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Syngenta challenges EU on 'bee health' ban 27 Aug 2013 | 04:36 pm

Swiss agrichemical giant Syngenta said on Tuesday it was taking the European Commission to court over its suspension of the use of an insecticide it blames for killing bees.

Zurich's drive-in 'sex boxes' off to slow start 27 Aug 2013 | 04:20 pm

Switzerland's first sex drive-in, aimed at creating a safer space for Zurich's sex workers and taking prostitution off the streets, opened for business on Monday to a big fanfare, but few customers.

Emmental town braces for wrestling onslaught 27 Aug 2013 | 02:49 pm

Should you happen to visit the medieval town of Burgdorf in the canton of Bern this weekend be forewarned: you won’t be alone.

New Gstaad palace named hotel of the year 27 Aug 2013 | 02:27 am

Less than nine months after opening, The Hotel Alpina in Gstaad was named Swiss luxury hotel of the year by Gault Millau, the guidebook company.

Zurich Insurance CFO found dead at home 26 Aug 2013 | 10:57 pm

The financial chief of Zurich Insurance Group, Pierre Wauthier, was found dead at his home Monday, the company said.

Expat British cyclist 'beaten' by Basel police 26 Aug 2013 | 10:23 pm

Charlie Hui, a British expat architect working in Basel, knew he was in the wrong when he fled from police on a bicycle that is banned by city bylaws but he did not expect to get pepper sprayed and be...

Federer launches US Open bid as underdog 26 Aug 2013 | 06:10 pm

Switzerland’s Roger Federer is under pressure to convince naysayers his career as a Grand Slam champion is not yet over as he begins play in the US Open tennis on Monday as a clear underdog.

Aussie footballer leaves Adelaide for FC Sion 26 Aug 2013 | 05:26 pm

Croatian Australian footballer Dario Vidosic will join Swiss team FC Sion from Adelaide United, the A-League club said on Monday.

Father kidnaps and burns two daughters in car 26 Aug 2013 | 04:16 pm

A 44-year-old Swiss man killed his two daughters, aged two and five, after kidnapping them on Sunday in the Simmenbödeli area of the canton of Saint Gallen, police said.

Swiss consider dropping legal driving age to 16 26 Aug 2013 | 02:42 pm

Swiss federal authorities are considering allowing young people to drive from the age of 16, provided they are accompanied by adults 30 years or older.

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