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Uefa vice-president fined by Fifa ethics board

Uefa vice-president fined by Fifa ethics board

Crisis-hit football world governing body Fifa has fined Spain's Uefa vice-president Angel Maria Villar Llona and suspended two African officials for six months, the body's ethics committee announced on Friday.

‘Paranoid’ hijack pilot faces no Swiss charges

‘Paranoid' hijack pilot faces no Swiss charges

An Ethiopian Airlines pilot who hijacked his own plane and landed it in Geneva so he could claim political asylum in Switzerland was in a state of “complete paranoia” during his action in February 2014, according to experts.

Iraqi jailed for posting Isis propaganda online

Iraqi jailed for posting Isis propaganda online

The Swiss public prosecutor has sentenced a Swiss-resident Iraqi to six months in prison for posting online propaganda for Isis and instructions on how to make bombs, in one of around 20 similar cases currently pending in Switzerland.

Spiess-Hegglin quits party over sex scandal

Spiess-Hegglin quits party over sex scandal

A politician in the canton of Zug has quit her party a year after a scandal in which she claimed to have been sexually abused by a fellow MP.

Court orders Swiss art dealer to face fraud trial

Court orders Swiss art dealer to face fraud trial

The fraud case against a Swiss art dealer accused of swindling up to a billion dollars from the owner of Monaco football club should go ahead, a court ruled Thursday.

Swiss lab under fire in Russian doping scandal

Swiss lab under fire in Russian doping scandal

A Swiss laboratory has rejected suggestions it broke rules set by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) when it destroyed analysed blood samples, but said it had opened an investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.