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UK blocks Swiss deal with EU on Croatia
EU headquarters in Brussels. Photo: Dominique Faget/AFP

UK blocks Swiss deal with EU on Croatia

The UK has scuppered, at least temporarily, an agreement in principle between Bern and Brussels over the free movement of people between Switzerland and Croatia, the Swiss broadcaster RTS says. READ () »

US regulator seeks more Credit Suisse documents
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US regulator seeks more Credit Suisse documents

A New York regulator probing Credit Suisse's role in enabling tax evasion has demanded a trove of additional documents from the bank, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. READ () »

Ex-footballer Makélélé faces Swiss tax probe
Claude Makélélé in his coaching role last year at Paris Saint Germain. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Ex-footballer Makélélé faces Swiss tax probe

Former France midfielder Claude Makélélé is facing a tax probe at home and in Switzerland, a filing showed Tuesday, as reports suggested it could relate to his investments in a Geneva football team. READ () »

Specialist says Swiss eat too much salty cheese
Photo: Switzerland Cheese Marketing

Specialist says Swiss eat too much salty cheese

The Swiss are known for their great love of cheese but a doctor from Lausanne is warning that they need to reduce their consumption of gruyère, emmental and other varieties because of the health risks. READ () »

El Nino weather event seen likely: WMO
WMO headquarters in Geneva. Photo (detail): Mark Parsons

El Nino weather event seen likely: WMO

An "El Nino" climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean is likely this year, bringing droughts and heavy rainfall to the rest of the world, the Geneva-based UN weather agency warned on Tuesday. READ () »

Strong franc hits Nestlé's first quarter sales
Paul Bulcke: maintains 'organic growth' will improve. Photo: AFP

Strong franc hits Nestlé's first quarter sales

Nestlé, the world's leading food industry group, saw its sales slide 5.1 percent in the first quarter from the same period in 2013, the Swiss-based company said on Tuesday, blaming the effect of exchange rates and strength of the franc. READ () »

Swiss junior doctors 'working 56-hour weeks'
Photo: Zurich University Hospital

Swiss junior doctors 'working 56-hour weeks'

More than two-thirds of medical interns and junior doctors in Swiss hospitals are working an average of 56 hours a week in violation of federal labour law, an association of medical employees says. READ () »

Geneva’s green prisons chief 'needed coaching’
Entrance to Geneva's Champ-Dollon prison. Photo: RTS

Geneva’s green prisons chief 'needed coaching’

The woman in charge of Geneva’s prisons from February 2012 until she resigned in December 2013 knew nothing about prisons and required training from two coaches at a cost of around 340,000 francs ($387,000), according to reports on Monday. READ () »

Policeman fined after video catches head kicks
Photo: SRF

Policeman fined after video catches head kicks

A Lucerne policeman caught by a security camera last year repeatedly kicking an alleged burglar in the head during a robbery investigation at a watch shop was fined on Monday for assault and abuse of authority. READ () »

Glencore Xstrata sells stake in Peru mine
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Glencore Xstrata sells stake in Peru mine

China Minmetals said on Monday that a consortium led by one of its subsidiaries MMG has agreed to buy Swiss-based Glencore Xstrata Plc's stake in the Las Bambas copper mine project in Peru for $5.85 billion. READ () »

‘Soft landing’ seen for Swiss property market
Andreas Höfert. Photo: RTS

‘Soft landing’ seen for Swiss property market

The Swiss real estate market is headed for a “soft landing” more than a hard crash, says an expert from UBS, Switzerland’s largest bank. READ () »

Lausanne residents vote against high-rise ‘Taoua’
Proposed Taoua building. Photo: City of Lausanne/Pont 12 Architectes

Lausanne residents vote against high-rise ‘Taoua’

Lausanne voters have rejected plans for an 85-metre-high hotel, office and apartment tower near the city’s Beaulieu convention and exposition centre. READ () »

Skier dies from fall in Valais glacier crevasse
Photo: Valais cantonal police

Skier dies from fall in Valais glacier crevasse

A 50-year-old man lost his life on the weekend after falling into a crevasse while crossing a glacier in Fieschertal in the canton of Valais. READ () »

Gritty district turns into Zurich’s trendiest spot
Cyclist and dog pass by Im Viadukt in Zurich's Kreis 5. Photo: Diego Alborghetti/Zurich Tourismus

Gritty district turns into Zurich’s trendiest spot

Zurich’s Kreis 5 may be the antithesis of the idyllic Switzerland shown in tourist brochures, but that uniqueness is proving a draw for tourists and residents alike. READ () »

Cancellara ends up third in Paris-Roubaix race
Fabian Cancellara on a better day, winning the Tour of Flanders earlier this month. Photo: AFP

Cancellara ends up third in Paris-Roubaix race

Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara failed to claim a record-equalling fourth victory in the Paris-Roubaix cycling race on Sunday as Niki Terpstra from the Netherlands grabbed the top spot in a surprise finish. READ () »

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