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Marathon Iran nuclear talks hit critical weekend
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (second right) with staff after a negotiation session in Lausanne on Friday. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Marathon Iran nuclear talks hit critical weekend

Marathon Iran nuclear talks headed on Friday towards a critical weekend as Britain said its foreign minister would join his US, Iranian and French counterparts in racing the clock to pin down a deal in Switzerland. READ  

Swiss probe 'animal cell' injection clinics
Woman receives anti-ageing treatment with cell stimulation at last year's Beauty Asia trade show in Singapore. Photo: Roslan Rahman/AFP

Swiss probe 'animal cell' injection clinics

Swiss health regulators say they have launched a criminal probe into dozens of clinics suspected of giving clients potentially dangerous animal cell injections as part of anti-ageing treatments. READ  

Austrian driver suspect in fatal hit-and-run
Police investigate accident scene. Photo: Aargau cantonal police

Austrian driver suspect in fatal hit-and-run

Justice officials in the canton of Aargau said on Thursday they suspect a 45-year-old Austrian truck driver of manslaughter in a hit-and-run accident that killed a 79-year-old Swiss woman who was struck in a pedestrian crossing and dragged along the road for 500 metres. READ  

Irishman confesses to stabbing wife 50 times
Port of Lutry on Lake Geneva. Photo: Roy Lindman

Irishman confesses to stabbing wife 50 times

A 49-year-old Irishman has confessed to savagely stabbing his wife to death in the vineyard village of Lutry in the canton of Vaud earlier this week, police said on Thursday. READ  

Switzerland sees boom in refugees from Ukraine

Switzerland sees boom in refugees from Ukraine

Switzerland saw a spike in Ukrainians applying for asylum in 2014, although few succeeded in finding permanent refuge in the country, according to data released by Eurostat and analyzed by The Local. READ  

Geneva clothes bin death likely accidental: report
Clothes recycling bins in Geneva. Photo: jjkphoto.ch/Ville de Genève

Geneva clothes bin death likely accidental: report

Investigators believe a man recently found dead in a Geneva bin for recycling clothes was likely the victim of an accident, a media report said on Wednesday. READ  

Deal reached on return of Nazi-looted Matisse
Detail of Matisse's Seated Woman. Photo: AFP

Deal reached on return of Nazi-looted Matisse

A lawyer representing a Jewish family trying to retrieve a long-lost Matisse painting looted by the Nazis said on Tuesday that a deal had been signed with the German government for its restitution. READ  

Irishman’s dead wife found ‘soaked in blood’
Port of Lutry on Lake Geneva. Photo: Roy Lindman

Irishman’s dead wife found ‘soaked in blood’

A worker who visited an apartment in the vineyard village of Lutry to do some work got a shock when he discovered a dead 46-year-old woman soaked in blood, Vaud cantonal police said on Tuesday. READ  

Senior from Geneva missing for a month
Photo: Geneva cantonal police

Senior from Geneva missing for a month

Geneva cantonal police issued a call for information from the public following the disappearance of a 73-year-old woman not seen since the beginning of February. READ  

Temporary staffing on the rise in Switzerland
Adecco, the world's largest temporary staffing agency, is headquartered in Zurich. Photo: AFP

Temporary staffing on the rise in Switzerland

More and more employees are engaged in temporary jobs in Switzerland, according to a report that says that demand for such interim work has been growing at annual rate of almost ten percent for the past 20 years. READ  

Growth of foreign cross-border workers slows
Thousands of foreign workers cross the border into Switzerland every day. Photo: The Local

Growth of foreign cross-border workers slows

The number of foreigners working in Switzerland but living in neighbouring European countries continued to grow in 2014 but at a slower rate than in previous years, government figures released on Monday show. READ  

Swiss minister touted as candidate for top UN job
Burkhalter was named Swiss of the year for 2014. Photo: SRF

Swiss minister touted as candidate for top UN job

Is Swiss Foreign Affairs Minister Didier Burkhalter bidding to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations? READ  

Genevans make macabre find in used clothes bin
Used clothes collection bins, known in French as "boites à fringues", in Geneva. Photo: jjkphoto.ch/Ville de Genève

Genevans make macabre find in used clothes bin

Passersby on Sunday morning made a macabre discovery on a street in the Geneva neighbourhood of Eaux-Vives, where the body of a man was found in a bin for collecting used clothes. READ  

Celebrated Swiss artist Erni dies at age 106
Hans Erni in his studio in 2010. Photo: Barbara Hess

Celebrated Swiss artist Erni dies at age 106

Tributes flowed for Hans Erni on Sunday when the family of the celebrated Swiss artist announced that he had died at the age of 106. READ  

Ethiopian pilot jailed in absentia for hijacking
Photo: AFP

Ethiopian pilot jailed in absentia for hijacking

An Ethiopian Airlines pilot who last year hijacked a plane to seek asylum in Switzerland was on Friday jailed in absentia for 19 years by a court in Ethiopia. READ  

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