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New prosecutor quits over ‘illegal’ charwoman

New prosecutor quits over ‘illegal' charwoman

A woman nominated two weeks ago to become the canton of Ticino's next attorney-general was forced to step aside on Tuesday over a scandal involving a clandestine cleaning lady hired to work in her home.

Bern reaches agreement with EU over Croatia

Bern reaches agreement with EU over Croatia

Relations between Switzerland and the European Union appeared to brighten on Tuesday when Brussels accepted a proposal from the Swiss over free movement of people with Croatia.

Pole wins Tour de Romandie prologue race

Pole wins Tour de Romandie prologue race

Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski of the Omega Pharma team won the prologue to the Tour de Romandie cycling race on Tuesday in Ascona, a town in the Swiss canton of Ticino.

Swatch loses lawsuit against UBS over advice

Swatch loses lawsuit against UBS over advice

Swatch Group, the world's leading watchmaker, on Tuesday lost a lawsuit against Switzerland's largest bank, whose investment advice it says cost it millions of dollars.

ABB restructures after posting lower profits

ABB restructures after posting lower profits

The stock price of Swiss-Swedish engineering giant ABB headed into a tailspin on Tuesday after the company said its net profit dropped in the first quarter and announced a major overhaul of its struggling power systems unit.

Donald Rumsfeld 'gets Swiss social benefits'

Donald Rumsfeld 'gets Swiss social benefits'

Donald Rumsfeld, the controversial former US secretary of defence, is receiving around 5,000 francs ($5,680) a year in benefits from the Swiss social security system (AHV), according to a news report.

Froome seeks second Tour de Romandie win

Froome seeks second Tour de Romandie win

Britain's Chris Froome will headline the Tour de Romandie cycling race, which begins on Tuesday, as the defending champion ramps up his preparations for the Tour de France in July.