SWITZERLAND

Geneva bans Uber in latest setback for US firm

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Authorities in Geneva have banned Uber for breaching local taxi laws but the beleaguered US-based company said on Tuesday it was appealing the order and denied any wrongdoing...

15 Apr 2015

SWITZERLAND

Swiss ex-banker faints as trial over WikiLeaks leak opens

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: A former Swiss banker fainted on Wednesday at the opening of his trial for breaking Swiss bank secrecy laws for allegedly giving confidential data to WikiLeaks...

11 Dec 2014

SWITZERLAND

WEF's 'Crowdsourcing' push to find ways to control internet

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: The World Economic Forum (WEF) unveiled a project aimed at connecting governments, businesses, academia, technicians and civil society worldwide to brainstorm the best ways to control the internet.

29 Aug 2014

SWITZERLAND

EU challenges Russia at WTO over duties on vans

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: The European Union said that it had launched a fresh challenge to Russia at the World Trade Organisation, seeking to strike down Moscow's import duties on vans from Germany and Italy.

22 May 2014

SWITZERLAND

Nespresso drops coffee capsule lawsuit

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Swiss food company Nestle's coffee capsule arm Nespresso said on Tuesday (7 January) it had dropped a lawsuit in Germany over alleged patent violations by generic manufacturer, the Ethical Coffee Company.

8 Jan 2014