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Vintage wine sells for $49,000 in Geneva

A bottle of French wine dating back to 1774 fetched 46,000 francs ($49,200) at auction in Geneva
on Tuesday.

King of kitsch Jeff Koons brings ’empty’ art to Basel

King of kitsch Jeff Koons brings ’empty’ art to Basel

Dubbed the ‘king of kitsch,’ Jeff Koons is perhaps the world’s most famous living artist – or to quote the Fondation Beyeler in Basel that has dedicated its summer exhibition to his work, “one of the most influential artists of all time.”

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More money laundering after Arab Spring

Switzerland's Money Laundering Reporting Office has attributed a major increase in the number of reported cases in 2011 to the Arab Spring.

Speed hating: Zurich set to unleash the fury

Speed hating: Zurich set to unleash the fury

Zurich residents with reservoirs of pent-up anger will soon be able to vent spleen in a controlled environment as speed hating, a variation on the popular dating events for singles, makes its debut in the city.

Anti-German rant ‘worse than euro crisis’

Anti-German rant ‘worse than euro crisis’

The Swiss tourist trade is continuing to suffer the ill effects of a far-right politician's claim there are too many Germans in Switzerland.