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Swiss customs in smuggling sting

Swiss customs officials said on Thursday several people have been arrested and 50,000 cartons of contraband cigarettes seized in a joint sting with French customs officials that dismantled a smuggling ring.

‘Schwarzie’ to pump green mission in Geneva

‘Schwarzie’ to pump green mission in Geneva

Arnold Schwarzenegger, former body builder, actor and ex-governor of California, is visiting Geneva next week in his latest incarnation as environmentalist.

Holy Swiss cheese, Batman! Gotham is moving to Geneva!

Holy Swiss cheese, Batman! Gotham is moving to Geneva!

A Lausanne architecture firm has won a commission to design a megaproject dubbed “Gotham” in Geneva to create offices for 5,000 workers, as well as shops and up to 600 housing units.

Lucie’s parents vow fight after murderer’s jail term

Lucie’s parents vow fight after murderer’s jail term

The parents of Lucie Trezzini expressed bitter disappointment over the 20-year jail sentence meted out by a district court in Aargau to the murderer of their daughter.

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Switzerland closes embassy in Damascus

Switzerland said on Wednesday it has temporarily closed its embassy in Damascus for security reasons as violence in Syria continued despite growing international pressure on Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Avalanche sparks search at Swiss resort

Avalanche sparks search at Swiss resort

Swiss police began a search on Wednesday for two skiers who may have been swept away after an avalanche was triggered on an off-piste slope at the Swiss ski resort of Les Diablerets.

Swiss economy grew 1.9 percent last year

Swiss economy grew 1.9 percent last year

The Swiss economy grew by 1.9 percent last year after expanding by 2.7 percent in 2010, preliminary data from the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs showed on Thursday.