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Swiss says Airbus A220 flights resuming as engines pass inspection

4:37pm BST

VIENNA Airline Swiss expects to resume mostly normal service with its fleet of Airbus A220 jets on Thursday after temporarily grounding the jets for safety checks of their engines, it said on Wednesday.

Chances of Swiss-EU treaty deal this month have vanished, sources say

04 Oct 2019

BERN Switzerland has abandoned hopes of reaching an agreement with the European Union on a new treaty this month, frustrated by its inability to forge domestic consensus on how to its approach its biggest foreign policy issue.

Credit Suisse clears its CEO in spying scandal that rocked Swiss banking

01 Oct 2019

ZURICH Credit Suisse cleared its CEO on Tuesday of snooping on a star wealth manager in an episode that saw suicide, scandal and espionage invade the secretive world of Swiss private banking.

Austria's Kurz eyes economic growth after vote triumph

30 Sep 2019

VIENNA Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz basked in election victory on Monday, his People's Party (OVP) strengthened by a parliamentary contest that punished the scandal-hit far right, although tough talks lie ahead on forming a ruling coalition.

Claims data points to high-end electric car risks: AXA

22 Aug 2019

DUEBENDORF, Switzerland Electric luxury cars and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) may be 40% more likely to cause accidents than their standard engine counterparts, possibly because drivers are still getting used to their quick acceleration, French insurer AXA said.

Beer with the prince: Liechtenstein marks 300th anniversary

15 Aug 2019

VADUZ The tiny principality of Liechtenstein celebrated its 300th anniversary on Thursday as an island of peace and prosperity in an unsettled world -- and a place where citizens can go drink a beer with their monarch.

Swiss group GAM declares truce with Haywood, appoints new CEO

30 Jul 2019

ZURICH/LONDON Embattled Swiss asset manager GAM Holding called a truce with former star manager Tim Haywood after months of wrangling over his sacking, saying it was drawing a line under a saga that hammered its share price last year.

High and dry: Alpine resorts grapple with climate change

16 Jul 2019

AROSA, Switzerland The prospect of searing heatwaves driving holidaymakers to cool mountains and children asking grandparents about their memories of snow is focusing minds in Alpine ski resorts on the implications of climate change.

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