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Schumacher’s wife pays for 'home medical suite'

Schumacher's wife pays for 'home medical suite'

Michael Schumacher's wife is spending around 15 million francs to build a medically equipped suite at their Lake Geneva waterfront estate in the hope that she can bring the critically injured Formula One legend home, British media reported over the weekend.

Spying fears plague Swiss fighter deal: report

Spying fears plague Swiss fighter deal: report

Ahead of a Swiss referendum on the country's plan to buy 22 fighter jets from Sweden, a report on Sunday raised concerns that a US-made communication system onboard could be used for spying.

Kremlin critic granted Swiss residency permit

Kremlin critic granted Swiss residency permit

Former Russian oil tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, freed after a decade in prison in Russia, has been granted a one-year resident permit in Switzerland, migration authorities said on Sunday.

Two wingsuit flyers die after Bern Alps crash

Two wingsuit flyers die after Bern Alps crash

Two wingsuit flyers from France and New Zealand died in Switzerland and a third was seriously injured after they crashed into an Alpine pasture, police said on Sunday.

 Swiss immigration vote ticks off watchmakers

Swiss immigration vote ticks off watchmakers

Switzerland's recent vote to curtail immigration from the European Union could seriously impact the Alpine country's booming watch trade, industry insiders have warned

Swiss police launch 'fine strike' over pay cut

Swiss police launch 'fine strike' over pay cut

If you ever wanted to speed through Geneva, litter or jay-walk, this might be the best time: police in the Swiss city have stopped handing out fines in protest against a planned salary cut.