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Wrong-way drivers cause deadly weekend crashes

Wrong-way drivers cause deadly weekend crashes

A 54-year-old motorcyclist died on Sunday following a head-on collision with a car in the Gotthard road tunnel, Uri cantonal police said.

Hollywood legends star in Swiss Alps film

Hollywood legends star in Swiss Alps film

Ageing Hollywood stars Michael Caine, Jane Fonda and Harvey Keitel are in the Swiss Alps for the shooting of a feature film called Youth, according to a news media report.

Red Cross urges respect as aid workers held

Red Cross urges respect as aid workers held

The Red Cross Saturday called on all sides in the Ukraine crisis to respect the neutrality of its members after nine aid workers were held for hours in the eastern city of Donetsk.

A victory for bearded men in dresses

A victory for bearded men in dresses

Everyone with half a heart knows that Eurovision is one of the best nights of the year. The music may be fairly mediocre, but it's not about that. It's about the gloriously camp costumes, the ridiculously sumptuous set design, the silly dancing – and the props, of course.

Best Swiss Eurovision result in decade: Sebalter

Best Swiss Eurovision result in decade: Sebalter

Sebalter, Switzerland's entry in the Eurovision contest, finished 13th in the finals in Copenhagen won early Sunday morning by Austria's Conchita Wurst.

Swiss bank pays $4.4mn to avoid US tax rap

Swiss bank pays $4.4mn to avoid US tax rap

Swisspartners says it will pay a $4.4-million fine to avoid prosecution over its past assistance to US tax dodgers, with Washington hailing the asset manager for its "extraordinary cooperation."