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Federer knocks Nishikori from London Tour Finals

Federer knocks Nishikori from London Tour Finals

Switzerland's Roger Federer knocked Japan's Kei Nishikori out of the ATP Tour Finals tennis tournament in London and guaranteed top spot in his group with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 victory on Thursday.

Swiss makers defend Isis-backed phone app

Swiss makers defend Isis-backed phone app

The Swiss makers of an application recommended by the Islamic State (Isis) group as providing a safe way to communicate defended the technology on Thursday, saying that "total surveillance" was not the solution to stopping extremist violence.

Farmer finds trove of Roman coins in orchard

Farmer finds trove of Roman coins in orchard

More than 4,100 Roman coins from the third century have been unearthed after a farmer found some of them in his cherry orchard, the canton of Aargau says.

Suspicions grow over Russia-Qatar World Cups

Suspicions grow over Russia-Qatar World Cups

Swiss investigators examining World Cup corruption say they are looking into a growing list of suspicious financial transactions and want evidence from disgraced Qatari football powerbroker Mohamed bin Hammam.

Swiss remain tops for business talent: report

Swiss remain tops for business talent: report

Switzerland is the best country in the world for developing, attracting and retaining talent, according to a new study from the IMD business school in Lausanne.

Swiss set record trade surplus as imports slump

Swiss set record trade surplus as imports slump

Swiss exports stagnated last month but a drop in imports left Switzerland with a record balance of payments surplus of 4.2 billion francs, the federal customs administration (FCA) reported on Thursday.

China claims progress against torture claims

Chinese officials told a UN hearing in Geneva on Wednesday that their country was working hard to root out torture, but experts and activists accused them of dodging tough questions and insisted the practice remained commonplace.

False alarm clears Geneva train station

False alarm clears Geneva train station

Five platforms at Geneva's main train station were evacuated on Wednesday after a large black bag was left in the zone for trains departing to and arriving from France.