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Assisted suicide group extends aid to elderly

Assisted suicide group extends aid to elderly

A Swiss assisted suicide group has expanded its services to help elderly patients who are sick but not terminally ill end their lives, it said on Thursday.

Court ruling on Nazi salute hits hot button

Court ruling on Nazi salute hits hot button

A decision by Switzerland's supreme court that giving a Nazi salute may not always be a criminal act is being met with concern inside and outside the country's borders.

Investigators search Roche offices in China

Investigators search Roche offices in China

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche said on Thursday that Chinese investigators had paid a visit to its offices in the eastern city of Hangzhou, amid a crackdown on corruption in the country's healthcare sector.

WTO backs EU ban on seal product imports

WTO backs EU ban on seal product imports

The Geneva-based WTO on Thursday upheld a European Union ban on imports of seal products, rejecting an appeal by Canada and Norway, in a landmark ruling that said animal welfare can trump trade.

Credit Suisse faces yet another probe in US

Credit Suisse faces yet another probe in US

Credit Suisse is under investigation in the United States to determine if it allowed traders use its network for improper transactions, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

'Tourists mistake Swiss parliament for church'

'Tourists mistake Swiss parliament for church'

Lawmakers in Bern are worried that too many tourists in the Swiss capital mistake the federal parliament building for a church.

Swiss man wins contest for dream job in China

Swiss man wins contest for dream job in China

A 26-year-old Swiss man whose interest in kung fu led him to visit China as a teenager has been named a foreign ambassador for the city of Hangzhou following a global competition.