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Outdoor Swiss hotel 'rooms' give new meaning to light and airy

03 Jun 2020

WALENSTADT, Switzerland Two Swiss conceptual artists are offering seven open air "hotel rooms" this summer across a "performance space" encompassing eastern Switzerland and Liechtenstein. | Video

Lovers kept apart by coronavirus reunited as border fence comes down

15 May 2020

KREUZLINGEN, Switzerland He happens to live in Switzerland. She happens to live in Germany. Before the coronavirus, that didn't mean much for Lukas and Leonie, a cross-border couple. Then suddenly, a fence was built between them and they were ordered to stay apart.

Pastor calls for bravery against coronavirus from atop Swiss cathedral tower

12 Apr 2020

ZURICH A pastor called on the residents of Zurich to be brave during the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday – as he gave an Easter blessing from high atop one of the towers at the city's landmark Grossmuenster cathedral.

Drivers to Switzerland's scenic south stopped by police in virus crackdown

10 Apr 2020

GOESCHENEN, Switzerland A road under the Alps to the sunny south of Switzerland normally jammed with holiday-makers was deserted on Friday as police warned drivers against travelling to the region worst hit by the new coronavirus pandemic.

Migrant workers keep picking Swiss asparagus amid coronavirus curbs

06 Apr 2020

RAFZ, Switzerland Migrant workers drawn by attractive pay are keeping Switzerland's asparagus supplies moving during the coronavirus crisis despite fears they could be kept out by border restrictions.

Shrinking Swiss glacier gets a climate-change postcard

17 Nov 2018

JUNGFRAUJOCH, Switzerland Switzerland's Aletsch glacier is western Europe's largest expanse of ice, but Swiss scientists say it's receding at an unprecedented pace, losing up to 12 meters (13 yards) of ice a year. | Video

Up to 20 feared dead in Swiss Alps plane crash

05 Aug 2018

FLIMS, Switzerland Up to 20 people are feared dead after a small plane crashed in the Swiss Alps.

Alpine rescuer sees 'minimal chance' for missing German businessman

11 Apr 2018

ZERMATT, Switzerland Missing German retail boss Karl-Erivan Haub has "a minimal chance" of rescue four days after he failed to return from an off-piste skiing tour in the Alps, a Swiss search official said on Wednesday.

Chainsaw attacker targets insurer in Swiss rampage, still on run

24 Jul 2017

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland A chainsaw-wielding loner who mostly lived in the woods stormed into an insurance office in a Swiss town on Monday, wounding two members of staff and three other people before fleeing, police said. | Video

A room without a view: second life for Swiss army bunkers

07 Jan 2016

AIROLO, Switzerland For upwards of almost $200 a night, guests at a Swiss hotel might expect to catch a glimpse of the towering Alps or overlook one of the country's famous lakes.

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