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Train station pathway for blind to be 'reconsidered'

Train station pathway for blind to be 'reconsidered'

Federal authorities have backed down from a decision ordering Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) to remove some of the tactile floor lines installed to guide the blind in Zurich's underground train station.

American VP to push for cancer cure at Davos

American VP to push for cancer cure at Davos

US vice-president Joe Biden arrived in Zurich on Monday ahead of the World Economic Forum, which kicks off in Davos on Tuesday.

ChemChina buys into Swiss trader Mercuria

ChemChina buys into Swiss trader Mercuria

China National Chemical Corp. on Monday said it had bought a 12 percent stake in Swiss energy and commodities trader Mercuria, the second overseas investment by the Chinese state giant in a week.

Federer off to rapid start in Melbourne opener

Federer off to rapid start in Melbourne opener

Grand Slam record-holder Roger Federer gave himself a confidence boost in taking just 72 minutes to win his opening match at the Australian Open tennis tournament, breezing past Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili in straight sets on Monday.

Zurich station told to yank pathways for blind

Zurich station told to yank pathways for blind

Advocates for the blind are crying foul after federal officials ordered the removal of certain tactile floor guides in Zurich's new underground train station.

Oxfam challenges Davos meet on rising inequality

Oxfam challenges Davos meet on rising inequality

The richest one percent of the world's population now own more than the rest of us combined, aid group Oxfam said Monday, on the eve of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

Rail passengers face delays due to freeze-up

Rail passengers face delays due to freeze-up

Bitterly cold weather in parts of Switzerland led to disruptions in rail traffic on the national network, Swiss Federal Railways SBB) said on Monday.