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Archive for Thu, 05 Jul 2012

Switzerland ramps up sanctions on Iran

Switzerland announced tougher sanctions against Iran on Thursday but refused to implement an outright ban on oil imports "for policy reasons".

Swiss outlaw underage prostitution

Swiss outlaw underage prostitution

The Swiss government has amended the criminal code to make it illegal to pay for sex with 16 and 17-year-old prostitutes.

Swiss grenades found in Syria: report

The Swiss government suspended arms shipments to the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday amid a report that hand grenades made in Switzerland had found their way to Syria.

Trial over Swiss franc loans opens in Croatia

Trial over Swiss franc loans opens in Croatia

A trial began Wednesday of eight banks accused by a Croatian consumers group of failing to inform clients taking out loans in Swiss francs that currency fluctuations could prompt an increase in repayments.