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Son of Virgin boss rescued from Matterhorn

Son of Virgin boss rescued from Matterhorn

Sam Branson, the 29-year-old son of British business tycoon Richard Branson, was airlifted from the summit of the Matterhorn on Wednesday after being struck by altitude sickness during a charity challenge.

Swiss leader's commute turns Twitter sensation

Swiss leader's commute turns Twitter sensation

A photo showing Swiss President Didier Burkhalter waiting for a train at Neuch√Ętel station, alone and without bodyguards, made waves on Twitter on Thursday, receiving 800 retweets around the world.

US private cab firm Uber drives into Geneva

US private cab firm Uber drives into Geneva

Californian company Uber launched its app-based private taxi service in Geneva at a press conference on Thursday, despite questions from the cantonal authorities about its legality.

Rooney: England must up game for Swiss clash

Rooney: England must up game for Swiss clash

England captain Wayne Rooney admits his team will have to improve on their lacklustre performance against Norway if they are to avoid a dispiriting start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign in Switzerland next week.

Glacier 3000 dodges bad weather to build bridge

Glacier 3000 dodges bad weather to build bridge

The main steel cables for a daring new suspension bridge at Glacier 3000, near Les Diablerets in the canton of Vaud, arrived at the summit by helicopter on Wednesday.

Undercover police catch Zurich pizza gang

Undercover police catch Zurich pizza gang

Officers arrested three teenagers in Zurich after an undercover operation exposed a gang terrorizing pizza delivery men, Zurich police said on Wednesday.

Red Cross digitizes world war prisoner files

Red Cross digitizes world war prisoner files

Marking the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross has digitized its files documenting the fate of two million prisoners during the 1914-1918 war.

Wawrinka loses epic US Open battle to Nishikori

Wawrinka loses epic US Open battle to Nishikori

Japanese tenth seed Kei Nishikori dumped Swiss number three seed Stan Wawrinka out of the US Open on Wednesday in an epic five-set quarterfinal battle lasting more than four hours.