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WWII vintage plane crashes into Swiss mountainside, 20 dead

Geneve - Twenty people died when a vintage World War II aircraft crashed into a Swiss mountain at the weekend, police said Sunday, as an investigation was launched into why the plane plummeted straight down at high speed.

Twenty dead in WWII vintage plane crash in Switzerland

Geneva - Twenty people died after a vintage World War II aircraft crashed into a Swiss mountainside at the weekend, police said Sunday."The police have the sad certainty that the 20 people aboard perished," police spokeswoman Anita Senti told a news conference....

Tajikistan to create 'tourist police' after IS-claimed attack kills 4

Dushanbe - Tajikistan on Wednesday pledged to create a "tourist police" force to protect visitors after four tourists were killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

Cyclists killed in Tajikistan described 'dream' trip

Dushanbe - Cyclists from Europe and the US who were killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group in Tajikistan had described their trip as a "dream come true.

EU judges offer no 'break' in Kit Kat trademark war

Luxembourg - The European Union's top court on Wednesday ordered the EU's intellectual property office to "reconsider" Kit Kat's bloc-wide trademark, prolonging Nestle's decade-long battle to claim exclusive rights over the chocolate bar's distinctive shape.

Review: Renaud Lavillenie wins 1st place in men's pole vault in Lausanne Special

Lausanne - On July 4, 2018, world record holder and two-time Olympic medalist Renaud Lavillenie won the men's pole vault competition in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Review: Sam Kendricks finishes 3rd in Lausanne in the men's pole vault Special

Lausanne - On July 4, 2018, American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks competed in a men's pole vault meeting that was held in Lausanne, Switzerland.

US plan to end Iranian oil exports 'a fantasy': Rouhani

Geneva - A plan by the United States to cut Iran's oil production to zero is a "fantasy", Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday during his European tour to rally support for the 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran president in Europe to rally support for nuclear deal

Geneva - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Switzerland on Monday at the start of European trip billed as of "prime importance" after the US pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

Last of the Jayer wine sold for 30 mln euros

Geneva - The last batch of late legendary winemaker Henri Jayer's Burgundies -- which include some of the world's most expensive wines -- was sold for a mouth-watering 30 million euros ($35 million) in Geneva on Sunday, well in excess of the estimated price.

Last of the Jayer wine to go on sale in Geneva

Geneva - The last batch of late legendary winemaker Henri Jayer's Burgundies -- which include some of the world's most expensive wines -- go on auction in Geneva Sunday and could rake in up to $13 million.

Animated film tries to solve dark riddle of Balkan wars

Paris - Anja Kofmel was only 10 when her cousin Chris, an adventurer who she hero-worshipped, was found shot in the head in a snow-fringed field in Croatia.

Marie Antoinette's exquisite jewels up for auction

Geneva - Diamonds and pearls that once belonged to French King Louis XVI's Queen Marie-Antoinette and have never been seen in public are to go on sale.

Swiss vote to block foreign-based gambling sites

Geneva - Swiss voters overwhelmingly approved Sunday blocking foreign-based betting sites in a high-stakes referendum on a new gambling law designed to prevent addiction, but which opponents said amounted to internet censorship.A full 72.

Swiss to place bets on gambling law in high stakes referendum

Geneva - Swiss voters will decide on Sunday whether to back a new gambling law designed to prevent addiction and allow some online betting, or reject what opponents say amounts to internet censorship.

New group hopes to end Catholic church child abuse

Geneva - Child abuse victims and human rights activists from 15 countries on Thursday launched a new pressure group to campaign against abuse by Catholic clerics.

Last of the Jayer wine to go on sale in Geneva

Geneva - The last batch of late legendary winemaker Henri Jayer's Burgundies -- which include some of the world's most expensive wines -- will go on auction in Geneva next month and could rake in up to $13 million.

Novartis lawyer steps down over Trump lawyer payment

Zurich - Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis on Wednesday announced the retirement of its top legal expert, as he apologised for payments made by the firm to Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen.

