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Guatemalan police chief appeals murder sentence

Guatemalan police chief appeals murder sentence

Guatemala's former police chief Erwin Sperisen has appealed against the life sentence he received last week in Switzerland for the murder of seven prisoners in his Central American home country.

Half a million people flee Iraq's second city: IOM

Half a million people flee Iraq's second city: IOM

An estimated 500,000 Iraqis fled their homes in Mosul, fearing increased violence after jihadist militants took control of Iraq's second largest city, the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration said on Wednesday.

Japan nabs ex-Novartis worker for 'false data'

Japan nabs ex-Novartis worker for 'false data'

Prosecutors on Wednesday arrested a former employee of the Japanese unit of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis for allegedly manipulating research data to exaggerate the benefits of a popular blood-pressure drug.

French 'suspect Geneva bank in giant tax fraud'

French 'suspect Geneva bank in giant tax fraud'

The Geneva branch of HSBC Private Bank is suspected of helping almost 3,000 French citizens to defraud France's tax department of more than €4 billion, according to a newspaper report.