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Swiss giants’ mega-merger in jeopardy

The blockbuster merger between Swiss commodity giants Glencore and Xstrata is in jeopardy as key shareholder Qatar threatens to block the union in a vote on Friday in search of better terms.

Turks claim Swiss police chief ‘stole’ artefact

Turks claim Swiss police chief ‘stole’ artefact

A Turkish prosecutor is seeking the conviction of a Swiss police chief for the attempted theft from Turkey of a fragment of marble with archaeological significance.

Geneva sex workers set to form union

Geneva sex workers set to form union

More than 150 prostitutes in Geneva are planning to form a trade union, in what would be a first for Switzerland.

Postal hub evacuated in mystery powder alert

Postal hub evacuated in mystery powder alert

A mysterious powder that spurred the evacuation of Switzerland's largest postal service centre turned out to be harmless starch, police in the canton of Zurich said on Wednesday.

Swiss economy ranked world’s most competitive

Swiss economy ranked world’s most competitive

Switzerland has the world's most competitive and innovative economy, but some of its European neighbours are faltering and the US has slipped further down the ranking, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said on Wednesday.

Lake Geneva boats smash summer records

Lake Geneva boats smash summer records

Lake Geneva’s principal boat operator smashed multiple passenger records over the summer, bolstered by warm weather and a promotion from Switzerland’s largest bank.