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North Korea's Kim Jong-un loses access to Swiss watches

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 14:03
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korean leader's liking for expensive timepieces falls foul of UN sanctions.
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Swiss police seize Monet and Van Gogh art linked to 1MDB

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 3:18
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Swiss police seize three paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet as part of an investigation into Malaysian state fund 1MDB.
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Le Corbusier works named as UN world heritage sites

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 14:19

The UN's cultural organisation lists 17 works by pioneering Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier as world heritage sites.
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Robot salamander can walk and swim

Wednesday, June 29th 2016, 15:53

A robot salamander that mimics the movement of the real thing is developed in Switzerland.
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Post-Brexit model - Norway or Canada?

Monday, June 27th 2016, 15:59
related countries: Canada Canada, Norway Norway, Singapore Singapore, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Norway, Switzerland, Canada or Singapore? What approach should the UK take to trade deals with the EU and others, once it leaves the European bloc?
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Poland through despite Shaqiri stunner

Saturday, June 25th 2016, 16:43
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland will meet Portugal in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 after beating Switzerland on penalties.
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Poland through despite Shaqiri stunner

Saturday, June 25th 2016, 14:49
related countries: Poland Poland

Xherdan Shaqiri scores a stunning late goal for Switzerland to level the tie at 1-1 against Poland in the last 16.
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Electric car sets world acceleration record

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 22:42

An electric racing car built by Swiss student engineers has broken the world record for acceleration by battery-powered vehicles.
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Electric car sets world acceleration record

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 11:15

An electric racing car built by Swiss student engineers has broken the world record for acceleration by battery-powered vehicles.
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Switzerland and France go through after 0-0 draw

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 21:54
related countries: France France

Switzerland and France play out a Euro 2016 goalless draw which takes the Swiss into the last 16 and sees the French win Group A.
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Brazil Attorney General: Tourism minister 'had Swiss bank account'

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 0:21

Prosecutors accuse former tourism minister Henrique Alves of tax evasion and money laundering after he resigned for alleged links to a corruption scheme.
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Chess legend Korchnoi dies aged 85

Monday, June 6th 2016, 17:20
related countries: Russia Russia

Chess grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi, who defected from Russia to the West in 1976, has died in Switzerland aged 85.
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Swiss voters reject basic income plan

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 17:13

Voters in Switzerland overwhelmingly reject a plan to introduce a guaranteed basic income for everyone, whether in work or not.
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Switzerland basic income: Landmark vote looms

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 23:10

Swiss vote on guaranteed basic income
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Fifa officials 'awarded themselves £55m'

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 16:11
related places: Zurich

Former high-ranking Fifa officials Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valcke and Markus Kattner awarded themselves pay rises and bonuses of £55m, say lawyers.
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VIDEO: Journey through world's longest train tunnel

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 16:47

The BBC's Imogen Foulkes takes the first train through the world's longest and deepest tunnel in Switzerland.
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Swiss tunnel's weird opening ceremony

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 15:33

Quirky ceremony for opening of world's longest rail tunnel
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World's longest rail tunnel opens

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 14:37

The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel is officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work.
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VIDEO: World's longest rail tunnel opens

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 14:09

The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel has been officially opened in Switzerland after nearly two decades of construction work.
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Swiss Gotthard rail tunnel - an engineering triumph

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 23:19

Longest rail tunnel is engineering triumph
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Switzerland's forgotten role in saving WW1 lives

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 23:54

Switzerland's forgotten role in saving WW1 lives
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Swiss Muslims must shake teacher's hand

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 15:56

Students in Switzerland must shake their teachers' hands, after controversy around an exemption that was granted for two teenage Muslim brothers.
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Swiss criminal probe into BSI bank

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 9:05
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Swiss financial regulators open criminal proceedings against the country's BSI bank over links to the corruption investigation into Malaysia's 1MDB fund.
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Diamond fetches record auction price

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 21:01

A diamond known as the Oppenheimer Blue sets a new auction record, reaching a price of $50.6m (£34.7m) at Christie's in Switzerland.
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Weasel shuts down Large Hadron Collider

Friday, April 29th 2016, 17:09

The Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in Switzerland is offline after suffering a short circuit - caused by a weasel.
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Romania expelled from Eurovision

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 12:19

Romania has been expelled from the Eurovision Song Contest, after it failed to pay debts totalling 16 million Swiss francs.
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Handshake family naturalisation halted

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 16:20

Switzerland suspends the citizenship process for the family of two teenage Muslim brothers who refused to shake hands with female teachers.
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Champion Swiss snowboarder killed at 21

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 15:38

Estelle Balet, a 21-year-old Swiss extreme snowboarder, dies in an avalanche in the Alps.
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VIDEO: Charlie Chaplin museum opens in Switzerland

Sunday, April 17th 2016, 8:15
related places: Geneva

A new museum dedicated to the life and work of Charlie Chaplin is opening in his former home in Switzerland.
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Uefa offices searched by Swiss police

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 18:09
related countries: Panama Panama

Uefa's offices are searched by Swiss police following papers leaked from a Panamanian law firm, and a Fifa lawyer resigns.
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