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Geneva’s green prisons chief 'needed coaching’

Geneva's green prisons chief 'needed coaching'

The woman in charge of Geneva's prisons from February 2012 until she resigned in December 2013 knew nothing about prisons and required training from two coaches at a cost of around 340,000 francs ($387,000), according to reports on Monday.

Policeman fined after video catches head kicks

Policeman fined after video catches head kicks

A Lucerne policeman caught by a security camera last year repeatedly kicking an alleged burglar in the head during a robbery investigation at a watch shop was fined on Monday for assault and abuse of authority.

Global economy picking up speed: WTO report

Global economy picking up speed: WTO report

Global commerce is set to grow by 4.7 percent this year, the Geneva-based World Trade Organization said on Monday, with recovery in rich economies expected to mitigate risks in developing nations.

Glencore Xstrata sells stake in Peru mine

Glencore Xstrata sells stake in Peru mine

China Minmetals said on Monday that a consortium led by one of its subsidiaries MMG has agreed to buy Swiss-based Glencore Xstrata Plc's stake in the Las Bambas copper mine project in Peru for $5.85 billion.

‘Soft landing’ seen for Swiss property market

‘Soft landing' seen for Swiss property market

The Swiss real estate market is headed for a “soft landing” more than a hard crash, says an expert from UBS, Switzerland's largest bank.