Feb 9, 2014 — The referendum was approved by just 50.5 percent of the vote. It effectively ends a "free movement agreement" with the European Union.
Nov 24, 2013 — Before the vote, Business groups warned if the measure passed, it would affect Swiss competitiveness. Most voters agreed: 65 percent of them rejected the initiative.
Nov 22, 2013 — The proposal would prohibit a corporate executive from making more than 12 times what a company's lowest-paid worker makes. Opponents warn it could drive companies and jobs out of Switzerland. But there is a growing mood across Europe in favor of limiting corporate pay.
Aug 10, 2013 — The Swiss town of Bremgarten will ban asylum-seekers from entering public places. The Swiss aren't alone in opposition to refugees. It's a hot-button issue in places as far afield as Australia and Jordan.
Jul 29, 2013 — One official said the crash, which happened on the outskirts of Bern, could have been more catastrophic. The cause of the collision is under investigation.
May 11, 2012 — Under assault from conservative blogs and facing some skepticism in Minnesota, where she's up for re-election, Rep. Michele Bachmann wants to give back her just-revealed Swiss citizenship. But apparently it's a status she has enjoyed — at least technically — for three decades.
Mar 14, 2012 — They were heading home from a Swiss ski vacation when the bus they were on hit a tunnel wall head-first. Six adults also died. Twenty four children were injured.
Sep 2, 2011 — The world economy is so messed up right now that even healthy countries are facing a strange kind of crisis: They've become too popular with investors.
Aug 19, 2011 — "The Swiss dream of isolating themselves from trouble is just an impossible dream."