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Federer gives teen sensation court lesson
Roger Federer and Borna Coric shake hands after match. Photo: Marwan Naamani/AFP

Federer gives teen sensation court lesson

UPDATED: Roger Federer on Friday advanced confidently to his ninth final at the Dubai Open tennis tournament, and to the 123rd final of his career, by ending the remarkable five-match streak of Borna Coric, the teenager suddenly being touted as a future champion. READ  

Swiss train in crash ignored stop signal: SBB
Photo: Michael Buholzer/AFP

Swiss train in crash ignored stop signal: SBB

A collision between two Swiss trains northwest of Zurich on February 20th that injured six people was caused by a regional train (S-Bahn) that failed to respect a stop signal, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) said on Friday. READ  

Japan orders Novartis unit to suspend activities
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Japan orders Novartis unit to suspend activities

Japanese health authorities said Friday that they have ordered the local unit of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis to temporarily suspend its operations for failing to report drug side effects. READ  

Glencore slashes Australian coal output
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Glencore slashes Australian coal output

Swiss-based Mining and commodities giant Glencore Xstrata says it is reducing its coal production in Australia by 15 million tonnes amid weak global demand and oversupply. READ  

Switzerland tops for European patent filings
Image: EPO

Switzerland tops for European patent filings

Switzerland remained number one in the world for per capita patent filings with the European Patent Office last year. READ  

Germans probe Coutts bank's Swiss branch
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Germans probe Coutts bank's Swiss branch

German prosecutors are investigating the Switzerland-based private banking arm of Coutts for allegedly helping clients avoid tax, British parent company the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) said on Thursday. READ  

Federer eases through to Dubai Open semifinals
Photo: Marwan Naamani/AFP

Federer eases through to Dubai Open semifinals

Roger Federer's bid to extend his record of Dubai Open titles to seven carried him into the semifinals with record-breaking speed and to a meeting with the new wunderkind of tennis. READ  

Geneva man held for 'bilking' Russian oligarch
Rybolovlev with unidentified woman at Monaco football game last year. Photo: Philippe Merle/AFP

Geneva man held for 'bilking' Russian oligarch

A prominent Swiss businessman and two other people have been detained in Monaco on suspicion of defrauding Russian oligarch and football club owner Dmitry Rybolovlev. READ  

Three injured as rescue helicopter crash lands
Photo: Uri cantonal police

Three injured as rescue helicopter crash lands

Three air rescue workers were critically injured when a Rega helicopter crash landed on Thursday in the canton of Uri. READ  

Swiss military weapons exports soar in 2014
Swiss air defence system sold to Indonesia. Photo: Rheinmetal Air Defence AG

Swiss military weapons exports soar in 2014

The export of Swiss military weapons, munitions and equipment jumped 22 percent last year, according to government figures released on Thursday. READ  

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Swiss put wink-activated telescopes in contacts
The thin, reflective telescopes are activiated by winking. Photo: Andy Simmons

Swiss put wink-activated telescopes in contacts

Swiss researchers are developing contact lenses that contain tiny telescopes to boost vision and zoom in and out with the wink of an eye. READ  

Anglo expats mine creativity to earn crust
Gareth Knott: "Thankfully design is a universal language." Photo: Handout

Anglo expats mine creativity to earn crust

Switzerland’s job market is appealingly lucrative but sometimes anglophones need to be creative to find a job in a country where English is not an official language, as The Local's Emily Mawson finds out. READ  

Expat pens seismic novel about Haitian homeland
Writer Dimitry Elias Léger. Photo: The Local

Expat pens seismic novel about Haitian homeland

Geneva seems an unlikely place for author Dimitry Elias Léger to be writing about his native country of Haiti — but then again maybe not. READ  

Multiple Swiss sites finally rid of tons of TNT
Bad Seckingen covered bridge over the Rhine river in Stein: loaded with explosives. Photo: Sebastien Bozon/AFP

Multiple Swiss sites finally rid of tons of TNT

The Cold War finally came to an end in Switzerland late last year, without a bang. READ  

Swiss spills beans about guarding the pope
Photo: David Geisser

Swiss spills beans about guarding the pope

Although better known today for their colourful uniforms than their centuries-old reputation as fearless warriors, the Swiss Guards remain a powerful symbol of the Vatican. The Local speaks to David Geisser, one of the latest recruits, about a career protecting popes.
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UCI urges ban on Astana cycling team over doping
UCI headquarters in Aigle in the canton of Vaud. Photo: UCI

UCI urges ban on Astana cycling team over doping

The world cycling federation, Swiss-based UCI, on Friday called for the withdrawal of the racing licence for the Astana team of Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali over doping accusations. READ  

EU seeks WTO aid over Russian fridge duties
Photo: WTO

EU seeks WTO aid over Russian fridge duties

The European Union is asking the Geneva-based World Trade Organization to help settle a dispute with Russia over "excessive import duties" on refrigerators and other products. READ  

