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First Swiss showjumping gold since 1924

Steve Guerdat, riding Nino des Buissonnets, won the Olympic Games individual show jumping gold at Greenwich Park on Wednesday for Switzerland's first title in the event in 88 years.

German tax officers buy data on UBS clients

German tax officers buy data on UBS clients

Authorities in the western German region of North Rhine-Westphalia have bought data on German clients of a Swiss bank suspected of tax evasion, media reports said Wednesday.

Danish climber dies in mountain fall

Danish climber dies in mountain fall

A Danish climber fell to his death just after reaching the top of a 4,199 metre (13,776 feet) peak in the Swiss Alps on Wednesday, police said.

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Anarchists convene for mass meeting in Jura

Some 3,000 anarchists are attending a conference in Saint-Imier, a small town in the Jura, which is credited with being the birthplace of the anarchist movement.

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Jealous lover to stand trial for woman’s murder

A 50-year-old man is standing trial for having fatally stabbed his girlfriend – her corpse was found days later by her children.

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‘Dog hater’ spiking sausages with nails

Police are hunting a dog-hater in Solothurn, who has been sticking nails into pieces of sausage and leaving them for animals to find.