Geneva passes motion to give asylum to Assange

Geneva passes motion to give asylum to Assange

Feb. 8, 2019, 9:36 a.m.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should be given asylum in Switzerland. 
Zurich airport holds asylum seekers for past seven weeks

Zurich airport holds asylum seekers for past seven weeks

Oct. 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Twenty Kurdish asylum seekers have been trapped in the transit area of Zurich airport for the past seven weeks.
Asylum numbers sink to eight year low

Asylum numbers sink to eight year low

Oct. 1, 2018, 8:38 a.m.
Some cantons are closing asylum centres as the number of people applying is down to an eight-year low.
Two investigated after stolen sheep found in fridge

Two investigated after stolen sheep found in fridge

Sept. 19, 2018, 5:54 a.m.
Two residents in an asylum seeker’s shelter are being investigated after a dead sheep was found in the fridge.
Traffic disrupted in Zurich after man climbs crane

Traffic disrupted in Zurich after man climbs crane

Sept. 12, 2018, 6:50 a.m.
Traffic was disrupted around Zurich main train station yesterday afternoon after a man climbed a crane.
Canton Schwyz clamps down on those seeking deliberate jail time

Canton Schwyz clamps down on those seeking deliberate jail time

Sept. 7, 2018, 6:38 a.m.
With winter on the way, some homeless people would prefer to spend the season in jail than on the streets.
Fewer asylum applications filed in July

Fewer asylum applications filed in July

Aug. 14, 2018, 9:56 a.m.
The number of people who applied for asylum in Switzerland last month fell by nearly 20 per cent compared with the sa...
Switzerland will not take further EU migrants

Switzerland will not take further EU migrants

July 2, 2018, 6:17 a.m.
Switzerland says it will not take any further asylum seekers as part of an EU resettlement process designed to spread...
Government admits hundreds of migrants have vanished

Government admits hundreds of migrants have vanished

June 14, 2018, 6:25 a.m.
Most asylum seekers who have left a federal detention centre have vanished. The State Secretariat for Migration admit...
Swiss migration authorities want to check Facebook accounts

Swiss migration authorities want to check Facebook accounts

June 4, 2018, 6:43 a.m.
Federal authorities want to be able access Facebook accounts of asylum seekers to find out more about them.
Federal court upholds suspended prison sentence against policeman

Federal court upholds suspended prison sentence against policeman

Dec. 21, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
The Federal Court has confirmed a suspended 15 month prison term handed down to a 64 year old former policeman who pr...
Boy killed by train in Vaud

Boy killed by train in Vaud

Dec. 18, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
A 12 year old boy was killed by a train on Friday evening. Vaud police say he was walking along the tracks near Aigle...
Asylum seekers drop in Switzerland

Asylum seekers drop in Switzerland

Oct. 20, 2017, 6:49 a.m.
The number of people asking for asylum in Switzerland is dropping sharply. According to the latest numbers from the S...
Government confirms hundreds of underage asylum seekers are missing

Government confirms hundreds of underage asylum seekers are missing

Sept. 27, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
The government has confirmed hundreds of underage asylum seekers have gone missing – Swiss public radio reporte...
Pension reform and VAT fail at ballot box

Pension reform and VAT fail at ballot box

Sept. 24, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
The government has been saved a confusing result at nationwide votes – even if it’s one they don&rsq...
Switzerland calls on UN to check Libya detention centres

Switzerland calls on UN to check Libya detention centres

July 25, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Switzerland is demanding Libya open its migrant detention centres to the United Nations.
Asylum requests drop by more than a third in first half of this year

Asylum requests drop by more than a third in first half of this year

July 20, 2017, 7:26 a.m.
The number of people applying for asylum in Switzerland dropped by more than a third in the first six months of this ...
Courts skeptical over asylum conversions

Courts skeptical over asylum conversions

July 17, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Swiss courts are reacting skeptically to cases of asylum seekers who convert to Christianity in the hope it will stre...
Canton Bern plans to house asylum seekers in containers

Canton Bern plans to house asylum seekers in containers

June 27, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Canton Bern is planning to use former temporary construction accommodation to house asylum seekers in Biel.
Programme of housing asylum seekers deemed a success

Programme of housing asylum seekers deemed a success

March 6, 2017, 6:02 a.m.
The Swiss programme of housing asylum seekers with families is being hailed as a success. Currently 22 cantons &ndash...
Amnesty International slams Swiss asylum procedures

Amnesty International slams Swiss asylum procedures

Feb. 22, 2017, 5:53 a.m.
The international human rights group Amnesty International is being highly critical of Switzerland’s treatment ...
Gambian minister faces new brutality allegations

Gambian minister faces new brutality allegations

Feb. 9, 2017, 9 a.m.
The former Gambian interior minister, currently being held in Switzerland and being investigated for crimes against h...
Eritreans will no longer get automatic asylum

Eritreans will no longer get automatic asylum

Feb. 3, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
A court has ended Swiss policy of accepting all Eritrean nationals as asylum seekers. Previously the Swiss government...
Swiss foreign minister slams new US immigration controls

Swiss foreign minister slams new US immigration controls

Jan. 30, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
The Swiss foreign minister, Didier Burkhalter, says the new immigration restrictions put in place by President Trump ...
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