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Fifa corruption scandal
US formally seeks Fifa officials' extradition
Fifa headquarters in Zurich. Photo: AFP

US formally seeks Fifa officials' extradition

Bern said on Thursday the United States had formally requested the extradition of seven Fifa officials arrested in Zurich last month in a wide-ranging probe into corruption in football's top body. READ  

Record numbers of refugees cross Mediterranean

A record 137,000 people made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe in the first half of 2015, most of them fleeing war, conflict and persecution, the Geneva-based United Nations Refugee Agency said on Wednesday. READ  

Solar Impulse passes halfway mark to Hawaii
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Solar Impulse passes halfway mark to Hawaii

The Swiss solar-powered aircraft flying between Japan and Hawaii as part of a round-the-world bid passed the halfway point of the perilous Pacific Ocean crossing Wednesday, and broke its own endurance record. READ  

Eurosport gains TV rights for four Olympics
IOC President Thomas Bach. Photo: Richard Juilliart AFP

Eurosport gains TV rights for four Olympics

The Lausanne-based International Olympic Committee announced on Monday that it had handed all broadcast rights in most of Europe to Eurosport, owned by Discovery Communications, for the four Olympic games between 2018 and 2024. READ  

Greece crisis
Swiss stock market drops on Grexit worries
Photo: SIX Swiss Exchange

Swiss stock market drops on Grexit worries

The Swiss stock market plunged in early morning trading on Monday, mirroring the reaction of Asian and other European bourses to the Greek decision announced a day earlier to close banks and introduce capital controls. READ  

Greece crisis
Europe's tourists urged to take cash to Greece
People line up to withdraw cash from an ATM outside a Piraeus Bank branch on the island of Crete, Greece. Photo: Stefanos Rapanis/Reuters

Europe's tourists urged to take cash to Greece

UPDATED: European nations on Sunday told their nationals to carry cash with them when vacationing in Greece as the country hurtles towards a banking crisis. READ  

Fifa corruption scandal
Fifa official to remain in custody: Swiss court
Photo: AFP

Fifa official to remain in custody: Swiss court

A Swiss court has rejected an appeal filed by one of seven football officials arrested in Zurich last month demanding that he be released from custody pending extradition proceedings. READ  

Bern extraditing war crimes suspect to Bosnia
Naser Oric: set to be sent to his home country. Photo: AFP/File

Bern extraditing war crimes suspect to Bosnia

Switzerland on Thursday authorized the extradition of former Bosnian Muslim commander Naser Oric to Bosnia rather than Serbia, which had issued the war crimes warrant for his arrest. READ  

Geneva club sandwiches remain 'priciest in world'
Photo: Memm/Wikimedia Commons

Geneva club sandwiches remain 'priciest in world'

Geneva hotels remain the most expensive place in the world to order a club sandwich for a third consecutive year, according to an annual survey. READ  

Swiss yachtsman missing in Polynesia
Laurent Bourgnon, shown here in 2008. Photo: AFP/File

Swiss yachtsman missing in Polynesia

Swiss yachtsman Laurent Bourgnon was reported missing on Wednesday after failing to return from a diving trip in French Polynesia. READ  

World foreign investment 'expected to rebound'

Global foreign direct investment is expected to rebound in 2015 after falling 16 percent last year due to a fragile world economy and political and military crises, the UN said on Wednesday. READ  

Greek minister slams Swiss over tax evasion
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. Photo: AFP

Greek minister slams Swiss over tax evasion

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has taken a swipe at Switzerland for providing only limited information about wealthy tax evaders from cash-strapped Greece who are believed to have stashed billions of euros in Swiss banks. READ  

Global insurance sector bounces back: Swiss Re
Swiss Re headquarters in Zurich. Photo: Swiss Re

Global insurance sector bounces back: Swiss Re

The global insurance industry gained momentum last year, as economies improved and the long suffering life insurance sector returned to growth in Europe and Japan, says a Swiss study released on Wednesday. READ  

Lion threatened with extinction: IUCN report
Photo: Martin Schutt/DPA/AFP

Lion threatened with extinction: IUCN report

The mighty lion, reclusive cave crabs and the world's rarest sea lion are among nearly 23,000 species at risk of dying out, a top conservation body based in Switzerland warned on Tuesday. READ  

War crimes 'likely by both sides in Gaza war'
McGowan Davis outlines findings in Geneva next to fellow commission member DouDou Diene. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

War crimes 'likely by both sides in Gaza war'

Evidence showed both Israel and Palestinian militants committed war crimes during last year's Gaza war, a widely anticipated United Nations report says, decrying "unprecedented" devastation and human suffering. READ  

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