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Hiker dies after fall in Vaud Alps ravine

Hiker dies after fall in Vaud Alps ravine

A 48-year-old Swiss man died after falling 100 metres into a ravine above the village of Les Diablerets in the Vaud Alps, cantonal police said on Tuesday.

'Fifa should be booted from Switzerland'

'Fifa should be booted from Switzerland'

Fifa, the world football governing body headquartered in Zurich, should no longer be based in Switzerland because it has “shown such a level of corruption that it no longer has a place in our country,” a high-profile Geneva lawyer says.

Ethical Coffee Company claims win over Nestlé

Ethical Coffee Company claims win over Nestlé

The Ethical Coffee Company said on Tuesday that a French court ordered Swiss food giant Nestlé to pay it €500,000 ($680,000) in damages for criticizing their coffee capsules.

Fifteen of the best 'Only in Switzerland' moments

Fifteen of the best 'Only in Switzerland' moments

Whether it's the stunning views, the extortionate prices or cows roaming the streets, tweeters have united under the #OnlyinSwitzerland hashtag to express what they find weird and wonderful about this country. See what they've had to say here.

Ex-Swiss president slams 'disrespectful' Sarkozy

Ex-Swiss president slams 'disrespectful' Sarkozy

Former Swiss president Adolf Ogi has accused former French president Nicolas Sarkozy of lack of respect for Switzerland over remarks Sarkozy made in the margins of the Swiss Economic Forum held in Interlaken last Friday, according to media reports.

Swiss unemployment rate falls again in May

Swiss unemployment rate falls again in May

The Swiss unemployment rate dropped for the third month in a row in May to three percent from 3.2 percent a month earlier, government figures released on Tuesday show.