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Brit held at Ticino border after dog sniffs coke

Brit held at Ticino border after dog sniffs coke

A 45-year-old Briton remains in detention after being caught in the Swiss canton of Ticino at the Italian border with 5.1 kilograms of cocaine and €1,000 in cash, Italian authorities said on Tuesday.

Bern cancels Swedish fighter-jet air show

Bern cancels Swedish fighter-jet air show

The Swiss government's eagerness to avoid graft accusations could explain why Switzerland cancelled plans for Swedish fighter jets to take part in an air show, reports from Stockholm said on Tuesday.

Swatch sues US retailer for 'copycat' watches

Swatch sues US retailer for 'copycat' watches

Swatch, Switzerland’s biggest watchmaker, has sued American discount retail giant Target for allegedly selling copycat watches.

Swiss freeze assets of Yanukovych's entourage

Swiss freeze assets of Yanukovych's entourage

Switzerland, which led a push to block assets of ousted Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych and others, has frozen the holdings of nine more individuals including one of his sons.

Youths nabbed for theft of disabled MP’s chair

Youths nabbed for theft of disabled MP’s chair

Police in the canton of Thurgau have collared the young thieves of an electric wheelchair belonging to a disabled member of the Swiss parliament.

Federer’s wife set to have twins again: media report

Federer’s wife set to have twins again: media report

Roger Federer and his wife Mirka are expecting twins for the second time, according to a Swiss newspaper.

Zurich cost-cutting plan lops up to 800 jobs

Zurich cost-cutting plan lops up to 800 jobs

Zurich Insurance Group announced on Tuesday a three-year restructuring plan that could result in the cutting of up to 800 jobs around the world.