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Five of Gurlitt's art works proved to be 'looted'

Five of Gurlitt's art works proved to be 'looted'

A German task force investigating the provenance of a spectacular Nazi-era hoard of hundreds of art works bequeathed to a Swiss museum says that only five had been proved to be looted thus far.

Switzerland returns looted Etruscan treasures to Italy

Switzerland returns looted Etruscan treasures to Italy

Switzerland has returned to Italy 45 boxes of ancient Etruscan art stolen during illegal excavations and stashed away for more than 15 years, including two rare sarcophaguses, authorities said on Thursday.

Richemont sales dip as luxury spending slumps

Richemont sales dip as luxury spending slumps

Geneva-based Richemont, the world's second-biggest luxury goods group, on Thursday posted slumping quarterly sales, as luxury spending in Europe followed Asia in a downward spiral.

WHO declares end to Ebola virus epidemic

WHO declares end to Ebola virus epidemic

The Ebola epidemic that has ravaged west Africa for two years is over after Liberia, the last affected country, received the all-clear, the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday.

Pomp and fanfare set for Gotthard tunnel opening

Pomp and fanfare set for Gotthard tunnel opening

The opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel is still more than four months away but federal authorities have announced grand preparations for the “momentous occasion”.

Honduran Fifa VP pleads innocence in US court

Honduran Fifa VP pleads innocence in US court

A Honduran former Fifa vice president pleaded not guilty in New York on Wednesday just hours after being extradited from Switzerland over the Fifa corruption scandal rocking world football.

Hunter accidentally shoots rare golden jackal

Hunter accidentally shoots rare golden jackal

A hunter in the canton of Graubünden has admitted to killing a golden jackal, providing the first tangible evidence of the animal being in Switzerland.