Prominent Syrian filmmaker Mohammad Malas has been prevented by authorities in his country from leaving his homeland to attend a human rights film festival in Geneva, a news media report says.
Zurich and Geneva are among the ten most expensive cities in the world, according to the results of a comprehensive study released on Tuesday.
Automobile giants are pitching smaller, nimbler cars to tempt cash-strapped consumers in a recovering European market, with compact vehicles taking centre stage at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show.
Auction house Sotheby's said on Tuesday that it has been forced to buy back a flawless, near-60 carat pink diamond it sold in Switzerland last November after the buyer defaulted on the record $83-million payment.
Ernesto Bertarelli, heir to biotech giant Serono, and his family top the list of wealthiest people in Switzerland in Forbes magazine's 2014 list of the world's billionaires.
Switzerland prides itself on its modern infrastructure but a new report suggests that when it comes to piped drinking water, the country still has progress to make.