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Weak euro boosts Richemont profit figures

Weak euro boosts Richemont profit figures

Richemont, the world's second-biggest luxury goods company, on Friday reported strong profits but acknowledged that a currency windfall caused most of the rise.

Plane from US forced to abort Geneva landing

Plane from US forced to abort Geneva landing

A Swiss International Air Lines plane flying from New York to Geneva was forced on Thursday to abandon a landing at the Swiss city's airport at the last minute because of a problem with its autopilot landing system, the carrier said.

Serious e-bike and other cycling accidents rise

Serious e-bike and other cycling accidents rise

The number of serious bicycle accidents in Switzerland last year rose 14 percent from 2013, while the total of deadly or injury-causing mishaps involving e-bikes set a new record, the accident prevention bureau (BFU) said in its annual report.

Bern backs closing Ticino borders at night

Bern backs closing Ticino borders at night

Six out of 16 secondary border crossings on the Swiss-Italian border could be closed at night to allow border guards to spend more time chasing criminals, under a proposal made by the federal government.

Geneva deal near on satellite flight tracking

Geneva deal near on satellite flight tracking

Countries are nearing agreement in Geneva on using satellites to track flights, as they strive to prevent a repeat of the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370 in March 2014, a high-level US official says.