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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

J&J to buy Synthes in $21bn deal

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 11:09
related countries: United States United States

US healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson agrees to buy Swiss medical devices company Synthes in a deal worth $21bn.
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UBS up as rich clients flock back

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 9:30

Swiss bank UBS sees its share price jump 6% after reporting a turnaround at its key wealth management unit.
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'World's smelliest flower' attracts huge crowds

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 14:26
related places: Basel

Thousands of plant enthusiasts flock to the city of Basel to see a giant, stinky flower bloom for the first time in Switzerland in 75 years.
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Swiss launch new search for twins

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 15:40

Police in Switzerland say they have launched a fresh search for twin girls missing since the end of January after information from a new witness.
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Sweet victory for Lindt's Easter bunny

Monday, April 4th 2011, 15:12
related countries: Austria Austria

The Swiss chocolate firm Lindt and Spruengli wins a court battle to protect its golden Easter bunnies from an Austrian rival.
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Swiss nuclear group hit by blast

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 9:38
related places: Olten

Two women have been hurt in an explosion at offices belonging to lobby group Swissnuclear in the northern Swiss city of Olten.
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Swiss avalanche leaves four dead

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 19:53

Four people have been killed, one is missing and five are injured as an avalanche strikes a French group in southern Switzerland.
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VIDEO: Concerns for Swiss nuclear reactors

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 9:56

Switzerland gets almost half its energy from nuclear power, but, critics say the Swiss reactors are ageing and may not be safe.
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Nuclear shift

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 9:25
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan crisis prompts Swiss rethink on nuclear power
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Swiss Re Japan bill put at $1.2bn

Monday, March 21st 2011, 9:44
related countries: Japan Japan

Insurer Swiss Re estimates that it faces claims from the Japan earthquake and tsunami of about $1.2bn.
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India's Nehwal wins Swiss Open

Monday, March 21st 2011, 4:31
related countries: India India, North Korea North Korea

Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal wins the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold title with a victory over the Korean Ji Hyun Sung in Switzerland.
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UBS investigated by US regulators

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 7:42
related countries: United States United States

Swiss banking giant UBS says it is being investigated by US regulators for allegedly manipulating the interbank lending rate Libor.
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Arsenal dispute Djourou recovery

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 14:41

Arsenal reiterate their belief that Johan Djourou will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury, despite the Swiss FA saying he could return this month.
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India arrest over 'illicit money'

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 5:37
related countries: India India

Authorities in India arrest a stud farm owner accused of tax evasion and laundering billions of dollars in Swiss bank accounts.
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Nestle confident amid costs rise

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 13:08

Swiss food giant Nestle says it is well-placed to cope with rising raw material prices as it reports sharply higher profits.
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Credit Suisse bonds raise $6.2bn

Monday, February 14th 2011, 9:43

Swiss bank Credit Suisse says it is to raise 6bn Swiss francs ($6.2bn) from Middle Eastern investors to boost its capital reserves.
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Swiss reject tighter gun controls

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 19:07

Voters in Switzerland - where gun suicide rates are high - reject proposed tighter controls on weapons ownership in a referendum.
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Missing twins' mother joins hunt

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 15:16

The mother of missing Swiss twins - whose father confessed to killing them before committing suicide - joins a police search for her daughters in Corsica.
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VIDEO: Swiss vote on gun restrictions

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 9:06

People in Switzerland are voting in a referendum on whether to impose far-reaching restrictions on firearms.
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VIDEO: Father's letter says he 'killed twins'

Saturday, February 12th 2011, 7:33

The father of missing twin girls from Switzerland wrote a letter saying that he had killed his daughters before he killed himself, Swiss police say.
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Firing line

Saturday, February 12th 2011, 2:09

Referendum could change Swiss gun ownership
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Father 'admits he killed' twins

Friday, February 11th 2011, 14:50

Swiss police say the father of missing twin girls posted a letter saying he had killed his daughters before he killed himself.
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Twins' father 'surfed gun sites'

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 22:50

The father of two missing Swiss twin girls searched websites on guns and poison before killing himself, police say.
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Swiss twins 'last seen on ferry'

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 0:29
related countries: France France

Missing Swiss twin girls were last seen on a ferry to Corsica with their father, French prosecutors say, as their mother appeals for information.
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Swiss twins' family 'fear worst'

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 4:20

The uncle of two missing Swiss six-year-old twin girls says the family fear the worst after new revelations.
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Strong commodities lift Xstrata

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 11:04

Anglo-Swiss mining group Xstrata reports a jump in full-year profits thanks to stronger commodity prices.
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UBS returns to full-year profit

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 6:57

Swiss bank UBS posts a net profit of 7.2bn Swiss francs for 2010 - its first full-year profit since the financial crisis.
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