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'Zero tolerance' for cigarette butt litterer

'Zero tolerance' for cigarette butt litterer

Officials in the canton of Bern regard littering as a serious offence, but just how serious a motorist discovered to his cost last week after throwing a cigarette butt from his car window.

Melinda Gates pushes drive to save newborns

Melinda Gates pushes drive to save newborns

Most of the nearly three million newborn babies who die each year could easily be saved with a few simple steps such as breastfeeding or skin contact after birth, Melinda Gates said during a visit to the UN in Geneva on Tuesday.

Credit Suisse's expat CEO 'not quitting'

Credit Suisse's expat CEO 'not quitting'

Brady Dougan, American expat CEO of Credit Suisse, is brushing aside calls to step down after Switzerland's second-largest bank paid a whopping $2.6-billion fine to US authorities and pleaded guilty to a criminal charge of aiding tax evasion.

Russian billionaire appeals divorce ruling

Russian billionaire appeals divorce ruling

Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev is appealing a Geneva court decision to award half his assets — more than four billion francs ($4.48 billion) — to his ex-wife in a divorce settlement.