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Swiss expat population continues to expand
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Swiss expat population continues to expand

The number of Swiss citizens livening outside Switzerland rose two percent in 2014 from the previous year to almost three-quarters of a million, government figures released on Thursday show. READ  

ILO sees potential in Juncker jobs plan
Jean-Claude Juncker. Photo: European People's Party/flickr

ILO sees potential in Juncker jobs plan

An ambitious European investment plan could create 2.1 million jobs by 2018 if properly implemented, the Geneva-based International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. READ  

Rights court hears Swiss appeal of 'genocide' case
Turkish politician Dogu Perinçek. Photo: AFP/File

Rights court hears Swiss appeal of 'genocide' case

The case of a Turkish politician who declared in Switzerland that the Armenian genocide is an “international lie” is to be reconsidered by Europe’s top human rights court in Strasbourg on Wednesday. READ  

UN rights chief alarmed over Egypt clashes
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein: worried by Egypt developments. Photo: UNHRC

UN rights chief alarmed over Egypt clashes

The United Nations human rights chief in Geneva voiced deep concern on Tuesday over the killing of at least 20 people in clashes between demonstrators and security forces in Egypt in recent days. READ  

Wikileaks slams Google 'attack on journalism'
Baltasar Garzón: Google's action "illegal and unacceptable". Photo: Rodrigo Buendia/AFP

Wikileaks slams Google 'attack on journalism'

A controversial Spanish former magistrate slammed Google in Geneva for handing over emails from Wikileaks staff to the FBI without informing the whistle-blowing website. READ  

Vatican foiled over bid to hide Swiss bank data
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Vatican foiled over bid to hide Swiss bank data

A top Swiss court on Monday rejected an appeal by the Vatican's bank to keep secret information from one of its Swiss bank accounts suspected of being used for fraud. READ  

Libya talks struggle to build on unity deal

A new round of peace talks between Libya's warring factions resumed in Geneva on Monday as the country continued to struggle with divisions. READ  

World Economic Forum: Davos
Davos forum runs without security hitches
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Davos forum runs without security hitches

The 45th annual World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, which wound up at the weekend, ran smoothly without any security issues, Graubünden cantonal authorities said. READ  

World Economic Forum: Davos
First woman heading Lloyd's lauds diversity
Inga Beale. Photo: Lloyd's

First woman heading Lloyd's lauds diversity

As the first female head in the 325-year history of the Lloyd's of London insurance market, Inga Beale is something of a shining light at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where gender equality is a key theme this year. READ  

World Economic Forum: Davos
Hollande: 'Big business must help fight terror'
Photo: Photo: Jean-Christophe Bott/AFP

Hollande: 'Big business must help fight terror'

On his first visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday, French president François Hollande told the corporate world it must play its part in fighting terrorism. READ  

World Economic Forum: Davos
Saudi king's death 'will not change oil policy'
International Energy Agency chief economist Fatih Birol. Photo: IEA

Saudi king's death 'will not change oil policy'

The chief economist of the International Energy Agency said in Davos on Friday that there would be no "significant" changes to Saudi oil policy following the death of King Abdullah. READ  

Asylum seeker requests soar in Switzerland
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Asylum seeker requests soar in Switzerland

The number of requests for asylum by refugees in Switzerland rose in 2014 by 11 percent to 23,765 from the previous year, the highest rate in more than a decade, according to government figures. READ  

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Andrew makes public denial of sex claims
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Andrew makes public denial of sex claims

Britain's Prince Andrew spoke at the Davos annual meeting on Thursday to "reaffirm" official denials of claims he had sex with an underaged girl employed by an American billionaire and convicted sex offender. READ  

ECB announces major bond buying program
ECB president Mario Draghi. Photo: DPA

ECB announces major bond buying program

The Swiss franc edged higher against the euro on Thursday after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi announced the bank will buy €60 billion of European debt every month from March 2015 until September 2016. READ  

Italians recover looted artefacts from Basel
Italian police show off artefacts looted by Swiss-Italian smuggling ring. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Italians recover looted artefacts from Basel

The Italian government on Wednesday said police had seized more than 5,000 ancient artefacts in a record €45-million haul after dismantling a Swiss-Italian trafficking ring. READ  

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