Swiss woman’s captors: Free bin Laden’s wives

Swiss woman’s captors: Free bin Laden’s wives

A bid to release a Swiss woman kidnapped in Yemen has suffered a blow after her abductors made excessive demands, including for Osama bin Laden's widows to be freed, a tribal chief said on Thursday.

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Gory YouTube clips prompt call for action

As video footage of horrific Swiss deaths filters onto the web, an ethics expert has called on companies like Facebook and YouTube to advise users on what's acceptable.

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Mafia members moving to Switzerland

At least four suspected members of Italy’s major mafia organisations are thought to be resident in Switzerland.

Swiss racism on the rise: human rights chief

Swiss racism on the rise: human rights chief

Switzerland's government needs to do much more to tackle rising racism and xenophobia, a Commissioner from the European Council on Human Rights said in a letter to the Swiss foreign ministry.

Roche raises hostile bid for US Illumina

Roche raises hostile bid for US Illumina

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche on Thursday raised its hostile bid for US gene mapper Illumina to $51 a share, up 15 percent from its previous offer price of $44.50 per share.