Why I’m swimming the length of the Rhine

Why I’m swimming the length of the Rhine

Swiss extreme athlete Ernst Bromeis explains to Meritxell Mir what’s motivating him to become the first ever person to swim the entire 1,230-kilometres of the Rhine, from its source in the Swiss Alps to the North Sea.

Introducing… Doris Leuthard

Introducing… Doris Leuthard

Introducing... is The Local's new column giving the lowdown on a top Swiss personality. This week Lyssandra Sears looks at the woman who was recently voted Switzerland’s favourite politician and once got wellied at the Mountain Cheese Olympics.

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Holocaust victims’ families sue Swiss banks

Descendants of two Jewish families have filed a new lawsuit against Switzerland's largest banks to recover millions of dollars they say relatives deposited before the Holocaust, their lawyers said on Thursday.

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Swiss Re surprises analysts with huge gains

Reinsurance giant Swiss Re said Friday it had a first quarter net profit of $1.1 billion, beating
forecasts and more than reversing a year-earlier net loss of $665 million.