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Swiss court blocks bank data deal

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 11:35
related countries: United States United States

A Swiss court has blocked the handover of details of a Credit Suisse customer to US authorities.
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Sun, snow, spas, and sustainability

Monday, April 9th 2012, 7:58

Spa, snow and tourists - Swiss resort struggles to keep its charm
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Swiss and Germans sign tax treaty

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 12:31
related countries: Germany Germany

Switzerland and Germany sign a new treaty to stop an estimated 10bn euros worth of tax evasion, but opposition MPs are threatening to block it.
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Roche 'disappointment' at rebuff

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 10:56
related places: Roche

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche says it is disappointed as gene sequencing firm Illumina rejects its raised takeover bid.
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Swiss move fuels Germany tax row

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 11:24
related countries: Germany Germany

German opposition MPs threaten to block a deal with Switzerland to tackle tax dodgers as the Swiss pursue three German tax officials.
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Roche raises offer for Illumina

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 7:22
related places: Roche

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche raises its offer for the gene sequencing firm Illumina, valuing the deal at more than $6bn (£3.8bn).
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Thousands mourn Swiss bus victims

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 16:27
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A memorial service is held in northern Belgium for 15 children and two adults killed in last week's coach crash in a Swiss tunnel.
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Swiss crash girls 'out of danger'

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 18:28

Three girls injured in a coach crash in Switzerland in which 28 people died are said to be "out of danger".
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Europe's jobless turn to the Alps

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 0:49

Portuguese jobseekers changing the face of Swiss village
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VIDEO: Eurozone migrants head to Switzerland

Monday, March 19th 2012, 6:49

Rising unemployment and cuts in salaries across large parts of the eurozone are leading many citizens to look for work beyond its borders, to countries like Switzerland.
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Alcohol not factor in Swiss crash

Friday, March 16th 2012, 22:46
related countries: Belgium Belgium

There were no traces of alcohol in the blood of the driver of the Belgian coach that crashed in Switzerland killing 28 people, an autopsy reveals.
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UK boy among Swiss crash victims

Friday, March 16th 2012, 18:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British boy is among 28 people - 22 of them children - killed when a coach hit the wall of a Swiss tunnel returning from a school skiing trip.
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Belgium remembers crash victims

Friday, March 16th 2012, 16:18
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Belgium holds a day of mourning to remember the victims of the coach crash in a Swiss tunnel in which 22 schoolchildren and six adults died.
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Swiss woman seized in west Yemen

Friday, March 16th 2012, 15:30
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A Swiss woman is kidnapped in Yemen, Yemeni and Swiss officials say, but it is unclear whether tribesmen or militants are behind it.
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VIDEO: Belgium crash survivors return home

Friday, March 16th 2012, 1:54

Survivors of the devastating coach crash in Switzerland, which killed 22 children, are returning home.
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Swiss crash survivors return home

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 18:49
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Eight children who survived a coach crash in Switzerland fly home after some of the 28 victims' families visit the scene.
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Taliban Swiss hostages are free

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 18:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Swiss couple held hostage by the Pakistani Taliban are free after an eight-month ordeal, the army says.
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VIDEO: Families visit coach crash site

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 13:22
related places: Sierre

The families of some of the 22 children killed in a bus crash in Switzerland have visited the scene of the accident near the town of Sierre.
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VIDEO: Belgium mourns as crash investigated

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 5:19

Investigations are continuing in Switzerland into the cause of the fatal bus crash on Tuesday night which left 28 people dead, including 22 children.
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Swiss coach crash victims mourned

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 19:54
related countries: Belgium Belgium

People in Belgium are in mourning following the death of 28 people, including 22 children, in a coach crash in Switzerland.
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Many children die in Swiss crash

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 12:48

At least 28 people - including 22 children - die when a Belgian coach hits a wall in a road tunnel in southern Switzerland, police say.
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Swiss say no to longer holidays

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 22:37
related places: Zurich

Voters in Swiss referendums reject proposals for longer annual leave but agree to install "sex boxes" for prostitution in Zurich.
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Top skier dies in World Cup event

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 15:37
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian skier Nick Zoricic dies from head injuries after crashing heavily in a World Cup skicross race in Switzerland.
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Zardari cases 'must be reopened'

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 9:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's Supreme Court orders the government to ask the Swiss authorities to reopen a corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari.
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Swiss unveil '$5m diamond watch'

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 16:51

Swiss watchmaker Hublot unveils a diamond-encrusted watch it says is worth $5m, one of the most expensive ever made.
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Swiss eye tax rise for foreigners

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 16:00

Switzerland moves closer towards enforcing a higher rate of income tax on the country's 5,000 wealthiest foreign residents.
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Surprise growth in Swiss economy

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 10:27

Switzerland's economy grew 0.1% in the last three months of 2011, fuelled by exports despite the soaring Swiss franc.
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Murray reaches Dubai last eight

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 18:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray overcomes Swiss qualifier Marco Chiudinelli in round two of the Dubai Championships.
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Italy's asbestos trial jails two

Monday, February 13th 2012, 14:44
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Italy Italy

An Italian court convicts a Swiss tycoon and a Belgian baron of negligence over some 2,200 asbestos-related deaths and sentences each of them to 16 years in jail.
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VIDEO: Five Minutes With: AA Gill

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 8:27

Journalist and author AA Gill talks to Matthew Stadlen about why he is known by his initials, why he enjoys writing novels, how he "failed" his way into journalism and why art classes are like Switzerland.
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