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Swiss vote for money for nothing

The EU says it is pondering a pilot scheme for a bloc-wide basic income for all, and this weekend the Swiss actually get to decide on the idea in one of their referendum votes, the first country to vo

The EU says it is pondering a pilot scheme for a bloc-wide basic income for all, and this weekend the Swiss actually get to decide on the idea in one of their referendum votes, the first country to vo

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Suspended UEFA president Platini attends CAS hearing

The suspended president of European football’s governing body (UEFA) Michel Platini arrived at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday

The suspended president of European football’s governing body (UEFA) Michel Platini arrived at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday

Culture

Golden Eye Award to Liam Hemsworth at Zurich Film Festival

Transforming teenage screams into critical acclaim, Australian heartthrob and actor Liam Hemsworth has been awarded the coveted Golden Eye Award at

Transforming teenage screams into critical acclaim, Australian heartthrob and actor Liam Hemsworth has been awarded the coveted Golden Eye Award at

Business

Zurich tops world's most expensive cities

Zurich tops a new list of the world’s most expensive cities. According to a report by Swiss bank UBS, monthly living costs for a family of three go

Zurich tops a new list of the world’s most expensive cities. According to a report by Swiss bank UBS, monthly living costs for a family of three go

Business

Profits boost for Swiss bank UBS

Swiss bank UBS announced a larger than expected increase in its second quarter profits on Monday, up by 25 percent. Net profits rose 53 percent on

Swiss bank UBS announced a larger than expected increase in its second quarter profits on Monday, up by 25 percent. Net profits rose 53 percent on

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Sepp Blatter shrugs off scandal ahead of FIFA presidential vote

Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter appeared unfazed as the 65th Congress of football’s world governing body opened in Zurich. His speech to the

Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter appeared unfazed as the 65th Congress of football’s world governing body opened in Zurich. His speech to the

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Protesters demand the resignation of FIFA's Blatter

Protesters in Zurich demand the resignation of FIFA President Sepp Blatter. International civil rights organisation Avaaz organised the protest

Protesters in Zurich demand the resignation of FIFA President Sepp Blatter. International civil rights organisation Avaaz organised the protest

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'Rampant corruption:' US orders arrest of senior FIFA executives

FIFA is reeling after Swiss police arrested seven senior executives, including two vice presidents, at the luxury Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich in a

FIFA is reeling after Swiss police arrested seven senior executives, including two vice presidents, at the luxury Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich in a

Sport

FIFA presidential race: Blatter under fire

FIFA president Sepp Blatter endured heavy criticism of his leadership when he attended the Uefa Congress in Vienna on Tuesday. The 79-year-old, who

FIFA president Sepp Blatter endured heavy criticism of his leadership when he attended the Uefa Congress in Vienna on Tuesday. The 79-year-old, who

Culture

Yuja Wang wows Vienna with Prokofiev's concerto No. 2

Prodigious technique, wildly imaginative and breath-taking stage presence…. just some of the glowing descriptions which follow Chinese pianist Yuja

Prodigious technique, wildly imaginative and breath-taking stage presence…. just some of the glowing descriptions which follow Chinese pianist Yuja

Business

Singapore world's most expensive city

Singapore has retained its position as the most expensive city in the world to live, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit that compares 133

Singapore has retained its position as the most expensive city in the world to live, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit that compares 133

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Left-wing extremists run riot in upscale Zurich, Switzerland

Dozens of masked extremists have clashed with riot police in Zurich, Switzerland, one of Europe’s wealthiest cities. Police fired rubber bullets

Dozens of masked extremists have clashed with riot police in Zurich, Switzerland, one of Europe’s wealthiest cities. Police fired rubber bullets

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False gunman alarm spreads panic at Zurich University

A false alarm briefly spread panic at Zurich University on Thursday when reports of a gunman shooting on the campus led to 5,000 students and

A false alarm briefly spread panic at Zurich University on Thursday when reports of a gunman shooting on the campus led to 5,000 students and

Business

Losses at Credit Suisse after US tax settlement

Credit Suisse Group has recorded its biggest quarterly loss since the peak of the financial crisis in 2008 because of a 1.3 billion euro fine it paid

Credit Suisse Group has recorded its biggest quarterly loss since the peak of the financial crisis in 2008 because of a 1.3 billion euro fine it paid

Culture

Persia meets Europe in Zurich

The artistic dialogue between Persia and Europe is at the heart of a new exhibition in the Swiss city of Zurich. It explores the way Europe and

The artistic dialogue between Persia and Europe is at the heart of a new exhibition in the Swiss city of Zurich. It explores the way Europe and

Business

Zurich chairman Ackermann quits over CFO's suicide

Josef Ackermann has resigned as chairman of Zurich Insurance over the apparent suicide of its chief financial officer, Pierre Wauthier. Ackermann –

Josef Ackermann has resigned as chairman of Zurich Insurance over the apparent suicide of its chief financial officer, Pierre Wauthier. Ackermann –

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Mystery surrounds powder discovery at Zurich post office

The discovery of mysterious powder forced Swiss police to evacuate a post office near Zurich on Tuesday night. Dozens of people complained of

The discovery of mysterious powder forced Swiss police to evacuate a post office near Zurich on Tuesday night. Dozens of people complained of

Science_technology

House moving the hard way

One of Zurich’s landmarks, a 122-year-old industrial building called the “Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon” has been literally moved, 60 metres down the

One of Zurich’s landmarks, a 122-year-old industrial building called the “Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon” has been literally moved, 60 metres down the

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Switzerland and Germany reach deal on plane noise

Switzerland and Germany have resolved a long-term row over noise at Zurich airport. Both countries’ transport ministers signed a statement of

Switzerland and Germany have resolved a long-term row over noise at Zurich airport. Both countries’ transport ministers signed a statement of

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Polanski picks up Zurich film prize

The film award for Roman Polanski he should have picked up two years ago in Zurich has finally been presented to the oscar-winning director at this

The film award for Roman Polanski he should have picked up two years ago in Zurich has finally been presented to the oscar-winning director at this

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Violent fighting in Zurich

About 90 people have been arrested by Swiss police in Zurich this week-end after violent fighting took place in the city on Saturday night between

About 90 people have been arrested by Swiss police in Zurich this week-end after violent fighting took place in the city on Saturday night between

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Zurich voters reject ban on assisted suicide

Voters in the Swiss city of Zurich have decided against proposed bans on assisted suicide and so-called suicide tourism. Projections show nearly 80

Voters in the Swiss city of Zurich have decided against proposed bans on assisted suicide and so-called suicide tourism. Projections show nearly 80