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Swissport to be sold in multi-billion franc deal

Swissport to be sold in multi-billion franc deal

Private equity company PAI Partners announced Thursday it is selling Zurich-based airport ground handling and cargo company Swissport International to China's HNA Group for 2.7 billion Swiss francs ($2.8 billion, 2.54 billion euros).

Missing Swiss cats spark record helpline calls

Missing Swiss cats spark record helpline calls

Switzerland's recent heatwave resulted in a record number of cats going walkabout in the months of June and July, according to Swiss animal call centre STMZ.

Swiss researcher creates yarn from abattoir waste

Swiss researcher creates yarn from abattoir waste

A PHD student at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich has devised a fibre with similar properties to merino wool from gelatine gathered from slaughterhouse waste.

10 amazing places to be on Swiss National Day

10 amazing places to be on Swiss National Day

From mountain-top barbecues to sunrise breakfasts and cliff walks, follow The Local's suggestions for making the most of Swiss national day on Saturday.