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EU troops face new child abuse claims in Africa

The UN rights chief in Geneva is expressing alarm at new allegations of child abuse by foreign peacekeepers in the troubled Central African Republic, including cases involving European Union troops.

Hingis wins 12th Grand Slam with doubles win

Hingis wins 12th Grand Slam with doubles win

Switzerland's Martina Hingis and India's Sania Mirza added the Australian Open title on Friday to their 2015 US Open and Wimbledon crowns as they maintained their dominance of women's doubles.

Children told to speak German or pay 'penalty'

Children told to speak German or pay 'penalty'

Parents of children who do not speak German at all times at a school in the canton of Solothurn have been warned they will be forced to pay a financial penalty.

Protestant church loses pull among Swiss

Protestant church loses pull among Swiss

The protestant church, once dominant in Switzerland, is continuing to lose members to other faiths and the growing appeal of atheism, new figures show.

Sweden's EQT 'best suited' to take over Kuoni

Sweden's EQT 'best suited' to take over Kuoni

Swiss travel group Kuoni says it considers Swedish investment fund EQT the best suited to take it over, but that no final decisions about a buyout have been made.