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Meet Simone - F1's next female test driver

2014-04-11 10:25

Female driver Simone de Silvestro will make her Formula 1 test debut with Sauber at the end of April.

Watchmakers woo women to boost sales

2014-04-06 12:38

Luxury watchmakers are rethinking their marketing strategies as a result of the financial crunch and top brands are now targeting women.

Injured Schumi to return home?

2014-04-02 13:13

Michael Schumacher could be moved from the French hospital in Grenoble to his home in Switzerland.

Swiss watchdog probes forex manipulation

2014-03-31 14:03

Switzerland has opened an investigation into several Swiss, British and US banks over potential collusion to manipulate foreign exchange rates.

Ex-banker could head Swiss regulator

2014-03-26 10:02

The Swiss government could be set to appoint a British-born former banker as the first non-Swiss national to head its financial regulator.

Groovy! Goodyear's tyres go radical

2014-03-10 11:30

Goodyear unveiled a radical SUV concept tyre at the 2014 Geneva auto show, claiming 'SUV efficiency without sacrificing capability’. And it has two inner tubes...

Sassy Toyota Aygo sets up in Geneva

2014-03-06 10:04

The next Toyota Aygo, revealed at the 2014 Geneva auto show is, Toyota says, another example of its commitment to cars that catch the eye and are "genuinely fun to drive".

Alfa 4C ditches top for Geneva

2014-03-05 10:57

This is what we can expect from Alfa Romeo - the stunning new 4C Spider. It's making its debut at the 2014 Geneva auto.

Adam S rockets in for Geneva

2014-03-05 10:54

Opel is on a mission to bring back a meg-cool factor. So, meet the 'close-to-production' Adam S.

Nissan to wow again at Geneva?

2014-03-05 08:39

Two of what were said to be the biggest attractions of the 2013 Tokyo auto show are now set to wow the crowds at the 2014 Geneva auto show.

Alfa 4C ditches top for Geneva

2014-03-04 14:03

This is what we can expect from Alfa Romeo - the stunning new 4C Spider. It's making its debut at the 2014 Geneva auto show and will go into production in 2015.

Lexus RC F GT3 'cept races into Geneva

2014-03-04 10:46

Lexus is showing a racing version of its RC F performance coupe at the 2014 Geneva auto show - take a look at the gallery as well.

Small cars to rock Geneva 2014

2014-03-04 09:20

European automakers seem to be shifting from survival to revival with dozens of debuts scheduled for Geneva 2014. Small, feature-packed, cars seem to be the theme.

Citroen C1 concept 'Swiss and me'

2014-03-03 15:45

The C1 Swiss & Me concept car proudly bears the colours of Switzerland in honour of the city of Geneva, the venue for its world reveal.

Citroen C1 concept 'Swiss and me'

2014-03-03 09:03

The C1 Swiss & Me concept car proudly bears the colours of Switzerland in honour of the city of Geneva, the venue for its world reveal.

Nissan previews Geneva line-up

2014-02-24 12:52

Nissan will showcase its latest models and concepts at the 2014 Geneva International Auto Show in March. Take a peek...

Porsche tells owners 'stop driving your GT3'

2014-02-21 08:11

Porsche is recalling all 785 models of its 911 GT3 sports car sold in 2014 after two caught fire and has warned owners not to drive them - just in case.

Ethiopian hijacker threatened to crash plane

2014-02-17 21:28

An Italian passenger says the man who hijacked an Ethiopian Airlines jet threatened to crash it if the pilot kept trying to get back into the cockpit.

Ethiopian plane hijacked to Geneva by co-pilot

2014-02-17 11:01

An Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacked a plane bound for Rome and flew it to Geneva where he wanted to seek asylum, officials say.

Ethiopia airline hijacker held at Geneva airport

2014-02-17 09:17

Swiss authorities have detained the hijacker of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that was forced to land at Geneva's international airport, airport police say, adding that passengers are safe.

'Hijacked' Ethiopian airlines plane lands in Geneva

2014-02-17 08:28

An Ethiopian airlines flight en route to Rome has been forced to land in Geneva after unconfirmed reports of a hijacking.

Stage-diver plunges to his death in Switzerland

2014-01-29 13:07

A man who dived off the stage at a heavy metal concert in Switzerland has died after the crowd failed to catch him, media reported.

Swiss mother kills son in Spain hospital

2014-01-24 06:56

A Swiss woman detained by Spanish authorities and taken to a hospital with her 10-month-old son allegedly cut the boy's throat with a hidden knife after receiving permission to give him a bath.

Davos push for clean energy

2014-01-22 22:11

At a Davos forum, political and business leaders have pushed for cleaner energy to limit climate change.

