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Czech spoils Bencic's upward rise in Tokyo

Czech spoils Bencic's upward rise in Tokyo

Seventh-seeded Lucie Safarova battled back to beat wild card Belinda Bencic 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Wednesday and reach the Pan Pacific tennis tournament quarterfinals, spoiling the Swiss teenager's upward momentum this year.

Richemont shares drop on sluggish sales figures

Richemont shares drop on sluggish sales figures

Shares in Geneva-based Richemont, number two in the luxury products world after LVMH, fell on Wednesday after the group reported falling sales in Asia.

Health officials warn of vegan dangers for kids

Health officials warn of vegan dangers for kids

As veganism gains popularity in Switzerland, federal authorities are warning that a diet without animal products carries health risks for young children.

Billion dollars needed to fight Ebola epidemic: UN

Billion dollars needed to fight Ebola epidemic: UN

Nearly one billion dollars is needed to fight the Ebola outbreak raging in west Africa, the United Nations said in Geneva on Tuesday, while Washington pledged 3,000 troops to try to "turn the tide" of the epidemic.

Thieves steal 1.3 tonnes of infected cheese

Thieves steal 1.3 tonnes of infected cheese

Investigators in Liechtenstein are probing the theft of 1.3 tonnes of cheese that was set to be destroyed because it contained dangerous bacteria, according to a report from the Swiss news agency ATS.

Real Madrid thrash Basel in Champions Cup game

Real Madrid thrash Basel in Champions Cup game

FC Basel's hopes of toppling Real Madrid were dashed on Tuesday night when the Spanish team thrashed the Swiss football club 5-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.