Swiss absinthe makers get protected status

Swiss absinthe makers get protected status

Swiss absinthe was given protected status in Switzerland on Thursday, effectively tying the hands of foreign manufacturers who are no longer allowed to sell the spirit in Switzerland under the same name.

Nestlé suffers setback in coffee capsule war

Nestlé suffers setback in coffee capsule war

A German court rejected on Thursday an application by Swiss food giant Nestlé to ban the sale of unlicensed coffee capsules for its Nespresso coffee machines in Germany.

Insurer Zurich sees first-half profits surge

Insurer Zurich sees first-half profits surge

Swiss insurer Zurich Insurance Group said on Thursday net profit rose 13 percent in the first half of 2012 to $2.2 billion due to activities in emerging countries.

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Doc convicted over fatal pregnancy

The head of gynaecology at a hospital in the canton of Saint Gallen was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after a botched pregnancy killed both the mother, Julitta, and her child.

Switzerland braces for African heat

Switzerland braces for African heat

A heat wave is set to roll through Switzerland bringing searing temperatures across the country this weekend.