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Family members launch Chaplin museum work

Family members launch Chaplin museum work

After more than 14 years of discussions and stumbling blocks, work to turn screen legend Charlie Chaplin's Swiss home into a museum has finally begun, with the opening planned in early 2016.

Minister urges tax hikes for Italian frontaliers

Minister urges tax hikes for Italian frontaliers

Switzerland needs to change its agreement with Italy over the taxation of cross-border workers to make it less appealing for them to work in the canton of Ticino, Swiss Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf says.

Man jailed in first major Swiss 'sexting' case

Man jailed in first major Swiss 'sexting' case

A Zurich district court on Wednesday sentenced a 22-year-old man from the canton of Basel Country to four and half years in jail in Switzerland’s first major “sexting” case.

Nazi-era art collection donated to Bern museum

Nazi-era art collection donated to Bern museum

A vast Nazi-era art collection belonging to Cornelius Gurlitt is being donated to the Bern Museum of Fine Arts (Kunstmuseum) following the death of the German recluse on Tuesday.

FIFA 'goes through hell' over Brazil World Cup

FIFA 'goes through hell' over Brazil World Cup

Zurich-based FIFA, the planet's governing body for football, have "been through hell" over this summer's World Cup in Brazil, according to general secretary Jérôme Valcke.

Geneva 'to pay cantonal banker’s full legal costs'

Geneva 'to pay cantonal banker’s full legal costs'

The canton of Geneva must fork over more than three million francs ($3.4 million) to cover legal fees for the former head of the cantonal bank (BCGE) after he was acquitted of wrongdoing over massive losses suffered by the bank in the 1990s, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Swiss jobs picture continues to brighten

Swiss jobs picture continues to brighten

The jobless rate in Switzerland fell for a second consecutive month in April to 3.2 percent from 3.3 percent in March, according to government figures released on Wednesday.