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News: Switzerland

We have started to collect the most important news related to Switzerland in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Hunters of rare Swiss ibex stir Alps wildlife row

Wednesday, November 6th 2019, 1:02

A Swiss region allows trophy hunters to shoot ibex, but the elusive animal remains rare in the Alps.
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Swiss election: Green parties 'make historic gains'

Sunday, October 20th 2019, 17:15

Greens make major election gains as the anti-immigration SVP suffers a setback, projections show.
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Swiss election: Why melting Alps could create a green wave

Friday, October 18th 2019, 23:30

Greens are hoping to come second in Sunday's Swiss elections, eyeing a climate change opportunity.
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Poland mortgages: Homeowners win fight over Swiss Franc loans

Thursday, October 3rd 2019, 16:27
related countries: Poland Poland

Half a million indebted Polish homeowners have won a fight to be freed from Swiss franc mortgages.
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Swiss auction off supercars of Equatorial Guinea leader’s son

Sunday, September 29th 2019, 19:31
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

Luxury cars seized from Equatorial Guinea’s vice-president fetch $27m at an auction near Geneva.
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Pizol glacier: Swiss hold funeral for ice lost to global warming

Sunday, September 22nd 2019, 14:22

Dozens of people, some dressed in black, paid their respects to the Pizol glacier in the Swiss Alps.
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Robert Frank: Influential Swiss-American photographer dies at 94

Tuesday, September 10th 2019, 14:32
related countries: United States United States

One of the most influential photographers of the 20th Century has died.
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US Open 2019: Roger Federer goes out to Grigor Dimitrov

Wednesday, September 4th 2019, 5:48
related countries: United States United States

The Swiss 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer loses to Grigor Dimitrov in a late-night thriller.
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US Open 2019: Naomi Osaka loses to Belinda Bencic in last 16

Monday, September 2nd 2019, 22:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Monday

Defending champion Naomi Osaka is knocked out of the US Open as she loses 7-5 6-4 to Switzerland's Belinda Bencic in the last 16 on Monday.
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Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz to be tried over 'Guinea bribes'

Tuesday, August 13th 2019, 11:34
related countries: Guinea Guinea, Israel Israel

Swiss prosecutors are seeking a prison term for Beny Steinmetz for alleged bribery, which he denies.
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Fraud charges for 2006 Germany World Cup officials

Tuesday, August 6th 2019, 13:56

Swiss prosecutors are to conduct proceedings against football legend Franz Beckenbauer separately.
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Swiss drones grounded after crash near playing children

Tuesday, July 30th 2019, 12:41

Drones carrying lab samples between hospitals in Switzerland have been grounded.
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Body of Swiss football player Ismaili found

Wednesday, July 3rd 2019, 10:07

Tributes are paid to Switzerland forward Florijana Ismaili after the missing footballer's body is found.
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Swiss women strike for more money, time and respect

Friday, June 14th 2019, 14:48

Women are protesting against the slow pace of change, calling for "more money, time and respect".
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Caster Semenya: Olympic 800m champion files appeal to Swiss court

Wednesday, May 29th 2019, 17:47

Olympic champion Caster Semenya files a new appeal to a Swiss court to challenge the decision regarding the restriction of testosterone levels in female runners.
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Switzerland gun control: Voters back EU regulations

Sunday, May 19th 2019, 15:22

A referendum backs new gun restrictions, helping Switzerland avoid conflict with the European Union.
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Gun-loving Swiss asked to toughen laws or risk EU tension

Friday, May 17th 2019, 23:08

Switzerland is full of gun clubs, but now the EU is urging tougher controls.
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Jung lovers: BTS delve into psychology on their album, Map Of The Soul

Friday, April 19th 2019, 0:03

The Swiss psychologist's theories of ego, persona and the psyche underpin the band's latest lyrics.
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'Why I'm giving my friend a kidney'

Saturday, April 13th 2019, 23:32

Sibylle will next week become a Swiss organ donor, in a country with the lowest donor rates in Europe.
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Coffee not essential for life, Swiss government says

Thursday, April 11th 2019, 16:42

Switzerland wants to end its practice of stockpiling coffee by the end of 2022.
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Swiss court orders historic referendum re-run

Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 16:58

The supreme court scraps the result of a national referendum for the first time in modern Swiss history.
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Euro 2020: Georgia opponent rushes to Swiss player's aid

Sunday, March 24th 2019, 13:54

Swiss player Fabian Schaer lay unconscious with his tongue stuck down his throat at the Euro 2020 qualifier.
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Swiss boy stabbed to death in Basel after school

Thursday, March 21st 2019, 18:35
related places: Basel

A 75-year-old woman is arrested after the seven-year-old boy died in hospital after being attacked.
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'Swiss climbers' died in Ben Nevis avalanche

Wednesday, March 13th 2019, 10:26

Three climbers died and fourth is seriously injured in hospital following Tuesday's incident.
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Masks come out in Swiss 'valley of monsters'

Friday, March 1st 2019, 0:02

Carnival time in one valley in Switzerland means an old tradition of wooden masks.
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Mozambique files case against Credit Suisse

Thursday, February 28th 2019, 18:39

The Swiss bank has not commented on its role in what has become known as the "tuna bond" loan scandal.
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In 1959 a Swiss referendum denied women the right to vote

Wednesday, February 27th 2019, 2:29

In 1959 Swiss men took part in a referendum on whether women should be allowed to vote in general elections. Two-thirds said no. Women didn't get the vote until 1971.
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Former Swiss officer Johan Cosar on trial for fighting IS

Thursday, February 21st 2019, 12:24
related countries: Syria Syria

A former Swiss army officer is on trial for his part in fighting against Islamic State in Syria.
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Swiss bank UBS fined €3.7bn in fraud case

Wednesday, February 20th 2019, 14:38
related countries: France France

The Swiss bank is found guilty of helping French clients hide billions from French tax authorities.
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Crans-Montana: One dead after rare on-piste avalanche

Wednesday, February 20th 2019, 9:26

One person has died of their injuries after a popular marked ski slope was hit by an avalanche.
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Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler in Downfall, dies aged 77

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 15:41

The Swiss was an accomplished actor whose portrayal of Hitler spawned thousands of parodies online.
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Brexit risk for UK aid as Swiss cut off from EU funding

Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 11:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Swiss aid agencies have suddenly been cut off from EU funds and suspect it is down to Brexit plans.
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Children's climate rallies gain momentum in Europe

Friday, January 25th 2019, 15:53
related countries: Germany Germany

Thousands skip school in Berlin and some other European cities to urge action on global warming.
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