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Around 17 percent of permanent Swiss residents over the age of 15, or 916,000 people, had the right to hold at least two passports in 2016, while that figures was nearly half in Geneva, newly released figures show.
Pharmaceutical giant Novartis said on Tuesday it will cut more than 2,000 jobs in Switzerland by 2022, while some 400 jobs could go in Britain as part of a global restructuring.
The rumours were already circulating in Bern and the Swiss media, and now it is official.
The average health insurance premium in Switzerland is set to rise 1.2 percent in 2019, some respite after years of hefty increases.
Nigerian authorities on Monday said they were working to find and free 12 crew members of a Swiss-registered cargo ship who were kidnapped by sea pirates at the weekend.
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Swiss voters cast their ballots in several national and regional referendums on the weekend. Here are the key takeaways.
A gang of pirates took hostage 12 crew members from a Swiss cargo ship they attacked in Nigerian waters, the vessel's operator has said.
Voters across Switzerland on Sunday resoundingly rejected initiatives aimed at boosting local farming and promoting more ethical and environmental standards in food production, amid fears of cost hikes and reduced consumer choice.
A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional "burqa ban", after voters in St. Gallen overwhelmingly voted Sunday to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.
Some 20,000 people marched in Bern Saturday demanding wage equality between the genders, organisers said, warning that women are prepared to go on strike if Swiss parliamentarians do not fix the pay gap.
A referendum in Switzerland's northeastern St. Gallen region Sunday is expected to usher in a "burqa ban", making it the second Swiss canton to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.
World number two Roger Federer says he is mulling a return to the European clay-court season in 2019 following a two-year absence.
The thermometer climbed over the 30C-mark in the Swiss city of Chur on Friday making it the latest 'hot' day ever recorded north of the Alps in Switzerland.
It should have been something to remember: instead Benjamin Kololli’s successful penalty for FC Zurich against AEK Larnaca in Cyrus on Thursday night is going to be something hard to live down.
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A second Swiss canton will vote Sunday on whether to introduce a regional "burqa ban", a controversial law that would prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.
A special Mars camera developed at the University of Bern has sent back a dramatic image of the surface of the planet after a recent planet-wide dust storm.
The Swiss canton of Schwyz has come up with a new way to sell its tourist attractions: with road signs that change from day to night.
To mark the news that Switzerland's 'James Bond mountain', the Schilthorn, is set for a new cable car link, The Local takes a look at some famous films in which Switzerland has played a starring role.