Waves from the eurozone debt crisis are hitting the safe-haven Swiss economy, with companies announcing thousands of job cuts this week.
In 1986, a fire at chemical company Sandoz caused dangerous toxins to seep into the air and the nearby river Rhine. A quarter of a century later, an expert on the accident says the site near Basel remains polluted.
Increased information sharing between social services and immigration authorities in some Swiss cantons is leading to an increase in deportations, even in cases where no crime has been committed.
Roger Federer gave his hometown fans exactly what they were seeking as the four-time champion moved into the second round of the ATP Swiss Indoors on Monday with a 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 defeat
of Potito Starace.
Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse said on Tuesday that third-quarter net profit rose 12 percent from a year ago to 683 million francs ($776 million), but said it would cut staff by three percent.