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UN expert slams Geneva demo ban plan

A UN independent expert on Friday slammed a proposal to tighten laws on demonstrations in the Swiss city of Geneva, saying that it would "unduly restrict" the rights to free expression.

Zurich ready to vote on drive-in prostitution

Zurich ready to vote on drive-in prostitution

Residents of the Swiss city of Zurich will vote Sunday on whether to build dedicated garages where prostitutes can ply their trade, in a proposal aimed at moving streetwalkers away from residential zones.

Chimp police break up fights: Swiss study

Chimp police break up fights: Swiss study

Researchers at Walter Zoo in Gossau have found that chimpanzees will mediate disputes amongst peers in an effort to keep harmony in the group.

Dramatic drop in Swiss snowfall: study

Dramatic drop in Swiss snowfall: study

Researchers will publish a report on Monday confirming that snowfall in Switzerland has decreased in the past 30 years by up to 60 percent.

Swiss central bank posts bumper profit

Swiss central bank posts bumper profit

The Swiss central bank posted on Thursday full year profits of 13.5 billion francs ($17.8 billion), with both its foreign currency stocks and gold reserves contributing to the result.

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Swiss trader DKSH to list on March 21st

Swiss trading group DKSH said on Thursday that it would float about a third of its shares on March 21st, in a move expected to value the company at up to 3.0 billion francs ($3.3 billion).

Pakistan court squeezes PM on Swiss cases

Pakistan court squeezes PM on Swiss cases

Pakistan's top court on Thursday told the prime minister to ask Switzerland to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, demanding a compliance report be submitted by March 21st.

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Canadian hockey club boss bids for Servette

The Canadian owner of the Geneva-Servette Hockey Club, Hugh Quennec, is set to take over the cash-stricken Servette Football Club (SFC) which has filed for bankruptcy, the two clubs said on
Thursday.