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July 30, 1991
It won't be the big celebration that organizers had originally hoped, but stoic, stable Switzerland will fete its 700th anniversary as a confederation during the next few days. Frugal Swiss voters in several central cantons turned down plans for a national fair to mark the occasion when mountain tribes living around Lake Lucerne rose up to challenge the feudal rule of the House of Hapsburg.
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July 30, 1991
It won't be the big celebration that organizers had originally hoped, but stoic, stable Switzerland will fete its 700th anniversary as a confederation during the next few days. Frugal Swiss voters in several central cantons turned down plans for a national fair to mark the occasion when mountain tribes living around Lake Lucerne rose up to challenge the feudal rule of the House of Hapsburg.
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February 25, 1987 | United Press International
Swiss authorities Tuesday announced the seizure of 220 pounds of heroin with a street value of $97 million, a haul the officials termed the largest such seizure in Switzerland's history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1999
This week's subject: Switzerland Switzerland's long history of democratic rule and commitment to peace began with the country's formation in 1291. Known as a neutral country since 1648, Switzerland is home today to many international diplomatic and human rights organizations, including the International Committee of the Red Cross, founded by Swiss Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Dunant in 1863.
NEWS
April 6, 1987
Swiss voters approved a government proposal for stricter laws designed to limit political asylum for refugees. In a national referendum, 67.4% of the electorate supported amendments to the asylum law that were approved by Parliament last year. A loose coalition of refugee, church and human rights groups had forced the referendum on the amendments, which they said would undermine Switzerland's long history of offering sanctuary to the persecuted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1999
Switzerland's long history of democratic rule and commitment to peace began with the country's formation in 1291. Known as a neutral country since 1648, Switzerland is home today to many international diplomatic and human rights organizations, including the International Committee of the Red Cross, founded by Swiss Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Dunant in 1863.
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