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Swiss train attacker's Liechtenstein home searched, police say

Geneva - Local officials have searched a Liechtenstein home belonging to the attacker who started a fire on a Swiss train and stabbed passengers at the weekend, police said Monday.

Swiss train attacker and one victim die of injuries

Geneva - A man who carried out a stabbing and arson attack on a Swiss train, killing one and injuring five others, has died in hospital, police said on Sunday.

Swiss knifeman sets fire on train, injures 6

Geneva - A knifeman started a fire on a train in eastern Switzerland before stabbing passengers on Saturday, injuring six people including a six-year-old child, police said.

French artist eyes record with giant Swiss hillside portrait of a pipe-smoking shepherd

Geneva - Armed with a spray gun and lugging buckets of flour, water, and pigment, a French artist has overcome storms and burrowing moles to turn a hectare of Swiss hillside into what is believed to be the world's largest painting on grass.

Hell hath no fury: Wife jailed over mistress bomb hoax

Grenoble - 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.

Round-the-world trips that made aviation history

Abu Dhabi - Whether in aircraft or hot-air balloons, with or without stop-offs, and sometimes solo: round-the-world trips by air have produced several records since 1924.

Solar Impulse 2: Flying the flag for solar power

Paris - In its round-the-world tour, the plane Solar Impulse 2 has become a showcase for Sun-powered technology, featuring innovations which could have a bright commercial future.What's new about it?

Solar Impulse 2: A shining global tour

Abu Dhabi - Solar Impulse 2 took off on March 9, 2015 from Abu Dhabi for the first round-the-world flight using only solar energy, a huge bet on current technology.

Solar plane completes epic round-the-world trip

Abu Dhabi - Solar Impulse 2 on Tuesday completed its historic round-the-world journey, becoming the first airplane to circle the globe powered only by the sun to promote renewable energy.

Solar plane nears end of historic round-the-world trip

Abu Dhabi - Solar Impulse 2 was on Monday approaching the end of its epic bid to become the first sun-powered plane to circle the globe without a drop of fuel to promote renewable energy.

Solar Impulse 2 embarks on world tour final leg

Cairo - A sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft on a record-breaking flight around the world to promote renewable energy was due to depart from Cairo early Sunday on the last leg of its journey.

World touring solar plane's final leg to UAE delayed

Cairo - The final leg of an unprecedented world tour by a solar-powered plane was postponed Saturday due to the pilot's health, he said in a message on Twitter.The Solar Impulse 2 had been scheduled to leave Cairo for Abu Dhabi."I'm sick. Stomach upset.

Solar Impulse 2 lands in Egypt in penultimate stop of world tour

Cairo - The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Cairo on Wednesday for its penultimate stop as the solar-powered plane nears the end of its marathon tour around the world.

Delight as jazz giants return to small Swiss town of Montreux

Montreux - As saxophone supremo Charles Lloyd pushes out a cascade of soaring notes, jazz aficionados in Montreux sway in rapture.

French prosecutors seek UBS tax fraud trial: legal source

Paris - French finance prosecutors have asked for Swiss bank UBS to face trial for allegedly orchestrating a vast system of tax fraud in France, a legal source said Monday.

Swiss-based IT worker at Panama Papers firm released

Geneva - A Swiss-based IT worker arrested earlier this month on suspicion of stealing documents from the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers scandal was released from custody on Friday, his lawyer said.

Solar Impulse 2 completes first-ever Atlantic flight

Seville - The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Spain Thursday after completing a 71-hour flight from New York in the first "magical" solo transatlantic crossing in a solar-powered airplane.

Solar plane powers on over Atlantic after turbulence

Madrid - The Solar Impulse 2 plane went through "a long night of turbulence" over the Atlantic, its weary pilot said Wednesday as he continued on the challenging leg of its sun-powered trip around the world.

Solar-powered plane more than halfway across the Atlantic

New York - The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft passed the halfway mark of its marathon flight across the Atlantic late Tuesday, one of the most challenging legs of its historic sun-powered journey around the world.

