Muslims in Switzerland are responding with shock and outrage after a pig carcass and severed swine heads were discovered buried at the site of a proposed mosque.
Despite its xenophobic, anti-immigration campaign tactics, Switzerland's far-right Swiss People's Party, which took the largest share of votes four years ago in Swiss modern history, suffered losses in Sunday's parliamentary vote as voters chose more moderate parties over polarizing candidates.
Swiss police said Saturday that a pilot and a passenger died after their Piper aircraft crashed in a forested area in the country's northwest.
A social worker in Switzerland has confessed to sexually assaulting more than 100 disabled children and adults, authorities said Tuesday.
A small plane crashed Sunday near Bever, Switzerland, and burst into flames, district police said.
The longest railway tunnel in the world was completed on Friday in Switzerland when the last two meters of rock were drilled through.
A giant drill smashes through a rock wall, making the connection between two ends of the world's longest tunnel. (No audio)
A massive drilling machine broke through rock beneath the Swiss Alps on Friday, creating what is being touted as the world's longest railroad tunnel.
Wayne Rooney ensured he hit the headlines for all the right reasons by ending his international goal drought during England's 3-1 Group G win over Switzerland in Euro 2012 qualifying.
European champions Spain beat Honduras 2-0 in Group H to get their World Cup campaign back on track.
Three quick thoughts after Switzerland's 1-0 victory over Spain in Group H on Wednesday:
Heavily favored Spain went down to underdog Switzerland in the World Cup. CNN's Isha Sesay reports on the upset.
Top seed Serena Williams is through to the second round of the French Open after a straight sets win over Switzerland's Stefanie Voegele on Monday.
It's been 20 years since the Berlin Wall came down in Germany, and unification seems like old news. From a traveler's point of view, the business at hand seems to be to keep the economy going and visitors entertained. Things are changing in Switzerland as well. Germany's southern neighbor continues to impress me with the creative, constructive, and democratic ways it grapples with various challenges. Here are a few changes you'll encounter in both countries in 2010.
United States vs. Switzerland, 3 p.m. Russia vs. Canada, 7:30 p.m. Finland vs. Czech Republic, 10 p.m. Sweden vs. Slovakia, 12 mid.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Forget the NFL, and apologies to baseball:
VANCOUVER -- The motto of the host country is A Mari Usque Ad Mare -- from sea to sea -- but obviously Olympic hockey tourists from south of the border are not discouraged from going coast to coast.
Skier Lindsey Vonn is using an Austrian cheese to help heal the shin injury she suffered while at the Winter Games.
Two ethnic Uyghur brothers from China will be released from Guantanamo prison and transferred to Switzerland to live, according to the Uyghur American Association.
Swiss cities remind me of the kid at high school who's great at sports, has perfect hair, the best girlfriend, and the teachers all love him. He's just too perfect. Sometimes you just want to see him trip or get a pimple.
Swiss voters on Sunday adopted a referendum banning the construction of minarets, seen by some on the far right as a sign of encroaching Islamism.
German prosecutors said Friday they are investigating a huge match-fixing scandal with more than 200 games under scrutiny and 17 people arrested.
It has long been the final destination for terminally ill patients who want to end their lives, offering what many consider to be a dignified way out of their suffering.
Switzerland's largest city has permitted the use of controversial posters which call for a ban on the construction of minarets on mosques in the European country.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout talks with polar explorer and environmentalist Robert Swan about climate change.
Melting glaciers in the Alps may prompt Italy and Switzerland to redraw their borders near the Matterhorn, according to parliamentary draft legislation being readied in Rome.
Switzerland's part-time soldiers could lose their famous right to store their weapons at home.
Switzerland's biggest bank UBS on Tuesday posted a worse than expected loss of nearly $17 billion -- the largest ever by a Swiss group -- and announced 1,600 new job cuts.
The parents of a paralyzed athlete who sought assisted suicide are questioned. ITN's Victoria Macdonald reports.
Police have launched an investigation after a young disabled sportsman traveled to Switzerland to commit suicide, UK media report.
Gaddafi shuts off the oil after his son and daughter-in-law are questioned for beating servants
ZURICH, Switzerland -- From top to bottom, here is an A to Z of the best and worst of the European Championship through two weeks of action.
Roman Kreuziger of the Czech Republic claimed overall victory in the Tour of Switzerland on Sunday as home hero Fabian Cancellara won his second stage of the nine-day race.
Roman Kreuziger of the Czech Republic produced a stunning performance in Saturday's 25 kilometer time trial from Altorf to Klausenpass to leave himself in pole position to win the Tour of Switzerland.
