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Engadine luxury hotel rated world’s best

Engadine luxury hotel rated world's best

The Grand Hotel Kronenhof, a grand establishment amid the the Alps in the Swiss canton of Graubünden, has been named the best hotel in the world by travel website TripAdvisor.

Europe called 'emerging country' at Davos

Europe called 'emerging country' at Davos

Top bosses and economists warned the global elite on Wednesday not to get over-excited by a gradual economic upturn in Europe, which one chief executive branded an "emerging country."

Federer sidesteps all-Swiss final prospects

Federer sidesteps all-Swiss final prospects

Roger Federer says he doesn't even dare to think about setting up an all-Swiss Australian Open tennis final after he joined compatriot and close friend Stanislas Wawrinka in the semis.

Bitter words mark Syria peace talks opening

Bitter words mark Syria peace talks opening

World powers urged Syria's warring sides to seize a "historic" opportunity as they gathered in Montreux in the canton of Vaud on Wednesday for a peace conference that kicked off with bitter exchanges.

Federer outplays Murray to reach semifinals

Federer outplays Murray to reach semifinals

Roger Federer will face Spain's Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open semifinal after the Swiss tennis great continued his return to form with a four-set victory over Andy Murray on Wednesday.

Senior plucked from belfry by helicopter

Senior plucked from belfry by helicopter

Workers from Rega are used to high-altitude rescue missions, usually in the mountains, but on Tuesday the Swiss emergency service was called on to save an injured elderly man from atop a cathedral bell tower.

Geneva watch show a ‘circus’: Ewan McGregor

Geneva watch show a ‘circus': Ewan McGregor

Hollywood stars, top models and other celebrities descended on Geneva on Tuesday night to model luxury timepieces and take part in what actor Ewan McGregor called a “circus”, otherwise known as the local annual watch show.

Swiss fury over Saab 'meddling' in Gripen vote

Swiss fury over Saab 'meddling' in Gripen vote

Swedish defence contractor Saab has been slammed over claims of attempting to influence a referendum in Switzerland that could determine whether or not the Swiss air force purchases 22 new Jas Gripen fighter jets.