Swiss ski star turns down million-euro lure

Swiss ski star turns down million-euro lure

Swiss downhill specialist Didier Cuche said on Wednesday a million-euro offer to remain in alpine skiing one more year won't change his plans to retire at the end of the season.

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Swiss jobless rate rises to 3.4 percent

Switzerland's unemployment rate rose to 3.4 percent in January from 3.3 percent in December, official figures released on Wednesday showed.

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Swiss see hike in Africa tobacco smuggling

Swizerland has seen a large-scale hike in cigarette-smuggling from Africa where prices are 10 times cheaper, a senior customs official said on Wednesday.

Bayern Munich swoop for Swiss star Shaqiri

Bayern Munich swoop for Swiss star Shaqiri

Bayern Munich are set to sign midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri for next season from Champions League rivals FC Basel, with media reports claiming the Swiss has already had a medical in the Bavarian city.

Saab to cut jet fighter price for Swiss: report

Saab to cut jet fighter price for Swiss: report

Swedish defence firm Saab will cut the price on its Gripen fighter jet to ensure that it wins a Swiss order after French planemaker Dassault threatened to undercut its offer, a report said Wednesday.

Untrained docs enlarging breasts in Switzerland

Untrained docs enlarging breasts in Switzerland

Non-qualified doctors are carrying out one in five breast enlargement operations in Switzerland, plastic surgeons have warned. 

Swiss philosopher plans London atheist temple

Swiss philosopher plans London atheist temple

Swiss philosopher and writer, Alain de Botton, is proposing to build a temple to atheism in the heart of London’s financial district.

Ice freezes transport in Switzerland

Ice freezes transport in Switzerland

The number of distress calls made by motorists has increased dramatically in recent days, as sub-zero temperatures paralyze Switzerland.

Swiss architects team with Ai Weiwei for London pavilion

Swiss architects team with Ai Weiwei for London pavilion

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is reuniting with the Swiss architects with whom he created Beijing's spectacular Bird's Nest Stadium, to build a pavilion for this year's London Olympics.