Vatican under sharp criticism for sex abuse

2014-01-16 15:42

The Vatican has come under blistering criticism from a UN committee for its handling of the global priest sex abuse scandal, after allegations that it protected pedophile priests at the expense of victims.

 

Human supplement sparks longer life in mice

2014-04-09 12:03

An over-the-counter supplement designed to ease osteoarthritis has prolonged the lifespan of lab mice by nearly a tenth, scientists say.

US wingsuit diver dies after Swiss crash

2014-04-03 16:59

A US wingsuit diver has died after being seriously injured in an accident that claimed the lives of a New Zealander and a French champion last weekend.

Injured Schumi to return home?

2014-04-02 07:46

Michael Schumacher could be moved from the French hospital in Grenoble to his home in Switzerland.

Mind your own business - North Korea

2014-03-29 07:45

'Mind your own business', North Korea's ambassador has told the UN Human Rights Council moments before it voted to demand justice for Nazi-style atrocities in his country.

Groovy! Goodyear's tyres go radical

2014-03-11 13:25

Goodyear unveiled a radical SUV concept tyre at the 2014 Geneva auto show, claiming 'SUV efficiency without sacrificing capability’.

Funky Scooby Viziv 2 in Geneva

2014-03-06 11:36

Subaru unveiled its Viziv 2 concept at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show. Check our gallery images for a serious close-up of the new model!

Lexus RC F GT3 'cept races into Geneva

2014-03-05 10:58

Lexus is showing a racing version of its RC F performance coupe at the 2014 Geneva auto show - take a look at the gallery as well.

Lexus F Sport debuts at Geneva 2014

2014-03-05 10:55

Lexus is unveiling an F Sport variant of its RC Coupe at the 2014 Geneva auto show. Have a look at our image gallery...

Jaguar's sports sedan named at show

2014-03-05 09:06

Jaguar has confirmed at the 2014 Geneva auto show the name for its new premium sports sedan - and that of the family of engines that will drive it and other products.

Small cars to rock Geneva 2014

2014-03-04 14:30

European automakers seem to be shifting from survival to revival with dozens of debuts scheduled for Geneva 2014. Small, feature-packed, cars seem to be the theme.

Porsche puts focus back on sport

2014-03-04 12:18

Porsche is putting the emphasis on its return to the highest level of international sports car racing at the 2014 Geneva auto show.

Lexus F Sport debuts at Geneva 2014

2014-03-04 10:42

Lexus is unveiling an F Sport variant of its RC Coupe at the 2014 Geneva auto show. Have a look at our image gallery...

Adam S rockets in for Geneva

2014-03-04 08:47

Opel is on a mission to bring back a meg-cool factor. So, meet the 'close-to-production' Adam S, the hot new performance version of Opel’s urban chic newcomer, at Geneva...

Geneva show: Tracking out of crisis?

2014-03-03 09:33

The 2014 Geneva international auto show will open on March 6 on an optimistic note with most of the world apparently now out of the industrial slow lane.

Switzerland ready to freeze Yanukovych funds

2014-02-27 22:51

Switzerland says it is prepared to freeze any funds Ukraine's ousted president Viktor Yanukovych might have in Swiss banks.

Nissan previews Geneva line-up

2014-02-24 11:50

Nissan will showcase its latest models and concepts at the 2014 Geneva International Auto Show in March. Take a peek...

Hijacking ignited pure fear: Airline passenger

2014-02-18 09:01

The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines plane hijacked his aircraft on Monday and forced it to land in Geneva so he could seek asylum, igniting what one passenger described as "pure fear".

Ethiopia co-pilot hijacker seeks Swiss asylum

2014-02-17 13:16

The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines plane flying from Addis Ababa to Rome has hijacked the aircraft and forced it to land in Geneva where he wants to seek asylum, police say.

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Sauber: Female driver racing in 2015

2014-02-17 09:07

Sauber has announced that new signing, female Indy driver Simona de Silvestro, will be prepared for a race seat in 2015.

British climber's body found after 30 years

2014-02-11 21:10

The body of a British climber missing since 1979 has been found on the Matterhorn peak in the Swiss Alps, after emerging from melting ice.

Syria warring sides to talk, little hope

2014-01-24 10:27

Syria's warring sides are due to hold their first talks aimed at stemming the country's bloodshed, in what are likely to be long and difficult negotiations with little hope of success.

Zuma is in panic mode - Mazibuko

2014-01-23 18:26
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The DA has accused President Jacob Zuma of putting party politics above the economy by not attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Conservationists, big oil join forces for whales

2014-01-20 09:14

Conservationists have joined forces with a company working on one of the world's largest oil and gas projects to help limit the impact of seismic surveys on endangered whales.

Swiss banks look to job cuts

2014-01-10 13:43

Swiss banks look set for new job cuts amid rising regulatory pressure and a US clampdown on tax-dodgers, consultants say.

 
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