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Aug 7, 2014 — German courts have supported some types of assisted suicide, but the ruling party has vowed to stop doctors and organizations it says are profiting from the practice.
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Feb 17, 2014 — During a flight headed to Rome from Addis Ababa on Monday, one of the pilots reportedly locked himself in the cockpit and took the passenger jet to Geneva, Switzerland, instead. Once there, he gave himself up to authorities and asked for asylum.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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