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Switzerland denies visa to Mugabe wife

Switzerland has denied visas to President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace and five top Zimbabwean officials who had planned to attend a technology conference in Geneva, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

Serbian police recover stolen Picasso paintings

Serbian police recover stolen Picasso paintings

Serbian police have recovered two works by Pablo Picasso stolen from a Swiss cultural centre in 2008, a police statement said.

British skiers warned off Switzerland

British skiers warned off Switzerland

Swiss tourist authorities have reacted with anger to a British report highlighting the increasingly pricey nature of winter holidays in the Swiss Alps.  

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Debt-hit Spanish teen caught smuggling cocaine

Driven to desperation by the financial crisis, a mother and her son agreed to transport 600 grams of cocaine to pay their bills in Madrid, but were caught in Geneva before finishing the job.

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Swiss trade union calls for more immigration

Swiss trade union Travail Suisse has called on the government to loosen immigration laws and allow more workers into the country in order to fill future labour market gaps in sectors such as education, healthcare and engineering.

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Video emerges of Swiss hostages in Pakistan

A video has emerged showing a Swiss couple kidnapped by the Taliban in Pakistan nearly four months ago, flanked by four masked gunmen pointing rifles at their heads.

Nestle probes Chinese farmers’ cheating claims

Nestle probes Chinese farmers’ cheating claims

Swiss food giant Nestle said on Wednesday it is investigating allegations that a Chinese subsidiary has been short-changing dairy farmers for at least 10 years.