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Switzerland blocks Syrian assets

Switzerland has blocked 27 million francs (€21.9 million) worth of assets linked to the Syrian regime, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) said on Sunday.

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Climbers killed by falling stone in Swiss Alps

Two climbers, one French and the other Swiss, died on Sunday in separate accidents in the Swiss Alps, police said.

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Swiss hostages moved to Pakistan badlands

A Swiss couple kidnapped on holiday in Pakistan have been smuggled into the tribal belt on the Afghan border, a notorious haven for Taliban and Al-Qaeda, a local official said Monday.

Chinese sweetmaker confirms Nestle talks

Chinese sweetmaker confirms Nestle talks

Chinese sweetmaker Hsu Fu Chi confirmed on Monday that it was in acquisition talks with Swiss food giant Nestle, in what could be one of the biggest takeovers of a Chinese company by a foreign competitor.

Scientology losing Swiss support: experts

Scientology losing Swiss support: experts

The Church of Scientology is rapidly losing support in Switzerland, and the number of members is declining, religious experts say.

 

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Pakistan mounts search for Swiss hostages

Pakistan has launched a search operation and engaged tribal elders to help secure the release of a Swiss couple abducted in the insurgency-hit southwest, officials said Saturday.

E-ticketing planned for Swiss transport

E-ticketing planned for Swiss transport

Passengers on Swiss trains, buses and boats will have access to an electronic ticketing system in 2017, allowing them to be billed once a month with tailored prices, reports said.

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Prisoners escape after locking in jailer

Three men detained for robbery broke out of a Swiss jail on Sunday after two of them attacked their jailer and locked him up in a cell, local police said.