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Lausanne swimmers' illness identified as virus

Lausanne swimmers' illness identified as virus

Medical authorities have identified a stomach flu virus as the cause of an illness that hit 40 swimmers at a Lausanne swimming complex.

Germans transfer Swiss bank details to Athens

Germans transfer Swiss bank details to Athens

A German federal state says it transferred details of secret Swiss bank accounts with assets worth four billion francs to Athens as part of efforts to clamp down on Greek tax cheats.

Weather for 2015 to be 'hottest on record'

Weather for 2015 to be 'hottest on record'

The year 2015 is shaping up to be the hottest on record, the UN's Geneva-based weather agency said on Wednesday, a week ahead of a crucial climate change summit in Paris.

LafargeHolcim profits shrink after merger

LafargeHolcim profits shrink after merger

Swiss-based LafargeHolcim said on Wednesday that its profits collapsed as the cost of building the world's biggest cement company took its toll.

Swiss Life announces spending cut plans

Swiss Life announces spending cut plans

Insurance and financial services company Swiss Life said on Wednesday that it plans to cut spending by 100 million francs a year by 2018 as it set new targets for the next three years.

Imam at Swiss mosque denies Isis links

Imam at Swiss mosque denies Isis links

The spiritual leader of a mosque in the canton of Zurich linked by media reports to jihadists is strongly denying any involvement in encouraging young Muslims to fight for the Islamic State (Isis).