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Justice minister pledges asylum overhaul

The Swiss Refugee Council has praised justice minister Simonetta Sommarug for a proposal it said would help speed up the process of granting or rejecting asylum. 

Ivory Coast pursues Gbagbo over Swiss cash

Ivory Coast pursues Gbagbo over Swiss cash

The new Ivory Coast government has filed a criminal complaint against ousted former strongman Laurent Gbagbo in Switzerland for money laundering and to recover millions of dollars he squirreled away in Swiss banks, a lawyer defending the state said on Monday.

Woman found guilty of Facebook bullying

Woman found guilty of Facebook bullying

A 19-year-old woman from St. Gallen has become the first person in Switzerland to be convicted of cyber-bullying after she used social networking site Facebook to insult a man who had complained about a local nightclub's all-night parties.