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Kiev warns of Russian landmines in Ukraine

Kiev warns of Russian landmines in Ukraine

A Ukrainian delegation in Geneva on Thursday charged that Russian troops were laying anti-personnel mines in Ukraine and had grabbed a Ukrainian stockpile of landmines used for training.

Mystery deepens over Swiss boy's knife death

Mystery deepens over Swiss boy's knife death

The mystery has deepened into the death this week of a 16-year-old Swiss boy who succumbed to a knife wound during a school trip to Rome.

Nestlé chair warns of immigrant vote impact

Nestlé chair warns of immigrant vote impact

Food giant Nestlé warned on Thursday that a vote to rein in immigration by EU citizens had cast a shadow over Switzerland's economy.

Geneva parlours 'require' condoms for oral sex

Geneva parlours 'require' condoms for oral sex

A Geneva massage parlour is appealing to Switzerland's highest court over a 1,000-franc ($1,138) fine it received for advertising oral sex services without the use of a condom.

WTO worker 'defrauds' health insurer of $3.4m

WTO worker 'defrauds' health insurer of $3.4m

An employee of the Geneva-based World Trade Organization from Uruguay is accused of defrauding his health insurer of three million francs ($3.4 million) over nine years with false medical bills, including treatment for an imaginary cancer.

Armstrong doping probe results due next year

Armstrong doping probe results due next year

An inquiry team probing the role of cycling's leaders in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal will deliver its report by next year, the head of the sport's Swiss-based global governing body UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) said on Wednesday.