Switzerland announced new sanctions against Syria on Wednesday, following the European Union's decision to increase pressure on the Assad regime.
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.
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 is the 5th most competitive country in the world, according to newly released figures.
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.
Three children in Zurich have killed a cat by putting it into a washing machine in their apartment block.
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.