Global Warming

Swiss glaciers shrink 10 percent in five years: Study

Measurements on 20 Swiss glaciers show melt rates this year reaching 'record levels', according to an annual report.

Swiss glaciers shrink 10 percent in five years: Study

Health

WHO: 1 billion people suffer from preventable eye conditions

The first-of-its-kind report claims that over 2.2 billion people globally live with vision impairment or blindness.

WHO: 1 billion people suffer from preventable eye conditions

AJ IMPACT

Landmark mortgage ruling leaves Polish bankers worried

The EU's top court sets a precedent in favour of franc mortgage holders, which could cost Polish banks $15 billion.

As Swiss franc borrowers pop champagne, Polish bankers worry

AJ Impact

Credit Suisse COO resigns over spying scandal

Controversy has resulted in the suicide of a contractor and has shaken the reputation of the Swiss banking sector.

Credit Suisse COO resigns over spying scandal

Africa

Switzerland to auction cars seized from E Guinea leader's son

Luxury cars of Teodorin Obiang, Equatorial Guinea's vice president, were confiscated as part of money-laundering probe.

Switzerland to auction cars seized from E Guinea leader's son

Europe

Experts warn glacier on Mont Blanc in danger of collapsing

The Planpincieux, a hanging and temperate glacier that extends for 1,327sq km, is at risk of falling down Mont Blanc.

Experts warn glacier on Mont Blanc in danger of collapsing

Switzerland

Biggest Alpine glacier could disappear by 2100: Study

Switzerland's mighty Aletsch may melt away by end of this century if global warming continues unabated, study says.

Biggest Alpine glacier could disappear by 2100: Study

AJ Impact

Dirty gold is infiltrating world markets under faked brands

Forging branded gold bars has become increasingly sophisticated, so thousands may go undetected each year.

Dirty gold is infiltrating world markets under faked brands

UNRWA

Netherlands, Switzerland suspend UNRWA funding over ethics report

UNRWA leadership rejects 'unreservedly' allegations of misconduct, nepotism and discrimination made in internal report.

Netherlands, Switzerland suspend UNRWA funding over ethics report

AJ Impact

DR Congo army will remove 2,000 illegal miners from Glencore site

The country's president ordered military intervention after miners defied a government deadline and clashed with police.

DR Congo army will remove 2,000 illegal miners from Glencore site

AJ IMPACT

Women rally for equal pay, gender parity in Switzerland

Thousands march for equality across Switzerland, 38 years after gender parity, equal pay were enshrined in Constitution.

Women rally for equal pay, gender parity in Switzerland

Switzerland

Swiss voters approve tighter gun laws

Voters sign off on firearms reforms which the government said was crucial to maintain treaties with EU.

Swiss voters approve tighter gun laws

Sport

Roger Federer wins Dubai championships for 100th career title

Swiss claims historic landmark, becoming second man to reach 100 career tour titles after American Jimmy Connors.

Roger Federer wins Dubai championships for 100th career title

Europe

Plight of refugees highlighted at World Economic Forum

Headlining world leaders may not be in Davos this year, but many of the global elite still are and it is still a place to strike deals - and maybe even create some change.

Counting the Cost

Is the world economy on a slippery slope?

No-shows and gloomy predictions set the tone for this year's World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos.