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Record numbers of refugees cross Mediterranean

A record 137,000 people made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe in the first half of 2015, most of them fleeing war, conflict and persecution, the Geneva-based United Nations Refugee Agency said on Wednesday.

Wawrinka beats Estrella to reach third round

Wawrinka beats Estrella to reach third round

Fourth seeded Swiss tennis star Stan Wawrinka reached the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 win over the Dominican Republic's Victor Estrella.

Switzerland's Ace to gobble US rival Chubb

Switzerland's Ace to gobble US rival Chubb

Swiss insurer Ace Ltd. announced Wednesday it is buying US rival Chubb in a $28.3 billion cash and stock deal that will create a dominant player in property and casualty insurance.

Danger alerts extended as heatwave takes hold

Danger alerts extended as heatwave takes hold

A mass of warm air originating from Spain and North Africa ignited torrid temperatures across Western Switzerland on Wednesday, shattering records as MeteoSwiss, the national weather office, extended danger alerts for most of the country.

US seeks $3.3 billion for Novartis 'kickbacks'

US seeks $3.3 billion for Novartis 'kickbacks'

American authorities are seeking up to $3.3 billion in fines from Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis on allegations it paid kickbacks to boost drug sales, according to a document AFP consulted on Wednesday.

Solar Impulse passes halfway mark to Hawaii

Solar Impulse passes halfway mark to Hawaii

The Swiss solar-powered aircraft flying between Japan and Hawaii as part of a round-the-world bid passed the halfway point of the perilous Pacific Ocean crossing Wednesday, and broke its own endurance record.

Basel architects design 'Triangle Tower' in Paris

Basel architects design 'Triangle Tower' in Paris

Basel-based architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron earned another feather in its cap this week when the city of Paris narrowly approved a 180-metre high pyramid skyscraper that it designed.