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Journalism or propaganda Swiss court to rule on controversial Islamist video

Three leading members of the fundamentalist Islamic Central Council Switzerland are standing trial accused of illegal propaganda for the Islamist ...

Taking back control How to reconcile direct democracy and international law

As Switzerland continues to debate whether to privilege national or international law, we give a run-down of other options to settle the wrangle.

Corruption Swiss companies do well, public sector a worry

A global business survey has found cases of graft and corruption to be less common among companies in Switzerland relative to other countries.

Big brother? Wiretapping mainly targets less serious crimes

Prosecutors are exercising their wiretapping powers to investigate drugs crimes and robberies far more frequently than terrorist or organized ...

Swiss dynasty Curtain falls on Schmidheiny era

Thomas Schmidheiny's decision to stand down from the board of Lafarge-Holcim marks the end of an era for the Swiss industrial dynasty.

Drug trafficking Swiss police bust huge cocaine drug ring

Police in western Switzerland say they have seized 13.8 kilograms of cocaine and arrested 13 members of an international drug trafficking gang.