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Swiss stocks jump 3%

The Swiss stock market jumped more than 3.0 percent in Monday afternoon trade, outpacing other firmer European exchanges as investors reacted to news of the imminent defeat of Libya leader Muammar Qaddafi.

Switzerland swelters in August heat wave

Switzerland swelters in August heat wave

Switzerland is in the grip of a heat wave. Now that the kids have gone back to school, August is making up for July’s rain as temperatures soar to record levels.

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Swiss wire walker sets tightrope world record

Seven world records in seven days is the goal of Swiss extreme artist Freddy Nock. On Sunday, he successfully completed his first tightrope walk on the German Zugspitze mountain in southern Bavaria.

 

SVP accused of hypocrisy over Swiss-Turkish actress

SVP accused of hypocrisy over Swiss-Turkish actress

The Swiss People’s Party (SVP), which campaigns against mass immigration to Switzerland, is facing accusations of employing double standards after it used a female model with an immigrant background in its latest election campaign ad.

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Two climbers killed in Swiss Alps: police

An Austrian and a German climber were killed in two separate incidents in the Swiss Alps, police from the south-west canton of Valais said on Saturday.

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East European borrowers suffer as Swiss franc rises

A soaring Swiss franc is a threat to Eastern European economies as households struggle to repay the now much costlier loans they took out in the currency in better times, analysts warn.

Swiss want central bank to fight franc’s rise: poll

Swiss want central bank to fight franc’s rise: poll

Two out of three Swiss want the country's central bank to stem the franc's rise and over a quarter are calling for an exchange rate ceiling against the euro, according to a poll published on Sunday.

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Swiss torn on presence of foreigners: poll

Nearly one in two Swiss believes there are too many foreigners in the country, but 80 percent say Switzerland would not be as economically successful without them, according to a poll published on Sunday.