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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

Conductor dies after stage collapse

Friday, January 30th 2015, 12:18
related countries: Israel Israel

Renowned conductor Israel Yinon dies, aged 59, after collapsing during a concert performance in Switzerland.
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Saxo Bank faces £70m Swiss losses

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 21:29
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Danish currency trading specialist said it could afford to absorb losses if customers failed to meet their obligations
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Swiss fear hangover as ECB injects cash

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 20:17

Swiss fear long hangover as ECB injects cash
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Italy police recover 5,000 artefacts

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 12:50
related countries: Italy Italy

A record haul of rare antiquities is revealed by Italian police after a lengthy inquiry into a Swiss-based trafficking ring.
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Anger over Pakistan fuel shortages

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 12:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's leader Nawaz Sharif pulls out of the World Economic Forum meeting in Switzerland amid growing anger over nationwide fuel shortages.
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Europe's homeowners hit by Swiss franc move

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 16:51

Many people with Swiss franc mortgages are seeing their mortgage payments soar after the Swiss National Bank abandoned its currency cap against the euro.
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Denmark acts over currency fallout

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 0:04
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Denmark cuts interest rates to prevent the krone from strengthening in the wake of the turmoil caused by Switzerland's decision to scrap the franc's peg to the euro.
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US shares rebound with strong gains

Friday, January 16th 2015, 22:04
related countries: United States United States

US shares recover after the turmoil prompted by the Swiss move to end its franc-euro cap but forex broker FXCM falls sharply as it rejoins the market after a $300m loan.
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Alpari UK closes over currency crisis

Friday, January 16th 2015, 16:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: West Ham

Currency broker and West Ham sponsor Alpari UK files for insolvency following the Swiss National Bank's decision to end the link between the Swiss franc and the euro.
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Swiss franc soars as euro cap ends

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 17:56

The Swiss franc soars and sends markets into turmoil as Switzerland abandons the cap on the currency's value against the euro.
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Kuoni puts tours business on sale

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 12:30

Swiss-based travel operator Kuoni is selling its tour operating business to concentrate on supplying others in the travel industry,
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Swiss monastery opens doors to asylum seekers

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 1:11

Swiss monastery opens doors to asylum seekers
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VIDEO: Monastery home for asylum seekers

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 0:06
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

Swiss Monastery Einsiedeln Abbey has taken in around 30 asylum seekers from Eritrea.
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Swiss interest rate to turn negative

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 13:57

Switzerland's National Bank will bring in a negative interest rate cutting the value of any money left on deposit in the country.
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Lastminute.com sold in £76m deal

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 18:10

Lastminute.com, the firm which came to fame at the height of the dot.com boom, has been sold to Swiss travel firm Bravofly Rumbo for $120m (£76m).
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Fifa set to face new finance checks

Friday, December 12th 2014, 14:47

Swiss politicians pass a law that aims to strengthen the oversight of some 60 sports bodies based there, including Fifa and the International Olympic Committee.
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Ebola vaccine trial 'interrupted'

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 14:36

The clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine in Switzerland has been interrupted after some patients complained of joint pains in their hands and feet.
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Cuban Ebola doctor returns home

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 5:18
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

A Cuban doctor who recovered from Ebola after receiving experimental treatment in Switzerland is welcomed back to Havana.
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Swiss hostage flees in Philippines

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 17:21
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Swiss hostage Lorenzo Vinciguerra escapes from Abu Sayyaf militants who have held him for nearly three years in the Philippines, officials say.
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Pope dismisses Swiss Guard chief

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 20:14

Pope Francis removes the commander of the Swiss Guard, apparently because of his authoritarian style, the Vatican's daily newspaper reports.
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'No evidence' flu drug caused deaths

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 18:37
related countries: Italy Italy

A flu vaccine made by Swiss firm Novartis has been ruled safe, after it was suspended by Italy over safety concerns.
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Swiss reject immigration curbs

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 18:20

Swiss voters decisively reject a referendum proposal to cut net immigration to no more than 0.2% of the population.
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Swiss vote on slashing immigration

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 11:42

The Swiss are voting in a referendum on whether to cut net immigration to just 0.2% of the population.
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Swiss 'Ecopop' vote calls for big immigration cut

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 1:48

The European country voting to limit immigration
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Italy suspends flu drug over deaths

Friday, November 28th 2014, 10:41
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy suspends the use of two batches of a flu vaccine made by Swiss firm Novartis after four people died within 48 hours of receiving the drug.
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Stop eating cats says Swiss campaign

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 10:03

Hundreds of thousands of Swiss people secretly eat cat or dog say activists, who want it to be made illegal.
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Swiss museum to accept 'Nazi art'

Monday, November 24th 2014, 15:21
related countries: Germany Germany

Switzerland's Bern Art Museum says it will accept hundreds of works of art bequeathed by German Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt.
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