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Half-fare card rail users to get ten-franc break

Half-fare card rail users to get ten-franc break

Holders of half-fare travel cards for Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) are set to receive a modest gift in the mail.

Two Zika virus cases reported in Switzerland

Two Zika virus cases reported in Switzerland

Two cases of the tropical virus Zika hitting Brazil and other South American countries have surfaced in Switzerland, federal health authorities say.

Strong franc drives 2015 trade surplus to record

Strong franc drives 2015 trade surplus to record

Swiss exports dropped last year following several years of consecutive growth but Switzerland still managed to post a record trade surplus — thanks to the strong franc.

Five candidates step up bids for Fifa's top job

Five candidates step up bids for Fifa's top job

The five candidates to take over the presidency of Zurich-based Fifa from the banned Sepp Blatter are stepping up their campaigns a month ahead of the vote to decide world football's future boss.

Swiss watch exports drop for first time since 2009

Swiss watch exports drop for first time since 2009

A tanking market in HongKong hit Swiss watch exports for 2015, which fell for the first time in six years.

Group seeks $3.4 billion for underground cargo system

Group seeks $3.4 billion for underground cargo system

Swiss entrepreneurs envision underground tunnels for the transport of goods by automated vehicles to relieve traffic congestion above ground and to improve logistics for retailers, suppliers and delivery firms.

Vegan recruit declared unfit for Swiss army

Vegan recruit declared unfit for Swiss army

Questions have been raised after a vegan man who refused to wear leather combat boots was declared unfit for Swiss military service.

Federer carves up Berdych to reach semis

Federer carves up Berdych to reach semis

Switzerland's Roger Federer moves closer to the elusive 18th Grand Slam crown he says he is yearning for.