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Woman gives birth at metro after taxi snub

Woman gives birth at metro after taxi snub

A woman gave birth on Tuesday to a baby boy outside a Lausanne metro station after a taxi driver refused to take her and her husband to hospital for fear of messing up the interior of his car, according to a report.

Tag Heuer chief changes tune on smartwatches

Tag Heuer chief changes tune on smartwatches

Barely a few months after dismissing Apple's smartwatch, the new chief executive of luxury Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer conceded Tuesday that such a hi-tech gadget might after all have a place in his firm's line-up.

Snow shortage worries Alpine ski resorts

Snow shortage worries Alpine ski resorts

With a little over a week until Christmas the continued lack of snow at top Swiss and other European ski resorts has caused a flurry of worries ahead of the key holiday season.

Schumacher tops Swiss internet search list

Schumacher tops Swiss internet search list

The rehabilitation of former Formula One driving ace Michael Schumacher, severely disabled from a skiing accident a year ago, and the suicide of American comedian Robin Williams sparked the most internet searches in Switzerland for individuals in 2014, search engine Google said on Tuesday.

ABB and Hitachi join forces in Japanese deal

ABB and Hitachi join forces in Japanese deal

Japan's Hitachi and Swiss engineering giant ABB said Tuesday they will set up a joint venture to market power transmission equipment in Japan, as Tokyo deregulates the heavily protected sector.

Bomb threat disrupts Zurich airport flights

Bomb threat disrupts Zurich airport flights

A bomb threat caused flight delays and the partial shut-down of Switzerland's main airport in Zurich on Monday before security forces gave the all-clear, reports and officials said.

Lindt 'devastated' by Sydney café siege deaths

Lindt 'devastated' by Sydney café siege deaths

Swiss chocolate-maker Lindt, the owner of the Sydney cafe at the centre of a day-long siege Monday that ended in the deaths of the gunman and two of his hostages, said it was "devastated" by the outcome of the standoff.

Electric minibuses to ply Geneva’s historic centre

Electric minibuses to ply Geneva's historic centre

The City of Geneva and TPG, the cantonal transit authority, on Monday showed off two new electric minibuses to be used on route 36 through the city's Old Town.