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Swiss artist stages nude protest in Cologne

Swiss artist stages nude protest in Cologne

Swiss artist Milo Moiré took to the streets naked in 4C temperatures outside Cologne cathedral on Friday in a bid to show that women should not be molested under any circumstances.

Extremists abduct Swiss woman in north Mali

Extremists abduct Swiss woman in north Mali

Gunmen have abducted a Swiss woman in Timbuktu in northern Mali, where she had lived for several years and was previously held by extremists, official sources say.

Jobless rate surges to highest level in five years

Jobless rate surges to highest level in five years

Swiss unemployment jumped to 3.7 percent in December from 3.4 percent in the previous month, according to figures issued from Bern on Friday that suggest the Swiss economy is continuing to weaken in the face of a strong franc.

Swiss central bank to post massive loss

Swiss central bank to post massive loss

The Swiss National Bank said on Friday that it expects to post an annual loss of 23 billion francs ($23 billion) for 2015 due largely to foreign exchange transactions.