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Feud confirmed in mosque shooting death

Feud confirmed in mosque shooting death

Police confirmed on Tuesday that the shooting death of a man in a mosque in the Swiss city of Saint Gallen last Friday was the result of a settling of accounts between two Albanian families.

Zurich officials declare 'sex boxes' a success

Zurich officials declare 'sex boxes' a success

Swiss authorities are basking in the afterglow of a decision to create a "sex drive-in" in Zurich, with social services hailing it a success on its first anniversary on Tuesday.

WHO urges ban on e-cigarettes for minors

WHO urges ban on e-cigarettes for minors

Governments should ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, the Geneva-based World Health Organization said on Tuesday, warning that they pose a "serious threat" to foetuses and young people.

Swiss officials deny Mafia arrests in Thurgau

Swiss officials deny Mafia arrests in Thurgau

Justice officials in Bern are denying reports from Italian police that 16 alleged members of the Mafia were arrested in the town of Thurgau, a Swiss town, saying that investigations are still ongoing.

Geneva private banks set to reveal first results

Geneva private banks set to reveal first results

UPDATED — The elite of Swiss private banks on Tuesday began lifting the veil on their books after a radical shift in their business model, amid tougher international regulations and crackdowns on tax dodgers.

Man arrested in New Zealand for Swiss murder

Man arrested in New Zealand for Swiss murder

A Sri Lankan national accused of murdering his ex-wife in Switzerland 14 years ago appeared in a New Zealand court on Tuesday after allegedly spending more than a decade on the run.

Wawrinka reaches second round of US Open

Wawrinka reaches second round of US Open

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka reached the second round of the US Open tennis tournament on Monday with a 6-2, 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/3) win over Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic.