Ban hails Switzerland’s ten years in UN

Ban hails Switzerland’s ten years in UN

UN chief Ban Ki-moon hailed Switzerland as a champion of human rights as he visited Bern on Tuesday to celebrate the country's ten-year anniversary of its membership in the world body.

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Butcher found dead in Bad Ragaz zoo

Murder is suspected in the death of a 46-year-old butcher on the outskirts of the spa town of Bad Ragaz in the canton of Saint Gallen.

Swiss give UN hives on tenth anniversary

Swiss give UN hives on tenth anniversary

Switzerland celebrated ten years of membership in the United Nations on Monday by presenting the organization with an unusual gift at its Geneva headquarters.

Dissident asks Swiss to push Beijing on rights

Dissident asks Swiss to push Beijing on rights

Exiled Chinese dissident Harry Wu called on Switzerland on Monday to push Beijing to include a clause on human rights in a free trade deal being negotiated by the two countries.

Cheap imports put Swiss winemakers over barrel

Cheap imports put Swiss winemakers over barrel

Winemakers from western Switzerland rolled 40 tractors and several wine barrels along the streets of Bern on Monday in a bid to gain political support for their industry.