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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

VIDEO: Cheesed-off Russia turns to Switzerland

Monday, August 18th 2014, 11:17
related countries: Russia Russia

Non EU member Switzerland has not imposed sanctions on Russia - a situation that does not please its biggest trading partner, the European Union.
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Chugai hits record on takeover talk

Monday, August 18th 2014, 2:42
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Roche

Shares of Japan's Chugai Pharmaceutical rise to a record on reports Swiss drug giant Roche is looking to take control of the company.
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Swiss train derailed in landslide

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 19:40

A landslide in Switzerland derails a train at the top of a ravine, injuring several passengers and leaving one carriage hanging over the precipice.
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Schumacher theft suspect found dead

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 15:23

A man arrested on suspicion of stealing and leaking Michael Schumacher's medical files has been found hanged in his cell, Swiss police say.
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Switzerland adopts Russia blacklist

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 13:06
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Switzerland is blacklisting dozens of influential Russians and pro-Russian separatists in line with EU sanctions over Ukraine.
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Credit Suisse posts quarterly loss

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 6:12
related countries: United States United States

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse reports its biggest quarterly loss in almost six years after being hit by its settlement with US authorities over tax evasion charges.
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Lindt to buy US rival Russell Stover

Monday, July 14th 2014, 6:40
related countries: United States United States

Swiss chocolate firm Lindt & Sprungli agrees a deal to buy US rival Russell Stover, making it the third-largest chocolate manufacturer in North America.
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VIDEO: Contest to find new Swiss anthem

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 20:34

A contest is under way to compose a new national anthem for Switzerland, but what makes an ideal anthem?
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Swiss firm wants Schumacher inquiry

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 17:20

Swiss air rescue service Rega lodges a legal complaint after its computer is linked to attempts to sell ex-F1 driver Michael Schumacher's medical file.
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Monday, July 7th 2014, 15:17

A Swiss helicopter firm is at the centre of an inquiry into attempts to sell F1 ex-champion Michael Schumacher's medical file, reports say.
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Caterham sold to Kolles-led consortium

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 14:15

The Caterham F1 team has been sold to a Swiss and Middle Eastern consortium, to be advised by former team principal Colin Kolles.
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Argentina 1-0 Switzerland (aet)

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 19:23
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Angel Di Maria's extra-time winner carries Argentina into the World Cup quarter-finals after an unconvincing display.
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Unlikely heroes of Switzerland

Monday, June 30th 2014, 23:36

Swiss World Cup team sends multicultural message
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World Cup: Honduras 0-3 Switzerland

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 22:15
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Xherdan Shaqiri's hat-trick sees Switzerland beat Honduras to set up a tie with Argentina in the last 16 of the World Cup.
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India to seek 'black money' details

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 12:46
related countries: India India

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says he is writing to Switzerland, seeking details of Indians who have parked untaxed wealth in Swiss banks.
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The girls who jump off cliffs

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 7:27

Base jumpers living on the edge in the Swiss Alps
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World Cup: Switzerland 2-5 France

Friday, June 20th 2014, 21:19

France all but secure a place in the last 16 by thrashing Switzerland 5-2 in Group E at the 2014 Fifa World Cup.
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Injured Wiggins out of Swiss race

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 11:11
related countries: France France

Sir Bradley Wiggins is out of the Tour of Switzerland through injury, less than three weeks before the Tour de France.
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World Cup: Switzerland 2-1 Ecuador

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 18:33
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Substitute Haris Seferovic scores in the third minute of stoppage time to earn Switzerland a dramatic win over Ecuador.
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Life for Guatemala ex-police chief

Friday, June 6th 2014, 22:14
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Guatemala's ex-police chief Erwin Sperisen is given a life sentence in Switzerland over the deaths of seven prisoners in 2006.
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Solar plane makes inaugural flight

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 6:05

Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane that will attempt a global flight in 2015, takes to the skies above Switzerland for the first time.
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Credit Suisse helped 'tax cheats'

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 10:49
related countries: United States United States

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse pleads guilty to helping thousands of US clients evade paying taxes to the US government and agrees to a $2.6bn (£1.5bn) fine.
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Syria war crimes moves gains backing

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 0:16
related countries: Syria Syria

Nearly 60 countries led by Switzerland express support for a proposal to refer the conflict in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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Russian told to pay ex-wife $4.5bn

Monday, May 19th 2014, 20:57
related countries: France France, Monaco Monaco, Russia Russia

A Swiss court orders Dmitry Rybolovlev, owner of French football team AS Monaco, to hand over around half of his estimated fortune to his ex-wife.
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Swiss reject highest minimum wage

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 15:20

Swiss voters have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to introduce what would have been the highest minimum wage in the world in a referendum.
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VIDEO: Switzerland votes on minimum wage

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 1:15

The people of Switzerland will go to the polls on Sunday to vote on whether to introduce a minimum wage -$25 dollars or £15 an hour.
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