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Swiss club Xamax files for bankruptcy

Swiss football club Neuchatel Xamax, owned by Chechen businessman Bulat Chagaev, said on Thursday it has filed for bankruptcy.

Petroplus denies fraud allegations

Petroplus denies fraud allegations

Swiss-based oil refiner Petroplus on Thursday denied French allegations of fraud after prosecutors launched an investigation into the beleaguered firm.

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Federer felled by Nadal in Australian Open thriller

Rafael Nadal once again proved Roger Federer's grand slam nemesis on Thursday, withstanding a withering opening from the Swiss great to reach the final of the Australian Open.

Top Geneva politician faces ‘punch-up’ charges

Top Geneva politician faces ‘punch-up’ charges

Geneva’s chief prosecutor has summoned one of the canton’s top politicians to answer charges of hitting a bartender during a New Year’s Eve fight at a nightclub.

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Angry Geneva senior shoots partygoing prison guard

A 78-year-old man is under arrest in Geneva for allegedly shooting a man in the stomach after a dispute with late-night revellers near his home in the Old Town.

Zurich bans minors from sex trade

Zurich bans minors from sex trade

Wide open prostitution is coming to an end in Zurich after the city council approved measures to ban minors under the age of 18 from plying the sex trade.

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Petroplus subsidiaries file for insolvency

Petroplus, Europe's largest independent oil refiner said late on Wednesday its German susidiaries are to file for insolvency following its decision two days earlier to file for bankruptcy.