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IOM fears Mediterranean death toll will increase

More than 1,750 migrants have perished in the Mediterranean since the start of 2015, a 30-fold increase over the same period last year, the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday. READ  

Yemen faces collapse of health system: WHO
WHO headquarters in Geneva. Photo: Yann Forget

Yemen faces collapse of health system: WHO

Yemen risks an imminent collapse in its health system, the Geneva-based UN health agency warned on Tuesday, estimating the latest death toll from fighting there at 944. READ  

Ranking downgrades Swiss passport's 'power'

Ranking downgrades Swiss passport's 'power'

The passports of 18 countries are regarded as more “powerful” than the one offered by Switzerland, according to a new survey. READ  

Mediterranean becoming a 'vast cemetery': UN

The Mediterranean is turning into a "vast cemetery" because of soaring migrant deaths, the UN human rights chief said in Geneva on Monday, as he strongly condemned "callous" EU migration policies. READ  

Swiss 'second worst' for dumping electrical waste
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Swiss 'second worst' for dumping electrical waste

Switzerland has the second worst record on a per capita basis for pitching electrical and electronic waste in rubbish dumps, a newly released report from the UN says. READ  

UN decries 'xenophobic' attacks in South Africa

The Geneva-based United Nations Refugee Agency on Friday expressed concern at the latest round of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, saying the violence had displaced 5,000 people. READ  

Hollande basks in good vibes from Swiss visit
Swiss president Sommaruga with Hollande. Photo: DFJP

Hollande basks in good vibes from Swiss visit

French President François Hollande may be having difficulties in his own country but he received a generally warm response during his historic two-day visit to Switzerland. READ  

Tax evasion dispute is 'behind us': Hollande
Hollande meets with Swiss cabinet ministers in Bern. Photo Karl-Heinz Hug/FDFA

Tax evasion dispute is 'behind us': Hollande

French President François Hollande said on Wednesday that a drawn-out tax evasion row with Switzerland "is behind us" as he launched a visit aimed at mending fences. READ  

Bern pays damages for woman's death in US
Switzerland's embassy in Washington, DC. Photo: FDFA

Bern pays damages for woman's death in US

Switzerland says it has paid $1.7 million in compensation after a Swiss embassy driver, who once worked for the Gaddafi family, hit and killed a woman in Washington in 2011. READ  

Swiss return Brazil cash seized in crime probe
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Swiss return Brazil cash seized in crime probe

Switzerland is returning to Brazil $19.4 million seized after a probe into money laundering, the Attorney General's Office (OAG) said on Wednesday. READ  

France's Hollande poised for historic Swiss visit
Hollande in Cahors, France on Tuesday. Photo: Rémy Gabalda/Pool/AFP

France's Hollande poised for historic Swiss visit

French President François Hollande starts a two-day official visit to Switzerland on Wednesday in Bern for discussions on the environment, economic exchanges and EU policy, among other issues. READ  

WTO slashes global growth forecast for 2015
WTO headquarters in Geneva. Photo: WTO

WTO slashes global growth forecast for 2015

Sluggish economies and global conflicts are taking their toll on world commerce, the Geneva-based World Trade Organization said on Tuesday as it slashed its trade growth outlook for 2015. READ  

IOM airlifts foreigners out of wartorn Yemen

The Geneva-based International Organization for Migration says it has flown a first planeload of foreign nationals out of Yemen and aimed to continue evacuating foreigners stranded in the conflict-torn country. READ  

Swiss stay among top countries for 'wellbeing'
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Swiss stay among top countries for 'wellbeing'

Switzerland ranks third in the world in an index measuring social progress for 2015, falling behind top-ranked Norway and second-placed Sweden while slipping below its second ranked position from last year. READ  

Swiss suspect arrested over 'jihadist' flight
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Swiss suspect arrested over 'jihadist' flight

A 25-year-old Swiss man suspected of trying to travel to Syria or Iraq to join jihadists has been arrested at Zurich airport, the federal prosecutor's office said on Wednesday. READ  

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