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Hollande basks in good vibes from Swiss visit
Swiss president Sommaruga with Hollande. Photo: DFJP

Hollande basks in good vibes from Swiss visit

French President François Hollande may be having difficulties in his own country but he received a generally warm response during his historic two-day visit to Switzerland. READ  

More dads working part-time in Switzerland
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More dads working part-time in Switzerland

The percentage of men working part-time in Switzerland has doubled in the past 20 years, as more fathers opt to spend time with their families, new government figures show. READ  

French skier dies after Les Diablerets plunge
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French skier dies after Les Diablerets plunge

A 41-year-old Frenchman died after plunging down the mountainside while skiing off-piste at Les Diablerets in the canton of Vaud, police said on Thursday. READ  

Sotheby's to auction pricey jewels in Geneva
Sunrise Ruby: described as "pigeon's blood red". Photo: Sotheby's

Sotheby's to auction pricey jewels in Geneva

Sotheby's auction house is auctioning in Geneva an extremely rare and historically important pink diamond and an equally exceptional Burmese ruby next month, hoping to get up to $18 million for each. READ  

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett to hit Montreux
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett among this year's jazzfest stars. Photo: Montreux Jazz Festival

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett to hit Montreux

Lady Gaga and veteran crooner Tony Bennett are among the top entertainers unveiled on Thursday for this summer’s Montreux Jazz Festival. READ  

New book: Le Corbusier was 'out-and-out fascist'
Swiss-French architect Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier. Photo: AFP

New book: Le Corbusier was 'out-and-out fascist'

Revelations that one of the world's most famous modern architects, Switzerland's Le Corbusier, was a "fascist" with links to France's Second World War collaborationist Vichy regime have been published just ahead of a major Paris exhibition of his work. READ  

Blast of summer set to be short lived: forecast
Weather map for Saturday: get out the umbrellas. Image: SwissMeteo

Blast of summer set to be short lived: forecast

Switzerland got a brief taste of summer on Wednesday with temperatures rising to the mid-20s in many parts of the country but the warm weather isn’t expected to last. READ  

Tax evasion dispute is 'behind us': Hollande
Hollande meets with Swiss cabinet ministers in Bern. Photo Karl-Heinz Hug/FDFA

Tax evasion dispute is 'behind us': Hollande

French President François Hollande said on Wednesday that a drawn-out tax evasion row with Switzerland "is behind us" as he launched a visit aimed at mending fences. READ  

Segways win approval for Swiss bike lanes
Segway tour in Washington, DC. Photo: Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz

Segways win approval for Swiss bike lanes

Electrically powered vehicles such as Segways and bike taxis can be legally used on bicycle lanes in Switzerland, starting in June. READ  

Bern pays damages for woman's death in US
Switzerland's embassy in Washington, DC. Photo: FDFA

Bern pays damages for woman's death in US

Switzerland says it has paid $1.7 million in compensation after a Swiss embassy driver, who once worked for the Gaddafi family, hit and killed a woman in Washington in 2011. READ  

Swiss return Brazil cash seized in crime probe
Photo: AFP

Swiss return Brazil cash seized in crime probe

Switzerland is returning to Brazil $19.4 million seized after a probe into money laundering, the Attorney General's Office (OAG) said on Wednesday. READ  

Swiss Air Force to scrap ten faulty fighter planes
Tiger F-5E fighter plane. Photo: Swiss Air Force

Swiss Air Force to scrap ten faulty fighter planes

The Swiss Air Force is scrapping ten of its F-5 Tiger fighter planes after cracks were discovered in the bodies of the aircraft, the federal defence department said on Wednesday. READ  

Eight injured at Zurich snowman-burning event
Photo: Switzerland Tourism

Eight injured at Zurich snowman-burning event

Zurich city police are investigating an accident caused by an exploding fire cracker that injured eight people, including an 11-year-old boy, following the burning of the Böögg snowman in a traditional ceremony to bid farewell to winter. READ  

France's Hollande poised for historic Swiss visit
Hollande in Cahors, France on Tuesday. Photo: Rémy Gabalda/Pool/AFP

France's Hollande poised for historic Swiss visit

French President François Hollande starts a two-day official visit to Switzerland on Wednesday in Bern for discussions on the environment, economic exchanges and EU policy, among other issues. READ  

Joan Baez and Sting in lineup set for Paléo
Woodstock veteran Joan Baez among headliners. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Joan Baez and Sting in lineup set for Paléo

Robbie Williams, Johnny Hallyday, Joan Baez and Sting are among the headline stars announced on Tuesday for the 40th Paléo music festival in Nyon in the canton of Vaud. READ  

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