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Zurich Zoo opens new home for elephants

Zurich Zoo opens new home for elephants

The Zurich Zoo is boasting more space for its largest occupants.

Swiss Red Cross worker killed in 'lawless' Libya

Swiss Red Cross worker killed in 'lawless' Libya

Gunmen killed a senior Swiss staffer of the Red Cross in Libya on Wednesday, hours after a rogue ex-general who has taken on the country's jihadists was lightly wounded in a suicide bombing.

Ex-UBS banker loses appeal of UK jail term

Ex-UBS banker loses appeal of UK jail term

Former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli, jailed for seven years for gambling away $2.3 billion in Britain's biggest ever fraud, lost a bid on Wednesday to appeal against his conviction.

Bern details Ukrainian regime asset seizures

Bern details Ukrainian regime asset seizures

Nearly $190 million in assets linked to ousted Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych and his inner circle have been frozen in Switzerland, Swiss authorities said on Wednesday.

Swiss Red Cross aid worker killed in Libya

Swiss Red Cross aid worker killed in Libya

Gunmen killed a Swiss man working in Libya for the International Committee for the Red Cross when they intercepted his car in the coastal city of Sirte on Wednesday, the Libyan Red Crescent said.

Police warn fans over World Cup festivities

Police warn fans over World Cup festivities

Police have warned Swiss football fans that they can celebrate team victories in the upcoming World Cup competition — but not for too long.