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Body of wingsuit flyer recovered from glacier

Body of wingsuit flyer recovered from glacier

The body of a wingsuit flyer has been recovered almost four months after the 33-year-old man crashed on a glacier before being swept away by an avalanche in the Valais Alps, cantonal police said on Tuesday.

China blocks shipping group with Swiss firm

China blocks shipping group with Swiss firm

China announced Tuesday that it was blocking a proposed alliance among global shipping giants — including Geneva-based private company MSC — due to competition concerns.

UN chief warns Iraq crisis could spill over borders

UN chief warns Iraq crisis could spill over borders

The Islamist militant onslaught in Iraq raises the spectre of a sectarian conflict spilling across the embattled nation's borders, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned in Geneva on Tuesday.

Defence minister's son caught with cannabis

Defence minister's son caught with cannabis

The youngest son of Swiss Defence Minister Ueli Maurer faces charges of possessing pot and attempting to evade a police check, according to media reports on Tuesday.