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Subzero weather to end mild autumn conditions

Subzero weather to end mild autumn conditions

Mild, sunny conditions in Switzerland are set to give way to plunging temperatures and snow this weekend as a storm from northeastern Europe, packing strong winds, heads to the Alpine country, forecasters say.

Fifa committee retains Blatter and Platini bans

Fifa committee retains Blatter and Platini bans

A Fifa appeal committee on Wednesday rejected a bid by president Sepp Blatter and Uefa chief Michel Platini to overturn their 90-day bans while Swiss police pursue a criminal inquiry.

Monsanto weighs fresh Syngenta takeover bid

Monsanto weighs fresh Syngenta takeover bid

Monsanto is weighing whether to launch another attempt to take over Swiss agrochemicals giant Syngenta, after the Swiss company snubbed an offer from a Chinese group, the Bloomberg financial news agency reported on Wednesday.

Swiss fashion chain to pay HQ staff in euros

Swiss fashion chain to pay HQ staff in euros

Telly Weijl, a Swiss fashion chain based in Basel, has decided to starting paying staff at its headquarters in euros instead of Swiss francs, according to media reports on Wednesday.

'Isis cell operating out of Winterthur mosque'

'Isis cell operating out of Winterthur mosque'

The Isis (Islamic State) jihadist group has been operating a cell from the city of Winterthur, northeast of Zurich, according to a Swiss war correspondent and expert on Syria.