Novartis patent case threatens cheap drug supply: MSF

Novartis patent case threatens cheap drug supply: MSF

Supply of cheap, copycat drugs for the developing world could be badly threatened if Swiss firm Novartis wins a challenge to India's patent law, medical charity MSF said on Monday.

Switzerland gets tourism magazine in Chinese

Switzerland gets tourism magazine in Chinese

Publisher Axel Springer-Geneve announced on Monday the launch of a Swiss tourism and timepiece magazine in Chinese, which will appear every three months.

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Rival party leader calls SVP a ‘sect of morons’

Christophe Darbellay, leader of the Christian Democratic People’s Party (CVP), has come under fire after describing the far-right Swiss People’s Party (SVP) as “a sect of morons”.

 

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‘No’: Foreigners denied right to vote in Vaud

Canton Vaud residents in western Switzerland voted on Sunday against an initiative to give registered foreigners the right to vote on cantonal issues.

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Swiss defender Ziegler loaned to Fenerbahce

Swiss international defender Reto Ziegler was loaned out to disgraced Turkish club Fenerbahce on Saturday from Serie A side Juventus for one season.

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Backroom tensions flare as Neuchatel sack coach

Neuchatel Xamax coach Joaquin Caparros has been sacked after just five games at the helm, newspaper L'Express reported on Friday.

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Sion kicked out of Europa League

Sion has been kicked out of the Europa League after UEFA upheld a complaint from Celtic that the Swiss side fielded ineligible players in their play-off matches.

US presses Swiss banks for tax evasion data

US presses Swiss banks for tax evasion data

US authorities have given Switzerland until Tuesday to transmit data from tax evaders in the United States who have stashed assets away in Swiss banks, the SonntagsZeitung reported on Sunday.