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 Freed Kremlin critic arrives in Switzerland

Freed Kremlin critic arrives in Switzerland

Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was freed by Moscow last month after a decade in jail, vowed Sunday to fight for Russian political prisoners from his new base in Switzerland.

Vatican riddled with gays: ex-Swiss Guard

Vatican riddled with gays: ex-Swiss Guard

A former member of the Swiss Guard, the force responsible for the pope's safety, alleges that he was solicited for gay sex by cardinals, bishops, priests and other officials in the Vatican several years ago, a report published on Sunday says.

Avalanches in Swiss Alps claim four more victims

Avalanches in Swiss Alps claim four more victims

Avalanches killed four skiers in the Valais Alps on Sunday as snow conditions on certain slopes in Swiss mountain regions remained lethal.

Exiles 'enter Swiss home of ex-Uzbek diplomat'

Exiles 'enter Swiss home of ex-Uzbek diplomat'

Exiled Uzbek dissidents broke into the Geneva home of President Islam Karimov's eldest daughter last month, publishing images of items allegedly taken from Uzbekistan's national museum, according to a report published on Sunday.

Federer shrugs off Brisbane loss to Hewitt

Federer shrugs off Brisbane loss to Hewitt

Swiss tennis great Roger Federer insisted on Sunday that his three-set loss to Lleyton Hewitt at the Brisbane International was not a setback to his Australian Open preparations.

Swiss aid worker among those seized in Syria

Swiss aid worker among those seized in Syria

The five Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staffers seized by an unknown group in northern Syria this week are Belgian, Danish, Peruvian, Swedish and Swiss nationals, the humanitarian organisation said Saturday.