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Swiss billionaire awaits fate in landmark case

A court in northern Italy will rule on Monday in the unprecedented trial of a Swiss billionaire and a Belgian baron for over 3,000 alleged asbestos-related deaths.

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Skier killed in Swiss avalanche

A 38-year-old Swiss skier was killed earlier this week in an avalanche as he descended Mount Pilatus. His companion managed to escape unharmed.

 

Taser use on the rise in Switzerland

Taser use on the rise in Switzerland

Since approval for use of tasers in Switzerland by Swiss cantonal police was granted in 2003, usage has been steadily on the increase.

Small village in Ticino says no to Italian traffic

Small village in Ticino says no to Italian traffic

A small village in the Ticino is fighting back against the large volume of Italian commuters using it as a short-cut.

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UBS ‘ordered’ to give out data in US tax probe

Swiss banking giant UBS on Thursday denied it had directly handed files to US authorities detailing which of its rivals had taken on its American clients following a tax evasion probe.