Cupcakes conquer Switzerland

Cupcakes conquer Switzerland

The global cupcake craze took some time to reach Switzerland, but once the dainty treats had arrived they quickly had the country hooked, as contributor Catherine McLean found out. 

Scientists eyeball hitches in zippy ‘God particle’

Scientists eyeball hitches in zippy ‘God particle’

Scientists who last year found particles that appeared to break the Universe's speed limit are looking at two technical issues that could have skewed the controversial finding, CERN said on Thursday.

Swiss canton to ban sexist ads

Swiss canton to ban sexist ads

Sandrine Bavaud, a Green Party member of parliament in canton Vaud, has received overwhelming support in the cantonal parliament for her plan to create a law banning sexist street advertising.

Zurich intel firm hires ex-Mossad boss

Zurich intel firm hires ex-Mossad boss

Intelligence consulting firm, Arcanum Global, has announced that it is has taken on Meir Dagan, Mossad’s longest serving chief, as an advisor, newspaper Tages Anzeiger reported.

Iran dodges oil embargo using Swiss office: report

Iran dodges oil embargo using Swiss office: report

Iran’s state-owned oil company, Naftiran Intertrade Company (Nico), may be able to get around EU sanctions by continuing to trade from an office in the canton of Vaud, according to a Swiss media report. 

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Swiss probed over neo-Nazi murders: police

A man arrested in Switzerland over suspected links to a gun used by a German neo-Nazi cell is now being investigated for complicity in murder, police said on Wednesday.

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Basel stun Bayern with late winner

FC Basel boosted their chances of a place in the Champions League quarter-finals with a shock 1-0 win over Bayern Munich in the last 16 first-leg tie on Wednesday.