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Voters back Bern region's first high-rise

Voters back Bern region's first high-rise

Voters in a suburb of Bern have voted in favour of the capital region's first skyscraper.

Pardon hopes rise for jailed Saudi blogger

Pardon hopes rise for jailed Saudi blogger

The wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi expressed renewed hope Saturday that her husband might soon be pardoned after a senior Swiss official said such a move was in the pipeline.

Swiss theatre director Luc Bondy dies in France

Swiss theatre director Luc Bondy dies in France

Luc Bondy, an influential Swiss director who produced dozens of theatre and operatic works in Europe over four decades, died on Saturday aged 67, Paris' prestigious Théâtre de l'Odéon, where he was director, announced.

Gut captures giant slalom victory at Aspen

Gut captures giant slalom victory at Aspen

Swiss Lara Gut has captured her 13th career Alpine Skiing Women's World Cup victory in a giant slalom race in Aspen, Colorado after a late fall by American Mikaela Shiffrin.

Swiss court jails HSBC data leaker in absentia

Swiss court jails HSBC data leaker in absentia

Hervé Falciani, the former HSBC employee whose disclosures uncorked the "Swissleaks" scandal on bank-supported tax evasion, has been sentenced in absentia in Switzerland to five years in prison.