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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.

World news related to Switzerland – overview

Switzerland: news

Planning hurdle for Alpine project

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 4:03

Planning hurdle hits Swiss luxury resort plan
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VIDEO: New Swiss luxury complex hopes

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 3:48
related places: Andermatt

A multi-million dollar scheme to build a luxury tourist complex in the Swiss Alps hopes to bring new prosperity to the tiny town of Andermatt.
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Picasso works recovered in Serbia

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 13:56
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade

Two paintings by Pablo Picasso stolen from a Swiss exhibition in 2008 have been found in the Serbian capital Belgrade, authorities reveal.
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VIDEO: Scuba divers find Swiss plane wreck

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 18:11
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Madeira, Porto Novo

Portuguese divers have found the remains of a Swiss aircraft that sank off Porto Novo, Madeira, in December 1977.
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UBS profit despite trader scandal

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 10:25

Swiss bank UBS reports third-quarter net profit of 1bn Swiss francs ($1.1bn; £710m), despite being hit by losses from alleged rogue trading.
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Novartis plans to cut 2,000 jobs

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 9:34

Swiss drug-maker Novartis says it is planning to cut 2,000 jobs in an attempt to save $200m (£125m) a year.
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VIDEO: Poll jolt for Swiss right wingers

Monday, October 24th 2011, 5:30

Switzerland's right-wing People's Party has seen its share of the vote fall at parliamentary elections, defying forecasts of an historic result.
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Poll jolt for Swiss right wingers

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 19:18

Switzerland's anti-immigration People's Party sees its share of the vote fall at parliamentary elections, defying forecasts of historic result.
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Swiss far-right mascot goat found

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 20:39

The Swiss far-right party SVP says its mascot, a goat which was reported missing over the weekend, has been found safe but painted black.
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Mubarak sons have Swiss millions

Monday, October 17th 2011, 16:34
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The two sons of deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak have $340m in Swiss bank accounts, says Deputy Justice Minister Assem al-Gohari.
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UK pilot reported dead in crash

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 9:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Foreign Office is investigating a report that a UK pilot and his passenger died in a plane crash in Switzerland on Friday.
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Fitch lowers rating on UBS bank

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 21:29

Ratings agency Fitch downgrades Swiss bank UBS and puts 12 other banks in Europe on notice that they may receive the same treatment.
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UBS to take 'disciplinary action'

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 17:28

Two top UBS executives resign over an alleged rogue trading incident as the Swiss bank prepares to take 'disciplinary action'.
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UBS set to make 'modest profit'

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 7:13

The Swiss bank UBS says it will make a small profit in the third quarter despite losing $2.3bn through rogue trading.
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Polanski's 'regret' over sex case

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 10:11

Film director Roman Polanski says he "regrets" having unlawful sex with an under-age girl in his first TV interview since his time in a Swiss prison.
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UBS boss quits over trader's loss

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 12:28

UBS CEO Oswald Gruebel, resigns over an alleged £1.5bn ($2.3bn) rogue-trading loss as the firm cuts back on investment banking.
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UBS trader 'sorry beyond words'

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 15:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Trader Kweku Adoboli, who is accused of a £1.5bn fraud at Swiss bank UBS, tells a London court he is "sorry beyond words" as he is remanded in custody until 20 October.
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How to make money from making money

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 23:02

Banknotes are a Swiss paper mill's business
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VIDEO: How bank note paper is made

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 22:47
related places: Landquart

The Landquart paper mill in Switzerland makes the paper for Swiss francs and euros as well as bank notes for many other countries. Production manager Marco Zeithen gave the BBC a tour.
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Swiss court to retry Abacha son

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 15:19
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Switzerland's highest court orders the retrial of a son of the former Nigerian military ruler Sani Abacha for taking part in a criminal organisation.
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UBS ups loss estimate to $2.3bn

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 18:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Swiss bank UBS estimates its loss from alleged rogue trading at its London office is $2.3bn - $300m more than first thought.
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Polanski to collect Swiss honour

Friday, September 16th 2011, 9:02

Film director Roman Polanski is to collect a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival, two years after his arrest in the city on child sex charges.
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UBS man held over 'rogue trades'

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 12:05

London police arrest trader Kweku Adoboli after Swiss bank UBS says unauthorised trading by a staff member led to losses of $2bn (£1.3bn).
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Swiss act to weaken strong franc

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 16:43

The Swiss franc falls sharply after the central bank pegs the franc to the euro, citing a "massive overvaluation" of the Swiss currency.
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Exciting stone tool find in Kenya

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 20:39
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Acheulian hand-axes, sometimes dubbed the "Swiss army knives" of the Stone Age, were being used in Africa much earlier than previously thought.
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Celtic fail to reach Europa group stages

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 20:35
related places: Sion

Celtic crash out of Europe after a nightmare start leads to a 3-1 defeat against Sion in Switzerland
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Minister defends Swiss tax deal

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 10:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK government minister defends a deal with the Swiss that could capture tax of up to £5bn but keep account holders' identities hidden.
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Tax deal with Swiss banks agreed

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 18:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Swiss government agrees a "historic" deal to tax money held by UK citizens in Swiss bank accounts, while hiding account holders' details.
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