Soros confident 'would-be-dictator' Trump will fail

2017-01-20 19:15

Billionaire George Soros has delivered a scathing assessment of Donald Trump, calling the US president-elect a 'would-be-dictator' who is 'going to fail'.

Biden hits Putin in final address as VP

2017-01-18 20:04

Russia is the main threat to the "liberal" world order, US Vice President Joe Biden told the Davos elite in his final speech before leaving office.

Court says Muslim girls must attend swim class

2017-01-10 22:53

Europe's court of human rights has rejected an appeal by a Turkish-born couple who were fined in Switzerland for keeping their daughters out of mixed-gender, mandatory public-school swimming lessons.

Switzerland sees driest December in 150 years

2017-01-03 16:16

Switzerland has just experienced its driest December in more than 150 years and one of its driest months on record, meteorologists say.

Swiss: No terror or far-right ties in Zurich mosque attack

2016-12-20 19:44

Swiss police say they have found no radical Islamist or far-right motive by a gunman who killed himself after a shooting spree at Zurich mosque that injured three worshippers.

Three hurt in shooting at Muslim prayer hall in Zurich - reports

2016-12-19 20:57

Three people have been wounded by a gunman in central Zurich, Swiss police say, with local media reporting the incident occurred in a Muslim prayer hall near the city's railway station.

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.


Matt Damon roots for Trump

2017-01-18 21:23

Movie star Matt Damon is grudgingly rooting for Donald Trump to make a success of his presidency.

Multinationals act on ocean-clogging plastics

2017-01-17 14:21

Forty of the world's biggest companies assembled in Davos have agreed to come up with cleaner ways to make and consume plastic as waste threatens the global eco-system, especially in oceans.

OECD to probe rights abuse allegations against WWF in Cameroon

2017-01-06 20:08

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will in an unprecedented step probe allegations that conservation group WWF has fostered rights abuses against tribes in Cameroon.

Michael Schumacher racks up R230-million medical bill

2016-12-30 10:37

Three years after Michael Schumacher hit his head in a skiing accident, reports have emerged that the seven-time Formula 1 champion has a racked up a R230-million medical bill.

Trump blames terrorists for killings in Turkey, Germany

2016-12-20 06:15

Donald Trump has condemned separate deadly incidents against a Russian diplomat and shoppers at a German Christmas market, blaming Islamic terrorism in both instances

Several injured by gunman in Zurich

2016-12-19 20:07

A Zurich police official says a gunman has injured several people in Switzerland's largest city.

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.

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