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Basel's Champions League hopes kept alive

Basel's Champions League hopes kept alive

Steven Gerrard scored in vain as Basel ended Liverpool's Champions League campaign while advancing to the knockout stage with a 1-1 draw at Anfield on Tuesday that consigned Gerrard's side to the Europa League.

Nations in Geneva vow to take 100,000 Syrians

Nations in Geneva vow to take 100,000 Syrians

Countries have more than doubled the number of Syrian refugees they are willing to resettle to over 100,000, the head of the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday.

Swiss public transport smart card set for use

Swiss public transport smart card set for use

Users of public transport in Switzerland will have access to a smart card that serves as an annual pass or a half-price card starting late next summer.

Ebola worries offset malaria gains: WHO

Ebola worries offset malaria gains: WHO

The number of people dying from malaria has almost halved since 2000, although progress in west Africa risks being reversed by the Ebola outbreak, the Geneva-based World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

St. Moritz second most costly for holiday stays

St. Moritz second most costly for holiday stays

The Swiss mountain resort town of Saint Moritz is the second most expensive place in the world for tourist and business accommodation, according to the results of a survey released on Tuesday.

Foreigner jobless rate continues to increase

Foreigner jobless rate continues to increase

The official unemployment rate in Switzerland edged higher for the second consecutive month in November to 3.2 percent from 3.1 percent in October driven again by an increase in jobless foreigners, government figures released on Tuesday show.