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Pig head thrower was politician’s nephew

A man arrested in Luzern this week for hurling pig heads at chocolate displays was the mentally ill nephew of Swiss parliamentarian Otto Ineichen, it has emerged.

Intercom banter lands train conductor in trouble

Intercom banter lands train conductor in trouble

A renegade train conductor prompted an on-board manhunt on Tuesday after his announcements began to go somewhat off-piste on the intercity from Bern to Zurich.

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Jealous Swiss pensioner shoots estranged wife

A 68-year-old man from canton Luzern, referred to only as Kurt K, shot his estranged wife, 39-year-old Melanie K, in the stomach on Thursday.

 

Credit Suisse bosses see wages halved

Credit Suisse bosses see wages halved

Executives at Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse saw their pay packet shrink by about half in 2011, according to the bank's annual compensation report which was published on Friday.