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Nine charged in France drug bust

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 15:27
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Authorities in France and Switzerland arrest 20 people, including the deputy mayor of a Paris district, in a major drug money laundering operation,.
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Two die in Swiss canyon accident

Monday, October 8th 2012, 10:47
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Germany Germany

A Belgian guide and a German tourist die in a canyon accident in north-eastern Switzerland.
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Murray makes semi-finals in Japan

Friday, October 5th 2012, 7:20
related countries: Japan Japan

Defending champion Andy Murray beats Swiss opponent Stanislav Wawrinka to reach the semi-finals of the Japan Open.
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Swiss reject tougher smoking ban

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 21:33

Voters in Switzerland have rejected a total ban on smoking in enclosed public places at a referendum.
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VIDEO: Speed flyer found alive in Alps

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 12:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

An extreme sports enthusiast from London who was missing in the Swiss Alps for three days has been found alive thanks to a campaign on Facebook.
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VIDEO: Holmes fans make Reichenbach pilgrimage

Monday, September 17th 2012, 11:44
related places: Meiringen, Reichenbach

More than 70 Sherlock Holmes fans have just completed a pilgrimage to Meiringen in Switzerland, home of the Reichenbach Falls, and scene of the final struggle between Holmes and his arch enemy, the evil Moriarty.
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Striking image shows atomic bonds

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 21:36

Researchers in Switzerland show off images of the molecular world so detailed that the type of atomic bonds between their atoms can be discerned.
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Swiss arrest wanted Guatemalan

Friday, August 31st 2012, 21:32
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Switzerland arrests Guatemalan ex-police chief Erwin Sperisen, accused of extra-judicial killings of prisoners and other crimes.
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Italy's Balotelli misses friendly

Monday, August 13th 2012, 13:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli withdraws from the Italy squad for Wednesday's friendly with England with conjunctivitis.
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Weak prices hit Xstrata profits

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 9:00

Anglo-Swiss miner Xstrata, which is in the midst of a takeover bid by Glencore, says falling commodity prices hit its profits in the first half of the year.
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Jenkins misses out in triathlon

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 10:03

Helen Jenkins misses out on an Olympic triathlon medal, finishing fifth in Hyde Park, as Switzerland's Nicola Spirig takes gold.
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UBS loses $356m on Facebook sale

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 14:58

Swiss bank UBS says it lost 349m Swiss francs ($356m) due to problems with the launch of Facebook shares, more than halving its quarterly profits.
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Racist tweet Olympian expelled

Monday, July 30th 2012, 18:12

Switzerland's Olympic football team expels Michel Morganella after racist comments were posted from his Twitter account.
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Credit Suisse raises new capital

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 9:26

Swiss bank Credit Suisse says it is raising 8.7bn Swiss francs (£5.69bn) to bolster its financial resources to cushion against future losses.
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Blake eases to 100m Lucerne win

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 22:50

Yohan Blake says he is "on the right path for the Olympics" after winning the 100m in 9.85 seconds in Switzerland.
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Murray denied by majestic Federer

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 17:15

Andy Murray's Wimbledon dream is ended by Roger Federer as the Swiss seals a record-equalling seventh title with a four-set win.
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The finishing school refusing to be finished

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 6:59

The last Swiss finishing school defies the times
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Five Germans in fatal Swiss fall

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 15:04
related countries: Germany Germany

Five climbers who died falling from a Swiss mountain were German, and two were teenagers, police confirm.
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Hikers in deadly Swiss Alps fall

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 17:09

Five foreigners fall to their deaths while climbing in the Swiss Alps, police say, adding it was not clear what caused the accident.
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Suu Kyi in Oslo for Nobel speech

Friday, June 15th 2012, 17:19
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Norway to give her Nobel Peace Prize speech, more than 20 years after being given the award.
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Xstrata boss offered £29m to stay

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 19:36

The head of Anglo-Swiss mining firm Xstrata is offered almost £29m to stay on as boss once its merger with Glencore is completed.
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No trademark for chocolate rabbit

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 19:41

A Swiss-made chocolate bunny, wrapped in gold foil, cannot be registered as a trademark, the European Court of Justice court has ruled.
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DNA to shed light on yeti claims

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 15:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK-Swiss team is to use genetic testing to investigate the origins of remains claimed to have come from "yetis" and "bigfoot".
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Swiss Army knife adapts to remain a cutting-edge tool

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 23:26

The Swiss Army knife had to adapt after the events of 9/11
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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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