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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

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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'Blatter will have suffered a shock'

Friday, May 29th 2015, 22:54

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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