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Lausanne remains Swiss crime capital: report

Lausanne remains Swiss crime capital: report

The city of Lausanne remains the crime capital of Switzerland, according to federal government figures released on Monday.

Patek Philippe threatens Geneva exit over taxes

Patek Philippe threatens Geneva exit over taxes

The family that owns Patek Philippe, one of the world’s most prestigious watch brands, is threatening to move its headquarters away from Geneva or to sell up because of “high taxes”.

WMO links bad weather with climate change

WMO links bad weather with climate change

The Philippines' devastating Typhoon Haiyan and drought in Australia are among recent weather extremes consistent with man-made climate change, the UN's Geneva-based weather agency said on Monday.

Rolling Stones set for high-priced Zurich gig

Rolling Stones set for high-priced Zurich gig

The Rolling Stones are planning to perform in Zurich this summer as part of their latest 14 On Fire world tour.

Wintry weekend raises Swiss avalanche risks

Wintry weekend raises Swiss avalanche risks

After two weeks of sunshine, winter returned to many parts of Switzerland over the weekend as temperatures dropped and heavy snow hit the Alps.