SVP strongman Blocher linked to bank scandal

SVP strongman Blocher linked to bank scandal

A scandal that had threatened the standing of the Swiss central bank chief Philipp Hildebrand turned its focus Tuesday to a leading politician and critic of the banker.

Why Swiss gun love is coming under fire

Why Swiss gun love is coming under fire

Almost two centuries have passed since Switzerland last fought in a war, yet the country's gun ownership rate remains the highest in Europe. After a series of gun-related killings at the end of last year, The Local's Meritxell Mir looks at what's being done to get fingers off triggers.

Swiss message in bottle found in Africa after 30 years

Swiss message in bottle found in Africa after 30 years

A 48-year-old Swiss man was astonished to receive a letter from South Africa this Christmas in response to a message in a bottle he first set adrift on the river Rhine 30 years ago.

Top Indian businessman mocks Davos

Top Indian businessman mocks Davos

Top Indian industrialist Rajiv Bajaj mocked the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, saying the annual power bash in the Swiss Alps was the source of half the world's problems.

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Swiss student missing in Philippines was killed

The parents of 24-year-old Alexander Reich have confirmed that their son, whose disappearance in the Philippines sparked a major international search operation, was murdered near the capital Manila in September.