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Swiss football team has 'most foreign links'

Swiss football team has 'most foreign links'

The Swiss may be suspicious of expats from other countries but their football team, proudly being cheered by the nation for advancing in the World Cup, has more foreign connections than any other in the competition, a new study shows.

Forensic firm to 'recreate' fatal Sierre bus crash

Forensic firm to 'recreate' fatal Sierre bus crash

A Dutch investigative firm plans next week to reconstruct the bus crash in the canton of Valais that killed 28 people, including 22 children, returning from a ski holiday more than two years ago.

Authorities smash million fake Swiss watches

Authorities smash million fake Swiss watches

One million fake Swiss watches were seized and destroyed around the world last year in the fight against counterfeiters, the Swiss watch industry organization said on Thursday.

Glencore Xstrata names first woman director

Glencore Xstrata names first woman director

Swiss-based Mining and commodities giant Glencore Xstrata says it has appointed the first woman to its board, following criticism of the lack of diversity in its oversight body.

Zurich nightclub killer given 16-year jail term

Zurich nightclub killer given 16-year jail term

A district court has convicted a 22-year-old of murder and attempted murder in the case of two brothers attacked outside a nightclub in Zurich in 2012.

Government tackles shortage of caravan sites

Government tackles shortage of caravan sites

The federal government is setting up a working group to look into the lack of appropriate sites in Switzerland for caravan dwellers.

Swiss airline launches new low-price strategy

Swiss airline launches new low-price strategy

Swiss International Air Lines will soon introduce cut-price ticket prices to European Union destinations in a bid to keep up with the competition.

Jubilant press hails Shaqiri as 'Swiss Messi'

Jubilant press hails Shaqiri as 'Swiss Messi'

Switzerland's 3-0 win over Honduras at the World Cup dominated the newspaper headlines on Thursday, with special praise reserved for midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, whose hat-trick secured the victory.