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Kerry warns Israelis against 'betraying trust'
US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for a new round of nuclear talks in Montreux. Photo: AFP

Kerry warns Israelis against 'betraying trust'

US Secretary of State John Kerry in Geneva on Monday warned Israel's prime minister against revealing details of an emerging Iran nuclear deal on the eve of the Israeli leader's speech to the US Congress. READ  

Swiss deport Thai boxing champ and murderer
Photo: Zurich cantonal police

Swiss deport Thai boxing champ and murderer

Bashkim Berisha, the former Swiss junior Thai boxing champion sentenced to 14 years in jail for killing a motorist in a dispute over a parking spot, has been deported to his native country of Kosovo, according to a media report. READ  

Bank fines not tax deductible under new bill
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Bank fines not tax deductible under new bill

The Swiss lower house of parliament has approved a bill that would prevent banks from being able to continue deducting fines for wrongdoing from their taxable income. READ  

Rental housing reference rate stays unchanged
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Rental housing reference rate stays unchanged

The rental housing reference rate — a key indicator in Switzerland for determining whether apartment rents rise or fall — remains unchanged for the next three months but it should drop in June, authorities said on Monday. READ  

Solar Impulse nears round-the-world takeoff
Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/File

Solar Impulse nears round-the-world takeoff

Switzerland's Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane, made its third successful test flight in the United Arab Emirates on Monday ahead of a planned round-the-world tour to promote alternative energy. READ  

Zurich police probe killing of 'bouncer'
Photo: Zurich city police/File

Zurich police probe killing of 'bouncer'

Zurich city police are seeking witnesses after a 30-year-old man from Montenegro died of 11 gunshot wounds early on Sunday. READ  

Kerry and Lavrov meet in Geneva over Ukraine
An instructor of the Ukrainian volunteer Azov Battalion conducts training exercises for the civilian population in Kiev on Sunday. Photo: Yury Kirnichny/AFP

Kerry and Lavrov meet in Geneva over Ukraine

UPDATED: US Secretary of State John Kerry began tough talks in Geneva on Monday with his Russian counterpart to end fighting in Ukraine, where the UN says the death toll has soared beyond 6,000 people in less than a year. READ  

International meetings spark Geneva drone ban
Swiss military drone. Photo: Swiss Air Force

International meetings spark Geneva drone ban

In an exceptional move for security reasons, the canton of Geneva is banning the flight of drones in areas regarded as sensitive because of international meetings this month. READ  

Crisis in rear-view as Geneva car show revs up
Visitors at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Crisis in rear-view as Geneva car show revs up

The front end of McLaren's brand new P1 GTR seems to form a knowing smirk, a pointer perhaps towards the race-track ready motor powering this $2 million dream car. READ  

Swiss businessman charged in art fraud case
Dmitry Rybolovlev with unidentified woman at Monaco football game last year. Photo: AFP

Swiss businessman charged in art fraud case

A prominent Swiss businessman was on Saturday charged in connection with an alleged art fraud targeting Russian oligarch and football club owner Dmitry Rybolovlev. READ  

Features
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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Federer beats Djokovic for seventh Dubai title
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Federer beats Djokovic for seventh Dubai title

Roger Federer claimed the 84th title of his legendary career, kept his nose in front in his personal rivalry with Novak Djokovic, and equalled his best achievement at any tournament by winning the Dubai Open for the seventh time on Saturday. 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  

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
Photo: AFP

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  

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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UN weighs in on 'unjust' disabled access case
Simon Bacher. Photo: Sue Bacher

UN weighs in on 'unjust' disabled access case

The United Nations has asked Austria for an explanation after a British woman complained that her 25-year-old disabled son has been left stranded in their home every time there is bad weather because of bureaucratic red tape. READ  

Court lets child porn MP Edathy off with fine
Edathy in court on Monday. Photo: DPA

Court lets child porn MP Edathy off with fine

A court has decided to fine former MP Sebastian Edathy €5,000 after he admitted on Monday to downloading child pornography images and video onto his official parliamentary laptop. READ  

New SAS strike cancels Copenhagen flights
For the second time this week, passengers are paying the price for SAS conflicts. Photo: Nikolai Linares/Scanpix

New SAS strike cancels Copenhagen flights

Just three days after a strike by the baggage crew, SAS's cabin personnel has now walked out on the job leading to a fresh round of flight cancellations on Friday. READ  

Exposed: actress who faked Oscar glory
Anna Allen appearing on Spanish programme, Pasapalabra. Screen grab: YouTube/bogo xoer.

Exposed: actress who faked Oscar glory

The invented life of a Spanish actress has been revealed after Spanish media discovered she had not actually attended the Oscars, but used Photoshop to place herself on the red carpet. 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  

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Purrfect catch: Italian twins land giant catfish
Dino Ferrari with the giant catfish. Photo: Sportex Italia

Purrfect catch: Italian twins land giant catfish

Twin Italian brothers came within a whisker of a European record when they reeled in a catfish weighing 127kg in northern Italy’s River Po – with just a fishing rod. 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  

Swede's 21st balloons dubbed 'IS' propaganda
The balloons that Sarah Ericsson had up in her window. Photo: Private

Swede's 21st balloons dubbed 'IS' propaganda

After Sarah Ericsson hung up balloons in the shape of the number '21' for her birthday, her home was paid a visit by Swedish police who thought they stood for 'IS' and had been put up by supporters of the Islamic State extremist group. READ  

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