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Swiss Post renegs on wide-screen TV bargain

Swiss Post renegs on wide-screen TV bargain

Swiss Post, the national post office, offered a steal of a Christmas deal on a wide-screen 3D TV, promoted online at just 259 francs, more than 2,700 francs less than the regular price — thanks to a clerical error.

Porn film spices up fare at McDonald's restaurant

Porn film spices up fare at McDonald's restaurant

McDonald's is normally considered a safe place to bring children, so customers at one of the hamburger chain's outlets in Switzerland were surprised over the weekend to see a porn film shown to diners on a large video screen.

Sika and Saint-Gobain shares dip over takeover

Sika and Saint-Gobain shares dip over takeover

(UPDATE) A plan by French building materials giant Saint-Gobain to take over Swiss rival Sika on the cheap caused shares in both companies to plunge on Monday.

Row clouds Saint-Gobain's Sika takeover

Row clouds Saint-Gobain's Sika takeover

A bitter row over a plan by French building materials giant Saint-Gobain to take over Sika of Switzerland, which produces chemicals used in construction, caused shares in both groups to plunge on Monday.

Swiss sets 'record' for ripping fat phone book

Swiss sets 'record' for ripping fat phone book

A Zurich man is credited with setting a world record for tearing in two the Munich phone book — a 1,551-page directory — in 9.3 seconds.

Hotels are booked — but where’s the snow?

Hotels are booked — but where's the snow?

With hotels and chalets fully booked you will be hard pressed to secure a reservation at top ski resorts in Switzerland for the Christmas holidays. But there's one thing missing that could lead to cancellations — snow.