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Swiss refuse to ban controversial weedkiller
File photo: Phillippe Huguen/AFP

Swiss farmers can continue to use the weedkiller glyphosate after the lower house of parliament decided on Friday not to ban it.

People in Switzerland ‘fly too much’ says environment body
File photo: Swiss International Air Lines

People in Switzerland travel by plane twice as much as their neighbours, a WWF spokesperson has said.

UN: Fear of ageing 'shortens your life'
The number of people over 60 worldwide is set to double by 2025. Photo: Hernan Pinera

New data from the World Health Organization highlights the widespread prevalence of ageist attitudes worldwide.

Turkey angry after Swiss tout ‘kebab ban’
Is banning the burqa as 'foolish' as banning the kebab? Photo: Jason Ramos

Turkish kebab chefs are up in arms after they misunderstood a spoof campaign to ban the kebab in Switzerland.

UBS fined $15m for misselling investments
File photo: Martin Abegglen

The Swiss private banking giant is accused of selling risky derivative investments to inexperienced investors in the US.

Switzerland still world’s ‘most competitive’ nation
Switzerland: still enjoying the view from the top. File photo: Robert Boesch

Switzerland has topped the World Economic Forum’s annual competitiveness ranking for the eighth consecutive year.

WHO calls for action against air pollution
File photo: Issouf Sarego/AFP

Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization has said.

Swiss police arrest Algerian rebel wanted in France
Merouane Benahmed in 2015. Photo: Pascal Pavani/AFP

Merouane Benahmed has filed a claim for asylum in Switzerland.

Swiss traders accused of selling toxic fuel to Africa
File photo: Puis Utomi Expei/AFP

European traders are exploiting weak African fuel standards by selling toxic diesel and gasoline across the continent, a campaign group has said.

Zurich named ‘greenest’ city on the planet
Zurich beat cities including Singapore and Stockholm. Photo: Jan Geerk/Swiss-image.ch

Zurich takes the top spot in a new survey examining sustainability.

Report: Swiss citizenship rules leave some stateless
File photo: Martin Abegglen

Individuals can be left ‘stateless’ when the authorities withdraw their Swiss passport on suspicion of a sham marriage, according to reports.

Swiss bank could slash London jobs over Brexit
Sergio Ermotti, head of UBS, made the comments in an interview. Photo: Michael Buholzer/AFP

UBS boss Sergio Ermotti said up to 30 percent of the bank's London workforce could be axed.

2006 World Cup scandal
Football legend Beckenbauer faces money-laundering probe
Photo: DPA.

Swiss federal prosecutors said on Thursday they have opened an investigation into money laundering against Franz Beckenbauer, and three other prominent German football leaders amid allegations of corruption in the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.

Elderly Italian on benefits stashed €1m in Swiss bank
File photo: Peter Linke

The 80-year-old is being investigated after claiming benefits in Italy for 12 years.

United Nations weighs in on burqini ban debate
A London demonstration against the burqini ban. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP

Burqini bans "fuel religious intolerance" says a UN spokesman.

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