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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.

Horse dung mushrooms anti-bacterial

2015-03-16 21:01

Biologists have discovered a bacteria-killing compound in common mushrooms that grow in horse dung.

Record numbers sign up to Swiss right-to-die organisation

2015-03-11 21:24

A Swiss organisation that helps people take their own lives and defends their right to refuse medical treatment says its membership reached a record high last year.

Solar plane on first sea leg

2015-03-10 16:26

Solar Impulse 2 is headed to India on the first sea crossing of its epic bid to become the first plane to fly around the world powered solely by the sun. WATCH live feed.

Swiss signs tax info sharing deal with Australia

2015-03-03 16:30

Switzerland has signed a deal with Australia to exchange tax information, the first such agreement under an international framework to swap tax information.

 

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.

Swiss govt resists pressure about franc shock

2015-03-15 19:30

Switzerland's government has shrugged off requests by political parties to lessen the economic impact of the removal of a cap on the value of the Swiss franc.

Solar Impulse 2 sets distance record

2015-03-11 19:55

Solar Impulse 2 has broken a distance record for solar-powered planes as part of its bid to be the first to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun.

Snowden says he'd like to return to Geneva

2015-03-07 09:09

Edward Snowden has made a public appeal for Switzerland to grant him asylum, saying he would like to return to live in Geneva, where he once worked undercover for the CIA.

Edelweiss announces new seasonal schedule

2015-03-02 17:44

As Switzerland continues to be one of Europe’s most popular winter destinations, Edelweiss has announced its forthcoming seasonal schedule.

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