Mar 14, 2013 14:25 EDT
A new Swiss-based company said Thursday it would offer low-cost satellite launches which it claims could be a quarter of current market rates.
Mar 14, 2013 14:17 EDT
New data unveiled on Thursday strengthens the belief that a subatomic particle discovered last year is the elusive Higgs boson, European physicists said.
Mar 14, 2013 13:34 EDT
Italian financial police said Thursday that they have sequestered assets worth 46 million euros ($60 million) owned by executives at luxury group Bulgari accused of tax evasion.
Mar 14, 2013 13:11 EDT
The head of Swiss banking giant UBS, Sergio Ermotti, was handed more 8.9 million Swiss francs ($9.3 million, 7.2 million euros) in salary and bonuses in 2012, according to the bank's annual report published Thursday.
Mar 14, 2013 12:50 EDT
Although Bayern Munich are desperate to avoid Barcelona in Friday's Champions League quarter-final draw, the last team the Bavarians want to meet in the last eight are German rivals Borussia Dortmund.
Mar 14, 2013 12:26 EDT
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand was on Thursday recalled to the England squad for the World Cup qualifying games against San Marino and Montenegro.
Mar 14, 2013 08:18 EDT
Italian financial police said Thursday that they have sequestered assets worth 46 million euros ($60 million) owned by executives at the luxury group Bulgari accused of tax evasion.
Mar 13, 2013 12:41 EDT
Auction house Christie's on Wednesday said it would put up for auction "one of the world's most perfect diamonds" -- a new colourless, pear-shaped gem weighing 101.73 carats.
Mar 13, 2013 11:48 EDT
Germany said on Wednesday it had banned three Islamist Salafist groups which officials said aimed to sweep aside democracy and set up a system based on Sharia Islamic law.
Mar 13, 2013 03:26 EDT
Detectives raided the home of India's former air force chief on Wednesday as part of an investigation into alleged bribes paid to secure a $748 million contract for 12 Italian helicopters.
Mar 12, 2013 14:37 EDT
Wrestling can regain its place as a core Olympic sport for the 2020 Games, the interim president of the sport's world governing body, Nenad Lalovic, told AFP in an interview on Tuesday.
Mar 12, 2013 09:53 EDT
An ethics panel in France on Tuesday opposed the use of so-called sexual assistants for the disabled, an issue sparked by a true-to-life film recounting the experiences of a handicapped man.
Mar 11, 2013 09:15 EDT
Veteran ski champion Ivica Kostelic is to once again undergo knee surgery which will sideline him for up to two months, the Croatian national ski association said on Monday.
Mar 09, 2013 12:20 EST
Austria's Anna Fenninger claimed her second consecutive World Cup victory here on Saturday by winning the giant slalom with overall World Cup winner Tina Maze second.
Mar 07, 2013 13:36 EST
Switzerland has the globe's most competitive travel and tourism sector owing to high quality transportation and hotels, skilled workers and rich natural resources, the Swiss-based World Economic Forum said Thursday.
Mar 07, 2013 13:16 EST
An Indian court Thursday opened a trial into charges that sports timing company Swiss Timing caused losses to the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games by supplying equipment at exorbitant rates, a report said.
Mar 07, 2013 12:26 EST
Switzerland's Michael Albasini sprinted to victory on the fourth stage of Paris-Nice on Thursday, as US rider Andrew Talansky held onto the leader's yellow jersey.
Mar 06, 2013 03:23 EST
South Korean car manufacturer Kia on Tuesday said it will not sell its "Provo" model in Britain, placating Northern Ireland loyalists offended by the name's connotations.
Mar 06, 2013 02:35 EST
The Afghan government has urged Western nations to help recover millions of dollars smuggled abroad in what it called the "largest and most complex financial crime in the history" of the country.
Mar 05, 2013 13:20 EST
An Afghan court on Tuesday sentenced 20 people, including two senior Kabul Bank executives, for their roles in a staggering $900 million fraud that caused the country's largest bank to collapse in 2010.