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Napoleon's locks to be put in Geneva watches

Napoleon's locks to be put in Geneva watches

Napoleon's admirers will be able to carry his DNA on their wrists after a Swiss company announced Tuesday its plans to sell watches containing a fragment of the emperor's hair.

HSBC Swiss unit fined for unregistered US biz

HSBC Swiss unit fined for unregistered US biz

A Swiss unit of British bank HSBC has agreed to pay $12.5 million for flouting US rules requiring registration of cross-border brokerage services, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced on Tuesday.

Cuban Ebola patient in Geneva 'improving'

Cuban Ebola patient in Geneva 'improving'

A Cuban doctor infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is improving after treatment with experimental drugs, the Geneva hospital where he is being treated said on Tuesday.

Activists call for ban on eating cats and dogs

Activists call for ban on eating cats and dogs

Hundreds of thousands of Swiss eat cats and dogs, according to an animal rights group that has demanded the government make it illegal for man to bite dog.

Why the Swiss central bank needs more gold

Why the Swiss central bank needs more gold

Eric Schreiber, an independent asset manager based near Morges in the canton of Vaud, argues why Swiss voters should say "yes" to a referendum initiative that calls on the Swiss National Bank to hold more gold.

Federer to face Hewitt in new tennis format

Federer to face Hewitt in new tennis format

Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt will clash in a new shortened, faster form of the game ahead of the Australian Open that organizers on Tuesday said they hope will revolutionize tennis.

National ban sought for late-night booze shops

National ban sought for late-night booze shops

Politicians in Bern want to shut down takeaway and convenience shops across the country that sell booze late at night.