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Zurich police arrest 80 after illegal party

ZURICH, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Swiss riot police clashed with party-goers trying to hold an illegal open-air rave in Zurich on Saturday night, and used rubber bullets and teargas to disperse them, witnesses and police said. Around 80 people were … Continue reading

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Zurich police clash with revellers

Zurich police clashed over the weekend with revellers at a huge party involving over 1,000 people. Disorder broke out when police asked a handful of young adults to climb off the tram-stop shelter they’d scaled. Objects started to fly and … Continue reading

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Swiss court find eco-activists guilty of planning IBM attack

ZURICH — Switzerland’s top criminal court on Friday sentenced three green activists to more than three years in jail each for a foiled bomb attack on an IBM research centre near Zurich. The sentence against 26-year-old Swiss activist Luca Christos … Continue reading

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Swiss try three for thwarted attack on IBM plant

ZURICH, July 19 (Reuters) – One Swiss and two Italian suspected far-left militants went on trial on Tuesday accused of planning a foiled bomb attack on an IBM nanotechnology centre in Switzerland. The three people were arrested at a traffic … Continue reading

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Bern protestors charged with rioting

Protestors and police have clashed in Bern’s old city during an unauthorised demonstration against police “repression”. Several hundred people gathered for the protest on Saturday, which had been organised on the internet. Canton Bern police said they intervened when protestors … Continue reading

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Army weapon found in Bern police shooting

A weapon found at the scene where a Bern police officer was shot dead earlier this week in the Emmental region, was an army-issue pistol, cantonal police said. Police have yet to confirm whether the pistol was the gun used … Continue reading

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Bern pupils protest without permission

Over a thousand high school students went on strike Tuesday and marched to the centre of Bern to protest against Switzerland’s nuclear energy policy, even though local police had not granted permission for the demonstration. The pupils gathered at 8am … Continue reading

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Olten bomb targeted nuclear plant manager

A letter bomb that wounded two workers at Swissnuclear last month was destined for a top manager of the Mühleberg nuclear plant in the canton of Bern, according to plant’s operator. Antonio Sommavilla, spokesman for BKW FMB Energy, which operates … Continue reading

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Tamils protest at asylum policy shift

Hundreds of people have protested in the Swiss capital Bern against the potential repatriation of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka. Protestors called for a rethink of a decision in force since March 1, saying the human rights situation in Sri … Continue reading

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Anarchist group says behind Swiss parcel bomb

ZURICH (Reuters) – An Italian anarchist group has claimed responsibility for the parcel bomb which injured two people in the offices of the Swiss nuclear lobby group on Thursday, the Swiss public prosecutor said Friday. Public Prosecutor Carlo Bulletti told … Continue reading

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