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'Royal' diamond sells for $9.7m

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 23:12

A 35-carat diamond passed among Europe's royalty for four centuries, the Beau Sancy, sells for twice its reserve at auction in Switzerland.
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Top Gear wins international award

Friday, May 11th 2012, 7:55

The hit BBC show is awarded an honorary prize for its global appeal, at the Rose d'Or festival in Switzerland.
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VIDEO: World's first cow fighting championship

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 1:21

Switzerland stages the inaugural international cow-fighting championship.
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Sharp decline in profits at UBS

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 8:17

First quarter profits at Swiss bank UBS decline 54% because of losses at its investment bank and charges on company debt.
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Mali gunmen release Swiss woman

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 16:07
related countries: Mali Mali

A Swiss woman abducted from her home in rebel-held northern Mali earlier this month has been freed, according to the Swiss government
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Novartis sees profit fall sharply

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 6:47
related countries: United States United States

Swiss drugmaker Novartis reports a sharp fall in profits, due in part to manufacturing problems at a US plant and to currency moves.
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Swiss impose immigration limits

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 20:49

Switzerland says it will re-impose quotas on workers from central and eastern EU countries, cutting the number of residency permits issued by two-thirds.
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Roche abandons bid for Illumina

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 14:57
related places: Roche

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche abandons its hostile $6bn takeover bid for gene sequencing firm Illumina.
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Italy's Swiss gold exports soar

Monday, April 16th 2012, 12:07
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian exports of gold ingots to Switzerland have soared in recent months, data shows.
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Malian gunmen abduct Swiss woman

Monday, April 16th 2012, 10:57
related countries: Mali Mali

A Swiss woman is abducted from her home in the rebel-held northern Malian city of Timbuktu, officials and residents say.
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Outrage over 'racist' Roma story

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 11:27
related countries: Germany Germany

The council for Germany's Roma (Gypsies) wants a Swiss magazine banned for using an image of a Roma boy pointing a gun on its cover.
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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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