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Switzerland expands Ukraine crisis blacklist

Switzerland expands Ukraine crisis blacklist

Switzerland on Wednesday added 11 names and five banks to its blacklist over the Ukraine crisis in fresh moves to stop the country from being used to avoid EU sanctions against Russia.

Jailed Morsi aide's wife seeks UN help in Egypt

Jailed Morsi aide's wife seeks UN help in Egypt

The Canadian wife of an imprisoned former aide to deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is in Geneva this week seeking UN help to free her husband and end "horrific" rights abuses in Egypt.

Swiss top two officially tapped for Davis Cup

Swiss top two officially tapped for Davis Cup

Switzerland captain Severin L├╝thi will tap the star power of Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka when the Alpine country faces Italy in next month's Davis Cup, Swiss Tennis announced on Wednesday.

Worldwide damage from natural disasters drops

Worldwide damage from natural disasters drops

Natural disasters caused total economic losses of $41 billion in the first six months of this year, much less than usual, reinsurance group Swiss Re estimated on Wednesday.

Swiss consumer spending falls: report

Swiss consumer spending falls: report

Swiss consumer spending and sentiment dropped in July after reaching a six-year high in the previous month, UBS said in a report issued on Wednesday.

Driver jailed for running over footballer — twice

Driver jailed for running over footballer — twice

A 24-year-old man in Geneva is appealing a jail sentence of four years and six months for driving into a football player twice while drunk — the second time intentionally — causing injuries that forced the athlete to give up his career.

Federer advances to US Open second round

Federer advances to US Open second round

Switzerland's Roger Federer advanced to the second round of the US Open tennis tournament on Tuesday with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) victory over Australian Marinko Matosevic.