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Man jailed 20 years for bus-stop murder

Man jailed 20 years for bus-stop murder

A district court on Tuesday sentenced a 46-year-old Spaniard to 20 years in prison for savagely stabbing his girlfriend to death at a bus stop in the city of Bern in the summer of 2013.

Swedish expat misses generous paternal leave

Swedish expat misses generous paternal leave

Jonas Medin, who left Sweden to follow his wife to Basel, Switzerland, misses the generous paid paternity leave allowed in his home country and laments the fact more Swedish men do not take advantage of the benefit.

Construction workers walk off Zurich job sites

Construction workers walk off Zurich job sites

Construction workers walked off 100 building sites in Zurich on Tuesday, following similar job action in the canton of Ticino the day before.

Swiss watch brand unveils new smartwatch

Swiss watch brand unveils new smartwatch

TAG Heuer, the Swiss watchmaker which is part of the French luxury goods group LVMH, showed off its first Internet-connected wristwatch Monday designed with Google and Intel.

Switzerland's jobless rate increases in October

Switzerland's jobless rate increases in October

Unemployment in Switzerland worsened in October, rising to 3.3 percent from 3.2 percent the previous month and 3.1 percent a year earlier, according to government figures released on Tuesday.