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Cannes critics puzzle over Godard's 3D film

Cannes critics puzzle over Godard's 3D film

He is either adored or hated. At this year's Cannes Film Festival, French-Swiss film legend Jean-Luc Godard had critics scratching their heads over his latest "exasperating and mad" 3D extravaganza.

Pensioner beaches motor boat on canal bank

Pensioner beaches motor boat on canal bank

James Bond may be able to get away with it unscathed, but a a retired Fribourg man discovered that driving a motor boat out of the water can be a painful experience.

Cycling star Ullrich admits drink-drive crash

Cycling star Ullrich admits drink-drive crash

Former cycling star Jan Ullrich has admitted to drink driving after he crashed into two other vehicles, injuring two people, in the Swiss canton of Thurgau, where he lives.

EU challenges Russian van duties at WTO

EU challenges Russian van duties at WTO

The European Union said Wednesday that it had launched a fresh challenge to Russia at the Geneva-based World Trade Organization, seeking to strike down Moscow's import duties on vans from Germany and Italy.

Geneva storage firm touts ‘largest wine cellar’

Geneva storage firm touts ‘largest wine cellar'

The Guinness Book of Records may not have yet taken note of the fact, but Geneva claims to be home to the largest wine cellar in the world — housing a collection of three million bottles.

More Swiss banks face Credit Suisse ordeal

More Swiss banks face Credit Suisse ordeal

Credit Suisse has settled a bitter and long-running US tax dispute with a guilty plea and an astronomical fine, in a sign of what other Swiss banks may have in store for them.