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Syria regime accuses US of arming terrorists

Talks among Syria's warring sides broke up in Geneva on Tuesday, the United Nations said, after the regime in a morning session accused Washington of "arming terrorists".

Wawrinka draws hero's welcome in Geneva

Wawrinka draws hero's welcome in Geneva

Australian Open tennis champion Stanislas Wawrinka received a hero's welcome at Geneva airport on Tuesday afternoon where a throng of cheering fans and journalists met him.

Swiss still throw out too much food: study

Swiss still throw out too much food: study

Despite improved recycling habits, food that could be composted still accounts for almost a third of Swiss household garbage, says the federal environment office, which is urging a change in habits.

Record number of Swiss athletes set for Sochi

Record number of Swiss athletes set for Sochi

Switzerland is sending a record number of athletes to next month's Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, officials announced on Tuesday.

Lausanne cracks top ten list of expensive cities

Lausanne cracks top ten list of expensive cities

Residents and visitors to Lausanne are often heard complaining of the city's unaffordable prices — and they wouldn't be wrong. According to a new survey, the city joins Geneva and Zurich among the ten most expensive in the world.

Norway and Canada appeal EU seal fur ban

Norway and Canada appeal EU seal fur ban

Norway and Canada have appealed a ruling by the Geneva-based World Trade Organization (WTO) that backs a European Union ban on the import and sale of seal products.

Hospital surgeon quits after suspect deaths

Hospital surgeon quits after suspect deaths

Vincent Bettschart, the head of surgery at the Valais cantonal hospital, has quit following accusations he is responsible for the death of four patients on the operating table.