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Syrian cineaste 'denied visit to Swiss festival'

Syrian cineaste 'denied visit to Swiss festival'

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.

High costs continue to hit Zurich and Geneva

High costs continue to hit Zurich and Geneva

Zurich and Geneva are among the ten most expensive cities in the world, according to the results of a comprehensive study released on Tuesday.

Small cars take centre stage at motor show

Small cars take centre stage at motor show

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 forced to buy back record diamond

Auction house forced to buy back record diamond

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.

Bertarelli family tops list of Swiss billionaires

Bertarelli family tops list of Swiss billionaires

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.

Leaking pipes lead to massive Swiss water loss

Leaking pipes lead to massive Swiss water loss

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.

Avalanche severs road and rail links to Zermatt

Avalanche severs road and rail links to Zermatt

An avalanche early Tuesday morning briefly cut off access to the mountain resort town of Zermatt in the canton of Valais.