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Portuguese diplomats on strike in Switzerland

Portuguese diplomats in Switzerland are striking against austerity measures and the franc's rise, which have lowered their salary by 30 percent in a few months, local media reported Tuesday.

Woman parked like ’20 donkeys, 2 elephants and some Lilliputians’

Woman parked like ’20 donkeys, 2 elephants and some Lilliputians’

Zürich police were left unamused on Friday after a woman was accused of "taking up the space of 20 donkeys and two elephants" in a fake parking ticket bearing the city's official logo.

Swiss union starts pro-immigrant campaign

Swiss union starts pro-immigrant campaign

Swiss trade union Unia has launched a campaign against xenophobia as it seeks to counteract what it describes as the “current climate of exclusion in Switzerland”.

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Glencore buys stake in South Africa’s Optimum Coal

Commodities giant Glencore has purchased a 14.1 percent stake in mining group Optimum Coal, South Africa's fourth-largest coal exporter said on Monday.

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Stop construction of Swiss luxury resort: WWF

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and two local environmental groups have asked Switzerland's top court to stop the construction of a Russian-financed luxury Alpine resort, it said on Monday.

Swiss franc drops on UBS fee announcement

Swiss franc drops on UBS fee announcement

The Swiss franc reached its lowest level against the euro since July on Monday after UBS announced it was considering levying fees on franc-denominated deposits and the release of data that indicated a slowing economy.