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Geneva MP in court over cocaine sting conviction

Geneva MP in court over cocaine sting conviction

A Geneva MP appeared before a police court on Monday to appeal a hefty fine after he and a supporter bought 2.2 grams of cocaine from a dealer in a stunt to show how lax local authorities were over drugs.

HSBC data leaker trial starts in his absence

HSBC data leaker trial starts in his absence

A former HSBC employee who leaked documents alleging the bank helped clients evade millions of dollars in taxes failed again to show up for his Swiss trial Monday, which opened in his absence.

Retired Lucerne man defends eating cats

Retired Lucerne man defends eating cats

A 72-year-old Lucerne man maintains he likes eating cats because of their taste, according to a TV documentary set to air this week on the Swiss German-language network SRF1 that underscores the fact that eating cats and dogs remains legal in Switzerland.

Basel soccer fan 'lost' on Milan streets for decade

Basel soccer fan 'lost' on Milan streets for decade

A Basel football fan ended up living on the streets of Milan for ten years after losing his way while leaving the Italian city's San Siro stadium, where he had been watching his team play Inter Milan, according to a Swiss media report.