Novartis lawyer steps down over Trump lawyer payment

Zurich - Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis on Wednesday announced the retirement of its top legal expert, as he apologised in a statement for payments made by the firm to Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen.

Kaspersky to transfer infrastructure out of Russia

Moscow - Russian anti-virus software firm Kaspersky Lab, which is suspected by US authorities of helping the Kremlin's espionage efforts, said Tuesday it was moving its core infrastructure and operations to Switzerland.

104-yr-old Australian commits assisted suicide in Switzerland

Geneva - A 104-year-old Australian scientist who travelled to Switzerland to end his life committed assisted suicide on Thursday, a Swiss foundation said.

104-year-old Australian breaks into joyful song as he awaits death

Basel - A 104-year-old Australian scientist burst into song Wednesday as he told a roomful of journalists that he was looking forward to finally being allowed to end his life.

Australian scientist, 104, to speak publicly before planned death

Basel - A 104-year-old Australian scientist, resentful that he was forced overseas to die, is set to address the media in Switzerland on Wednesday, a day before he is due to end his life.

'15 minutes' to end ETA's 60-year armed struggle

Geneva - It was a short-lived, somewhat chaotic scene in Geneva Thursday that marked the end point of nearly six decades of armed struggle by Basque separatist group ETA.

Death toll up to 8 after Swiss Alps storm: police

Geneva - A sixth person has died after a group of 14 skiers were caught up in a storm, police said Tuesday, after the bodies of two climbers were also found elsewhere in the Swiss Alps.Late Tuesday morning, "a sixth person died.

Six dead after Swiss Alps storm

Geneva - Four skiers and two climbers were confirmed dead on Monday and five others were in critical condition after being forced to spend the night exposed to the elements in the Swiss Alps, police said.

Australia scientist, 104, heads to Switzerland for assisted dying

Sydney - Australia's oldest scientist, who caused a stir when his university tried to vacate his office aged 102, will fly to Switzerland in early May to end his life, reigniting a national euthanasia debate.

Rape suspect Tariq Ramadan has multiple sclerosis: doctors

Paris - Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, in detention in France over rape allegations, is suffering from multiple sclerosis, but could be treated behind bars, according to judicial medical opinion.

Catalan separatist Rovira aims to rebuild life in Switzerland: report

Geneva - Catalan separatist Marta Rovira, who fled Spain last month to escape charges over the region's breakaway bid, said in an interview published Thursday she planned to settle in Switzerland for good.

German billionaire vanishes on Swiss Alps skiing trip

Geneva - The billionaire chief of Germany's sprawling Tengelmann retail group has gone missing while skiing in the Swiss Alps, the company said Wednesday, although searchers have not given up hope of finding him.
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Yodelclub Niederurner from Switzerland on the stage of Yodeling and Singing Festival, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver.
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Hans Rudolf Merz, Switzerland's Finance Minister, during his giggle fit during a parliamentary speech
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Lugano in Switzerland.
Lugano in Switzerland.
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The new fire hydrant tossing event held in Switzerland.
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The Gotthard Base Tunnel goes deep under the Alps and is the longest railway tunnel in the world.
The Gotthard Base Tunnel goes deep under the Alps and is the longest railway tunnel in the world.
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A fox has stolen around 100 golf balls at the Verbier Golf Course in Switzerland.
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View of the excavation site in the cemetery of Sheikh ´Abd el-Qurna to the west of Luxor
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The Large Hadron Collider building at CERN Switzerland - set for the low-budget horror movie, "Decay".
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Michel Morganella, right, a soccer player for Switzerland
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Two trains collided in Granges-Pres-Marnand near Lausanne in Switzerland on Monday July 29, 2013.
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Trudging through heavy snow in Switzerland
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The Simplon, a paddle steamer from the "Belle Époque", sailing on Lake Geneva, Switzerland.
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Place Neuve, Geneva, Switzerland
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The Simplon, a paddle steamer dating back to 1920, on Lake Geneva, Switzerland.
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Kaeng Krachan elephant park at Zurich Zoo.
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