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Swiss to vote on guaranteed income for all

Swiss to vote on guaranteed income for all

Pipe dream or practical plan? Swiss voters will soon be voting on a proposal to give every resident — whether they work or not — a guaranteed payment of 2,500 francs a month.

Rights group slam Swiss for seizing refugee valuables

Rights group slam Swiss for seizing refugee valuables

A US-based human rights watchdog has branded as "despicable" Switzerland's policy of seizing valuables of refugees when they enter the country, a policy copied this week by Denmark.

Switzerland slips in global corruption ranking

Switzerland slips in global corruption ranking

Switzerland ranks seventh in a global ranking of perceived public sector corruption, behind Scandinavian countries, New Zealand and the Netherlands.

Currency swings hit Novartis bottom line

Currency swings hit Novartis bottom line

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis notched higher profits in 2015 thanks to asset sales but otherwise saw profits dented by a stronger dollar.

Federer braces for semifinal clash with Djokovic

Federer braces for semifinal clash with Djokovic

Does ageing Swiss tennis star Roger Federer have it in him to master Serbian rival Novak Djokovic?

Video 'claims responsibility' for Swiss woman's kidnapping

Video 'claims responsibility' for Swiss woman's kidnapping

A news agency says it has received a video purportedly from an Al-Qaeda-linked group claiming responsibility for this month's kidnapping of Swiss woman Beatrice Stockly in northern Mali.