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French seek help over stolen Schumacher data

French seek help over stolen Schumacher data

French police authorities are seeking the help of their Swiss and German counterparts in a bid to track down the stolen medical records of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, who is now being treated at Lausanne's university hospital (CHUV).

Five things to know about the Swiss coach

Five things to know about the Swiss coach

Switzerland's German coach Ottmar Hitzfeld has said he will retire after the World Cup finals. Here is a factfile on the European coaching legend ahead of his team's match against Argentina on Tuesday:

Wawrinka advances to Wimbledon fourth round

Wawrinka advances to Wimbledon fourth round

Swiss tennis star Stan Wawrinka defeated Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 on Monday to reach the Wimbledon last 16.

Rolle petrochemical firm in $1.5 billion buy-out

Rolle petrochemical firm in $1.5 billion buy-out

Switzerland-based British petrochemical firm Ineos said on Monday it had bought out BASF, the world's biggest chemicals group, from their joint venture Styrolution, which produces the styrene used to make plastics, for about $1.5 billion.

Over 100 compete in Swiss anthem contest

Over 100 compete in Swiss anthem contest

If you were thinking of entering the competition to find a new Swiss national anthem, it's too late – the deadline is today.

Investigation into Sierre crash officially closed

Investigation into Sierre crash officially closed

The public prosecutor in the canton of Valais has officially closed the investigation into the fatal bus crash in Sierre which killed 22 Belgian schoolchildren in March 2012.

Geneva men arrested after drugs blunder

Geneva men arrested after drugs blunder

Two men were arrested in Geneva on Saturday after they offered drugs to plain clothes police officers, mistaking them for potential customers.

Bern’s unusual fountains tell capital story

Bern's unusual fountains tell capital story

Bern is sometimes known as the ‘city of fountains' — it is home to more than 100 of them. A tour of the oldest ones, dating back to medieval times with unusual statues such as a child-eating ogre, offers a fascinating way to get to know the Swiss capital, writes The Local's Emily Mawson.