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'Suicide tourists' double in three years
The Dignitas clinic in Pfaeffikon near Zurich. Photo: Sebastian Derungs/AFP

'Suicide tourists' double in three years

A total of 172 "suicide tourists" travelled to Switzerland in 2012 – double the 2009 number – to die with medical assistance, a practice prohibited in many countries, a study said on Thursday. READ  

US tax crackdown hits Swiss private banks
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US tax crackdown hits Swiss private banks

Switzerland's exclusive private banks took a beating last year, in part due to a US crackdown on tax cheats, with more than one third of them posting losses, a study published on Wednesday showed. READ  

Novartis signs global deal for TB treatment
Photo: Sebastien Bozon/AFP

Novartis signs global deal for TB treatment

Swiss-based pharmaceuticals giant Novartis said on Wednesday that it had signed a licensing deal with an international organization that fights tuberculosis. READ  

Glencore Xstrata switches back into black
Photo: AFP

Glencore Xstrata switches back into black

Mining giant Glencore Xstrata reported a sharp improvement in first-half performance on Wednesday, marking a big switch back into profit. READ  

Credit Suisse involved in Portuguese bank troubles
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Credit Suisse involved in Portuguese bank troubles

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse on Tuesday confirmed that it had created investment vehicles for scandal-mired Banco Espirito Santo before it was bailed out by the Portuguese government. READ  

Swiss aid in tax probe of former French footballer
Former French international and ex-Chelsea captain Marcel Desailly. Photo: Ilya Khokhlov

Swiss aid in tax probe of former French footballer

The French footballer Marcel Desailly is suspected of hiding money from the taxman in Paris, it emerged on Tuesday. Authorities in Switzerland say they are helping their counterparts in France probe Desailly's accounts. READ  

Federer poised to make history in New York
Photo: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images North America/AFP

Federer poised to make history in New York

Twelve months after crashing to his worst defeat in New York in a decade, Roger Federer heads to the 2014 US Open poised to become the oldest Grand Slam champion in more than 40 years. READ  

Police identify body of banker killing suspect
Photo (detail) of the "Robin Hood" suspect released earlier by Liechtenstein police.

Police identify body of banker killing suspect

The body of Jürgen Hermann, a self-styled Robin Hood suspected of killing a Liechtenstein banker in April, has been positively identified, German police said on Monday. READ  

Ukraine seeks Swiss help over ex-regime assets
The Swiss have frozen assets belonging to former Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych. Photo: Press Pool/AFP

Ukraine seeks Swiss help over ex-regime assets

Ukraine has asked Switzerland to help it recover funds allegedly stashed in the Alpine country by associates of ousted ex-president Viktor Yanukovych, Swiss authorities said on Monday. READ  

Swiss film award winner seeks audience for epic
Golden Leopard winner Lav Diaz. Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Swiss film award winner seeks audience for epic

The Philippine director of an international award-winning movie returned home Monday to presidential accolades and the challenge of finding an audience for his five-hour epic. READ  

Federer clinches 80th title at Cincinnati Masters
Federer celebrates win in Cincinnati. Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America/AFP

Federer clinches 80th title at Cincinnati Masters

Switzerland's Roger Federer won his 80th career title and sixth at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament on Sunday, beating David Ferrer 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 to stamp himself a US Open favourite. READ  

European Athletics Championships
Shirt peeler Mekhissi wins redemption gold
Mahiedine Mekhissi shows off gold medal from podium. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP

Shirt peeler Mekhissi wins redemption gold

French athletics bad boy Mahiedine Mekhissi managed to keep his vest on as he completed a show-stealing redemption run with victory in the men's 1,500-metre final on the closing day of the European Athletics Championships in Zurich on Sunday. READ  

Federer to face Ferrer in Cincinnati final
Photo: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images North America/AFP

Federer to face Ferrer in Cincinnati final

Five-time former champion Roger Federer continued his dominance over hard-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic with a 6-2, 6-3 win Saturday to reach the final of the ATP Cincinnati Masters tournament. READ  

Austrian province wants Swiss nuclear power halt
Mühleberg nuclear plant. Photo: BKW FMB Energie AG

Austrian province wants Swiss nuclear power halt

The head of the regional Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) in Voralberg, Roland Frühstück, wants to exert pressure on the Swiss government to speed up decommissioning of its aging nuclear power reactors due to concerns over safety. READ  

European Athletics Championships
France's Diniz smashes world record in Zurich
Diniz walking to a new world record. Photo: Michael Buholzer/AFP

France's Diniz smashes world record in Zurich

Yohann Diniz of France smashed the world 50-kilometre walk record at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich on Friday in a time of three hours, 32 minutes and 33 seconds. READ  

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