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Archive for Mon, 17 Mar 2014

Heli-skiing guide and woman die in avalanche

Heli-skiing guide and woman die in avalanche

An avalanche swept a 35-year-old mountain guide and a 39-year-old German woman hundreds of metres down a mountainside to their deaths on Monday while they were skiing near Zermatt in the canton of Valais.

North Korea envoy walks out of UN rights council

North Korea envoy walks out of UN rights council

The North Korean ambassador to the UN in Geneva walked out of a Human Rights Council hearing on rights violations in his country when Japan took the floor.

Web name changes could hit trademarks: WIPO

Web name changes could hit trademarks: WIPO

The mass expansion of internet domain names could cause havoc for the defence of trademarks in cyberspace, the UN's intellectual property body warned on Monday.

Company 'imported three tonnes of steroids'

Company 'imported three tonnes of steroids'

Swiss authorities have launched a criminal investigation into a company that allegedly imported three tonnes of steroids illegally into Switzerland.

Blocher threatens new immigration initiative

Blocher threatens new immigration initiative

Leading Swiss People’s Party (SVP) politician Christoph Blocher says he is ready to launch a new initiative to ensure that Switzerland applies immigration quotas.

Federer loses to Djokovic in California thriller

Federer loses to Djokovic in California thriller

World number two tennis player Novak Djokovic rallied to beat Switzerland's Roger Federer in a three-set thriller on Sunday to win his first title of 2014 at the Indian Wells ATP Masters.