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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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Swiss school row over Muslim handshake

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 12:39

A Swiss secondary school sparks a furore by allowing two Muslim boys not to shake hands with women teachers - a common greeting in Swiss schools.
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Swiss reject foreign criminals law

Sunday, February 28th 2016, 18:46

People in Switzerland reject a plan to automatically expel foreigners who commit minor crimes.
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Swiss hold divisive referendum on deporting petty criminals

Saturday, February 27th 2016, 0:29

Divisive Swiss vote threatens foreigners
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Belgium investigates UBS for tax fraud

Friday, February 26th 2016, 11:54
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The Swiss banking giant UBS is investigated over money laundering and serious organised tax fraud in Belgium.
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Two children killed in France crash

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 9:29
related countries: France France
related places: Doubs

Two 15-year-olds are killed when a school bus crashes in snowy conditions in the French department of Doubs, near the Swiss border.
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Tributes pour in for 'world's best chef'

Monday, February 1st 2016, 22:30

The world's top chefs, restaurateurs and food critics mourn the loss of Benoit Violier, who was found dead at his home in Switzerland.
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'World's best chef' dies aged 44

Monday, February 1st 2016, 10:28

Chef Benoit Violier, whose Swiss restaurant was named the best in the world in December, is found dead at his home.
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'Youngest' conjoined sisters separated

Sunday, January 31st 2016, 17:04

Doctors in Switzerland say they have separated eight-day-old conjoined sisters - believed to be the youngest ever to be successfully parted.
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Malaysia fund 'may be missing $4bn'

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 5:17
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

About $4bn (£2.8bn) may have been stolen from 1MBD investment fund owned by the Malaysian state, a Swiss prosecutor says.
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Whistleblower 'helps' in Blatter case

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 18:53

A Fifa whistleblower gives evidence against banned president Sepp Blatter that may be "very helpful", say Swiss prosecutors.
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VIDEO: Snow bikes race through the Alps

Monday, January 25th 2016, 18:01

Cyclists brave ice and snow for a high-speed race through the Swiss mountains.
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Swiss soldiers used drugs at Davos

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 16:02

Soldiers on duty at the World Economic Forum in Davos have been sent home for using cannabis and cocaine, the Swiss army says.
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Switzerland 'made secret PLO deal'

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 14:54

Controversy grows in Switzerland over an alleged secret deal, dating back 50 years, between the government and the Palestine Liberation Organisation.
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Switzerland defends migrant assets law

Friday, January 15th 2016, 14:19
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Switzerland defends its law requiring asylum seekers to hand over assets in excess of $1,000, after an outcry at similar proposals in Denmark.
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Swiss woman kidnapped in Timbuktu

Friday, January 8th 2016, 12:42
related countries: Mali Mali

A Swiss woman has been kidnapped by gunmen from her home in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu, security officials say.
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Swiss hand Fifa case documents to US

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 16:22
related countries: United States United States

Swiss officials hand over to US authorities documents relating to bank accounts allegedly used for bribery in the Fifa corruption scandal.
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A watchmaker's paradise

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 0:06

How a Swiss valley became a watchmaker's paradise
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Yemen peace talks to resume in January

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 17:37
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Peace talks aimed at ending the conflict in Yemen break up in Switzerland, with only an agreement to meet again on 14 January.
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Videos spark Swiss terror probe

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 21:56
related countries: Syria Syria

Swiss authorities investigate a leading figure in a prominent Muslim organisation on terror-related charges over videos made in Syria.
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Dozens killed in fresh Yemen clashes

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 18:33
related countries: Yemen Yemen

At least 68 people are reported killed in fresh clashes in north-west Yemen, despite a ceasefire and peace talks being held in Switzerland.
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Costa Rica ex-football chief extradited

Friday, December 18th 2015, 18:29
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, United States United States

Eduardo Li - former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation - has been extradited to the US, the Swiss justice ministry says.
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