Swiss police say they had cracked the biggest Internet paedophile ring found in the country, taking apart a network spanning scores of countries. The majority of those involved were from the US and Poland, as well as a number of Swiss cases.
Adventurer Bertrand Piccard has unveiled a solar aircraft, the Solar Impulse, in Switzerland. Six years in development, the airplane will attempt take off autonomously, and make a round-the-world flight sans fuel or pollution.
Swiss bank UBS it will try to reinforce its capital base by 2.51 billion Euros by placing 293 million shares. Switzerland last year injected 3.9 billion Euros into UBS as part of a massive state aid package to stabilise the bank.
A Swiss court on Thursday handed down a sentence of eight years imprisonment to Frenchwoman Cecile Brossard, who shot prominent French banker Edouard Stern dead during a latex-clad sado-masochistic sex session four years ago.
A Swiss court has found Cecile Brossard, who shot prominent French banker Edouard Stern dead during a latex-clad sado-masochistic sex session four years ago, guilty of murder. Brossard now faces a maximum of 20 years in jail.
Italian police say they have stopped two Japanese men at the Swiss border with undeclared US bonds allegedly amounting to nearly 100 billion euros. Police are currently verifying if the bonds are genuine.
Cécile Brossard said her murder of French banking heir Edouard Stern was a "crime of passion" at the opening of her high-profile trial in Geneva. She admitted shooting him four times after a kinky sex session and an argument over $1 million.
Cécile Brossard has pleaded guilty in the 2005 murder of her lover, millionaire French banker Edouard Stern (pictured), at the start of her trial in Geneva. The trial will be held behind closed doors at the request of the victim's children.
Switzerland posted a 0.8% drop in its GDP in the first quarter after it had shrunk 0.3% in the last quarter of 2008, according to government data, meaning the country has officially entered a recession.