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UBS Belgium chief under investigation for fraud

UBS Belgium chief under investigation for fraud

Update: The head of the Belgium office of Swiss banking giant UBS, struggling to restore its reputation after a series of scandals, was charged on Thursday in Belgium for tax fraud and money laundering.

Guinea pig predicts win for Swiss over France

Guinea pig predicts win for Swiss over France

A guinea pig who has taken on the mantle of deceased football oracle Paul the octopus has tipped her home team Switzerland to beat France in their looming World Cup clash.

Man who married step- daughter avoids prison

Man who married step- daughter avoids prison

A man who had an affair with his under-age step-daughter and went on to marry her will undergo two years of therapy instead of prison, following a trial in Brugg in the canton of Aargau.

Youth causes pile-up during high-speed chase

Youth causes pile-up during high-speed chase

A 17-year-old French resident who stole a car in Geneva and caused multiple accidents was apprehended on Wednesday near Morges in the canton of Vaud after a high-speed police chase.

Army: 80-kilometre hike 'too much' for pupils

Army: 80-kilometre hike 'too much' for pupils

A secondary school teacher who intends to take his 15-year-old pupils on an 80-kilometre walk through the night has been warned against the idea by the Swiss army.