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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.

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Switzerland: news

Swiss central bank in 50bn franc loss

Friday, July 31st 2015, 9:36

The soaring value of the Swiss franc against the euro leads Switzerland's central bank to report a first half loss of 50bn francs.
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From boom to bust in Swiss border towns

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 23:25

From boom to bust in Swiss border towns
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Swiss 'steal' French water for cows

Monday, July 27th 2015, 21:36
related countries: France France

French officials are angered by an unexpected visit from Swiss army helicopters searching for lake water for thirsty cows.
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UBS reports 53% jump in net profit

Monday, July 27th 2015, 4:55

Swiss bank UBS reports a 53% increase in net profit for its second quarter compared to the previous year.
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Willett wins European Masters title

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 15:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's Danny Willett wins his third European Tour title with a one-shot victory at European Masters in Switzerland.
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Fifa prank comedian to be charged

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 16:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British comedian Simon Brodkin is to be charged with trespassing by Swiss police after throwing fake money at a Fifa news conference.
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Fifa official extradited to US

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 10:16
related countries: United States United States

The first of seven Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges has been extradited to the US from Switzerland, Swiss officials say.
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Solar Impulse grounded until 2016

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 11:58

The Swiss team trying to fly a solar-powered plane around the world has abandoned its effort for this year because of the damage sustained by its batteries on the last leg of its global quest.
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Ex HSBC boss 'we didn't get it right'

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 18:27

Former HSBC boss Lord Green has admitted the bank "didn't get everything right" when buying the Swiss private bank at the centre of a tax evasion scandal
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Sales up at chocolate maker Lindt

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 7:00
related countries: United States United States

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli has reported a sharp rise in sales for the first half of 2015, helped by its purchase of US firm Russell Stover.
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The race to conquer the Matterhorn

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 0:26

Swiss mark momentous race to conquer Matterhorn
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VIDEO: How the Matterhorn was conquered

Monday, July 13th 2015, 23:33

Switzerland is marking the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of its, and arguably Europe's, most famous mountain.
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Hingis & Paes win mixed doubles title

Sunday, July 12th 2015, 19:07
related countries: India India

Martina Hingis wins a second Wimbledon title in as many days as the Swiss and India's Leander Paes take victory in the mixed doubles.
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Swiss banks agree US settlement

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 17:03
related countries: United States United States

Two more Swiss banks, Banque Pasche and Arvest Privatbank, settle with the US Justice Department over tax evasion by Americans.
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US makes Fifa extradition request

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 12:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

The US has asked Switzerland to extradite seven Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in May, Swiss authorities say.
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Solar Impulse breaks solo record

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 9:15

Swiss adventurer Andre Borschberg breaks the record for the longest ever non-stop solo-flight without refuelling, as his solar-powered plane continues to reach across the Pacific.
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Fifa chief Blatter 'did not resign'

Friday, June 26th 2015, 14:42

Sepp Blatter says he has not resigned as president of football's world governing body, according to a Swiss newspaper.
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Bosnia-Serbia row over wanted Oric

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 17:18
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Bosnia urges Switzerland not to extradite a former Bosnian Muslim commander, Naser Oric, to Serbia.
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Canada 1-0 Switzerland

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 7:37

Hosts Canada beat Switzerland in front of a record 53,000 fans to reach the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup.
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Thomas stays second in Swiss Tour

Friday, June 19th 2015, 17:13

Welshman Geraint Thomas remains in second place overall in the Tour of Switzerland with two stages remaining.
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Swiss banks 'raised Fifa concerns'

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 14:06

Swiss prosecutors investigating claims of Fifa corruption are probing 53 cases of possible money laundering reported by banks, the attorney general says.
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The joke that got Fifa man fired

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 20:21

Fifa communications chief Walter De Gregorio is sacked - days after he made a joke about the governing body on Swiss TV.
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Swiss police seize data from Fifa

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 20:20

Fifa has handed over computer data to the Swiss authorities investigating the World Cup bids for 2018 and 2022.
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How Swiss politeness contributed to the Fifa crisis

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 23:40

How the Swiss way of life contributed to the Fifa crisis
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Williams & Bacsinszky reach semis

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 16:49
related countries: France France

Top seed Serena Williams and Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky reach French Open semi-finals at Roland Garros.
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Federer knocked out of French Open

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 18:58
related countries: France France

Roger Federer goes out of the French Open quarter-final while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga keeps French hopes of a home win alive.
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Federer eases into quarter-finals

Monday, June 1st 2015, 12:47
related countries: France France

Switzerland's Roger Federer advances to the French Open quarter-finals after beating Gael Monfils 6-3 4-6 6-4 6-1.
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Kerry breaks leg in bicycle accident

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 13:57
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry is taken to hospital in Switzerland after breaking his leg in a bicycle crash in the French Alps.
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Solar plane begins Pacific crossing

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 23:28
related countries: China China

Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg begins his bid to cross the Pacific, from China to Hawaii, in the zero-fuel Solar Impulse aeroplane.
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