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Swiss vote to tighten gun laws, safeguard EU relations

Swiss vote to tighten gun laws, safeguard EU relations

The Swiss voted Sunday to toughen their gun laws and bring them in line with EU legislation, heeding warnings that rejecting the change could have threatened relations with the bloc.

One dead after avalanche hits Swiss ski slope: Police

One dead after avalanche hits Swiss ski slope: Police

One of the four people who were found in the avalanche that swept a ski slope in the Swiss Crans Montana resort has died, police said on Wednesday.

LuLu Group International hospitality investment arm marks Swiss entry

LuLu Group International hospitality investment arm marks Swiss entry

Twenty14 Holdings (T14H), the hospitality investment arm of LuLu Group International, has entered into a forward purchase contract with Swiss real estate developer Necron AG ...

Swiss-EU talks still short of clinching treaty: Swiss foreign minister

Swiss-EU talks still short of clinching treaty: Swiss foreign minister

Swiss talks with the European Union have not made enough progress so far to clinch a new treaty due to differences over rules to protect high Swiss wages from cross-border competition ...

Swiss plane crash: turbulence, slow speed seen as possible factors

Swiss plane crash: turbulence, slow speed seen as possible factors

Aviation experts on Monday pointed to treacherous mountain winds and low speed as potential factors in the Swiss vintage air plane crash that left 20 dead.

Swiss ministers support Xhaka, Shaqiri over goal celebrations

Swiss ministers support Xhaka, Shaqiri over goal celebrations

Two Swiss government ministers have backed national team players Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri after their controversial goal celebrations in Friday's 2-1 World Cup win over Serbia.

Swiss voters embrace shift to renewable energy

Swiss voters embrace shift to renewable energy

Swiss voters backed the government's plan to provide billions of dollars in subsidies for renewable energy, ban new nuclear plants and help bail out struggling utilities in a binding referendum on Sunday.

Swiss, Croatia joint visa application centre moves to new location

Swiss, Croatia joint visa application centre moves to new location

Residents of Qatar can now apply for Switzerland and Croatia visas and enroll for biometrics at the relocated Joint Visa Application Centre in Doha.

Many Qataris to spend Eid vacation in UK, Swiss

Many Qataris to spend Eid vacation in UK, Swiss

The UK and Switzerland are the two most popular destinations for many Qataris vacationing abroad during this Eid al-Fitr holidays, a number of travel agencies have said.

Raids in Germany, Switzerland in MH17 probe

Raids in Germany, Switzerland in MH17 probe

German and Swiss authorities have carried out raids seizing documents after learning a German private detective had investigated the MH17 air disaster, Dutch officials and media said on Tuesday.

Swiss declare Alps tamed as Gotthard rail tunnel opens

Swiss declare Alps tamed as Gotthard rail tunnel opens

Switzerland yesterday opened the world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel through the heart of the Alps

Fugitive prisoner, love-struck Swiss prison guard caught in Italy

Fugitive prisoner, love-struck Swiss prison guard caught in Italy

A fugitive inmate and the female guard who helped him escape from a Swiss prison were arrested in northern Italy, police said.