Luxury Swiss pen uses tsunami 'miracle' wood
Photo: Montblanc

Luxury Swiss pen uses tsunami 'miracle' wood

Swiss-owned luxury brand Montblanc is to sell fountain pens made from a "miracle pine" tree that survived the 2011 tsunami, for a hefty $4,400, an official said, with 20 percent of takings donated to local people. READ  

Paediatrician still works despite child porn rap
Photo: Interpol

Paediatrician still works despite child porn rap

A hospital children’s doctor in the canton of Aargau convicted for possessing child pornography after taking more than 12,000 pictures and 700 videos of young boys is being allowed to continue working in medicine. READ  

Federer rebounds to make Dubai quarterfinals
Photo: Karim Sahib/AFP

Federer rebounds to make Dubai quarterfinals

Switzerland's Roger Federer escaped from trouble with a remarkable 20-point winning sequence on Wednesday, which helped him into the quarterfinals of the Dubai Open tennis tournament in search of his seventh title. READ  

Amnesty slams Swiss for human rights violations
Entrance ot Champ-Dollon prison. Photo: RTS

Amnesty slams Swiss for human rights violations

Amnesty International slammed Switzerland on Wednesday for ill treatment of refugees and asylum seekers, inhumane conditions for inmates of a Geneva prison and inadequate measures against racial discrimination. READ  

Kerry to address UN rights council in Geneva
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Kerry to address UN rights council in Geneva

US Secretary of State John Kerry will address the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva next week, the UN said on Wednesday, confirming that he will be in Switzerland as new Iran nuclear talks kick off. READ  

Swiss and French police seek two 'homejackers'
View of Viuz-en-Sallaz, where the hostage drama took place. Photo: Municipality of Viuz-en-Sallaz

Swiss and French police seek two 'homejackers'

An international police hunt is under way for two criminals who held hostage the family of a security guard who works for a currency exchange outlet in Geneva but lives in neighbouring France. READ  

Blowup Jacuzzis pose risk of electrocution
Photo: Migros

Blowup Jacuzzis pose risk of electrocution

Migros, Switzerland’s biggest retailer, said on Tuesday that it is recalling a range of inflatable Jacuzzis because they pose a risk of electrocuting users. READ  

Euro rights court backs Swiss TV journalists
Photo: SRF

Euro rights court backs Swiss TV journalists

The European Court of Human Rights has struck down the conviction of four Swiss journalists for having recorded and broadcast an interview of a private insurance broker using hidden cameras to highlight malpractice in the sale of life insurance. READ  

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Ten phrases you’ll only hear at work in Austria
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Ten phrases you’ll only hear at work in Austria

Austria is one of Europe’s smaller countries, but also one of the richest and most stable in the EU, with low unemployment. Austrians are known for their love of gemütlichkeit - a word encompassing coziness, security and friendliness - and this can mean some baffling conversations for those new to doing business with Austrians. READ  

Measles kill toddler as Berlin school closes
Jabbed! Photo: DPA

Measles kill toddler as Berlin school closes

UPDATE: Health authorities in Berlin announced a toddler has succumbed to measles. Earlier, a school in a Berlin suburb was closed because of a pupil infected with the disease. The capital is battling its most serious outbreak since 2001. READ  

Apple invests billions in new Danish data centre
'Hello, Denmark!' Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that Viborg will host one of the world's largest data centres. Photo: Robert Galbraith/Scanpix

Apple invests billions in new Danish data centre

American computer giant Apple will place one of the world’s largest data centres in Viborg, where it will power the company's popular services on 100 percent renewable energy. READ  

Central Spain rumbles as earthquake hits

Central Spain rumbles as earthquake hits

An earthquake with a magnitute measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale was felt from Madrid to Murcia on Monday afternoon. READ  

Drones fly over Paris landmarks during night
At least five drones were detected flying over specific areas of Paris on Monday night into Tuesday. Photo: Rahims/FLickr

Drones fly over Paris landmarks during night

Paris police were hunting on Tuesday for clues after several drones were flown over specific Paris landmarks in the early hours of Tuesday, including the Eiffel Tower and the American Embassy. READ  

Dutch raise over €7k to apologize for Rome riot
The drunken hooligans damaged one of the city’s most treasured fountains, the Fontana della Barcaccia. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Dutch raise over €7k to apologize for Rome riot

A Dutch woman has raised over €7,000 online to pay for damages wrought in Rome last week by scores of football fans from the Netherlands. READ  

Norwegian faces first ever pilot strike
Norwegian is increasingly hiring crews from low cost countries such as Thailand and Eastern Europe. Photo: Norwegian Air Shuttle

Norwegian faces first ever pilot strike

Norwegian Air Shuttle could see its first ever strike by pilots on Sunday, if it fails to end more than three months of fruitless negotiations and strike a deal with unions. READ  

Is Sweden's Missan the world's oldest living cat?
Missan is turning 30 this spring. Photo: Private / TT

Is Sweden's Missan the world's oldest living cat?

Missan, 29, may be the world’s oldest cat, according to its Swedish owner who says that aside from suffering from some minor back and kidney problems, there is no reason why her furry friend won't make it to the grand age of 30. READ  

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