Switzerland switches to Swedish fighter jets

Switzerland switches to Swedish fighter jets

The Swiss government said on Wednesday it will purchase 22 Swedish-made Gripen fighter jets to replace its ageing F5 fighter fleet in an estimated 3.1 billion franc ($3.4 billion) deal.

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Atheist kids better at sports: study

Results of a study of 600 children conducted by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EHT) have shown that religion has an effect on sporting ability, with Muslim girls the least skilled.

Swiss firm: Don’t use our drugs for US executions

Swiss firm: Don’t use our drugs for US executions

Basel-based pharmaceuticals company Naari has issued an impassioned plea to the US state of Nebraska to return drugs that could be used to kill prisoners on death row. 

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UBS shares suffer after ratings downgrade

Shares in Swiss banking giant UBS tumbled in early trade after ratings agency Standard and Poor's downgraded its rating on Tuesday.