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Labour Day marchers rally for minimum wage

Labour Day marchers rally for minimum wage

Demonstrators carried banners and pickets in support of a proposed minimum wage of 4,000 francs ($4,550) a month at Labour Day rallies in major Swiss cities on Thursday.

Man sentenced to life for grisly wife murder

Man sentenced to life for grisly wife murder

A 47-year-old man who tortured his wife before slitting her throat in a Fribourg apartment because she "did not know how to cook couscous", among other issues, was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison for murder.

Albasini notches second Tour de Romandie win

Albasini notches second Tour de Romandie win

Switzerland's Michael Albasini took the overall lead in in the Tour de Romandie cycling race on Thursday after winning his second consecutive stage.

WHO: antibiotics misuse sparks superbug rise

WHO: antibiotics misuse sparks superbug rise

The rise of superbugs, stoked by misuse of antibiotics and poor hospital hygiene, is enabling long-treatable diseases to once again become killers, the World Health Organization warned on Wednesday.

Swiss banker pleads guilty in US tax case

Swiss banker pleads guilty in US tax case

The owner of a Swiss trust company pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring with Credit Suisse bankers to enable US customers to avoid taxes by hiding assets in secret Swiss bank accounts.