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Dad tried to sell children to their own mum

A 34-year-old father of two has been sentenced to eight years in prison after he kidnapped his six and seven-year-old sons, took them to Tunisia, and told their mother to pay him 170,000 francs ($182,000) if she wanted to get her children back.

Swiss canton relaxes holiday boogie ban

Swiss canton relaxes holiday boogie ban

Swiss canton Neuchâtel has reduced to two the number of days on which it is forbidden to dance in public.

Swiss firm Petroplus to sell French refinery

Swiss firm Petroplus to sell French refinery

Swiss-based oil refiner Petroplus, nearly driven to bankruptcy after banks froze its credit lines, said on Friday it would sell its Petit Couronne refinery in north-western France.

Clockwatchers need more time to decide on leap second

Clockwatchers need more time to decide on leap second

Timekeepers meeting in Geneva failed to agree on Thursday on a proposal to abolish a 40-year-old practice of adding the occasional second to world time.

Federer’s wonder lob downs Karlovic

Federer’s wonder lob downs Karlovic

Swiss great Roger Federer conjured a wonder lob over Croatian giant Ivo Karlovic Friday to reach the Australian Open fourth round and stay on course for his first major title in two years.