obiang's cars seized in Switzerland

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 18:39
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

Swiss prosecutors investigating corruption seize 11 cars from Equatorial Guinea leader's son.
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Swiss railway ticket machines to sell Bitcoin digital currency

Saturday, October 29th 2016, 17:47

Switzerland's national rail service will begin selling the digital currency Bitcoin at ticket machines.
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Syria conflict: Rebels advance on IS stronghold of Dabiq

Saturday, October 15th 2016, 19:50
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United States United States

Turkish-backed rebels in Syria are advancing on the symbolically important IS stronghold of Dabiq, as US and Russian envoys discuss efforts to achieve a truce.
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How do you stop an ice grotto melting?

Friday, September 30th 2016, 5:36

The low-tech solution helping to preserve an ice grotto in Switzerland's Rhone Glacier.
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Swiss endorse new surveillance powers

Sunday, September 25th 2016, 16:49

Swiss voters give overwhelming approval to new surveillance powers for the country's intelligence agencies.
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Ig Nobel win for Alpine 'goat man'

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 23:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man who lived in the Swiss Alps as a goat for three days wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.
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Glass of beer 'makes people more sociable'

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 23:10

Researchers in Switzerland confirm what most people already know - drinking one glass of beer can make people more sociable.
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Fuel 'too dirty' for Europe sold to Africa

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 14:59

Swiss commodity trading firms are criticised in a report on the sale to African countries of diesel containing toxin levels that would be illegal in Europe.
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Swiss seniors compete in 'elderly Olympics'

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 13:27

Games include a walking-frame slalom and hitting nails into a plank of wood.
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Brazil's ex-Speaker Cunha expelled from Congress over Swiss bank accounts

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 3:22
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Ex-Speaker of Brazil's Congress, Eduardo Cunha, is stripped of his seat over allegations he lied about undeclared Swiss bank accounts.
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Brazil's ex-Speaker faces losing seat over Swiss bank accounts

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 1:18
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Ex-Speaker of Brazil's Congress, Eduardo Cunha, faces being stripped of his seat amid accusations he lied about undeclared Swiss bank accounts.
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Swiss lessons for Brexit - in 10, 30 and 60 seconds

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 21:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC's economics editor Kamal Ahmed has been in Switzerland to learn what the non-EU country can teach the UK during Brexit negotiations.
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Franz Beckenbauer investigated for corruption over 2006 World Cup

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 13:58
related countries: Germany Germany

Swiss prosecutors open a criminal investigation into German football legend Franz Beckenbauer and three others over Germany's bid for the 2006 World Cup.
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Swiss train attack: Teenager dies in hospital

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 9:24

A 17-year-old girl has died of wounds she suffered when a man wielding a knife attacked passengers on a Swiss train earlier this month.
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Lake Como, Italy, the latest migrant frontline

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 23:16
related countries: Italy Italy

Hundreds of migrants are sleeping rough on Lake Como in Italy after the Swiss authorities tightened restrictions on border crossings.
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Swiss dilemma

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 12:24

Brexit complicates Swiss efforts to reach a deal with the EU on immigration, the BBC's Imogen Foulkes writes.
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Swiss train attacker and one victim dead

Sunday, August 14th 2016, 13:48
related places: Salez

The knifeman and one of the victims from Saturday's attack on a train in Switzerland have died of their injuries in hospital, police say.
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Switzerland Salez attack: Knifeman sets fire to Swiss train

Saturday, August 13th 2016, 21:02

A knifeman sets fire to a train in eastern Switzerland, leaving six people in hospital with stab wounds and burns, police say.
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Panama Papers: Pieth says officials are in denial as he quits

Saturday, August 6th 2016, 16:03
related countries: Panama Panama

Swiss anti-corruption expert Mark Pieth tells the BBC he quit a commission investigating Panama's financial system because of government interference.
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