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Swiss join bid to combat refugee smuggling
Forensic officers work at a truck found to contain dead migrants on a motorway in Austria on Thursday. Photo: Dieter Nagl/AFP

Swiss join bid to combat refugee smuggling

21 hours ago

Switzerland, Germany and Italy are preparing to launch a joint task force to detect and dismantle networks smuggling refugees and migrants into Europe, Swiss authorities said on Friday.

Swiss watchmakers jittery over China chaos
Share prices of Swiss watchmakers like Richemont shed serious value after the recent Chinese currency cut. File photo: AFP

Swiss watchmakers jittery over China chaos

3 days ago

Swiss watchmakers are facing turbulent times in one of their top markets, as the already shrinking luxury sales in China are compounded by the recent devaluation of the yuan.

Swiss set date for Fifa US extradition ruling
Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Swiss set date for Fifa US extradition ruling

August 25, 2015

The Swiss justice ministry will rule next month on the extradition requests filed by the United States against six FIFA officials who have been accused of corruption, a spokesman said on Monday.

Minister: Swiss banks must 'do better'
Swiss banks have for years been trying to clean up their image. Photo: Martin Abegglan

Minister: Swiss banks must 'do better'

August 25, 2015

Thousands of so-called "politically exposed persons", or PEPs -- a category that includes heads of state and other top officials -- hold Swiss bank accounts, a Swiss foreign ministry official said on Monday.

Singapore frees assets of sued Swiss art dealer
Photo: Caroline Bishop

Singapore frees assets of sued Swiss art dealer

August 25, 2015

Singapore's highest court has unfrozen the assets worth millions of dollars of a Swiss businessman and art dealer sued by a Russian billionaire for fraud.

Federer plays 'rock-solid' match to reach quarters
Federer swept past Kevin Anderson . Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America/ AFP

Federer plays 'rock-solid' match to reach quarters

August 21, 2015

Roger Federer engineered a 6-1, 6-1 rout in less than an hour, outclassing the big-serving Kevin Anderson to join Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the ATP and WTA Cincinnati Masters on Thursday.

Greenpeace: Swiss nuclear plant must close
Beznau is the world's oldest nuclear plant. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Greenpeace: Swiss nuclear plant must close

August 20, 2015

Greenpeace said on Thursday it had launched legal action to demand that Switzerland shut down Beznau, the world's oldest commercial nuclear plant, for security reasons.

Wawrinka: Kyrgios didn't apologize enough
Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America/ AFP

Wawrinka: Kyrgios didn't apologize enough

August 20, 2015

Stan Wawrinka accused Aussie bad boy Nick Kyrgios of failing to properly apologize for his lurid outburst towards the Swiss star here Wednesday after struggling into the third round of the ATP Cincinnati Masters event.

Sharp rise in migrants sparks EU emergency

August 18, 2015

A record 107,500 migrants crossed the European Union's borders last month, according to new figures on Tuesday, showing they are arriving in dramatically increasing numbers and creating a humanitarian crisis for the 28-nation bloc.

Nicaragua charges Fifa official with corruption
Photo: AFP

Nicaragua charges Fifa official with corruption

August 18, 2015

One of the seven Fifa officials arrested in Switzerland has been charged with money laundering and corruption charges in Nicaragua, a prosecutor said, expecting an extradition to be completed soon.

German minister urges EU to reach Swiss deal
German Foreign Affairs Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier: a sympathetic ear for the Swiss. Photo: AFP

German minister urges EU to reach Swiss deal

August 17, 2015

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Monday urged the European Union to negotiate with Switzerland on Bern's plans for new quotas on immigration from the bloc.

Thai court jails Swiss for corporate blackmail bid
Xavier André Justo (right) is escorted from court after sentencing. Photo: Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

Thai court jails Swiss for corporate blackmail bid

August 17, 2015

A Swiss man was jailed for three years in Thailand on Monday for attempting to blackmail a Saudi oil company over dealings with a scandal-mired Malaysian state firm, a court official said.

Platini warned me of prison: Fifa chief Blatter
Fifa President Sepp Blatter (L) shaking hands with Uefa president Michel Platini after Blatter was re-elected Fifa president in May. Photo: Michael Buholzer/AFP

Platini warned me of prison: Fifa chief Blatter

August 15, 2015

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has alleged Uefa counterpart Michel Platini warned him he faced prison if he did not withdraw from the world football governing body's presidential race.

Unpaid UN intern admits to 'publicity stunt'
The UN headquarters in Geneva. Photo: Yann/Wikimedia Commons

Unpaid UN intern admits to 'publicity stunt'

August 14, 2015

A young New Zealander who lived in a tent during a UN internship in Geneva as he couldn’t afford proper accommodation in the city, has admitted his choice to camp was partly motivated by a desire to draw attention to the “unjust” nature of unpaid internships – and that he leaked his story to the media himself.

Swiss man summits all 4,000m alpine peaks
Ueli Steck took 62 days to complete his task. Photo: Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP

Swiss man summits all 4,000m alpine peaks

August 14, 2015

A Swiss man has climbed to the summit of all 82 mountains in the Alps over 4,000 metres in just 62 days.

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