Elvis' gun licence to be auctioned in Switzerland

Geneva - Elvis Presley's gun licence, reported to be the only original document that includes all the legendary singer's fingerprints, will be auctioned in Switzerland in July.

Solar Impulse 2 begins Atlantic crossing

New York - The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft was flying over the western Atlantic Monday morning on one of the most difficult legs of its record-breaking bid to cross the globe using only solar energy.

AQIM sends proof-of-life video of Swiss hostage: SITE

Washington - Al-Qaeda's affiliate in North Africa released a new proof-of-life video of Swiss missionary Beatrice Stockly, who has been held hostage by the group in Mali since January, US-based monitoring group SITE said.

'Panama Papers' firm demands prosecution of suspect in Switzerland

Panama - The law firm at the center of the "Panama Papers" scandal says it expects the prosecution of a worker from its Geneva office detained on suspicion of stealing company documents.

Swiss central bank bracing for Brexit 'turbulence'

Geneva - The head of Switzerland's central bank warned Thursday that the Swiss economy could face turbulence if Britain opts to exit the EU in next week's referendum, vowing to "take measures if required".

IT worker at Panama Papers firm arrested in Geneva: report

Geneva - An information technology worker at the Geneva office of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers scandal, has been arrested, Switzerland's Le Temps newspaper reported Wednesday.

Pioneering solar pilots 'make sci-fi a reality'

New York - The Swiss pilot readying to cross the Atlantic in a solar-powered plane on the next leg of a record-breaking, round-the-world mission says he is making science fiction reality.

Swiss fighter crashes in Netherlands ahead of air show

Den Haag - A Swiss fighter crashed and burst into flames in the Netherlands Thursday after hitting another jet during a training session before an air show, officials said.

Swiss say 'no thanks' to basic income for all

Geneva - The Swiss on Sunday flatly rejected a radical proposal to provide the entire population with a basic income. Final results in the referendum showed 76.

The world's longest tunnel opens in Switzerland

Erstfeld - The world's longest tunnel officially opened on Wednesday, with the trailblazing rail passage under the Swiss Alps aiming to ease transit through the heart of Europe.

The world's longest rail tunnel, in numbers

Geneva - The world's longest rail tunnel, which runs under the Alps and took 17 years to build, is inaugurated on Wednesday. Here are four key numbers about the project, called the Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT).- 57 -At a length of 57 kilometres (34.
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Two trains collided in Granges-Pres-Marnand near Lausanne in Switzerland on Monday July 29  2013.
Two trains collided in Granges-Pres-Marnand near Lausanne in Switzerland on Monday July 29, 2013.
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A frozen pond in Switzerland
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Chaplin Museum in Le Manoir de Ban, a mansion in Corsier-sur-Vevey in the canton of Vaud
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View across the lake at Crans-Montana
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Trudging through heavy snow in Switzerland
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The Simplon, a paddle steamer dating back to 1920, on Lake Geneva, Switzerland.
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Lugano in Switzerland.
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The Gotthard Base Tunnel is opening on June 1  2016.
The Gotthard Base Tunnel is opening on June 1, 2016.
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The winning toss of Adrian Schuler in the first fire hydrant tossing event in Aargau, Switzerland.
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Journalist Skijoring with a Bentley in Gstaad, Switzerland
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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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Stage of Yodeling and Singing Festival, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver.
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A look down the tunnel.
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A fox has stolen around 100 golf balls at the Verbier Golf Course in Switzerland.
A fox has stolen around 100 golf balls at the Verbier Golf Course in Switzerland.
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Two trains collided in Granges-Pres-Marnand near Lausanne in Switzerland on Monday July 29  2013.
Two trains collided in Granges-Pres-Marnand near Lausanne in Switzerland on Monday July 29, 2013.
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Kaeng Krachan elephant park at Zurich Zoo.
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