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29 Sep
Melting ice is one of the key threats of climate change. This year, low snowfall and persistent heat waves caused a 6% loss of glaciers in the Alps, according to a new Swiss study.
17 Sep
Europe's energy crisis is creating a wave of misinformation on social media. On a poster that has been circulating on Twitter, Facebook and Telegram, the Swiss Confederation allegedly encourages citizens to denounce their neighbours if they overheat their homes above 19°C. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
13 Aug
Russia's Foreign Ministry has claimed Switzerland is no longer "neutral," so it cannot represent Ukrainian interests in Russia. The Alpine country has a long tradition of acting as a "protecting power."
26 Jun
Toblerone bars are still produced exclusively in Switzerland, but the world-renowned chocolate brand is planning an expansion. Under Swiss law, this change comes with a price.
1 May
Switzerland has turned down two requests by Germany to reexport Swiss-made ammunition to Ukraine. The move has triggered a debate about Switzerland's principle of neutrality.
1 May
Swiss authorities have approved a plan for pilot testing the sale and use of cannabis for recreational purposes this summer in Basel, joining in on a debate over the pros and cons of selling cannabis legally.
30 Nov 2021
The Omicron variant was first reported to the WHO from South Africa on 24 November. The WHO has listed it as a ‘variant of concern’ and said it could take several weeks to know if there are significant changes in transmissibility, severity, or implications for Covid vaccines, tests, and treatments. Australia, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Britain, Israel, Hong Kong, Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada are countries where the new COVID-19 variant has also been detected.
16 Oct 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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.

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