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Disabled parents battle child benefit clawback

Swiss advocates for people with disabilities are slamming proposed cuts to social benefits for the children of disabled parents.

Reclining seat row sparked Swiss plane fight

Reclining seat row sparked Swiss plane fight

A fight between Chinese passengers that forced the return on Sunday to Zurich of a Swiss International Air Lines plane bound for Beijing was sparked by an alcohol-fuelled dispute over a reclining seat, a news website says.

Federer gets walkover into US Open quarters

Federer gets walkover into US Open quarters

Roger Federer said he was sorry to see US Open last-16 opponent Mardy Fish withdraw from the tournament on health grounds, a decision which allowed the Swiss a walkover into the quarter-finals.

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Swiss output down in second quarter

Swiss output fell 0.1 percent in the second quarter compared to the previous three months as the strong Swiss franc hurt exports, the economy ministry said Tuesday.

Geneva goes green with new ‘cleantech’ centre

Geneva goes green with new ‘cleantech’ centre

Federal cabinet minister Doris Leuthard joined Geneva officials on Monday for the inauguration of a “cleantech” centre in the canton that aims to attract environmental technology businesses.