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Art lovers descend on Basel

Art lovers descend on Basel

The world's largest contemporary arts fair, which opens in Basel Wednesday, is set to receive some 60,000 art lovers to enjoy works by more than 2,500 artists.

Better outlook for Swiss banks

Ratings agency Moody's raised its appraisal of Swiss banks to stable from negative on Tuesday, citing improved earnings and a swift recovery of the Swiss economy.

'Titanic subs' to gauge Lake Geneva pollution

Two mini-submarines that have filmed the wreckage of the doomed luxury cruise liner Titanic will dive into Lake Geneva to gauge its pollution levels, Swiss researchers said Tuesday.

Teenage smoking on the rise

Teenage smoking on the rise

The number of young people who light up regularly is on the rise despite a general decrease in the number of smokers in Switzerland and a recent smoking ban in the country.

Speed camera flash wakes speeding driver

Speed camera flash wakes speeding driver

A 27-year-old woman driving on a Swiss highway has admitted to police that the flash of a speed camera woke her up as she zoomed at 210 km/h.

Strong franc causes cut in growth forecast

 

The Swiss government on Tuesday cut its growth forecast for 2012, saying the strengthening Swiss franc has brought new risks.