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Swiss hopes ride high at Cannes film festival

Swiss hopes ride high at Cannes film festival

The Cannes Film Festival launched on Wednesday with hopes riding high on Swiss chances of cinema glory, including an entry from veteran cineaste Jean-Luc Godard.

Federer suffers upset loss in windswept Rome

Federer suffers upset loss in windswept Rome

Frenchman Jérémy Chardy caught new father Roger Federer on the hop at a wind-blown Rome Masters tennis tournament on Wednesday, winning the second round match 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).

Survey claims one in four Swiss 'anti-Semitic'

Survey claims one in four Swiss 'anti-Semitic'

More than one in four Swiss residents are anti-Semitic, making Switzerland's population one of the most anti-Jewish in Western Europe, according to an online report released this week by the Anti-Defamation League.

Bourse regulator opens probe into Credit Suisse

Bourse regulator opens probe into Credit Suisse

Switzerland's stock exchange regulator said on Wednesday that it had opened a probe into possible rule breaches by banking giant Credit Suisse.

Woman fined for speed camera info on Facebook

Woman fined for speed camera info on Facebook

Motorists beware: publicly informing others about the location of speed cameras on Swiss roads can be a costly affair.

Yellow diamond sells in Geneva for $16 million

Yellow diamond sells in Geneva for $16 million

A 110-carat yellow diamond ring sold for 14.5 million francs ($16.3 million) at auction in Geneva on Tuesday.