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Uefa's Platini abandons bid for Fifa presidency

Uefa's Platini abandons bid for Fifa presidency

Suspended Uefa chief Michel Platini on Thursday withdrew from the race to become president of Zurich-based Fifa, telling French sports daily L'Equipe that he will concentrate on clearing his name instead.

Zurich women assaults 'similar' to Cologne's

Zurich women assaults 'similar' to Cologne's

Several women were allegedly robbed and sexually assaulted in Zurich on New Year's Eve, Swiss police said on Thursday, noting the attack method appeared "a little bit similar" to that used in a spate of assaults in Germany.

Swiss piano dealers fined for price fixing

Swiss piano dealers fined for price fixing

Two piano dealers in Switzerland have been fined more than half a million francs for fixing prices on famous brands, the Swiss competition commission (Comco) said on Thursday.

Czech MEP arrested in Swiss account probe

Czech MEP arrested in Swiss account probe

Switzerland has opened an investigation against a Czech member of the European parliament who allegedly presented fake documents in connection with a 350-million-euro ($380-million) bank account, an official said on Thursday.

UN summit on settling Syrians set for Geneva

UN summit on settling Syrians set for Geneva

The United Nations will hold a conference in Switzerland where countries will be asked to pledge resettlement places for people fleeing the Syrian conflict, the UN's new refugee chief announced on Thursday.

Federer breezes past Kamke in Brisbane

Federer breezes past Kamke in Brisbane

Switzerland's Roger Federer barely broke a sweat as he crushed German qualifier Tobias Kamke 6-2, 6-1 in the second round of the Brisbane International tennis tournament on Thursday.

Blatter's ex-wife defends ousted Fifa leader

Blatter's ex-wife defends ousted Fifa leader

Switzerland should be "grateful" to Sepp Blatter, the outgoing Fifa president and Swiss national who has been suspended from world football over ethics violations, his ex-wife was quoted as saying on Thursday.

'Excellent' Swiss wine touted for 2015 vintages

'Excellent' Swiss wine touted for 2015 vintages

Swiss wines from the 2015 harvest promise exceptional quality after the particularly hot and sunny summer, although production was lower than the previous year, federal experts say.

Montreux murder-suicide probed after deaths

Montreux murder-suicide probed after deaths

Police in the canton of Vaud are investigating the deaths of a 26-year-old woman and her 25-year-old boyfriend in a Montreux apartment, where they lived, following an apparent domestic dispute.