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Federer caught up in bitter cricket rivalry
Federer holding up India cricket shirt. Photo: Roger Federer/Facebook

Federer caught up in bitter cricket rivalry

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has apologized for getting caught up in the bitter rivalry between Indian and Pakistani cricket fans after he was pictured admiring the blue shirt of World Cup champions India in a marketing photo-shoot. READ  

Burkhalter: anti-terror measures a 'priority'
Burkhalter and John Kerry at a meeting last year. Photo: Sebastien Bozon/AFP

Burkhalter: anti-terror measures a 'priority'

Combating violent extremism is a “priority” in Switzerland, Swiss foreign minister and former president Didier Burkhalter has said, telling a counter-terrorism summit in Washington this week that Switzerland has measures in place to prevent the radicalization of youth and the financing of terrorism. READ  

Study: Swiss enjoy world’s best retirement
Switzerland topped the Global Retirement Index. Photo: Lending Memo

Study: Swiss enjoy world’s best retirement

Switzerland is the best place in the world to spend your retirement, according to a global study. READ  

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HSBC Geneva searched in global scandal probe
Photo: AFP

HSBC Geneva searched in global scandal probe

Investigators launched a search of British banking giant HSBC's Geneva offices on Wednesday as part of a money laundering probe following allegations the bank helped clients evade millions of dollars in taxes, Swiss prosecutors said. READ  

France pursues Swiss-based UBS trio
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France pursues Swiss-based UBS trio

French judges on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for three former managers at Swiss bank UBS over allegations it helped customers hide money from the taxman in Switzerland. READ  

Jewish community in Zurich fears terror attack
Fear has risen among the Jewish community in Zurich Photo: Thomas Leuthard

Jewish community in Zurich fears terror attack

The Jewish community in Zurich is “seriously worried” about the possibility of a terrorist attack after the shootings in Paris and Copenhagen, senior members of the community say. READ  

Bencic succumbs to in-form Venus in Dubai
Bencic claimed just three games against Venus Williams. Photo: Karim Sahib/AFP

Bencic succumbs to in-form Venus in Dubai

Venus Williams, who could return to the world's top ten for the first time in four years if she makes a successful defence of the Dubai Open title this week, began the journey with a 6-1, 6-2 rout of highly-regarded Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic on Monday. READ  

Poll: Swiss ready to forgo EU over immigration
Photo: Paivi Tiittanen

Poll: Swiss ready to forgo EU over immigration

Nearly half the Swiss population are ready to sacrifice bilateral agreements with the EU in order to implement the anti-immigration initiative that was narrowly passed in a referendum a year ago, according to a new survey. READ  

Bern police ID Chapel Hill mourners at US embassy
The US embassy in Bern. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Bern police ID Chapel Hill mourners at US embassy

Seven Swiss resident Muslims who came to lay flowers outside the US embassy in Bern in memory of the three Chapel Hill murder victims were “intimidated” by a police identity check, the Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (IZRS) has said. READ  

Wawrinka snatches first indoor title in Rotterdam
The Rotterdam win marks Wawrinka's ninth career title. Photo: Koen Suyk/ANP/AFP

Wawrinka snatches first indoor title in Rotterdam

Stan Wawrinka filled in a last gap in his career trophy collection on Sunday, beating holder Tomas Berdych 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to claim his first indoor title in the Rotterdam World Tennis event. READ  

Swiss put wink-activated telescopes in contacts
The thin, reflective telescopes are activiated by winking. Photo: Andy Simmons

Swiss put wink-activated telescopes in contacts

Swiss researchers are developing contact lenses that contain tiny telescopes to boost vision and zoom in and out with the wink of an eye. READ  

Azerbaijani rights activist hides in Swiss embassy
Swiss embassy in the "Old Town" of Baku. Photo: FDFA

Azerbaijani rights activist hides in Swiss embassy

A prominent Azerbaijani rights activist, who is wanted by the tightly-controlled Caucasus country's authorities and risks imminent arrest, is hiding in the Swiss embassy in Baku, officials confirmed on Friday. READ  

EU maritime patrols 'woefully inadequate'

EU maritime patrols 'woefully inadequate'

The Geneva-based UN refugee agency on Thursday urged the European Union to do far more to save migrant lives in the Mediterranean, saying its existing maritime border patrol is "woefully inadequate." READ  

Swiss press freedoms drop in global index
Countries marked in white in map above have best press freedoms. Image: Reporters Without Borders

Swiss press freedoms drop in global index

Switzerland’s press freedoms deteriorated last year, reflecting a global worsening of conditions for journalists and degraded environment for news media, according to an annual report from Reporters Without Borders. READ  

UK opposition smells election blood on HSBC
UK Opposition leader Ed Miliband. Photo: AFP

UK opposition smells election blood on HSBC

British opposition leader Ed Miliband went on the offensive on Wednesday over an international scandal involving London-based HSBC and its Swiss banking arm, accusing Prime Minister David Cameron of being soft on tax avoidance. READ  

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