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Report confirms Nestlé ties to slave labour

Report confirms Nestlé ties to slave labour

Swiss food giant Nestlé is vowing to stamp out any forced labour used in its supply chain in Thailand after a probe confirmed workers were toiling in slave-like conditions to catch and process fish for the company's products.

Bern to lift banking secrecy for Fifa probe

Bern to lift banking secrecy for Fifa probe

Switzerland's Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) has decided to partially relax laws on bank secrecy in the country in order to provide information on the Fifa executives arrested in May as part of a US-led investigation.

Swiss rank second for education spending

Swiss rank second for education spending

Switzerland is second only to Luxembourg among developed countries for its level of public spending on education, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says.

Snow to follow Swiss dive into deep freeze

Snow to follow Swiss dive into deep freeze

Temperatures plunged well below zero in may parts of Switzerland on Tuesday morning with La Brévine, in the canton of Neuchâtel, setting a record low for the year at minus 23.4C.

MPs in Swiss canton of Ticino back burqa ban

MPs in Swiss canton of Ticino back burqa ban

Wearing a burqa in public in the Swiss canton of Ticino will be an offence punishable by a fine of up to 10,000 francs ($9,813), the cantonal parliament decided on Monday.

Federer to keep playing at least two more years

Federer to keep playing at least two more years

Roger Federer will not be retiring at the end of next year after the Swiss signed up to play at the Stuttgart grass court tournament for the next two years.

Fifa verdict on Blatter and Platini next month

Fifa verdict on Blatter and Platini next month

The judgement arm of Fifa's ethics committee on Monday opened a case against the body's suspended president Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, with a verdict in the corruption allegations surrounding both men due next month.