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Aussie head of WIPO named to second term

Aussie head of WIPO named to second term

An Australian lawyer and jurist, Francis Gurry, was on Thursday renewed for a second term as chief of the UN's influential intellectual property agency based in Geneva.

Gut rebounds from knee injury for podium win

Gut rebounds from knee injury for podium win

Swiss skier Lara Gut achieved a podium finish in the giant slalom race at Åre, Sweden on Thursday, four days after a disappointing elimination from the downhill at Crans-Montana in her home country when she slightly injured her right knee.

Swiss return last of looted artifacts to Italy

Swiss return last of looted artifacts to Italy

Switzerland has finalized a 13-year process of returning more than 4,500 ancient artifacts to Italy that were stolen by a criminal gang, the Swiss justice department said on Thursday.

Caveman comedy comes to Zurich in English

Caveman comedy comes to Zurich in English

Caveman is a successful solo comedy about a man, woman and relationships. It is being performed in English in Zurich on March 22nd and 29th at the ComedyBühne Weisser Wind, Oberdorfstrasse 20 at 8pm. And it's a must see if you haven't.

Swiss woman's burnt body found in Italy

Swiss woman's burnt body found in Italy

The burnt body of a 43-year-old Swiss woman was found on Wednesday in a wooded area of Italy's central Emilia-Romagna region, Italian police say.

Swiss firm imagines driverless car future

Swiss firm imagines driverless car future

Brew an espresso, watch a movie on a large screen, surf the internet or simply sit and chat with friends?

Swiss MPs oppose new health insurance model

Swiss MPs oppose new health insurance model

Swiss Health Minister Alain Berset says citizens should be able to vote this year on a proposed new health insurance system that would replace multiple private insurance providers with one single insurer.

 Reputation of top Swiss universities rises: survey

Reputation of top Swiss universities rises: survey

Switzerland's top two universities have boosted their global reputation in the eyes of academics, according to a new survey.