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Police remove caravan-dwellers from Bern field

Police remove caravan-dwellers from Bern field

Bern cantonal police mobilized officers to remove dozens of caravan-dwellers on Thursday night from a field in the Swiss capital where they were illegally camped in a protest demonstration.

Renovated Geneva train station central hall opens

Renovated Geneva train station central hall opens

Passengers are able to traverse the central hall of Geneva's main train station for the first time in more than four years after renovations begun in 2010.

Expats lace up running shoes for Swiss races

Expats lace up running shoes for Swiss races


From the simply beautiful to the downright barmy, Switzerland's vast array of running races are a great way for expats to integrate into the Swiss way of life, The Local's Caroline Bishop learns.

Unit sale drives rise in Novartis Q1 net profits

Unit sale drives rise in Novartis Q1 net profits

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis on Thursday posted a 24-percent jump in first-quarter net profit from the same period a year earlier, driven largely by the sale of a blood transfusion diagnostics unit.

Doctor acquitted for aiding senior’s suicide

Doctor acquitted for aiding senior's suicide

A Neuchâtel cantonal court has overturned the conviction of a doctor found guilty of breaking the law by helping an 89-year-old man die without getting a proper diagnosis of his condition.