Swiss Raelian sect in EU rights court over alien posters

Swiss Raelian sect in EU rights court over alien posters

The Swiss branch of the Raelian religious sect on Wednesday asked the European Court of Human Rights to overturn a ban on the group's posters depicting aliens.

Novartis staff on strike over job cuts

Novartis staff on strike over job cuts

Employees working at the Nyon-Prangins site of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis went on strike on Wednesday over the firm's decision to close the factory and slash over 300 jobs.

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Swiss to ensure US bank clients know of probes

Switzerland said on Wednesday it has amended a decree to ensure that US clients of Swiss banks are informed of any probes against them, against a backdrop of increased action by Washington.

Music service Spotify launches in Switzerland

Music service Spotify launches in Switzerland

Popular music streaming service Spotify launched in Switzerland on Wednesday, offering users access to a catalogue of some 15 million songs.

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Swiss nudist hiker awaits appeal ruling

A 47-year-old man is awaiting the outcome of his appeal after being convicted of “indecent behaviour” and ordered to pay a fine for walking naked in the mountains in eastern Switzerland.

Zurich residents to vote on drive-in sex stalls

Zurich residents to vote on drive-in sex stalls

The Swiss People’s Party (SVP) has gathered enough signatures to call a cantonal referendum in Zurich on the planned development of a new red-light district in Alstetten, on the outskirts of the city.

‘Sun Drop’ diamond fetches record $10.9m

‘Sun Drop’ diamond fetches record $10.9m

A 110-carat yellow jewel called the Sun Drop Diamond, thought the biggest of its kind in the world, sold for a record 10 million Swiss francs ($10.9 million) at auction in Geneva, Sotheby's announced on Tuesday.