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Federer snaps Djokovic's long winning streak

Federer snaps Djokovic's long winning streak

Switzerland's Roger Federer on Tuesday night defeated world number one Novak Djokovic in two sets to advance to the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament in London.

Lausanne luxury hotel opens after renovations

Lausanne luxury hotel opens after renovations

The Hôtel Royal Savoy, a landmark five-star hotel in Lausanne, has reopened after five years of renovations and a new wing costing a total of 100 million francs ($98.6 million).

WHO hypes Paris climate summit prospects

WHO hypes Paris climate summit prospects

The upcoming climate summit in Paris could produce the most important agreement of the century for public health matters, the Geneva-based World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

UN warns against scapegoating refugees

UN warns against scapegoating refugees

United Nations organizations in Geneva on Tuesday urged states not to "backtrack" on pledges made to host migrants and refugees, including from Syria, in the wake of the attacks in Paris.

Swiss aid experts help refugee crisis in Europe

Swiss aid experts help refugee crisis in Europe

Switzerland has sent five experts from Swiss Humanitarian Aid (SHA) to Slovenia and Croatia to help local organizations deal with the refugee crisis, the federal government has announced.

High court upholds ‘hate speech’ conviction

High court upholds ‘hate speech' conviction

Switzerland's highest court on Monday upheld the conviction of a former Swiss People's Party (SVP) politician of racial discrimination for a tweet he sent suggesting a ‘kristallnacht' against Muslims, reported news agency ATS.

Swiss woman injured in Paris is flown home

Swiss woman injured in Paris is flown home

A Swiss woman injured in the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night has been repatriated to Switzerland.