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Swiss-based tobacco giant appeals to EU court

Swiss-based tobacco giant appeals to EU court

Swiss-based tobacco giant Philip Morris International said on Friday that it would contest new rules on tobacco sales at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Summer traffic jams set to begin this weekend

Summer traffic jams set to begin this weekend

Authorities are warning of traffic jams on Swiss roads starting on Friday when school holidays begin in several cantons, including Geneva and Graubünden.

Burkhalter hails release of Ukraine observers

Burkhalter hails release of Ukraine observers

Swiss President Didier Burkhalter, head of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), on Friday hailed the release of four of the organization's observers, including one Swiss, abducted in east Ukraine a month ago. But he demanded the freeing of others still being held.

Messi's Swiss shadow: 'It's OK to be underdogs'

Messi's Swiss shadow: 'It's OK to be underdogs'

Centre-back Fabian Schär says Switzerland welcome their underdogs tag and are relishing the chance to create a World Cup upset in their last 16 clash against Argentina on Tuesday.