Solar plane completes 72-hour simulated flight

Solar plane completes 72-hour simulated flight

Swiss pilot André Borschberg completed a 72-hour non-stop flight Friday -- but in a simulator for the new Solar Impulse aircraft planned for a 2014 world tour using only solar energy.

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Police identify brain behind diamond theft

Swiss police say they have identified the man who organized a spectacular 8 million franc ($8.9 million) diamond robbery last year from the world's biggest watch and jewellery event in Basel.

Cuche wins World Cup super-G

Cuche wins World Cup super-G

Didier Cuche of Switzerland won the men's alpine skiing World cCp super-G race on homer snow at Crans-Montana on Friday ahead of Jan Hudec of Canada and Benjamin Raich of Austria.

Swiss environmentalists want nuclear plant shut

Swiss environmentalists want nuclear plant shut

Switzerland's Beznau nuclear plant will soon boast the "dubious record" of being the oldest nuclear plant in the world and should be shut down, a group of environmental organisations said on Thursday.

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Switzerland probes national news agency

Switzerland's competition watchdog said on Thursday it has launched an investigation into the Swiss news agency, SDA-ATS, due to evidence of illegal competition restrictions.

Swiss to go after domestic tax cheats

Swiss to go after domestic tax cheats

The Federal Council is seeking to put tax evasion on a par with tax fraud so that both offences become criminal in Switzerland.

Pay-what-you-like hotels in Fribourg

Pay-what-you-like hotels in Fribourg

Hotels in Fribourg, western Switzerland, are offering customers the chance to determine the prices they want to pay for their rooms.

Youngsters deaf to town’s Beethoven tactics

Youngsters deaf to town’s Beethoven tactics

Heerbrugg station in canton St. Gallen has tried to put off groups of young people from hanging out on its premises by playing classical music.

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Small quake shakes central Switzerland

A light earthquake shook Switzerland's central Zug region early on Friday, the Swiss Seismological Service in Zurich said.