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Geneva beer the world's most expensive: survey
Photo: Philippe Huguen/AFP

Geneva beer the world's most expensive: survey

Just as Switzerland steels for a heatwave this week comes news that beer, a favourite beverage for slaking thirsts in hot times, is the most expensive in the world in the country’s second biggest city. READ  

Worst Swiss heatwave since 2003 anticipated
Bathers swimming in the Rhine River in Basel, expected to be one of the hottest places in the country. Photo: Basel Tourismus

Worst Swiss heatwave since 2003 anticipated

Switzerland is preparing for the most intense heatwave in almost 12 years with weather experts predicting high temperatures above 35C for the first eight to ten days of July. READ  

Lucerne school prof sets himself on fire and dies
Landsberg campus of KV school. Photo: KV

Lucerne school prof sets himself on fire and dies

A 56-year-old man who used to teach at a vocational training school in the canton of Lucerne is suspected of committing suicide by setting fire to himself in the school early on Monday, police said. READ  

'Ramadan faster' drowns off Lake Geneva beach
Lake Geneva shoreline at Rolle. Photo: Tourisme Rolle

'Ramadan faster' drowns off Lake Geneva beach

A 35-year-old Moroccan man reportedly fasting for Ramadan drowned in Lake Geneva on Sunday, near a beach in Rolle in the canton of Vaud, as Switzerland braces for another heat wave. 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  

Wimbledon 2015
Federer revved up for Wimbledon record bid
Federer on his way to winning the Halle event in Germany last weekend. Photo: Maja Hitij/DPA/AFP

Federer revved up for Wimbledon record bid

Roger Federer says he is in the perfect condition to win Wimbledon for a record eighth time as the Swiss great bids to avenge last year's "heart-breaking" final defeat. READ  

Fifa corruption scandal
Blatter 'not a candidate but elected president'
FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Photo: Valeriano Di Domenico/AFP

Blatter 'not a candidate but elected president'

Sepp Blatter will not stand again for the FIFA presidency, he told a Swiss newspaper, but insisted he remained in charge of world football's governing body. READ  

Crane collapses on apartment building
Photo: Zurich cantonal police

Crane collapses on apartment building

One man was injured and more than one million francs’ ($1.07 million) worth of damage resulted from the collapse of a building crane near Zurich on Thursday, police said. READ  

Refugee jailed for killing wine merchant with log
Zofingen asylum centre. Photo: PS/Zofingen-Uerkheim-Brittnau

Refugee jailed for killing wine merchant with log

A Moroccan asylum seeker who used a log to beat a 63-year-old Swiss wine merchant to death has been sentenced to 18 years in prison by a court in the canton of Aargau. 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  

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  

Equestrian dies after being thrown from horse
Countryside near the municipality of Noville, where tragedy occurred. Photo: Cyril Pavillard

Equestrian dies after being thrown from horse

A 56-year-old woman died after being thrown from a horse during a training exercise at a riding school in the canton of Vaud, police 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  

Half Zurich police candidates flunk German
Photo: Zurich cantonal police

Half Zurich police candidates flunk German

More than half of candidates for the Zurich cantonal police force fail to qualify because their knowledge of the German language is inadequate, officials say. READ  

Truck driver dies after slamming into pillar
Photo: Basel-Country cantonal police

Truck driver dies after slamming into pillar

Police in the canton of Basel-Country are investigating the crash of a truck that killed its 47-year-old driver on Tuesday after the vehicle ploughed head-on into the concrete pillar of an underpass. READ  

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