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Naked female protesters stop traffic in Zurich

A group of feminist protesters from Ukraine stopped the traffic during a naked stunt in Zurich on Thursday as bemused motorists looked on.

Dolphin dies after Swiss techno party

Dolphin dies after Swiss techno party

A dolphin has died at a Swiss amusement park just weeks after conservationists warned that loud noises could cause extreme distress to the cetaceans at a dolphinarium in the eastern town of Lipperswil.

Swiss biggest fans of prostitution after Spanish

Swiss biggest fans of prostitution after Spanish

One in five men in Switzerland has paid at least once in his life to have sex, a new study shows.

 

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No price cuts on imports despite strong franc

A study commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs says retailers have failed to lower their prices despite getting 40 percent of their products for less thanks to the growth in value of the national currency.

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Four Swiss banks flout anti-laundering rules

Four Swiss banks flouted money laundering regulations in the way they dealt with banned Tunisian, Egyptian and Libyan assets, Switzerland's financial regulator FINMA said on Thursday.

Does Switzerland need to tighten its gun laws?

Does Switzerland need to tighten its gun laws?

Switzerland's gun laws came into sharp focus again this week after a young militiaman shot and killed his girlfriend with his army service rifle. Later, a man died from his injuries after a shooting incident at a Geneva shopping centre.

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Insurer Zurich sees profit surge despite disasters

Swiss insurer Zurich Financial Services (ZFS) on Thursday posted a 64 percent jump in third quarter net profit to $1.2 billion, despite what it described as "the worst catastrophe year" since 2005's
Hurricane Katrina.

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Geneva shopping centre shooting victim dies

A 37-year-old man has died from his injuries after he was shot in the head and arm following a dispute at a shopping centre on the outskirts of Geneva on Tuesday evening.