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Archive for Fri, 20 Jul 2012

'Brutal' pimp's sentence upped to 14 years

A 43-year-old Hungarian pimp was sentenced to 14 years in jail after being found guilty by a Zurich court of rape, forced abortion, threats and forcible confinement.

Tolkien fans descend on spa town for 'Middle-earth' festival

Tolkien fans descend on spa town for 'Middle-earth' festival

Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Gollum and company will be feted this weekend in Leukerbad in an event billed as Switzerland's largest fantasy festival.

Zurich children's hospital halts circumcisions

Zurich children's hospital halts circumcisions

Zurich University Children's Hospital has decided to stop performing circumcisions in the wake of a controversial German court decision.

President issues tax deal warning to Germany

President issues tax deal warning to Germany

Switzerland warned on Thursday that there would be no new agreement with Germany on the thorny issue of tax evasion if the current deal fails to get parliamentary approval in both countries.