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Animal group offers reward after wolf killing

Animal group offers reward after wolf killing

A Swiss animal protection organization on Thursday offered a reward to anyone who helps authorities track down a shooter who illegally killed a wolf in the Alpine country last week.

Eight prison workers cleared in inmate's death

Eight prison workers cleared in inmate's death

A scandal implicating nine Swiss prison workers over the death of an inmate who set fire to his mattress has resulted in the conviction of just one person, the jail's deputy chief guardian.

Swiss banks set for more job cuts: EY study

Swiss banks set for more job cuts: EY study

Swiss banks look set for new job cuts this year, despite ever-rosier figures, amid rising regulatory pressure and a US clampdown on tax-dodgers, consultants EY said on Thursday.

Sri Lankan keeps Swiss sledge tradition alive

Sri Lankan keeps Swiss sledge tradition alive

When Tamil Kavithas Jeyabalan arrived in Chur in the canton of Graub√ľnden from his native Sri Lanka in 1984, he had never seen snow and didn't speak a word of German. Now, the talented expat carpenter is using his skills to keep the Swiss sledge tradition alive.

Novartis ads in Japan draw criminal complaint

Novartis ads in Japan draw criminal complaint

Japan's health ministry on Thursday filed a criminal complaint against the local arm of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis over alleged exaggerated advertising for a popular blood-pressure drug, the company said.

Geneva-Lausanne hockey derby heads outdoors

Geneva-Lausanne hockey derby heads outdoors

A rivalry between the Geneva-Servette and Lausanne ice hockey clubs is about to be showcased outdoors in a game to be played unusually in a football stadium.

Fatigued Wawrinka drops out of Aussie tourney

Fatigued Wawrinka drops out of Aussie tourney

Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka, world number eight tennis player, was replaced in the draw at the Kooyong Classic on Thursday by Mikhail Youzhny after the Swiss withdrew citing fatigue.