Lab awaits go-ahead in Arafat poison probe

Lab awaits go-ahead in Arafat poison probe

A Swiss radiation lab is awaiting a decision from Yasser Arafat's widow on whether it should conduct tests on the remains of the former Palestinian leader to see if he was poisoned, its spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Swiss implement 48-hour asylum procedure

The vast majority of asylum requests to Switzerland from certain European countries are bogus and from now on will be processed within 48 hours, Swiss authorities said on Wednesday.

Swiss bank workers to appeal US data transfer

Swiss bank workers to appeal US data transfer

A lawyer is vowing to appeal a federal decision not to pursue a complaint filed by Swiss employees of HSBC against the bank over its transfer to the US of documents naming them in suspected tax evasion cases.

High bacteria levels dog national sausage

High bacteria levels dog national sausage

Switzerland’s national sausage, the cervelat, has suffered a devastating blow to its reputation.

Swiss to stick with under fire Swedish jets

Swiss to stick with under fire Swedish jets

Switzerland is to press ahead with its controversial purchase of 22 Saab Gripen fighter jets despite a highly critical parliamentary report into the deal released on Tuesday.

Bern upset by ‘Romney Girl’ video

Bern upset by ‘Romney Girl’ video

An online music video that uses a “Swiss Miss” to mock US Republican Party presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his “taxless” wealth has drawn the ire of Switzerland’s diplomats.