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Spring thaw triggers avalanche mayhem

An avalanche of rocks and snow blocked a road in the canton Graubünden on Sunday while a thaw led to similar slides elsewhere in the Swiss Alps, disrupting rail traffic.

Roche extends hostile takeover bid for Illumina

Roche extends hostile takeover bid for Illumina

Swiss pharmaceutical group Roche said on Monday it is sticking by its hostile $5.7-billion bid for US gene mapper Illumina and is extending it for a month.

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‘Mr. Switzerland’ hopeful averts bus disaster

A 23-year-old Swiss man who wants to become Mr. Switzerland is being hailed as a hero for preventing a bus carrying 11 football supporters from crashing when its driver died behind the wheel.

Biggest Swiss carnival off to rousing start

Biggest Swiss carnival off to rousing start

Thousands of revellers rose early in Basel on Monday to kick off Switzerland’s biggest carnival.