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  • Swiss police smash drug-smuggling ring, seize 55 kg of heroin

    Swiss police have arrested 15 people and seized 55 kg of heroin in raids to smash an international network smuggling drugs from Turkey to the Alpine country, police said on Tuesday.
  • Cornelius Gurlitt art trove accepted by Swiss museum

    Cornelius Gurlitt art trove accepted by Swiss museum
    A museum in Switzerland said on Monday that it will accept the art trove of the late German dealer Cornelius Gurlitt, who had named the institution as his beneficiary for the masterpieces that were hidden from the public for years. But the Kunstmuseum...

    Swiss museum to accept part of Nazi loot art trove

    A Swiss museum has reluctantly agreed to accept part of a billion-euro art bequest from the late Cornelius Gurlitt, a German recluse whose secret collection included masterpieces looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis. Christoph Schaeublin of the...

    SNB chairman warns of 'dangerous' Swiss gold initiative ahead of vote

    USTER, Switzerland (Reuters) - The Swiss National Bank (SNB) on Sunday repeated its opposition to a proposal that would force the central bank to boost its gold reserves, with just a week to go until Switzerland votes on the issue. The Nov. 30 vote,...

    Willy Burgdorfer dies at 89; discovered bacteria causing Lyme disease

    Willy Burgdorfer, a Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, died Monday of complications of Parkinson's disease in western Montana. He was 89. A spokesman at the Daly-Leach Chapel...