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UN agency raises toll to 365 from Mediterranean shipwrecks

2016-11-18 16:11

The UN's migration watcher says it now believes 365 people have died or are missing from Mediterranean shipwrecks in recent days.

Swiss police raid mosque in northern city; 8 detained

2016-11-02 16:39

Swiss authorities say police raided a mosque in a northern city, detaining eight people including an Ethiopian imam who allegedly called for the killing of Muslims who refused to participate in prayers.

Swiss army helicopter crashes in Alps

2016-09-28 17:11

A Swiss army helicopter has crashed in a high mountain pass in the Alps the defence ministry announced saying there were probably injuries.

Swiss traders blame governments for dirty fuel in Africa

2016-09-19 20:19

Swiss traders accused of dumping dirty fuel blame West African governments instead.

Does Europe have an inquisition problem?

2016-09-01 23:15

Today's Europe is in the middle of an identity crisis, and questions who belongs to it and who should be kept out, says an expert on Islamophobia.

Swiss fighter plane goes missing in central Swiss Alps

2016-08-29 22:19

The Swiss Defense Department says an air force fighter jet has gone missing in the Alps of central Switzerland.

Swiss train attack suspect, victim die of wounds

2016-08-14 15:30

Police say the man who attacked passengers aboard a crowded train in Switzerland with a knife and a burning liquid and one of his victims have died of their wounds.

Hell hath no fury: wife jailed over mistress bomb hoax

2016-07-29 14:30

It is often said that Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, but one cheated wife went to extraordinary lengths to exact revenge on her husband's mistress.

ChemChina extends $43bn offer for agri-giant Syngenta

2016-07-11 19:29

State-owned China National Chemical Corp. is extending its $43bn agreed takeover for Swiss pesticide and seed giant Syngenta until September.

Swiss army battles its latest foe: bedbugs

2016-07-05 06:39

The Swiss army is working hard to fend off its latest foe: bedbugs and to prevent contamination a parents' day event has been cancelled.

 

Switzerland pledges to help Tanzania recover illegal wealth

2016-11-08 18:23

Switzerland has signed a co-operation agreement with the Tanzanian government that would help the east African country recover money illegally kept in Swiss banks by Tanzanian nationals, a report says.

SA scientists join Antarctic circumnavigation

2016-10-17 22:25

More than 50 researchers from 30 countries are to carry out the first scientific circumnavigation of Antarctica in an attempt to measure pollution and climate change.

Foord obtains Swiss licence

2016-09-20 10:54

SA asset manager Foord Asset Management has received a licence from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority to distribute its funds in Switzerland.

SA asset manager expands to Switzerland

2016-09-08 17:07

South African asset manager Foord Asset Management has been granted a distribution licence by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority.

Swiss train attack claims second victim

2016-08-31 17:19

A second woman has died from her injuries after a grisly attack on a Swiss train in August, in which a man started a fire and stabbed passengers.

Swiss attacker didn't know victims, 3 still in hospital

2016-08-16 17:04

Prosecutors say a 27-year-old Swiss man who attacked passengers aboard a train with a knife and a burning liquid, killing one and wounding five, didn't know any of his victims according to the investigation so far.

Man attacks Swiss train passengers with fire, knife, injures 6

2016-08-13 20:00

A man set a train carriage in Switzerland on fire using a flammable liquid and stabbed passengers.

SWISS celebrates first commercial C Series flight

2016-07-15 14:18

Swiss International Air Lines has become the first airline in the world to operate the new Bombardier C Series.

Eritrean tries, fails to sneak into Switzerland inside luggage

2016-07-06 18:58

Swiss border guards have sent packing a 21-year-old Eritrean man who was caught trying to sneak into southern Switzerland inside a piece of luggage on a train from Italy.

Swiss intervenes to stabilise Swiss franc

2016-06-24 18:37

Switzerland's central bank says it has "intervened" in the foreign exchange market to stabilise the Swiss franc, considered a safe haven currency.

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