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Schumacher improving, long road ahead

2015-05-22 19:20

Michael Schumacher is improving, 17 months after has ski accident.

WHO sets up $100m fund to prepare for Ebola

2015-05-19 20:30

The World Health Organisation is setting up a $100m contingency fund to ensure that it would not be "overwhelmed" by a major crisis again as it was with Ebola.

Several killed in shooting in Switzerland

2015-05-10 11:08

Swiss police say several people have been found dead after shots were heard in the town of Wuerenlingen in the north of the country.

Large Hadron Collider resumes colliding

2015-05-05 21:06

The world's largest particle smasher has resumed colliding protons as it gradually reboots following a two-year upgrade.

Ricci perfumes heiress guilty in tax fraud case

2015-04-13 15:30

A Paris court has found the heiress of the Nina Ricci perfume and fashion business guilty of tax fraud in a high-profile trial.

Iran, world powers lay groundwork for nuke deal

2015-04-02 21:34

Iran and world powers have agreed on the framework of a potentially historic deal aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear drive after marathon talks in Switzerland.

Iran nuclear talks resume hours after missed deadline

2015-04-01 14:49

Iran nuclear negotiators have resumed talks, just hours after abandoning a 31 March deadline to reach the outline of a deal and agreeing to press on.

At least 21 dead in Al-Shabaab hotel attack

2015-03-29 06:30

The attack on a Somali hotel by al-Shabaab extremists has been ended by troops leaving at least 21 dead.

Smartphone use changing our brain

2015-03-26 05:00

Typing text messages, scrolling web pages, and checking your email on your smartphone could be changing the way your thumbs and brain interacts.

Swiss to return $380m of Abacha's loot to Nigeria

2015-03-20 16:22

Geneva's public prosecutor will send $380m confiscated from the family of Nigeria's former military ruler Sani Abacha to Nigeria and close a 16-year investigation into his funds.

 

Rupert positive despite Richemont challenges

2015-05-22 11:39

Luxury goods group Richemont' s results show resilience despite some challenges and a volatile consumer environment, says its chair Johann Rupert.

Five killed in Swiss family drama

2015-05-10 20:21

A Swiss man killed three in-laws and a neighbour in a town near Zurich before turning his gun on himself, police have said, sending shockwaves through the normally tranquil nation.

Switzerland willing to join EU refugee quota scheme

2015-05-06 21:32

Switzerland said it would be willing to adopt an EU migration proposal currently being debated by Brussels for the even geographical distribution of asylum seekers across Europe.

Oceans worth $24 trillion or more

2015-04-23 16:32

The world's oceans are awash in riches, with output rivalling that of some of the world's largest economies, but over-fishing, pollution and climate change are rapidly eroding those resources.

Cern restarts Large Hadron Collider

2015-04-05 19:16

Scientists at Europe's physics research centre have restarted their "Big Bang" Large Hadron Collider, embarking on a bid to probe into the "dark universe" they believe lies beyond the visible one.

easyJet plane in emergency landing

2015-04-01 21:43

An easyJet plane made an emergency landing in Rome after a passenger became disruptive and assaulted a cabin member during a flight from Geneva.

Large Hadron Collider short fixed

2015-03-31 23:11

Cern engineers have resolved a problem that had delayed the relaunch after a two-year refit of the Large Hadron Collider particle smasher, which is probing the mysteries of the universe.

Greece, Switzerland resume talks

2015-03-26 12:30

Greece and Switzerland are to hold a new round of talks on a deal designed to help the cash-strapped Mediterranean country recover billions of euros in unpaid taxes.

Electric fault delays relaunch of CERN collider

2015-03-25 09:59

Scientists at Europe's Cern research centre have had to postpone the imminent relaunch of their refitted 'Big Bang' machine, the Large Hadron Collider, because of a short-circuit in the wiring of one of the vital magnets.

Cern labs finetune measurement of Higgs boson

2015-03-17 16:16

Physicists at the world's largest particle collider have made the most accurate measurement yet of the Higgs boson.

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