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'Poverty' afflicts even wealthy Switzerland

'Poverty' afflicts even wealthy Switzerland

Living conditions for residents in Switzerland remain among the most favourable in Europe but 13 percent of the population is threatened by poverty, a new report says.

Flood alerts issued for Ticino's Locarno region

Flood alerts issued for Ticino's Locarno region

Weather experts have sent out flood warnings for parts of Ticino following continued heavy rain in the southern part of Switzerland.

Geneva watch fetches $21 million at auction

Geneva watch fetches $21 million at auction

A gold watch billed as the most expensive —and most complicated — in the world fetched a record US$21.3 million when it went under the hammer in Geneva on Tuesday, the Sotheby's auction house involved said.

Federer cruises to two-set victory over Nishikori

Federer cruises to two-set victory over Nishikori

Switzerland's Roger Federer is on the verge of qualifying for the semifinals of the ATP Tour Finals after cruising to a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Japan's Kei Nishikori at London's O2 Arena.

Concern raised over Legionnaire's in Portugal

Concern raised over Legionnaire's in Portugal

An outbreak of Legionnaire's disease in Portugal that has killed five people in less than a week constitutes a "major public health emergency", the World Health Organization warned on Tuesday.

Bus-truck crash in Aargau leaves two dead

Bus-truck crash in Aargau leaves two dead

A 24-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman died and five people were injured on Tuesday when a truck collided with a Swiss Post bus and a car in the canton of Aargau, police said.

Millions to trade hands in Geneva autumn auctions

Millions to trade hands in Geneva autumn auctions

A brooch commissioned by a French empress, or perhaps an iconic watch considered the most complicated ever made entirely by hand?

Airbnb 'takes homes off Geneva market for locals'

Airbnb 'takes homes off Geneva market for locals'

Owners of multiple properties in the Geneva area — in one case as many as 120 apartments — are renting them on a permanent basis to visitors through the Airbnb website, according to a report.