Swiss Defago wins Bormio downhill

Swiss Defago wins Bormio downhill

Switzerland's Olympic champion Didier Defago won the men's World Cup downhill in Bormio, Italy, on Thursday ahead of teammate Patrick Kueng and Austrian Klaus Kroell.

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Father found dead after killing infant daughter

A 34-year old man in Bulle, western Switzerland, killed his two-month-old baby and seriously injured his six-year-old daughter before shooting himself dead on Wednesday.

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US crash widower sues Swiss for $10m: report

A US law professor whose wife was killed in an accident involving a Swiss embassy car in Washington is suing the Swiss government for $10 million, it was reported on Thursday.

2011: record year for popular initiatives

2011: record year for popular initiatives

Switzerland's system of direct democracy seemed more alive than ever in 2011, with the year seeing the launch of a record 23 popular initiatives

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Swiss rehabilitate WWII Jewish refugee helpers

Switzerland said Wednesday it had finally finished the process of rehabilitating more than a hundred people punished during WWII for having helped Jews escape Nazi persecution.