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Switzerland: Man changes gender to retire and receive his pension a year earlier

A man in Switzerland exploited an administrative loophole and formally changed his gender in order to retire a year earlier, it has emerged. New rules introduced on January 1 enable any Swiss resident with the “intimate conviction” that they do not belong to the sex they are registered as in the civil status register can […]

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Swiss-American cigarette giant takes control of UK asthma inhaler company

Cigarette giant Philip Morris International has taken control of UK inhaler maker Vectura despite objections from health care charities. The producer of Marlboro and Parliament cigarettes said in a statement on Thursday that it had secured nearly 75% of Vectura’s shares, making it the majority shareholder. More than 45% of Vectura shareholders accepted the takeover […]

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Phuket: Thailand police charge local with murder of Swiss tourist near waterfall

Thai police have charged a 27-year-old man in connection with the death of a Swiss woman who was found dead near a waterfall on the resort island of Phuket last week. The woman, 57, was identified as Nicole Sauvain-Weisskopf. Police found her face down in the water covered by a black sheet. Theerawut Tortip told reporters […]

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Swiss woman found dead near waterfall in Thailand’s resort island of Phuket

A Swiss woman was found dead near a waterfall in Thailand on the resort island of Phuket. Local officials have identified the victim as 57-year-old Nicole Sauvain-Weisskopf, and launched an investigation. Police found her face down in the water covered by a black sheet. It is unclear what happened to the Swiss national. Results of […]