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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

VIDEO: Cleaning up the Swiss Alps

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 6:08

Groups of volunteers have been cleaning up the Swiss Alps to collect the tonnes of rubbish left by skiers, hikers and tourists.
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Special trains for Chinese tourists

Friday, August 28th 2015, 9:38
related countries: China China

A mountain resort in Switzerland is launching special train services for Chinese tourists.
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US blacklists Colombia 'Farc members'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 23:49
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

The US imposes sanctions on four alleged members of Colombia's Farc rebel group based in Switzerland, accusing them of drug trafficking.
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Swiss planes collide at airshow

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 14:17

Two small planes collide in mid-air during an airshow in northern Switzerland killing at least one person, police say.
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Leicester sign Inler from Napoli

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 12:40

Leicester sign Switzerland midfielder Gokhan Inler from Napoli on a three-year deal, subject to international clearance.
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Fifa suspect charged in Nicaragua

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 12:08
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

Nicaraguan Fifa official Julio Rocha, who was detained in Switzerland in May over corruption allegations, is charged with money laundering in Nicaragua.
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Teenager Bencic wins Rogers Cup

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 20:46

Swiss 18-year-old Belinda Bencic wins the Rogers Cup as Simona Halep retires hurt in the third set of the final.
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Teenager Bencic upsets Williams

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 7:17

Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic beats world number one Serena Williams to reach the Rogers Cup final in Toronto.
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Fifa suspect opts to go to Nicaragua

Friday, August 14th 2015, 18:37
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

Julio Rocha, one of seven senior Fifa officials detained in Switzerland in May over corruption allegations, accepts extradition to Nicaragua.
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Swiss climber in 82-peak Alpine feat

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 10:04

After a 62-day marathon, a climber dubbed the "Swiss machine" has announced he has scaled all 82 Alpine peaks over 4,000m (13,100ft).
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Japan climbers killed on Matterhorn

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 10:38
related countries: Japan Japan

Two Japanese climbers who scaled the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps have been found dead on the mountain, the Japanese foreign ministry says.
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Stoke complete £12m Shaqiri deal

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 17:01

Stoke City complete the signing of Switzerland winger Xherdan Shaqiri from Inter Milan for a club-record £12m.
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Climbers' remains found after 45 years

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 17:14
related countries: Japan Japan

Remains found at the foot of Switzerland's Matterhorn glacier are identified as two Japanese climbers who disappeared 45 years ago.
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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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