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Pillay backs Tiananmen Square protesters

Pillay backs Tiananmen Square protesters

Geneva-based UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Tuesday called on China to release dozens of activists detained ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on democracy protests.

Police arrest Dutch-Swiss hashish 'traffickers'

Police arrest Dutch-Swiss hashish 'traffickers'

Law enforcement authorities in the canton of Neuchâtel say they have cracked a major Swiss-Dutch drug smuggling ring that has been dealing hundreds of kilograms of hashish and marijuana since the 1990s.

Criminal probe launched into Vaud chalet project

Criminal probe launched into Vaud chalet project

Vaud's cantonal government has filed a criminal complaint over illegal construction work allegedly done on a sprawling chalet complex — known locally as “Villa Putin” because of its Russian owners — in the mountain resort town of Villars-sur-Ollon.

'No risk’ from Biel’s radioactive waste dump

'No risk' from Biel's radioactive waste dump

Officials from the federal government, the canton of Bern and the city of Biel are minimizing the health risk from a radioactive waste dump kept secret for 18 months.

ILO decries 'premature' austerity measures

ILO decries 'premature' austerity measures

The United Nation's Geneva-based labour agency on Tuesday denounced "premature" austerity measures brought in by governments around the world during the financial crisis, saying they have hurt the world's most vulnerable people.