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Pharmacies offer flu jabs without prescriptions

Pharmacies offer flu jabs without prescriptions

You can now get a vaccination against the flu in pharmacies without a prescription in many Swiss cantons as health authorities aim to boost coverage of the population against a disease that causes 1,500 premature deaths in Switzerland annually.

Banks 'need $1.2-trillion cushion against crisis'

Banks 'need $1.2-trillion cushion against crisis'

The world's biggest banks must bolster their cash reserves by up to €1.1 trillion ($1.2 trillion) as protection against any future financial crises, an influential Basel-based advisory body said on Monday.

Russians 'should be banned from Olympics'

Russians 'should be banned from Olympics'

Russian athletics should be suspended from all competition, including the 2016 Olympic Games, a damning report by World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) independent commission into widespread doping and corruption urged on Monday.

Nestlé's Maggi noodles return to Indian shelves

Nestlé's Maggi noodles return to Indian shelves

Nestlé's hugely popular Maggi noodles returned on Monday to shelves in India five months after the government banned them over lead levels, in one of the biggest crises to hit the Swiss food giant.

Chinese acquire private Zurich business school

Chinese acquire private Zurich business school

One of Asia's top business schools has acquired a management school in the canton of Zurich and plans to train hundreds of Chinese managers starting later this month.

Zurich man dies from hiking fall in Saint Gallen

Zurich man dies from hiking fall in Saint Gallen

A 64-year-old Zurich man died after slipping on a hiking trail and falling down a steep slope in the Speer mountain area of the canton of Saint Gallen on Sunday, police said.

Patek Philippe watches sold for record prices

Patek Philippe watches sold for record prices

A unique Patek Philippe stainless steel watch fetched a record $7.3 million when it went under the hammer in Geneva over the weekend, with the proceeds going to charity, the Phillips auction house said.