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Police identify body of banker killing suspect

Police identify body of banker killing suspect

The body of Jürgen Hermann, a self-styled Robin Hood suspected of killing a Liechtenstein banker in April, has been positively identified, German police said on Monday.

Ukraine seeks Swiss help over ex-regime assets

Ukraine seeks Swiss help over ex-regime assets

Ukraine has asked Switzerland to help it recover funds allegedly stashed in the Alpine country by associates of ousted ex-president Viktor Yanukovych, Swiss authorities said on Monday.

Swiss film award winner seeks audience for epic

Swiss film award winner seeks audience for epic

The Philippine director of an international award-winning movie returned home Monday to presidential accolades and the challenge of finding an audience for his five-hour epic.

Renos take more homes off Geneva market

Renos take more homes off Geneva market

The number of empty housing units in the canton Geneva has more than doubled over the last year as many owners undertake renovation projects, according to a report issued on Monday by the cantonal statistics office (Ocstat).

Army pledges to serve Swiss food only to troops

Army pledges to serve Swiss food only to troops

Responding to concerns from animal rights activists, the Swiss Army has pledged to obtain 100 percent of the food served to its troops from Switzerland.

Politician steps aside over nude selfies scandal

Politician steps aside over nude selfies scandal

Federal MP for the canton of Aargau Geri Müller has stepped aside from his job as mayor of Baden as a scandal brews over his alleged sending of nude “selfies” from city hall to a woman friend.

Federer clinches 80th title at Cincinnati Masters

Federer clinches 80th title at Cincinnati Masters

Switzerland's Roger Federer won his 80th career title and sixth at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament on Sunday, beating David Ferrer 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 to stamp himself a US Open favourite.