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Swiss base jumper killed in French Alps mishap

Swiss base jumper killed in French Alps mishap

Two people — including one Swiss man — were killed while base jumping in France on Wednesday in separate incidents that both appeared to have been caused by parachute failure.

Three Swiss couples fined for Ibiza van love

Three Swiss couples fined for Ibiza van love

The Spanish resort of Ibiza is known for hot times and all-night partying but three Swiss couples found out that the anything-goes atmosphere has its limits.

Schumacher record theft suspect hangs himself

Schumacher record theft suspect hangs himself

(UPDATED) A man arrested this week in Zurich on suspicion of being involved in the theft and leaking of a medical file on injured ex-Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was found hanged in his cell on Wednesday, prosecutors said.

F1 supremo Ecclestone: 'The judge had no choice'

F1 supremo Ecclestone: 'The judge had no choice'

British expat resident of Switzerland and Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone praised capitalism after he settled his bribery trial with a $100 million payment to the Bavarian justice system.

Swiss Re profits fall short of expectations

Swiss Re profits fall short of expectations

Zurich-based reinsurance giant Swiss Re said on Wednesday that its net profit rose by two percent to $802 million in the second quarter.

Falls claim more lives than road accidents

Falls claim more lives than road accidents

Falls account for more accidental deaths in Switzerland than any other cause, a new report shows.

Federer and Wawrinka win at Toronto Masters

Federer and Wawrinka win at Toronto Masters

Two-time champion Roger Federer turned on the style but Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka had to work much harder to advance at the ATP Toronto Masters tennis tournament on Tuesday.

Street Parade raver missing after lake plunge

Street Parade raver missing after lake plunge

Zurich city police are seeking help from the public after a 23-year-old Brazilian man disappeared after plunging into Lake Zurich during the annual Street Parade at the weekend.