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News: Switzerland

We have started to collect the most important news related to Switzerland in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Switzerland – overview

Switzerland: news

'Blatter will have suffered a shock'

Friday, May 29th 2015, 21:02

FA chairman Greg Dyke does not expect Sepp Blatter to remain as Fifa president after the Swiss won a fifth term in charge.
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Swiss cheese hole origins solved

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 16:47

Scientists say they have discovered why Swiss cheese has holes in it: apparently, it is all down to how dirty buckets are when the milk is collected.
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Twin corruption inquiries at Fifa

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 14:43
related countries: United States United States

Two criminal inquiries into corruption at football's world governing body Fifa are under way, as seven high-ranking officials are arrested in Zurich.
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EU-Swiss deal targets tax evasion

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 11:41

The EU and Switzerland have signed an agreement to prevent EU residents from hiding money in Swiss banks, the European Commission says.
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Family man dies at Dignitas centre

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 20:11

A British father-of-three who feared he would be paralysed by an inoperable tumour dies at the Dignitas centre in Switzerland.
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Federer & Halep win at French Open

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 14:43
related countries: France France, Romania Romania
related places: Paris

Roger Federer and women's third seed Simona Halep progress in straight sets on the opening day of the French Open.
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Eurovision: Ireland and Portugal out

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 7:33
related countries: Austria Austria, Ireland Ireland, Poland Poland, Portugal Portugal
related places: Vienna

Ireland, Iceland and Switzerland fail to qualify for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest after the second semi-final in Vienna.
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UBS pays $545m in forex settlement

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 14:21

Swiss bank UBS pays a total of $545m to settle an investigation into alleged manipulation of foreign exchange rates.
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Guatemala ex-police head loses appeal

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 0:42
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

A Swiss court rejects the appeal of Guatemalan ex-police chief Erwin Sperisen against a life sentence for the execution of prisoners.
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Five dead in Swiss domestic attack

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 16:36
related places: Zurich

A gunman kills three relatives and a neighbour before turning the gun on himself in the Swiss town of Wuerenlingen, north-west of Zurich, police say.
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UN envoy begins fresh Syria talks

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 18:30
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Geneva

The UN begins consultations with Syrian government and opposition officials as it seeks to find enough common ground to restart peace talks.
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Swiss town ends St Bernard snaps

Friday, April 24th 2015, 18:36
related places: Zermatt

Officials in the Swiss mountain resort Zermatt say they are ending the practice of allowing tourists to pose for photos with the iconic St Bernard dogs.
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Switzerland 'world's happiest place'

Friday, April 24th 2015, 3:38
related countries: Canada Canada, Denmark Denmark, Iceland Iceland

Switzerland is the world's happiest country, according to a new survey, closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada.
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VIDEO: Cricket legend Benaud dies aged 84

Friday, April 10th 2015, 2:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Andy Swiss looks back at the career of legendary broadcaster, cricket commentator and former Australian cricket captain Richie Benaud who has died aged 84.
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HSBC faces French criminal tax probe

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 13:36
related countries: France France

HSBC says it has been placed under formal criminal investigation by French magistrates over alleged past tax-related offences at its Swiss private bank.
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Hingis returns to Swiss Fed Cup team

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 12:13

Five-time Grand Slam singles winner Martina Hingis returns to Switzerland's Fed Cup team in bid to qualify for Rio Olympics.
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VIDEO: Obama welcomes Iran nuclear deal

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 19:09
related countries: Iran Iran

President Obama welcomes the outline agreement reached between Iran and six major powers in Switzerland.
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Deadline for Iran talks extended

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 23:21
related countries: Iran Iran

Nuclear talks between world powers and Iran will continue past a midnight deadline into Wednesday, US officials say.
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VIDEO: Deadline day for Iran nuclear talks

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 5:57
related countries: Iran Iran

Last hours of intensive diplomacy over Iran's nuclear programme take place in Switzerland ahead of Tuesday's deadline for a long-awaited deal.
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Iran nuclear negotiations intensify

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 21:57
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Six world powers and Iran intensify talks in Lausanne, as a deadline to reach a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme looms.
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Deal creates largest travel retailer

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 18:41

Swiss firm Dufry buys a controlling stake in World Duty Free from the Benetton family, creating the world's largest travel retailer.
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Ex-tax chief 'surprised' over HSBC

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 1:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former senior tax official Dave Hartnett expresses "surprise" that just one person was prosecuted in the UK over alleged tax evasion by clients of HSBC's Swiss arm.
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Tag Heuer to make Android Wear watch

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 13:01

Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer partners with top tech firms to build an Android Wear-powered smartwatch.
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John Kerry gets his bike fixed

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 14:11
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry paid an unscheduled visit to a small shop in Switzerland to get his bike fixed while on a break from nuclear talks with Iran.
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Switzerland to return Abacha 'loot'

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 19:14
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Switzerland will return to Nigeria some $380m (£260m) allegedly looted by ex-military ruler Sani Abacha, a Swiss official says.
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Quintana wins Tirreno-Adriatico

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 15:44
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Italy Italy

Nairo Quintana of Colombia wins Italy's Tirreno-Adriatico after Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara takes the final stage.
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Cement mega-merger deal in doubt

Monday, March 16th 2015, 8:22
related countries: France France
related places: Lafarge

A deal to create the world's largest cement maker is in jeopardy after Swiss firm Holcim says merger terms with French rival Lafarge are untenable.
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French prosecutor seeks HSBC trial

Friday, March 13th 2015, 15:16
related countries: France France

The French financial prosecutor's office demands that HSBC's Swiss private bank face a criminal trial for tax evasion.
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