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Swiss endorse new surveillance powers

Sunday, September 25th 2016, 16:49

Swiss voters give overwhelming approval to new surveillance powers for the country's intelligence agencies.
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Ig Nobel win for Alpine 'goat man'

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 23:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man who lived in the Swiss Alps as a goat for three days wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.
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Glass of beer 'makes people more sociable'

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 23:10

Researchers in Switzerland confirm what most people already know - drinking one glass of beer can make people more sociable.
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Fuel 'too dirty' for Europe sold to Africa

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 14:59

Swiss commodity trading firms are criticised in a report on the sale to African countries of diesel containing toxin levels that would be illegal in Europe.
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Swiss seniors compete in 'elderly Olympics'

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 13:27

Games include a walking-frame slalom and hitting nails into a plank of wood.
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Brazil's ex-Speaker Cunha expelled from Congress over Swiss bank accounts

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 3:22
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Ex-Speaker of Brazil's Congress, Eduardo Cunha, is stripped of his seat over allegations he lied about undeclared Swiss bank accounts.
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Brazil's ex-Speaker faces losing seat over Swiss bank accounts

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 1:18
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Ex-Speaker of Brazil's Congress, Eduardo Cunha, faces being stripped of his seat amid accusations he lied about undeclared Swiss bank accounts.
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Swiss lessons for Brexit - in 10, 30 and 60 seconds

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 21:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC's economics editor Kamal Ahmed has been in Switzerland to learn what the non-EU country can teach the UK during Brexit negotiations.
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Franz Beckenbauer investigated for corruption over 2006 World Cup

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 13:58
related countries: Germany Germany

Swiss prosecutors open a criminal investigation into German football legend Franz Beckenbauer and three others over Germany's bid for the 2006 World Cup.
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Swiss train attack: Teenager dies in hospital

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 9:24

A 17-year-old girl has died of wounds she suffered when a man wielding a knife attacked passengers on a Swiss train earlier this month.
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Lake Como, Italy, the latest migrant frontline

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 23:16
related countries: Italy Italy

Hundreds of migrants are sleeping rough on Lake Como in Italy after the Swiss authorities tightened restrictions on border crossings.
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Swiss dilemma

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 12:24

Brexit complicates Swiss efforts to reach a deal with the EU on immigration, the BBC's Imogen Foulkes writes.
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Swiss train attacker and one victim dead

Sunday, August 14th 2016, 13:48
related places: Salez

The knifeman and one of the victims from Saturday's attack on a train in Switzerland have died of their injuries in hospital, police say.
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Switzerland Salez attack: Knifeman sets fire to Swiss train

Saturday, August 13th 2016, 21:02

A knifeman sets fire to a train in eastern Switzerland, leaving six people in hospital with stab wounds and burns, police say.
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Panama Papers: Pieth says officials are in denial as he quits

Saturday, August 6th 2016, 16:03
related countries: Panama Panama

Swiss anti-corruption expert Mark Pieth tells the BBC he quit a commission investigating Panama's financial system because of government interference.
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Swiss city Basel 'reverses' Pokemon Go to boost tourism

Friday, August 5th 2016, 12:23
related places: Basel

Now the Pikachu monsters are coming for you - that's the idea behind a video aimed at drawing tourists to the Swiss city of Basel.
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Roger Federer to miss Rio 2016 Olympics and rest of season with knee injury

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 18:19

Swiss tennis great Roger Federer will miss the Olympics and the rest of the season with a knee injury.
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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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