Hakan Yakin scored twice to give Switzerland a 2-0 win over Portugal in Basel, helping the co-hosts end Euro 2008 on a high with their first-ever finals victory.
Turkey snatched a last-gasp winner to eliminate Euro 2008 co-hosts Switzerland and keep their own quarterfinal hopes alive with a 2-1 victory in rain-drenched Basel on Wednesday night.
Fifteen years ago, at the Wankdorf Stadium in Bern, a revival of Swiss soccer began when the national team took a major step toward 1994 World Cup qualification by beating mighty Italy, 1-0.
Turkey suffered a blow when Emre Belozoglu was ruled out of Wednesday's critical Group A clash against Euro 2008 co-hosts Switzerland after tearing a hamstring in training.
The government's secret destruction of technical blueprints for producing nuclear weapons is raising difficult questions
Eight venues across Austria and Switzerland will host 31 matches during Euro 2008, starting in Basel and finishing in Vienna. Click on the links for information on each host city.
Striker Bafetimbi Gomis scored twice on his French debut as they beat Ecuador 2-0 in a friendly international in Grenoble on Tuesday night.
Yes, we have Roger. Yes, we developed the "Bird's nest" Olympic stadium. But in Switzerland, the 2008 Summer Olympics are still far away -- and not just geographically.
Police in Switzerland recovered two Impressionist masterpieces stolen earlier this month. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.
A far-right party recorded the biggest ever share of the vote for a political party in Switzerland's history on Monday, after a controversial campaign that blamed foreigners for much of the country's crime.
This Sunday's national elections have been overshadowed by accusations of racism amid a loud and ugly campaign
A video promoting emergency service numbers in Switzerland has featured male and female firefighters rapping and dancing in uniforms and hot pants.
Swiss firefighters come up with a novel way to spread the word about their emergency telephone number '118'.
The sidewalk going up the Aare River is congested with wet and happy Swiss, hiking upstream in swimsuits just to float back into town. I join them -- marveling at how this exercise brings out the silly in a people who are generally the polar opposite of goofy.
Two centuries ago, there were dozens of independent states in the part of Europe that was German-speaking. Today, there are only four: Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Walking high above Gimmelwald, my favorite Swiss village, with Olle, who teaches in the village school, I always feel like a wide-eyed student.
Problem: Unclean drinking water can be deadly.
The Austrian resort of Reiteralm has stepped into the breach to stage two women's world cup ski races that were canceled in France and Switzerland due to unusually warm weather and lack of snow.
Brazil coach Dunga has been forced to make two late changes to his squad with Gilberto Silva and Edmilson both ruled out of Wednesday's friendly match in Switzerland.
Switzerland will be without attacking midfielder Daniel Gygax for Friday's crunch Group G match against South Korea.
France are still seeking their first goal at a World Cup finals since lifting the trophy eight years ago after being held 0-0 by Switzerland in their opening Group G game in Stuttgart.
Belgium's Nick Nuyens used his excellent sprint finish to win the 184km third stage of the Tour of Switzerland and take the overall race lead.
Swiss intelligence services foiled a terrorist plot to shoot down an Israeli plane over Geneva, the Federal Prosecutor's Office said Thursday.
FK Moscow midfielder Damian Gorawski has withdrawn from Poland's World Cup squad after medical tests uncovered a serious circulation and respiratory condition.
Group G | World ranking: 35
FIFA's appeal panel have upheld sanctions against Turkey and Switzerland for violence at their World Cup playoff last year.
The oldest sleds yet found were discovered in the Oslo fjord region and date back to 800 AD.
While people have been skiing for thousands of years, the sport of alpine skiing is relatively new.
The following six teams will go into Friday's draw for the playoffs for the three remaining World Cup qualifying slots from the European zone.
France qualified for next year's World Cup in Germany with a crushing 4-0 victory over Cyprus.
Winger Damien Duff will miss Ireland's decisive World Cup qualifier at home to Switzerland on Wednesday because of a knee injury.
France's hopes of World Cup qualification were badly damaged as Group Four leaders Switzerland hit back to salvage a 1-1 draw in Berne on Saturday.
Switzerland will host Australia in the first round of the 2006 Davis Cup, setting the stage for another duel between Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt.
Ireland launched their 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign in impressive style with a 3-0 win over Cyprus.
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UEFA have charged Croatia with improper conduct after the team were shown five yellow cards in the Euro 2004 match against Switzerland on Sunday.
Investigators are examining a knife that police suspect was used in a possible revenge killing of an air traffic controller on duty during a 2002 midair collision.
Police say a man who lost three family members in a 2002 midair collision has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of the air traffic controller on duty during the crash.
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