Cars, mice and super-trikes: reinventing Switzerland

Cars, mice and super-trikes: reinventing Switzerland

From computer mice to subaqueous cars, contributor Robert La Bua looks at the past, present and future of Swiss innovation. 

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Nurse probed for sex abuse under anaesthetic

A male nurse from University Hospital Zurich (USZ) has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing female patients over a long period while they were drugged in the hospital’s anaesthetic recovery room.

 

Swiss TV won’t broadcast Swissair crash film

Swiss TV won’t broadcast Swissair crash film

Swiss television (SF) has decided not to broadcast a documentary about a Swissair crash that left 229 people dead in Canada in 1998 after controversial new allegations emerged that it may have been caused by a terrorist attack.

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Federer levels Davis Cup tie against Australia

Swiss maestro Roger Federer came back from losing the first set to see off an inspired Lleyton Hewitt and level the Davis Cup World Group playoff tie against Australia on Friday.

UK police quiz ‘rogue trader’ for second day

UK police quiz ‘rogue trader’ for second day

Detectives on Friday questioned the man suspected of losing $2 billion at Swiss bank UBS as industry figures wondered how such huge unauthorised trading could have been allowed.

Swiss sculptor Giacometti paired with Etruscans for Paris show

Swiss sculptor Giacometti paired with Etruscans for Paris show

Alberto Giacometti's life-changing encounter with the ancient sculpture of the Etruscans is the starting point for a major Paris show that brings his art face to face with the works that inspired him.

Two years after arrest, Polanski to attend Zurich film fest

Two years after arrest, Polanski to attend Zurich film fest

Two years after his arrest in Zurich, director Roman Polanski will reattempt to attend the city's film festival to pick up the award that was intended for him in 2009, organisers of the event said on Thursday.  

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UBS to cut investment business, slash jobs

Swiss banking giant UBS will reduce the size of its investment banking unit and carry out massive job cuts after it was hit by rogue trading that lost it $2 billion, Swiss press reported on Friday.

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UBS rogue trade suspect ‘popular’: reports

The man being questioned by British police on Thursday over a massive rogue trade at Swiss banking giant UBS was an "up and coming" trader who was well liked by his colleagues, reports said.

UBS may face downgrade over rogue trading

UBS may face downgrade over rogue trading

Rating firm Moody's said on Thursday it was considering lowering the credit rating on Swiss banking giant UBS after a rogue trader wracked up $2 billion in losses.