Swiss Olympic bans two athletes for online dope

Swiss Olympic bans two athletes for online dope

Switzerland’s national Olympic committee has banned two athletes from competing for two years for possession and attempted use of illegal doping substances purchased online.

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Police sting foils Geneva assassination bid

A Geneva court on Thursday jailed a 33-year-old Indian restaurant owner for five years for attempting to hire a hit man to kill an employee he believed was carrying on with his wife.

Switzerland wants more tax from rich foreigners

Switzerland wants more tax from rich foreigners

Well-heeled foreigners may in the future need to pay Switzerland more to keep their low tax Alpine refuge, but angry Swiss still want to end the sweet deals.

Politician owns Zurich’s biggest brothel: report

Politician owns Zurich’s biggest brothel: report

The owner of the biggest brothel in Zurich is a member of the political party criticizing a barrier designed to reduce noise and other disruptions in the city’s red light district, according to reports.

Swiss central bank cuts growth outlook

Swiss central bank cuts growth outlook

The Swiss National Bank on Thursday kept its low key rate unchanged and said the current global economic climate was forcing it to cut its 2012 economic growth outlook.

Manhunt launched after fatal Schwyz shooting

Manhunt launched after fatal Schwyz shooting

A 24-year-old Moldovan man is dead and another man is on the run after a shoot-out with police at Ibergeregg, near a mountain pass in Schwyz on Wednesday.

Zug community tops Swiss ‘best place’ list

Zug community tops Swiss ‘best place’ list

The municipality of Hünenberg in the canton of Zug is basking in glory after being named the best place to live in Switzerland.