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16 Oct
Nearly two-thirds of Swiss voters backed the government's plan to introduce same-sex marriage in a referendum, with campaigners calling it a historic day for gay rights in Switzerland.
2 Jul
The sun finally came out at Wimbledon on Thursday (July 1) and eight-time champion Roger Federer got his old sparkle back on Centre Court to eclipse Richard Gasquet and move serenely into round three.
29 Jun
Switzerland captain Granit Xhaka says the team "wrote history tonight," and "all the Swiss can really be proud," as they defeat world champions France 5-4 on penalties in the last 16 of Euro 2020.
17 Jun
Italian fans in Rome react after their national team crushed Switzerland 3-0, becoming the first side to reach the knockout stage of Euro 2020.
15 Jun
The alpine country could become the first in Europe to outlaw synthetic pesticides. Swiss voters will also decide whether to limit subsidies to organic farmers who use fewer antibiotics and more locally produced feed.
21 Apr
The traditional winter man known as the "Böögg" is set on fire in the heart of the Swiss mountains, near the St Gotthard Pass.
28 Feb
The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR) is organising free one-on-one concerts in Geneva in order to preserve a link with the public despite the closure of concert halls due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
14 Feb
Switzerland is celebrating the 50th anniversary of giving women the right to vote. But why was the country so late — and where does it stand today? DW spoke to two feminist experts in search for answers.
13 Dec 2020
A contentious proposal to hold businesses liable for human rights and environmental abuses around the world has been voted down in Switzerland. The plan won popular support in Sunday’s referendum, with 50.7 percent voting “yes”, but it failed to win support in a majority of cantons. Plus, Brexit talks resumed on Saturday but no breakthrough has been made. The risk of the UK crashing out of the Single Market without a trade deal is rising as the current transition period is set to expire at the end of this year.
23 Sep 2020
Over a dozen teenagers in Switzerland have been hospitalized after lightning struck a soccer field during a game. The bolt hit a lamp post before spreading over the field.
23 Jul 2020
Meet the Swiss blogger popularly called ‘’Nwanyi Ocha’’ who is creating a buzz online for speaking her Nigerian husband’s native language fluently. Her command of the Igbo language has impressed many Nigerians.⁣⁣⁣
14 May 2020
Since the coronavirus pandemic, the "Makerspace" workshop in Darmstadt has been turned into a hub for dropping off plastic parts made at home by volunteers and used to assemble face shields sent to health workers across Germany and even as far off as a refugee camp in Greece. The so-called German MakerVsVirus network -- extending into Austria and Switzerland thanks to the shared language -- gathers about 7,000 enthusiasts who are using their own 3D printers or other gadgets to produce much coveted medical gear.

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