Read more about the article SWISS ROLE: Please Annex Our Village Frustrated Italians Beg Switzerland
Image shows the Italian village of Monteviasco, undated photo. Residents asked their village to be annexed to Switzerland after cable car that connects them to the rest of the world has remained broken since 2018. (Newsflash)

SWISS ROLE: Please Annex Our Village Frustrated Italians Beg Switzerland

Stranded villagers in an Italian Alpine hamlet have asked Switzerland to annex them after four years of bungling by local politicians. Image shows the Italian village of Monteviasco, undated photo. Residents asked their village to be annexed to Switzerland after cable car that connects them to the rest of the…

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Read more about the article WHAT THE CHOC? Swiss Legend Toblerone Slopes Off
Toblerone will relocate parts of the production to Bratislava in Slovakia. (Newsflash)

WHAT THE CHOC? Swiss Legend Toblerone Slopes Off

The iconic triangular chocolate bars made by Toblerone will soon no longer be produced exclusively in Switzerland. The bar's choccy peaks are said to be a tribute to the Swiss Alps close to the country's capital Bern, where it has been made for more than 100 years. But now the…

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Read more about the article SWIM TRAGEDY: Governor’s Son Goes Missing After River Dip
Emmeril Mumtadz, 23, disappeared while swimming in the Aare in Bern, Switzerland, on 26th May. (@emmerilkahn/Newsflash)

SWIM TRAGEDY: Governor’s Son Goes Missing After River Dip

The son of a high-ranking Indonesian politician has gone missing after a swim in a river in Switzerland. Police in the city of Bern were informed about three people experiencing difficulties in the local Aare River at 9.45am last Thursday (26th May). Other swimmers managed to save two young women…

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Read more about the article Volunteers To Be Locked In Slammer To Test New Jailbird Rules And Hundreds Apply Despite No Compo
A room in the new Zurich West prison located in the city of Zurich in Switzerland. (Newsflash)

Volunteers To Be Locked In Slammer To Test New Jailbird Rules And Hundreds Apply Despite No Compo

Officials in Switzerland are looking for volunteers to go behind bars to test procedures at a new prison - and hundreds of citizens have already applied, despite not getting a penny in return. Elena Tankovski, a spokeswoman for the Zurich Canton Department of Juridical Issues and Reintegration, said the authority…

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Read more about the article Baffled Customs Officers Find Endangered Tortoise Skeleton In Its Shell Shipped From Switzerland As Home Decoration
The skeletonised tortoise listed by the IUCN as 'vulnerable' which was found by customs officers in the city of Augsburg in Germany. (Hauptzollamt Augsburg/Newsflash)

Baffled Customs Officers Find Endangered Tortoise Skeleton In Its Shell Shipped From Switzerland As Home Decoration

German customs officers have seized a protected tortoise skeleton along with its shell that was shipped from Switzerland to Germany as a home decoration. The officials at the Donauwoerth Customs Office located in the southern German state of Bavaria found the tortoise and its shell in a package on 19th…

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