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Lausanne gets 2020 Winter Youth Olympics
Lausanne in winter. Photo: OTV/L Ryser

Lausanne gets 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

The Swiss city of Lausanne will host the third Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Friday. READ  

Swissport to be sold in multi-billion franc deal
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Swissport to be sold in multi-billion franc deal

Private equity company PAI Partners announced Thursday it is selling Zurich-based airport ground handling and cargo company Swissport International to China's HNA Group for 2.7 billion Swiss francs ($2.8 billion, 2.54 billion euros). READ  

Italy angered by Swiss stance on Italian workers
Ticino's measures apply to foreigners working in the canton.

Italy angered by Swiss stance on Italian workers

The Swiss ambassador to Rome has been hauled in front of Italy’s foreign affairs minister to explain Switzerland’s frosty stance towards Italian nationals working over the border, Swiss and Italian media reported on Tuesday. READ  

Solar Impulse
Millions needed by Solar Impulse after grounding
The solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii. Photo: Eugene Tanner/AFP

Millions needed by Solar Impulse after grounding

The team behind the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 plane, piloted by two Swiss men, said on Tuesday that it needed an additional 20 million euros ($22 million) to complete a historic round-the-world flight after battery damage grounded it for months. READ  

Swiss left red-faced in French water debacle
The Lac des Rousses in the French Jura. Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Francois FC

Swiss left red-faced in French water debacle

The Swiss army has officially apologized to France after taking water from a lake in the French Jura without permission. READ  

'Resilient' UBS bounces back with big profits
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'Resilient' UBS bounces back with big profits

UBS, Switzerland's largest bank, on Monday posted second quarter profits of 1.2 billion Swiss francs ($1.25 billion, 1.1 billion euros), a 53 percent rise over the same period last year, which beat expectations. READ  

Swiss Petrobras probe targets Brazilian firm
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Swiss Petrobras probe targets Brazilian firm

The Swiss justice authorities say they are investigating Brazilian firm BTP Odebrecht in connection with the massive corruption probe targeting Brazil's state oil company Petrobras. READ  

Credit Suisse reports billion franc profit
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Credit Suisse reports billion franc profit

The new chief executive at banking giant Credit Suisse had good news to report on Thursday – a higher than expected profit in the second quarter. READ  

Diver killed in collision with Swiss windsurfer
Stock photo of a windsurfer in Gran Canaria. Photo: El Coleccionista de Instantes Fotografía/Flickr

Diver killed in collision with Swiss windsurfer

A Russian died on Monday after being hit in the neck by the board of a professional Swiss windsurfer on the popular Spanish tourist island of Gran Canaria. READ  

Crisis-hit FIFA sets election for February
Photo: AFP/FABRICE COFFRINI

Crisis-hit FIFA sets election for February

FIFA said on Monday that a special election will be held on February 26th to replace president Sepp Blatter. READ  

Federer visits Malawi to launch children's project
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Federer visits Malawi to launch children's project

Switzerland’s Roger Federer visited Malawi on Sunday to launch a children's programme funded by his charity foundation, saying he was keen to help one of the poorest countries in the world. READ  

Switzerland's reputation slips: survey
Swiss National Bank. Photo: Malcolm Curtis

Switzerland's reputation slips: survey

Canada has overtaken Switzerland to take the top spot in the world’s largest survey of country reputations. READ  

Switzerland extradites first FIFA suspect to US
Photo: Fabrice Coffrini

Switzerland extradites first FIFA suspect to US

One of the seven FIFA officials held in Switzerland over corruption allegations has been extradited to the United States, the Swiss justice authorities say. READ  

Government halts export of bugging devices
Photo: Mehdi Fedouach

Government halts export of bugging devices

Switzerland has halted the export of mobile phone monitoring technology to Vietnam and Bangladesh out of fears it could be misused. READ  

Solar Impulse 2 to be grounded 'for months'
The Solar Impulse 2, piloted by Andre Borschberg, lands at Kalaeloa Airport, Hawaii, on July 3rd. Photo: AFP

Solar Impulse 2 to be grounded 'for months'

The sun-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 will be grounded for months in Hawaii to carry out battery repairs, after completing nearly half of an unprecedented round-the-world flight, the project said on Wednesday. READ  

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