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Nazi-era art bequest to Bern museum challenged

A relative of late German art collector Cornelius Gurlitt lodged a claim on Friday for his inheritance, a Nazi-era art hoard which he has bequeathed to a museum in Switzerland's capital, a spokesman said. READ  

Swiss Christmas market season set to kick off
Santa Claus, also known as Father Christmas, outside his Rochers de Naye 'home' overlooking Lake Geneva. Photo: Montreux tourism office

Swiss Christmas market season set to kick off

The season to be jolly in Switzerland is getting under way in earnest on Friday when some of the country’s most famous Christmas markets open for business. READ  

First Ebola virus patient to be treated in Geneva
Geneva university hospital (HUG) main entrance. Photo: Julien Gregario

First Ebola virus patient to be treated in Geneva

A Cuban doctor was set on Friday to become the first patient suffering from the Ebola virus to receive treatment in Switzerland. READ  

Davis Cup tennis finals
Federer confirmed for Davis Cup tennis finals
Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP

Federer confirmed for Davis Cup tennis finals

Roger Federer is set to play for Switzerland in the Davis Cup tennis final against France in Lille, France on Friday despite a back injury that laid him low. READ  

Swiss household wealth continues to rise: report
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Swiss household wealth continues to rise: report

More evidence emerged on Thursday of how Switzerland is bucking the economic gloom hitting most of Europe with figures released by the country's central bank showing a further “significant” increase in household wealth. READ  

Voter support for new immigration curbs slides
Ecopop poster (detail)

Voter support for new immigration curbs slides

Swiss voters are ready to reject a proposal to restrain population growth by severely limiting immigration, according to the results of surveys released on Wednesday. READ  

Davis Cup tennis finals
Swiss Davis Cup hopes rise as Federer practices
Roger Federer with coach Severin Luthi arrive for training on Wednesday. Photo: Philippe Huguen/AFP

Swiss Davis Cup hopes rise as Federer practices

Roger Federer, whose back injury cast serious doubts over his Davis Cup final spot for Switzerland, practiced for the first time on Wednesday in a timely boost for the Swiss team ahead of their showdown against France. READ  

 Body of missing teenage Polish hiker found
A section of the Gorge of Covatannaz. Photo: Switzerland Tourism

Body of missing teenage Polish hiker found

Searchers in the canton of Vaud discovered on Wednesday the body of a Polish teenager who went missing earlier this month. READ  

Strike grinds Geneva public transit to halt
SEV member Ana Belen Ceberra hands out information about union position before strike. Photo: SEV

Strike grinds Geneva public transit to halt

Public transport in Geneva ground to a virtual halt on Wednesday as streetcar and bus drivers walked off the job to protest budget cuts and planned job reductions. READ  

Room fills with sugar beets after truck crash
Photo: Zurich cantonal police

Room fills with sugar beets after truck crash

A freak accident on Tuesday left the living room of a home filled with sugar beets after a truck carrying the sweet crop flipped on one side in a rural village in the canton of Zurich, police said. READ  

Footballer ordered to pay hefty Swiss child support
Ideye Brown: faces steep payments. Photo: Warwick Gastinger

Footballer ordered to pay hefty Swiss child support

A Swiss court has ordered Nigerian football star Ideye Brown to pay his former partner, a resident of Neuchâtel, 216,000 francs ($225,000) in retroactive child support, in addition to future monthly payments of 6,000 francs, a media report says. READ  

Fifa files criminal complaint with Swiss AG
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Fifa files criminal complaint with Swiss AG

Zurich-based Fifa, football's world governing body, has lodged a criminal complaint with the Swiss attorney general over "possible misconduct" by individuals in connection with the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. READ  

One in four Swiss broke after paying bills: report
Photo: City of Lucerne

One in four Swiss broke after paying bills: report

Despite Switzerland’s relative wealth, 27 percent of the country’s residents say they have difficulty making ends meet at the end of the month, according to a new report. READ  

Cameras on ski helmets seen as safety risk
Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/AFP

Cameras on ski helmets seen as safety risk

As the ski season begins to get under way in Switzerland, the country’s accident prevention bureau (BFU) is renewing its warnings to skiers and snowboarders against using mini-cameras strapped onto helmets. READ  

Seven-tonne boulder hits Swiss mountain highway
Photo: Graubünden cantonal police

Seven-tonne boulder hits Swiss mountain highway

The federal roads office is investigating how a seven-tonne boulder broke away from a hillside and ended up on the A13 highway in the canton of Graubünden. READ  

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Sport
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Business & Money
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International
Switzerland ranks second to Norway in global 'prosperity' index
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International
Switzerland slips in World Economic Forum's gender equality rankings
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Swiss seek special Unesco heritage listing for yodelling and watchmaking
International
Switzerland regarded as best place in world for expats: global survey
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Red faces at Migros over Hitler and Mussolini coffee cream pots
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Quarter of workers in Switzerland 'stressed out': new survey
Travel
Lonely Planet ranks Zermatt among top places to visit in 2015
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Majority of Swiss back proposed new immigration curbs: poll
Features
Eritrean asylum seekers find refuge in Swiss monastery town
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Expat American professor disputes 'unjust' Swiss citizenship rejection
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Swiss-based English expat writer lauds immigrant 'brains and brawn'
International
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Report: Switzerland's residents richer than before economic crash
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Foreign women give birth to rising share of newborns: latest figures
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Switzerland's voters reject public health insurance proposal
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Zooming foreign immigration continues to boost Swiss population
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Geneva MP seeks ban on charging for tap water in restaurants
Business & Money
Switzerland's residents top world financial wealth list: Allianz report
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Saint Maurice abbey in Valais celebrates 1,500 years of history
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Streaming movie video service Netflix arrives in Switzerland
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Education
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