Swiss Mr. Christmas: ‘I dress trees, not women’

Swiss Mr. Christmas: ‘I dress trees, not women’

Internationally renowned for his Christmas decorations, Johann Wanner has excelled as a designer, researcher and successful businessman. But most of all, he's still a child at heart, The Local's Meritxell Mir discovers.

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Swim world rocked by child abuse scandal

Switzerland's swimming communmity is in a state of shock after the president of the Bellinzona swimming club partially admitted to allegations of child abuse spanning more than 30 years.

2011: Switzerland’s hottest year on record

2011: Switzerland’s hottest year on record

2011 has been the hottest year since 1864, when Switzerland first began to measure and record temperatures, said MeteoSwiss on Tuesday.

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UBS ‘rogue trader’ remanded in custody

A trader accused of a $2.25 billion fraud at Swiss bank UBS was remanded in custody by a London court on Tuesday as his case was adjourned until January 30th, when he must enter a plea.