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Unclaimed employment pensions hit $3 billion

Unclaimed employment pensions hit $3 billion

Retirement assets totalling close to three billion francs ($3 billion) are lying dormant in Swiss occupational pension funds because their beneficiaries cannot be traced, according to a report.

UN monitor of Palestine land quits in protest

UN monitor of Palestine land quits in protest

The UN expert on the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territories resigned on Monday, complaining that Israel had never granted him access to the areas he is meant to monitor.

Swiss commodities billionaire to have twins

Swiss commodities billionaire to have twins

Swiss multi-billionaire businesswoman Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, whose partner is the former head of the Swiss National Bank, is pregnant with twins, due in the spring.

Snow ends drought for Swiss ski resorts

Snow ends drought for Swiss ski resorts

Snow has finally arrived in the Swiss Alps after a month of warmer than usual weather, although the white stuff came too late for many Christmas season holidaymakers packing their bags on Sunday.

Wawrinka aims for third straight Chennai win

Wawrinka aims for third straight Chennai win

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka is looking to give himself the best possible preparation for the first Grand Slam of 2016 in Melbourne later this month by winning the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament, which starts on Monday.

Swiss tycoon's crew gives up yacht title bid

Swiss tycoon's crew gives up yacht title bid

Bad weather has forced a sailboat crew headed by Swiss billionaire Dona Bertarelli and her partner to abandon a bid to claim the Jules Verne trophy for the fastest yacht voyage around the world.