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Swiss cleaning firm dupes refugees into working for free

Swiss cleaning firm dupes refugees into working for free

A Swiss cleaning firm working as contractors for McDonald's promised refugees work permits if they worked for nothing for three months.

Refugee role play stuns world leaders at WEF

Refugee role play stuns world leaders at WEF

Some participants left in tears, but the organizers reminded them that "what refugees deal with in reality is much worse".

UN must ramp up aid for refugees: John Kerry

UN must ramp up aid for refugees: John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for a 30-percent increase in humanitarian funding from the United Nations for refugees.

WEF: soldiers test positive for cocaine use

WEF: soldiers test positive for cocaine use

Stray bullets, cocaine and cannabis. Not all of the soldiers on security detail during the World Economic Forum this week have had their eyes on the ball.

Swiss police save horse in dramatic river rescue

Swiss police save horse in dramatic river rescue

An afternoon walk almost turned to tragedy on Thursday when a rider fell from his horse, causing the animal to slip into the Rhône.

Sweet 300: Struggling Federer squeezes into fourth round

Sweet 300: Struggling Federer squeezes into fourth round

Roger Federer swept past Grigor Dimitrov to bring up 300 Grand Slam match wins and safely reach the fourth round at the Australian Open on Friday.