Occupy protestors set up igloo camp

Occupy protestors set up igloo camp

The first opponents of the World Economic Forum (WEF) have arrived at Davos to build igloos they will use as their protest base during the international conference.

Standard & Poor’s slashes Petroplus rating

Standard & Poor’s slashes Petroplus rating

Credit ratings agency Standard and Poor's on Tuesday downgraded its rating for Swiss-based oil refiner Petroplus by three notches due to the increased risk of a default on its short-term debt.

Plastered arm changes brain: Swiss study

Plastered arm changes brain: Swiss study

People who suffer a broken arm display changes to the anatomy and activity of their brains after just 16 days, Zurich scientists have discovered.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Geneva celebrates unloved son

Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Geneva celebrates unloved son

Geneva once condemned Jean-Jacques Rousseau and burned his books, but is now preparing to celebrate his birth 300 years ago with pomp.

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Swiss to give Greeks back BC-era silver coin

Athens has asked Switzerland to return a 480 BC silver coin sold in a Zurich auction for €80,000 ($102,000), a newspaper reported on Monday.