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Switzerland to tighten measures against Russia

Switzerland to tighten measures against Russia

The government will extend the ban on exporting war materials to Russia but is continuing to resist imposing sanctions over Moscow's involvement in the Ukraine crisis.

Landslide derails Swiss passenger train

Landslide derails Swiss passenger train

Five passengers were seriously injured when a landslide derailed a train in a mountainous area of the canton of Graubünden in eastern Switzerland on Wednesday, following heavy rain in the region.

Home market drives up Swiss Life net profits

Home market drives up Swiss Life net profits

Insurance giant Swiss Life on Wednesday posted better than expected first-half net profit, driven by strong growth in the Swiss market.

Federer battles 'fear factor' in Cincinnati

Federer battles 'fear factor' in Cincinnati

Roger Federer is set to battle the fear factor as last weekend's Toronto Masters finalist prepares to make his start at the ATP Tour's Cincinnati Masters tournament.

Raiffeisen coop bank group ‘too big to fail’

Raiffeisen coop bank group ‘too big to fail'

Raiffeisen, the Swiss cooperative banking group, poses a systemic risk to Switzerland's economy, the country's central bank said on Wednesday.

British runner Pavey makes history in Zurich

British runner Pavey makes history in Zurich

Just a month short of her 41st birthday, Britain's Jo Pavey ran her way into the record books on the opening night of the European Athletics Championships in Zurich by becoming the oldest ever female gold winner in the history of the continental event.

Swiss remain world champs for train travel

Swiss remain world champs for train travel

Switzerland remains the world champion for passenger train travel, according to figures issued by the information service for public transport (LITRA).