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Zurich's new rail line runs 'without a hitch'

Zurich's new rail line runs 'without a hitch'

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) reported smooth functioning of its new Zurich underground station and commuter line, which opened to rush hour traffic on Monday following an opening celebration at the weekend.

Schumacher faces life as invalid: Swiss specialist

Schumacher faces life as invalid: Swiss specialist

After coming out of a coma, Michael Schumacher, now receiving treatment in a Lausanne hospital, is destined to remain an invalid for the rest of his life, a Swiss medical specialist says.

Pro-Russians spark Eastern Ukraine exodus

An estimated 34,000 Ukrainians have been forced to leave their homes as a violent pro-Russian insurgency rages in the east of the country, the United Nations in Geneva says.

Out of coma Schumacher taken to Swiss hospital

Out of coma Schumacher taken to Swiss hospital

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is nearer to returning to his Swiss home after coming out of a coma and leaving a French hospital, where he received treatment following a skiing accident in December 2013.

'Burned out' Neuchâtel cabinet minister quits

'Burned out' Neuchâtel cabinet minister quits

Neuchâtel cabinet minister Yvan Perrin, former national vice-chairman of the right-wing Swiss People's Party (UDC) and longtime MP, has resigned after being hospitalized several times following reported “burnout” problems.

Lawyer arrested over Geneva murder of ex-wife

Lawyer arrested over Geneva murder of ex-wife

Police arrested a 35-year-old lawyer from Vienna who is suspected of shooting dead his ex-wife in a Geneva apartment building over the weekend, cantonal authorities said.