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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

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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Hunt for Swiss twins intensifies

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 4:50

An international police search is continuing for two Swiss six-year-old twin girls, missing since their father threw himself under a train on Friday.
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Police search for missing twins

Monday, February 7th 2011, 11:23

Police in Europe are searching for six-year-old twin girls whose father committed suicide after taking the girls from their home in Switzerland a week ago
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Police hunt missing Swiss twins

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 5:17
related countries: Italy Italy

Police in three countries hunt for six-year-old twin girls abducted from their home in Switzerland by their father, who was later found dead in Italy.
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Duvalier: Frozen funds not mine

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 13:48
related countries: Haiti Haiti
related places: Jean

Haiti's ex-leader Jean-Claude Duvalier says millions of dollars frozen in Swiss bank accounts are not his and should go to rebuild Haiti.
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Switzerland blocks Duvalier funds

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 23:54
related countries: Haiti Haiti
related places: Jean

Swiss bank accounts held by Haiti's ex-leader Jean-Claude Duvalier are blocked as a new law takes effect in Switzerland.
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Swiss man 'sexually abused 114'

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 18:07

A Swiss male care worker confesses to abusing 114 children and disabled adults over three decades, prosecutors say.
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Small blast at Davos forum hotel

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 12:29

Swiss police investigate after a small explosion occurs in a hotel store room during the Davos economic forum.
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Davos 2011: Day 2 as it happened

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 8:09

Full coverage of day two of the world's most exclusive networking event in Davos. The key issues concerning leaders and business chiefs, plus analysis from BBC correspondents.
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Davos 2011: Day 1 as it happened

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 8:04

Live coverage of events in Davos and reaction from around the world as business and political leaders gather for the annual World Economic Forum at the Swiss resort.
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Live - Djokovic v Berdych

Monday, January 24th 2011, 23:57
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Novak Djokovic beats Tomas Berdych to set up a semi-final match against defending Australian Open champion Roger Federer while Caroline Wozniacki makes the last eight.
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Drug 'reduces' lung cancer deaths

Monday, January 24th 2011, 5:04

Drugs used to treat breast cancer may also be useful in tackling lung cancer, according to research in Switzerland.
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Wikileaks banker arrested again

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 21:49

Swiss police re-arrest ex-banker Rudolf Elmer over the passing of data to WikiLeaks, hours after he was found guilty of breaching a secrecy law.
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Wikileaks banker is found guilty

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 19:44

A former Swiss banker who said he gave Wikileaks details of rich tax evaders has been found guilty of breaching Switzerland's strict bank secrecy laws.
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Switzerland freezes Gbagbo assets

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 18:38

Switzerland freezes assets held by Ivory Coast's disputed leader Laurent Gbagbo, as the UN approves 2,000 more troops for its Ivorian mission.
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Swiss banker tried over secrecy

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 12:31
related places: Zurich

A former Swiss banker has gone on trial in Zurich accused of breaching banking secrecy and passing on clients' data.
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