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Christmas candle fire leaves family homeless

Christmas candle fire leaves family homeless

Christmas may be long over but in some Swiss homes the decorations have been slow coming down, including one in the canton of Bern, where extending the holiday season had disastrous consequences.

Qatar's ex-ruler back home after Swiss care

Qatar's ex-ruler back home after Swiss care

Qatar's former emir has returned to Doha and is "successfully recovering" following an emergency operation in Zurich after breaking a leg while on holiday, the Qatari government said on Tuesday.

Nine-year ban sought against top Fifa official

Nine-year ban sought against top Fifa official

Fifa investigators on Tuesday requested a nine-year ban against the body's suspended secretary general Jérôme Valcke, who was provisionally suspended from football in October for 90 days over corruption allegations.

North Koreans to make first Davos forum visit

North Koreans to make first Davos forum visit

North Korea will send a delegation to the World Economic Forum for the first time in 18 years, with Foreign Minister Ri Su-Yong scheduled to attend this month's meet in Davos, an official said on Tuesday.

International language firm to take over bourse

International language firm to take over bourse

Education First (EF), an international language training company founded in Sweden, has confirmed that it is acquiring the building housing the Swiss stock exchange in Zurich.

Geneva lawyer arrested for attempted murder

Geneva lawyer arrested for attempted murder

A high-profile Geneva lawyer has been arrested for attempted murder and placed in provisional detention at the cantonal hospital (HUG), according to an online report.