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Switzerland extradites French teen jihadist
Ancient city of Palmyra in Syria now reportedly in the hands of Isis jihadists. Photo: Joseph Eid/AFP/File

Switzerland extradites French teen jihadist

Switzerland has extradited a French teenager who was trying to reach Syria for a second time since March, the federal department of justice said on Friday. READ  

Macedonian PM's plane makes forced Zurich stop
Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski at a rally in Skopje earlier this week. Photo: Robert Atanasovski/AFP

Macedonian PM's plane makes forced Zurich stop

A jet carrying Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski made an emergency landing in Zurich on Thursday due to technical problems but no one was hurt in the incident, a spokesman said. READ  

Job insecurity growing globally: ILO report
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder with 2015 report. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Job insecurity growing globally: ILO report

Only a fourth of the world's workforce have stable contracts, leading to growing job insecurity, a report from the Geneva-based International Labour Organization said on Tuesday. READ  

Actor sues French daily over Swiss bank claim
Malkovich signing autographs at the Zurich Film Festival last year. Photo: Zurich Film Festival

Actor sues French daily over Swiss bank claim

John Malkovich has filed a defamation suit against French daily Le Monde over Swissleaks reports the US actor says incorrectly stated he owned a secret Swiss account, his lawyer said Monday. READ  

Prince William meets Swiss-based nature org
Prince William with Inger Andersen, director of IUCN. Photo: IUCN/Twitter

Prince William meets Swiss-based nature org

Britain’s Prince William visited the Lake Geneva region on Monday to meet with officials from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and to discuss endangered species issues. READ  

South Sudan civil war victims face famine
Photo: Julius Kusuma

South Sudan civil war victims face famine

Tens of thousands of people forced to flee violence in South Sudan could go hungry, with fighting interrupting the planting season and cutting off supply chains, the Geneva-based Red Cross warned Monday. READ  

Unrest in Burundi sparks exodus of 100,000: UN
UN Refugee Agency's headquarters in Geneva. Photo: Jungpionier/Wikimedia Commons

Unrest in Burundi sparks exodus of 100,000: UN

More than 100,000 Burundians have fled to neighbouring countries since political violence erupted in April, the Geneva-based United Nations Refugee Agency said on Friday, as the country reeled from a foiled coup attempt. READ  

Ferrari driver nabbed at 250 km/h keeps car
Photo: Kevin Rachel

Ferrari driver nabbed at 250 km/h keeps car

A Zurich resident caught speeding in a Ferrari on a French highway at 250 kilometres an hour escaped with just a fine for his violation of traffic laws, gendarmes said on Thursday. READ  

Fifa bans Tahiti football official for eight years
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Fifa bans Tahiti football official for eight years

Zurich-based Fifa has banned Reynald Temarii, General Director of the Tahiti Football Association, for eight years for breaking the world body's ethics code by accepting more than €300,000 from former Qatari official Mohamed bin Hammam. READ  

Swiss residents booze more than OECD average
Photo: AFP

Swiss residents booze more than OECD average

Residents of Switzerland have been drinking less booze over the past three decades but they are still knocking back more alcohol than the average for OECD countries, a new study for the organization shows. READ  

Guatemala police chief's murder sentence upheld
Erwin Sperisen's mother Linda Sperisen and her son Christian Sperisen leave court with lawyer. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Guatemala police chief's murder sentence upheld

A Geneva appeals court on Tuesday confirmed a life sentence slapped on Guatemala's former police chief Erwin Sperisen for ten murders committed in the Central American country. READ  

Report slams WHO's 'poor' response to Ebola
Ebola poster in Liberia. Photo: AFP

Report slams WHO's 'poor' response to Ebola

A UN-sponsored report on Monday denounced the Geneva-based World Health Organization's slow response to the Ebola outbreak and said the agency still did not have the capacity to tackle a similar crisis. READ  

US admits police killings thwart civil rights
Riot police contend with demonstration over death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore last month. Photo: AFP

US admits police killings thwart civil rights

The United States acknowledged in Geneva on Monday that more needed to be done to uphold its civil rights laws following a string of recent killings of unarmed black men by police. READ  

Photos hurt Labour cause in UK: Swiss take
Ed Miliband: unflattering pictures caught Swiss media attention. Photo: AFP

Photos hurt Labour cause in UK: Swiss take

Blick, the tabloid newspaper with Switzerland’s biggest readership, has a graphic take on the surprise result of the UK election that saw the Conservative party defy the polls by retaining power: It’s the mugshots wot done it. READ  

High prices blunt Swiss tourism's cutting edge
City of Lucerne: gateway to central Switzerland. Photo: Switzerland Tourism

High prices blunt Swiss tourism's cutting edge

High prices have knocked Switzerland off its pedestal for travel and tourism competitiveness, according to a new report from the Geneva-based World Economic Forum. READ  

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