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Tunisian politician sees assets frozen

Swiss prosecutors said on Wednesday they had frozen millions of dollars in assets belonging to a Tunisian politician accused of embezzling money, an announcement he denied.

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One third of Swiss workers in part-time jobs

A third of employees in Switzerland work part-time, a new report from the Federal Office of Statistics has found.

Shell-shocked scientists dig up ancient turtle orgy

Shell-shocked scientists dig up ancient turtle orgy

Swiss and German palaeontologists have dug up fossils of turtles literally caught in the act at a German site – the first time fossilised vertebrates having sex have ever been found.

Swiss chemical process makes eco-friendly jeans

Swiss chemical process makes eco-friendly jeans

It takes lots of water and chemicals to make a pair of jeans, and environmentally conscious clothing makers caught on years ago to the need to make more sustainable versions of these popular pants.

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Germany paying for Switzerland’s doctors

One in three hospital doctors in Switzerland was educated abroad, a fact that has especially irked German healthcare professionals weary of watching their talented colleagues slip over the border.

UNESCO digs Montreux jazz archive

UNESCO digs Montreux jazz archive

Thousands of hours of jazz, blues and rock from the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival dating back 45 years could be awarded UNESCO protected status, organizers said on Tuesday.

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More foreign citizens moving to Switzerland

The number of foreigners resident in Switzerland stands at 22.6 percent, up slightly on 2011, government figures showed on Tuesday.