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Two kids suspected in fire that razed church

Two kids suspected in fire that razed church

Two children under the age of ten are suspected of arson after a catholic church in a suburban area of the canton of Geneva went up in flames at the weekend.

Woman dies in 200-metre Valais mountain fall

Woman dies in 200-metre Valais mountain fall

A 59-year-old Swiss woman died following a 200-metre fall while hiking on the Grand Muveran mountain in the Bernese Alps, Valais cantonal police said on Sunday.

Swiss head to Davis Cup final after beating Italy

Swiss head to Davis Cup final after beating Italy

France will host Switzerland in the Davis Cup tennis tournament final in November after Roger Federer gave the Swiss the winning point against Italy in Geneva on Sunday.

Swiss performers held in Croatia over naked walk

Swiss performers held in Croatia over naked walk

Police detained three Swiss performers who were walking naked in downtown Zagreb as part of their show at an alternative art festival in the Croatian capital on Saturday.

Swiss banks at post-secrecy crossroads

Swiss banks at post-secrecy crossroads

As Switzerland's long-cherished banking secrecy practices evaporate, the institutions that helped create the world's largest offshore tax haven are dramatically rethinking their business models in a bid to survive.