Gold’s status boosted as Swiss weaken franc

Gold’s status boosted as Swiss weaken franc

Gold's status as a safe haven in times of economic turmoil is set to strengthen, pushing the precious metal to fresh record highs, after Switzerland weakened its currency, analysts said on Wednesday.

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President says no bank client names given to US

Switzerland has not handed the names of any clients of Swiss banks to US tax authorities, Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey said on Wednesday.

Scorned lovers in pink feather penis revenge

Scorned lovers in pink feather penis revenge

Two young women were convicted of sexual assault in the Zürich district court on Tuesday after seeking revenge on their philandering ex-lover last summer by gluing his testicles to his thigh and decorating his genital area with pink feathers.

President Calmy-Rey to retire from government

President Calmy-Rey to retire from government

Switzerland's President and Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey on Wednesday announced that she would not be running for re-election in December.

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Switzerland tops global competition stakes

Switzerland still leads the world in competitiveness because of innovation and labour market efficiency, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said on Wednesday.

Shaqiri treble keeps Swiss Euro hopes alive

Shaqiri treble keeps Swiss Euro hopes alive

Three goals from teenager Xherdan Shaqiri saw Switzerland come from behind to defeat Bulgaria 3-1 in Basel on Tuesday.