Syria faces Swiss sanctions

Syria faces Swiss sanctions

Switzerland announced new sanctions against Syria on Wednesday, following the European Union's decision to increase pressure on the Assad regime. 

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Police: cannibal killed two women

Slovakia's police said on Wednesday they had evidence showing a man who had tried to lure a Swiss man to Slovakia to kill and eat him had also killed two women.

Pink diamond fetches millions in Geneva

Pink diamond fetches millions in Geneva

An extremely rare translucent pink diamond fetched a price of 8.5 million francs ($9.5 million) at a Sotheby's auction on Tuesday, the third-highest price ever paid for one of the pink stones at auction.

Switzerland scores in competitiveness rankings

Switzerland scores in competitiveness rankings

Switzerland is the 5th most competitive country in the world, according to newly released figures.

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Man tempted down after Basel roof siege

A 31-year-old man who spent the last two days barricaded on the roof of a Basel building has finally been tempted down by rescuers.

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Cat dies after kids put it in washing machine

Three children in Zurich have killed a cat by putting it into a washing machine in their apartment block.

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‘Halve TV licence fee’: petition

 

A petition calling for a reduction of about 50 percent of the annual Swiss TV and radio fees has been delivered to the government, reports said.