Kerry presses Iran as nuclear deadline looms

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart held down-to-the-wire talks in Switzerland Thursday, with US officials insisting the contours of a historic nuclear deal were in sight just days before a deadline.

Iran says progress has been made as nuclear talks resume

Iran's atomic energy chief said good progress has been made in nuclear negotiations with world powers, as a critical round of talks begins, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Kerry back to Switzerland as Iran nuclear deadline looms

 US Secretary of State John Kerry will return to Switzerland for talks Thursday on a deal to restrain Iran`s nuclear program, five days before a deadline to reach the outlines of an agreement.

Switzerland returns $120 mn of Brazil corruption money

Swiss judicial authorities said Wednesday they have released $120 million (113 million euros) of frozen funds linked to the devastating corruption scandal at Brazilian state oil giant Petrobras.

At Iran talks, Kerry can`t get into gear

US Secretary of State John Kerry has a history with broken planes but during Iran nuclear talks in Switzerland this week even his bike needed fixing.

John Kerry, Javad Zarif in crunch round of Iran nuclear talks

Iran nuclear talks entered a critical week Monday with US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart sitting down in Switzerland seeking an elusive breakthrough after 18 months of intense negotiations.

US, Iran in new nuclear talks as tempers fray

Iran and the US aim in talks starting on Sunday in Switzerland to begin closing in on a deal reducing Tehran's nuclear activities to within strict limits after 18 months of tortuous negotiations.

John Kerry in new Iran talks as US political storm rages

 Iran nuclear talks enter their critical end-game Sunday with US Secretary of State John Kerry due to meet his Iranian counterpart in Switzerland as a March 31 deadline looms and a political storm rages in Washington.

What an Iran nuclear deal could look like?

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart are due to meet in Switzerland on Sunday, seeking to agree the outlines of a nuclear deal by a March 31 deadline.

Record numbers sign up to Swiss right-to-die organisation

A Swiss organisation that helps people take their own lives and defends their right to refuse medical treatment says its membership reached a record high last year after a 20 percent surge in requests to join.

Iran nuclear talks: Kerry back in Switzerland March 15

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Lausanne, Switzerland on March 15 to meet with his Iranian counterpart as part of continuing talks on Tehran`s nuclear program, the State Department said Monday.

Holders Switzerland crash as Belgium advance in Davis Cup

Holders Switzerland crashed out of the Davis Cup in the first round on Sunday with Belgium advancing 3-2 to the quarter-finals of the men`s team tournament.

Kerry seeks to boost French support for Iran deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry was due to arrive in Paris Saturday seeking to boost European support for an emerging nuclear deal with Iran as France voiced concerns over whether it was stringent enough.

Kerry to meet French, German, British FMs in Paris on Iran

US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold talks on Iran`s nuclear programme with his French, German and British counterparts Saturday in Paris, a US official said, as negotiations over a deal gather pace.

Kerry arrives in Geneva for tough Iran,Ukraine talks

 Top US diplomat John Kerry arrived in Switzerland late Sunday for tough talks on Iran and Ukraine, and to push Moscow`s foreign minister to ensure a "credible" investigation into the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. 

Businessman held for 'defrauding' billionaire AS Monaco owner

Three Swiss people have been detained in Monaco on suspicion of defrauding Russian oligarch and football club owner Dmitry Rybolovlev.

DAC to meet on Saturday; Avro replacement and Pilatus on radar

A crucial meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council will be held this Saturday during which issues of Avro replacement and procurement of additional Pilatus basic trainer aircraft from Switzerland among others are likely to be taken up.

Death toll from weekend avalanches in Alps rises to five

The weekend death toll in the vacation-packed Alps rose Sunday when a man was killed in an avalanche in France, after four people perished earlier in a snowslide in Switzerland, police said.

Passengers injured in Swiss train collision

Two trains slammed into each other in the Swiss town of Rafz north of Zurich early on Friday, leaving passengers injured and train carriages upturned, police and media said.

Wanted Azeri rights activist hiding in Swiss embassy: Official

A prominent Azerbaijani rights activist, who is wanted by the tightly-controlled Caucasus country`s authorities and risks imminent arrest, is hiding in the Swiss embassy in Baku, officials said on Friday.