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Sceptical Swiss locked into EU's embrace

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 2:52

Swiss spurned EU but adopted many of its rules
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£40bn of UK money in Swiss banks

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 17:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An estimated £40bn is being held in Swiss bank accounts by UK taxpayers, documents accompanying the Autumn Statement show.
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Bassist's tour bus in fatal crash

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 18:17

Grammy-winning jazz bassist Marcus Miller and 10 members of his band are injured and their driver killed in a tour bus crash in Switzerland.
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Germany rejects Swiss tax deal

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 16:29
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's upper house of parliament rejects a deal with Switzerland to tax German assets held in Swiss bank accounts.
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What next for UBS after trader conviction?

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 0:00

After one of its former traders was jailed for fraud after losing billions dollars, Swiss bank UBS is under scrunity as the Financial Services Authority resumes its inquiry into the matter.
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Seven years for £1.4bn UBS trader

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 17:39

City trader Kweku Adoboli, who lost £1.4bn of Swiss bank UBS's money, is jailed for seven years after being found guilty of two counts of fraud.
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VIDEO: 'Perfect' diamond sells for $21m

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 9:03

One of the world's most admired diamonds has been sold at auction for more than 20m Swiss francs ($21m; £13m).
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VIDEO: IBM reveals tech advances of the future

Friday, November 9th 2012, 14:08

Technicians at IBM's research labs in Switzerland demonstrate their latest technological breakthroughs including adding water to computer components.
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Swiss group forces migration vote

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 16:04

Swiss environmentalists collect enough signatures to force a controversial national referendum on immigration.
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Greek bank list editor acquitted

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 20:15
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek journalist Costas Vaxevanis is cleared of breach of privacy after publishing the names of 2,000 Greeks he suspected of evading taxes.
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Greek bank list editor on trial

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 16:39
related countries: Greece Greece

Journalist Costas Vaxevanis goes on trial for breach of privacy after publishing the names of 2,000 Greeks with Swiss bank accounts.
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Swiss bank UBS cuts 10,000 jobs

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 13:38

Swiss bank UBS confirms plans to cut 10,000 job worldwide, including 100 London traders who are made redundant immediately.
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VIDEO: UBS cuts 10,000 staff worldwide

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 13:36

Swiss bank UBS has announced it is cutting 10,000 jobs worldwide as it slims down its investment banking activities.
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Trial set for Greek leak reporter

Monday, October 29th 2012, 23:23
related countries: Greece Greece

The Greek investigative journalist who caused a stir when he published a list of Greeks with Swiss bank accounts is sent to trial for breach of privacy.
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Greece holds 'bank leak' reporter

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 16:28
related countries: Greece Greece

A Greek journalist is arrested after publishing what he says is a list of Greeks with Swiss bank accounts, with some suspected of tax evasion.
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UBS 'to announce 10,000 job cuts'

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 13:42

Swiss bank UBS reportedly plans to announce up to 10,000 job cuts worldwide as it slims down its investment banking activities.
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Murray pulls out of Swiss Indoors

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 10:59

Britain's Andy Murray withdraws from the Swiss Indoors tournament to rest a back injury ahead of a busy forthcoming schedule.
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VIDEO: France drug money arrests

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 18:15
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Authorities in France and Switzerland arrest 20 people, including the deputy mayor of a Paris district, on suspicion of laundering some 40m (£32m) euros of drug money.
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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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