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Security guard disarms rifle-wielding rowdy

Security guard disarms rifle-wielding rowdy

A 28-year-old Swiss man ejected from a Zurich restaurant by security guards in the wee hours of Monday returned with an assault rifle to threaten them before being overpowered, city police said.

Hamburg no vote 'lost opportunity for Germany'

Hamburg no vote 'lost opportunity for Germany'

The Lausanne-based International Olympic Committee said on Monday that Hamburg's referendum rejecting its bidding for the 2024 Olympics is a "lost" opportunity for Germany.

Favoured Messi on short list for best footballer

Favoured Messi on short list for best footballer

Barcelona pair Lionel Messi and Neymar were on Monday named on the shortlist for Zurich-based Fifa's prestigious Ballon d'Or trophy for world's best footballer, along with double reigning title holder, Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid.

Senior's death in fire linked to electric blanket

Senior's death in fire linked to electric blanket

A 93-year-old man from the canton of Vaud died in a fire in his home that investigators believe could have been caused by an electric blanket, police said on Monday.

Bern near deal with EU on immigration: report

Bern near deal with EU on immigration: report

The Swiss federal government may have found a way to reach a deal with Brussels over immigration restrictions, according to a media report.