Switzerland's news in English

Editions:  Europe · Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

You are here: Home > Archive > 2014 > Apr > 04

Archive for Fri, 04 Apr 2014

Ukraine unable to deliver Crimea mail: UPU

Ukraine unable to deliver Crimea mail: UPU

Ukraine's post office has asked its foreign counterparts to stop sending it mail destined for breakaway Crimea because it can no longer deliver it, the Swiss-based Universal Postal Union said on Friday.

Indian drug rival denies Novartis patent charges

Indian drug rival denies Novartis patent charges

Leading Indian drug company Biocon on Friday rejected allegations by Novartis that it infringed on the Swiss pharmaceutical giant's patent for its blockbuster diabetes drug Galvus.

UK bank RBS poaches Credit Suisse exec

UK bank RBS poaches Credit Suisse exec

Britain's state-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland revealed on Friday that it has poached Credit Suisse banker Ewen Stevenson, a key advisor in the group's vast bailout, to be chief financial officer.

VIDEO: Boy sends Swiss army knife into space

VIDEO: Boy sends Swiss army knife into space

A 15-year-old boy from the canton of Zurich has sent a Swiss army knife into the stratosphere, using a high altitude weather balloon equipped with a camera to record the flight, it was revealed on Friday.

Afghan policeman kills Swiss-based journalist

Afghan policeman kills Swiss-based journalist

Geneva-based photographer Anja Niedringhaus was shot dead on Friday by a policeman in Eastern Afghanistan, the German DPA news agency reports.

Swiss rank second for social progress: report

Swiss rank second for social progress: report

Switzerland ranks second in the world for social progress, according to a new report from a US non-profit group that underlines the performance is not just linked to the country's strong economy.