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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

Deadline for Iran talks extended

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 23:21
related countries: Iran Iran

Nuclear talks between world powers and Iran will continue past a midnight deadline into Wednesday, US officials say.
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VIDEO: Deadline day for Iran nuclear talks

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 5:57
related countries: Iran Iran

Last hours of intensive diplomacy over Iran's nuclear programme take place in Switzerland ahead of Tuesday's deadline for a long-awaited deal.
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Iran nuclear negotiations intensify

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 21:57
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Six world powers and Iran intensify talks in Lausanne, as a deadline to reach a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme looms.
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Deal creates largest travel retailer

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 18:41

Swiss firm Dufry buys a controlling stake in World Duty Free from the Benetton family, creating the world's largest travel retailer.
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Ex-tax chief 'surprised' over HSBC

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 1:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former senior tax official Dave Hartnett expresses "surprise" that just one person was prosecuted in the UK over alleged tax evasion by clients of HSBC's Swiss arm.
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Tag Heuer to make Android Wear watch

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 13:01

Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer partners with top tech firms to build an Android Wear-powered smartwatch.
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John Kerry gets his bike fixed

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 14:11
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry paid an unscheduled visit to a small shop in Switzerland to get his bike fixed while on a break from nuclear talks with Iran.
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Switzerland to return Abacha 'loot'

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 19:14
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Switzerland will return to Nigeria some $380m (£260m) allegedly looted by ex-military ruler Sani Abacha, a Swiss official says.
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Quintana wins Tirreno-Adriatico

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 15:44
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Italy Italy

Nairo Quintana of Colombia wins Italy's Tirreno-Adriatico after Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara takes the final stage.
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Cement mega-merger deal in doubt

Monday, March 16th 2015, 8:22
related countries: France France
related places: Lafarge

A deal to create the world's largest cement maker is in jeopardy after Swiss firm Holcim says merger terms with French rival Lafarge are untenable.
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French prosecutor seeks HSBC trial

Friday, March 13th 2015, 15:16
related countries: France France

The French financial prosecutor's office demands that HSBC's Swiss private bank face a criminal trial for tax evasion.
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Pru boss to head Credit Suisse

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 8:17

Prudential boss Tidjane Thiam is to leave the insurance giant to take the top job at Credit Suisse later this year.
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HSBC accused of incompetence by MPs

Monday, March 9th 2015, 19:26

HSBC executives are accused by MPs of incompetence for saying they were unaware of tax evasion activities in their Swiss private bank.
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HSBC bosses face questions from MPs

Monday, March 9th 2015, 11:25

Three senior HSBC bosses will face further questions from MPs on Monday over the recent tax scandal revelations at the bank's Swiss private banking arm.
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Snowden yearns for Switzerland move

Friday, March 6th 2015, 19:14
related countries: United States United States

The fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden tells a Swiss audience he would love to get asylum in Switzerland.
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HSBC bosses 'sorry' for tax dealings

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 17:01
related countries: Panama Panama, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The two top HSBC bosses have apologised for "unacceptable" practices at its Swiss private bank helping clients to avoid tax.
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Swiss deal over Italian tax evasion

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 19:49
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy and Switzerland have signed a deal to work together on tackling tax evasion.
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HSBC chief holds Swiss bank account

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 2:24
related countries: Panama Panama

HSBC confirms that the bank's chief executive Stuart Gulliver has a Swiss bank account for his bonus payments.
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HSBC 'open to criminal charges'

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 11:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

HSBC left itself open to criminal charges in the UK over its Swiss tax-dodging scandal, says former director of public prosecutions Lord Ken Macdonald.
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Several hurt as Swiss trains collide

Friday, February 20th 2015, 9:25
related places: Rafz, Zurich

A rush-hour intercity train collides with a suburban train in the Swiss town of Rafz, near Zurich, leaving at least five people injured, police say.
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Swiss raid HSBC's Geneva office

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 17:17
related places: Geneva

Swiss prosecutors search offices of the Geneva subsidiary of HSBC bank in an inquiry into alleged money-laundering.
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Nestle shakes up US chocolate recipe

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 4:31
related countries: United States United States

Swiss food giant Nestle says it will be removing all artificial flavours and colours from its chocolate products in the US.
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FCA joins HSBC tax-dodging inquiry

Monday, February 16th 2015, 15:52

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says it is "looking into" the HSBC bank over its Swiss tax-dodging scandal.
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Wawrinka beats Berdych in final

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 17:51

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka beats last year's winner Tomas Berdych in the ABN Amro final in Rotterdam.
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HSBC publishes newspaper apology

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 5:58

HSBC has published an apology in several Sunday newspapers following allegations that its Swiss private bank helped clients evade tax.
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HSBC whistleblower's email surfaces

Friday, February 13th 2015, 15:25

Whistleblower Herve Falciani says he feels vindicated after his email to HMRC offering details of bank account holders in Switzerland is uncovered by Le Monde newspaper.
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HMRC to expand probe into HSBC

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 1:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The tax authority will expand the scope of its investigation into Swiss tax accounts held at HSBC, the BBC has learned.
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Miliband slams 'dodgy' PM in tax row

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 18:26

Ed Miliband brands David Cameron a "dodgy PM" in angry Commons exchanges over political donors who had HSBC Swiss bank accounts.
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