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Primary school students served toxic salad sauce

Primary school students served toxic salad sauce

A cook was suspended after primary school students were served a toxic sauce with salad at a canteen in Nyon in the canton of Vaud, according to a local newspaper report.

Crash closes Zurich-Bern section of A1 motorway

Crash closes Zurich-Bern section of A1 motorway

Twelve people were injured in a crash on Tuesday that closed the A1 motorway between Zurich and Bern for several hours, causing transportation chaos in the region.

'Developing middle class earns $4-plus a day'

'Developing middle class earns $4-plus a day'

Workers in developing countries are increasingly moving to better jobs and joining the middle class, but 839 million workers still earn less than $2 a day, the Geneva-based International Labour Organization said.

Syrian hostage takers release Swiss aid worker

Syrian hostage takers release Swiss aid worker

A Swiss-Italian aid worker landed in Rome on Tuesday morning after being held hostage in Syria for more than a year, the Italian foreign ministry said.

US firm pitches ‘budget’ jets for Swiss air force

US firm pitches ‘budget' jets for Swiss air force

American company Textron Airland is bidding to sell its “budget” Scorpion jets to the Swiss government at one-seventh the cost of Swedish Gripen fighter planes turned down by voters in Switzerland this month.