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Stradivarius violin handed in at Swiss station

A Stradivarius violin – possibly worth several million euros – was handed in at a Swiss lost-property office after a hapless musician left it on a train, police said Monday.

Order-loving Swiss to host anarchist convention

Switzerland, a country known for order, will be host to an unlikely crowd of over 1,000 global anarchists for a gathering in early August.

Koreans defend Swiss player after race row

South Korean netizens have expressed sympathy for Swiss footballer Michel Morganella, after he was sent home from the Olympics for racially abusing South Korea's players on Twitter.

UBS profits slump in second quarter

UBS profits slump in second quarter

Swiss banking giant UBS said Tuesday that its second quarter net profit slumped more than 58 percent and it intended to sue over the botched listing of the world's biggest social network site Facebook.

Vigan murder suspect arrested in Norway

A man suspected of stabbing 23-year-old Vigan M to death on his birthday two weeks ago has been arrested in Norway.

Ban religious circumcision: Swiss

A new survey has shown that some 64 percent of Swiss think that religious circumcision should be banned.

Swiss unis 'should raise fees and become elitist'

Swiss unis 'should raise fees and become elitist'

Swiss universities and colleges should become more elitist, raising fees and entrance requirements, the principal of one of the country's most prestigious institutions has said.