Ten great reasons to travel this summer
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Ten great reasons to travel this summer

2012 is gearing up to be a fantastic year to travel. With all the exciting festivals, and celebrations planned, what better reason to cross another wish off your 'must visit' list? 

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Swiss set new limits for East European workers

Switzerland said on Wednesday it will grant just 2,180 long-term work permits this year to citizens of eight Eastern European countries under a reinstated quota system.

Swiss woman starved after ‘eating’ only light

Swiss woman starved after ‘eating’ only light

A woman living in the east of Switzerland who believed she could survive on light alone was found starved to death, it has emerged.

Internet users must pay radio fees: Swiss court

Internet users must pay radio fees: Swiss court

A Federal Court in Lausanne ruled on Tuesday that people with computers will be liable to pay radio licence fees.

Mind-controlled robot unveiled in Switzerland

Mind-controlled robot unveiled in Switzerland

A professor at a Swiss university on Tuesday unveiled a robot that can be controlled by the brainwaves of a paraplegic person wearing an electrode-fitted cap, news agency ATS reported.

Stolen Cezanne back in Switzerland

Stolen Cezanne back in Switzerland

Paul Cezanne's "The Boy in the Red Vest" is back in Switzerland after being stolen four years ago in Zurich, ATS news agency reported on Tuesday.

Credit Suisse reports plunging profits

Credit Suisse reports plunging profits

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse said on Wednesday its first quarter profits plunged to just 44 million francs ($48.3 million) from 1.1 billion francs a year ago amid debt losses.

ABB posts rising profits amid US recovery

ABB posts rising profits amid US recovery

Swedish-Swiss engineering group ABB said Wednesday its first quarter net profits were up five percent at $685 million, with North America leading growth in revenues and orders for the period.

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Swiss hostage in high spirits after Mali release

Special forces from Burkina Faso swept into rebel-held northern Mali on Tuesday aboard a helicopter and whisked a Swiss hostage to safety in a pre-arranged handover by Islamist rebels.