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Swiss Petrobras probe targets Brazilian firm

Swiss Petrobras probe targets Brazilian firm

The Swiss justice authorities say they are investigating Brazilian firm BTP Odebrecht in connection with the massive corruption probe targeting Brazil's state oil company Petrobras.

Autopsy confirms heat killed girl left in car

Autopsy confirms heat killed girl left in car

The five-year-old girl left in a boiling car in the canton of Ticino died from overheating, an autopsy has confirmed.

Lovesick Swiss tourist hunts for mystery Swede

Lovesick Swiss tourist hunts for mystery Swede

Summer romances are often hot yet burn out quickly. But one Swiss tourist is determined to be reunited with the Swedish flame she encountered on a recent trip to Stockholm.

Wasps thrive as hot weather continues

Wasps thrive as hot weather continues

Wasps are a bigger nuisance than ever this summer as the hot, dry weather continues and more people are eating outdoors.

Aargau sparks debate with tents for refugees

Aargau sparks debate with tents for refugees

Plans by the canton of Aargau to start putting asylum seekers up in army tents from next week amid a shortage of suitable accommodation have met with mixed reactions.

Swiss tourists warned of French burqa ban

Swiss tourists warned of French burqa ban

Police in the French Alps have been forced to hand out notices to tourists wearing the full face veil, many on a day trip from Switzerland, to remind them that France has a total burqa ban in public.

Credit Suisse reports billion franc profit

Credit Suisse reports billion franc profit

The new chief executive at banking giant Credit Suisse had good news to report on Thursday – a higher than expected profit in the second quarter.