Swiss stick with Swedish jets to replace fleet

Swiss stick with Swedish jets to replace fleet

The Swiss government is standing by its choice of the Gripen jet to replace its ageing fighter fleet, the defence ministry said on Tuesday, after reported military fears that the aircraft was not up to
the job.

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Asbestos brings down the ‘Swiss Bill Gates’

Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny, sentenced in absentia to 16 years on Monday by an Italian court in a landmark asbestos trial, is a self-styled philanthropist and champion of sustainable development.

Geneva rents: World’s 7th most expensive city

Geneva rents: World’s 7th most expensive city

A report from the consulting company ECA International has ranked Geneva as one of the most expensive places to rent accommodation in the world.

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Switzerland’s oldest man dies

Switzerland’s oldest man died on Monday at the age of 109 at ‘La Rose des Vents’ nursing home in Fribourg.

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Insurance firms reject Zurich quake claims

Over 100 reports of damage have been filed with insurance companies following the earthquake in the Zurich area that took place on Saturday night.

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Kazakh president faces lawsuit in Switzerland

A group of Kazakhs has filed a lawsuit in Switzerland against Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and his son-in-law for having allegedly embezzled 400 million francs ($435 million), news agency ATS reported on Monday.