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Nazi-era art bequest to Bern museum challenged

Nazi-era art bequest to Bern museum challenged

A relative of late German art collector Cornelius Gurlitt lodged a claim on Friday for his inheritance, a Nazi-era art hoard which he has bequeathed to a museum in Switzerland's capital, a spokesman said.

Federer loss offsets Wawrinka's win in Lille

Federer loss offsets Wawrinka's win in Lille

Gael Monfils stunned Roger Federer in straight sets to leave France and Switzerland level 1-1 after the first day of the Davis Cup tennis finals in Lille on Friday.

HSBC Swiss unit in French tax evasion probe

HSBC Swiss unit in French tax evasion probe

HSBC Private Bank, the Swiss subsidiary of British banking group HSBC, said Friday it had been placed under formal investigation as part of a French tax fraud probe.

Swiss Christmas market season set to kick off

Swiss Christmas market season set to kick off

The season to be jolly in Switzerland is getting under way in earnest on Friday when some of the country's most famous Christmas markets open for business.