Watch makers gear up for world’s biggest fair

Watch makers gear up for world’s biggest fair

The world's biggest watch event opens in Basel this week on the back of a bumper year thanks to Asian demand for luxury timepieces.

Swiss fury over 66-year-old mum of twins

Swiss fury over 66-year-old mum of twins

Commentators have reacted angrily to news that a 66-year-old retired member of the clergy has given birth to twins following in-vitro fertilisation treatment in Ukraine.  

Anger swells over jail term in ‘Lucie’ case

Anger swells over jail term in ‘Lucie’ case

Last week the 28-year-old man known as Daniel H was sentenced to conditional life imprisonment for the murder of 16-year-old au-pair Lucie Trezzini – but many believe the term is not harsh enough.

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Prince’s heirs sue Swiss bank for fortune

Heirs of a Qatari prince who died in 2000 are taking HSBC Suisse to court to obtain $2.6 billion they say he had on deposit with the bank, the Swiss weekly Le Matin Dimanche reported Sunday.