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Swiss stop registering Porsche diesel SUV's

2017-08-18 16:03

Switzerland will no longer register Porsche's luxury SUV, the Cayenne, with diesel engines citing the fallout from the emissions scandal.

Outrage as Swiss hotel orders 'Jewish guests' to shower before swimming

2017-08-16 05:42

A Swiss hotel that posted signs telling Jewish clients to shower before using the pool and restricting their access to the facility's freezer has unleashed outrage and official complaints from Israel.

UN: Italy needs support helping migrants

2017-07-01 21:40

Italy needs more international support to cope with a wave of migrants that has flooded its shores, says UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi.

WATCH: Recovering Richard Hammond's 'Twin Crutch' conversion

2017-06-23 23:39

Following his huge crash, Richard Hammond shows he's mobile again, albeit in a customized wheelchair fitted with what he calls a 'Twin Crutch' conversion.

Record 65.6m people displaced worldwide: UN

2017-06-19 18:27

The UN refugee agency says the number of people displaced from their homes across the world has climbed to 65.6 million.

Richard Hammond’s crash: Why did his EV catch fire?

2017-06-14 06:21

'In theory, the car Richard Hammond crashed, should never have caught fire. But it did. Why?' Lance Branquinho explores…

Grand Tour host Richard Hammond seriously injured in crash

2017-06-10 18:39

Ex-Top Gear host Richard Hammond has been seriously injured in a car crash on Saturday, according to reports.

Swiss police arrest 5 over alleged money laundering

2017-05-31 08:12

Swiss authorities have arrested five people, frozen several bank accounts and seized real estate in a broad-ranging sweep against alleged money laundering.

Germany asks Swiss envoy to clarify 'spy case'

2017-05-03 05:41

Berlin has asked the Swiss ambassador to clarify the case of an alleged Swiss spy suspected of monitoring German finance investigators.

Yemen aid conference gets $1.1bn in pledges: UN

2017-04-26 05:54

International donors have pledged about $1.1bn for war-torn Yemen as the UN calls on the warring parties to grant access to humanitarian aid.

 

The Grand Tour: Organisers fined for Hammond's huge crash

2017-08-17 10:01

Grand Tour presenter Richard Hammond's crash on a Swiss hill in June has come back to haunt the organisers of the hillclimb. The Swiss motorsport authority reportedly fined them $5000.

German hiker found in Alps 30 years later

2017-08-03 05:40

The remains of a German hiker, who disappeared while climbing in the Swiss Alps 30 years ago, has been found embedded in a glacier.

'I'm going to die!' - Richard Hammond reflects on hectic crash

2017-06-28 10:56

Richard Hammond speaks to the CEO of supercar company Rimac about his insane crash earlier in June in Switzerland.

Whales shrank before populations crashed - study

2017-06-23 11:09

The body size of some whale species diminished by several metres decades before 20th-century factory fishing caused their populations to collapse, researchers say.

100 000 civilians held by ISIS in Mosul: UN

2017-06-16 16:00

The UN says Islamic State group jihadists may be holding more than 100 000 Iraqi civilians as human shields in the Old City of Mosul.

Swiss town bans tourists from taking photos

2017-06-11 06:05

A community in Switzerland has decided to ban tourists from taking photos at a popular tourist destination because it is “too beautiful” and any photos of it would induce unbearable envy.

WHO: 100 000 cholera cases, 789 deaths in Yemen

2017-06-08 23:00

A cholera outbreak of more than 100 000 cases has erupted in war-ravaged Yemen, killing nearly 800 people, says the World Health Organisation.

Switzerland returns millions linked to ex-leader to Tunisia

2017-05-26 20:43

Switzerland is transferring $3.9m to Tunisia that had been frozen in connection with a close relative of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Steck set many mountaineering records before fatal fall during Everest preparations

2017-04-30 22:29

The famous Swiss climber Ueli Steck, who has been killed in Nepal while preparing to climb Mount Everest, was one of the most-renowned mountaineers of his generation.

Honda eyeing engine customer for 2018 - Boullier

2017-04-21 12:03

Honda could finally be set to add a customer team to its beleaguered Formula 1 engine supply programme amidst rumoured deals with Red Bull and Sauber.

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