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Monasteries should take in asylum seekers: priest

Monasteries should offer accommodation to asylum seekers, Catholic priest Andreas Rellstab believes, but his proposal has met with resistence from other clerics.

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Sion coach steps down as club’s crisis deepens

Frenchman Laurent Roussey on Monday announced his resignation as coach of Swiss outfit FC Sion following some virulent criticism of his efforts by chairman Christian Constantin, Sport Information news agency reported.

Swiss come last in global sex study

Swiss come last in global sex study

Despite being famed for their precision timing and accuracy, the Swiss are among the world's worst lovers, a study has found.

Foreign flags hurt our feelings: Swiss patriots

Foreign flags hurt our feelings: Swiss patriots

Conservative nationalist party, the Ticino League, wants to make the raising of the Swiss flag mandatory for anybody hoisting a foreign flag in Switzerland.

Switzerland home to Kim Jong-un ‘for nine years’

Switzerland home to Kim Jong-un ‘for nine years’

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un lived in Switzerland from the age of seven, arriving two years earlier than previously thought, the Swiss paper Le Matin Dimanche reported on Sunday.

US and EU attack Swiss in economic war: Ermotti

US and EU attack Swiss in economic war: Ermotti

Switzerland's financial industry could lose 20,000 jobs in the coming years due to the "economic war" being waged by the EU and US against its top banks, the head of UBS warned in an interview Sunday.

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Mali Islamists ‘ready to free’ Swiss hostage

A Swiss woman abducted last week in rebel-held Timbuktu in northern Mali has been snatched from her captors by armed Islamists who want to free her, several security sources said Sunday.

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Nestle pays billions for Pfizer infant food arm

Swiss food giant Nestle said on Monday it has agreed to pay $11.85 billion to acquire infant food maker Pfizer Nutrition, which generates about 85 percent of its sales from emerging markets.