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Swiss politician Christoph Blocher escapes knife attack uninjured

VIENNA – A senior official in the right-wing Swiss People’s Party, Christoph Blocher, escaped unharmed after being attacked by a man carrying a knife after a political debate in Zurich on Saturday, Zurich police said. 100 more words


A wealthy Swiss village has chosen to pay a $300,000 fine rather than accept just 10 refugees

Faced with the choice of taking in handful of refugees or paying a hefty fine, a Swiss village opted for the fine.

Residents of Oberwil-Lieli—which has 300 millionaires in its population of 2,200—voted against taking in a government-imposed quota of asylum seekers in… 243 more words

Swiss voters 'reject' plan to expel foreigners for minor crimes

People in Switzerland are on course to reject a plan to automatically expel foreigners who commit minor crimes, early projections suggest. The proposal has been put forward by the right-wing Swiss People’s Party. 223 more words

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