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The big plan to save Switzerland's smallest village

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 23:47
related places: Corippo

Corippo in Switzerland has 16 inhabitants and only one of them works.
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Swiss hotel's signs for Jews spark row and Israeli complaint

Tuesday, August 15th 2017, 13:05
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel complained to the Swiss government over a hotel sign telling Jewish guests to shower.
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Eggs containing fipronil found in 15 EU countries and Hong Kong

Friday, August 11th 2017, 14:24
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Fifteen EU countries as well as Hong Kong and Switzerland are said to have received tainted eggs.
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Zermatt: 'Longest' hanging pedestrian bridge opens in Switzerland

Saturday, July 29th 2017, 14:49
related places: Zermatt

The Europe Bridge spans 494m (1,640ft) and hangs up to 85m above a ravine near the town of Zermatt.
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Italians flock to Swiss town after viral video

Wednesday, July 26th 2017, 20:00

A video showing a group of friends swimming in the Verzasca river has inspired hundreds of tourists.
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Switzerland chainsaw attack: Suspect arrested in Thalwil

Tuesday, July 25th 2017, 20:10

Police arrest a man suspected of a chainsaw rampage that left five injured, after a two-day manhunt.
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Switzerland chainsaw attack: Manhunt becomes international

Tuesday, July 25th 2017, 11:14
related places: Schaffhausen

A man is still on the run after five people were wounded in the Swiss town of Schaffhausen.
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Switzerland chainsaw attack: Police hunt Schaffhausen attacker

Monday, July 24th 2017, 15:48
related places: Schaffhausen

Five people were injured in the town of Schaffhausen after being attacked with a chainsaw.
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Swiss glacier reveals couple lost in 1942

Tuesday, July 18th 2017, 16:38

Their 79-year-old daughter says she has found peace from the discovery after a life-long search.
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In pictures

Friday, July 7th 2017, 19:41

Some of the art hoarded by Cornelius Gurlitt goes on show at a Swiss museum before public display.
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In pictures

Saturday, June 24th 2017, 14:20

The Swiss Association of Seaplane Pilots is gathering on the banks of Lake Geneva.
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French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka to win the tournament for a 10th time

Sunday, June 11th 2017, 16:17
related countries: France France, Spain Spain

Spain's Rafael Nadal wins his 10th French Open title by beating Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka 6-2 6-3 6-1 in the men's singles final.
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Richard Hammond injured in Swiss crash

Saturday, June 10th 2017, 21:37

"Biggest crash I've ever seen," says Jeremy Clarkson, but Grand Tour co-star escapes serious injury.
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The 'zero-star hotel' without walls

Wednesday, June 7th 2017, 21:20

You can book a room in this Swiss 'hotel' and spend the night outside.
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Swiss court convicts man over 'defamatory' Facebook likes

Tuesday, May 30th 2017, 20:16
related places: Zurich

The Zurich court said by "liking" defamatory Facebook posts, the man "endorsed" the content.
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Swiss border guard prosecuted over Syrian woman's stillbirth

Thursday, May 11th 2017, 9:24
related countries: Syria Syria

A pregnant Syrian migrant did not get medical help in Switzerland and lost her baby.
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Swiss 'spied inside German ministry' in tax scandal

Thursday, May 4th 2017, 11:22
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany suspects that Swiss intelligence used a ministry mole to help protect banking secrecy.
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Dutch woman wins Swiss passport ding dong

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 11:53
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Vegan Nancy Holten gains a Swiss passport after initially being denied one for her views on cow bells.
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Ueli Steck: Everest preparation claims 'Swiss Machine' climber

Sunday, April 30th 2017, 16:51

"Swiss Machine" Ueli Steck dies in an accident while acclimatising for an attempt on a new route.
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Swiss 'spy' arrested in Frankfurt

Sunday, April 30th 2017, 14:18
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Frankfurt

The man is suspected of spying on German tax investigators who have bought CDs from Swiss banks.
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Exploding snowman forecasts hot summer for Switzerland

Tuesday, April 25th 2017, 13:28

Switzerland is set for good weather this summer according to a popular spring tradition.
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Looking a right Charlie Chaplin

Monday, April 17th 2017, 0:09
related places: Vevey

Charlie Chaplin fans gather at Manoir de Ban in Vevey, Switzerland, to mark the star's 128th birthday.
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Credit Suisse bosses offer to cut their own bonuses by 40%

Friday, April 14th 2017, 1:30

The Swiss bank's top executives have been criticised by shareholders over excessively high pay.
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Swiss skier claims world first quad cork 1800

Tuesday, March 28th 2017, 15:35

Andri Ragettli completed five rotations while dipping his head under his body four times.
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Switzerland investigates Turkey spying allegations

Friday, March 24th 2017, 18:54
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Prosecutors are looking into claims Turks living in Switzerland are being spied on.
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Franz Beckenbauer questioned by prosecutors in 2006 World Cup fraud inquiry

Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 20:23
related countries: Germany Germany

The German football legend denies wrongdoing in a Swiss inquiry into the 2006 World Cup bid.
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Turkish diplomat 'seeks Swiss asylum'

Thursday, March 9th 2017, 11:18
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The deputy ambassador's reported move comes amid a purge of people seen as disloyal to President Erdogan.
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World Ski Championships: Haitian skier competes in Switzerland

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 13:22
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Haiti's Celine Marti competes in the skiing World Championships, despite only starting training for the event three months ago.
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Switzerland votes to relax its citizenship rules

Sunday, February 12th 2017, 14:25

The new law will make it easier for third-generation immigrants to become citizens.
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Spot the difference

Saturday, February 11th 2017, 0:27

Swiss voters decide whether to make it easier for third-generation immigrants to become citizens.
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Swiss ski village cashes in with temporary currency

Monday, January 30th 2017, 12:34

Mountain village hopes to boost local economy by using its own currency until April.
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