Swiss distillers of absinthe are mortified by an American television crime drama show that depicts the high-octane spirit as a killer drink.
A Swiss Post employee was severely injured when a regional train dragged him for three kilometres after his arm became stuck between the sliding doors of a carriage.
Legendary rock star Mick Jagger is bowing out of a planned appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos over concerns he was to be used for political purposes by Britain’s Conservative party.
Switzerland said on Tuesday it has returned nearly 1.7 billion francs ($1.83 billion) in illicitly placed assets to countries involved in the Arab Spring regime changes.
The Swiss National Bank, which set an exchange rate floor against the euro of 1.20 francs to curb its spike in value, expects the franc to decline in the future, a board member said on Tuesday.
Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche announced on Wednesday it had launched a takeover bid for Illumina, a US company that specialises in life sciences.
Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis said on Wednesday its net profit dropped seven percent in 2011 to $9.2 billion.