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Swiss and Anglo humour mix in improv show

Swiss and Anglo humour mix in improv show

Improvisers from the UK, the US and Canada flew to Switzerland this week to take part in a comedy show alongside a Swiss comedian. The Local talks to the man behind the venture.

Largest blue diamond set for Geneva auction

Largest blue diamond set for Geneva auction

The world's largest blue diamond will go under the hammer in Geneva next month, with the rare gem expected to fetch up to $25 million, auctioneers said on Friday.

'Terrorist name' bars Swiss passenger from US

'Terrorist name' bars Swiss passenger from US

A French woman was left stunned this week when she was barred from boarding a Swiss airlines flight to New York from Geneva airport after being told she was blacklisted. The reason, she says, is the name on her passport, Alic Aïda, which when pronounced (wrongly) can sound like Al Qaeda.

'My Swiss watch is fake': Indonesia's military chief

'My Swiss watch is fake': Indonesia's military chief

Indonesia's military chief came under fire on Friday after rejecting claims he had been pictured wearing a luxury Swiss watch and insisting that the timepiece was a Chinese-made fake.

Labradors remain top dogs in Switzerland

Labradors remain top dogs in Switzerland

Labrador retrievers remain the most popular kind of dog owned in Switzerland, according to statistics for 2013 but the most newly sought after species is a breed that is tiny by comparison — the Chihuahua.