One month, 36,000 kilometres: Europe’s Interrail champion
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One month, 36,000 kilometres: Europe’s Interrail champion

Twenty-five years ago this year Manfred Weis travelled 36,030 kilometres by train in the space of just one month. This gave him a place in the Guinness Book of Records and a whole new perspective on the world.

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UBS manager charged over tax evasion: source

French authorities have charged a manager with the local affiliate of Swiss bank UBS in connection with a probe into alleged tax evasion, a judicial source told AFP on Friday.

Julius Bär hands 2,500 names to US: report

Julius Bär hands 2,500 names to US: report

Swiss private bank Julius Bär handed over to US authorities information on 2,500 of its employees as part of Washington's efforts to clamp down on tax evasion, a newspaper reported on Friday.

Swiss could borrow Swedish fighter jets

Swiss could borrow Swedish fighter jets

Sweden could loan a fleet of Gripen fighter jets to Switzerland as it awaits delivery of the craft's next generation model, Swiss Defence Minister Ueli Maurer said on Friday.

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Ski star kills boy in tragic tractor mishap

Authorities have confirmed that former Swiss alpine ski star Paul Accola was behind the wheel of a tractor that struck and killed an eight-year-old boy earlier this week.

Clooney to visit Geneva for Obama fundraiser

Clooney to visit Geneva for Obama fundraiser

Hollywood superstar George Clooney is returning to Geneva this summer to raise money from wealthy American expats for Barack Obama’s presidential re-election campaign.

World Radio Switzerland for sale

World Radio Switzerland for sale

The Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, SRG SSR, plans to sell World Radio Switzerland, the country’s only national English-language radio station.