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Palestinians sign up to Geneva Conventions

Palestinians sign up to Geneva Conventions

The Palestinian Authority has signed up formally to the Geneva Conventions, which set down the rules of warfare and humanitarian operations in conflict zones, the treaties' guardian Switzerland confirmed on Friday.

Lindt's teddies gain revenge over jelly bears

Lindt's teddies gain revenge over jelly bears

German sweets maker Haribo suffered a legal setback on Friday when a court ruled that Swiss chocolate maker Lindt is not infringing on the patent of Haribo's "gold bear" jellies.

US football's Redskins name called 'offensive'

US football's Redskins name called 'offensive'

The Washington Redskins team name is a symbol of centuries of abuse faced by Native Americans, a human rights expert from the United Nation in Geneva said on Friday, without calling formally for it to be axed.

Geneva unveils massive housing project plan

Geneva unveils massive housing project plan

Public input is being sought on a master plan for the redevelopment of railway and industrial land in Geneva that could accommodate 11,000 residential units for a canton struggling to deal with an ongoing housing shortage.

Ringier set to take over Le Temps newspaper

Ringier set to take over Le Temps newspaper

Ringier, the largest international media company operating in Switzerland, announced on Friday that it is is taking over Le Temps, the French-language newspaper based in Geneva.