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Central bank chief calls gold proposal 'fatal'

Central bank chief calls gold proposal 'fatal'

Switzerland's central bank has come out swinging against a proposal that would require it to boost the share of gold in its assets to at least 20 percent while prevent it from selling any bullion.

Federer forfeits London showdown with Djokovic

Federer forfeits London showdown with Djokovic

Switzerland's Roger Federer sensationally pulled out of his ATP Tour Finals showdown with Novak Djokovic just before the final was due to start on Sunday because of a back injury, casting doubt on his fitness ahead of the Davis Cup final.

Mudslides kill four in Swiss-Italian border area

Mudslides kill four in Swiss-Italian border area

At least four people died as landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into houses and buildings on either side of the Swiss Italian border on Sunday, a day after floods in southern France killed five people.

Giant smuggled python outgrows Swiss home

Giant smuggled python outgrows Swiss home

A python smuggled from Vietnam to Switzerland as a baby has been handed to a Swiss zoo after outgrowing the private home it has lived in for two decades.

Federer survives thriller to earn Djokovic clash

Federer survives thriller to earn Djokovic clash

Roger Federer will face Novak Djokovic in the final of the ATP Tour Finals after the world's top two both survived dramatic semi-finals at London's O2 Arena on Saturday.