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Third victim dies in Swiss shooting

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 15:41
related places: Lucerne

A person wounded by a gunman at a factory nearly the Swiss city of Lucerne dies of their injuries, bringing to three the number of victims of the killer, who also died.
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Kidnappers free Swiss woman in Yemen

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 14:50
related countries: Qatar Qatar, Yemen Yemen

A Swiss teacher is freed by her kidnappers in Yemen after nearly a year in captivity, following mediation by the Qatari government.
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VIDEO: Three dead in Swiss factory shooting

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 22:26
related places: Lucerne

Three people have been killed and seven injured during a shooting at a factory near the Swiss city of Lucerne, police have said.
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Three dead in Swiss factory shooting

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 16:06
related places: Lucerne

Three people are left dead and seven injured after a man opens fire at a wood processing factory near the Swiss city of Lucerne, police say.
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Novartis scraps payment to chairman

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 10:37

Swiss drugs firm Novartis agrees with its departing chairman Daniel Vasella to scrap a scheme that could have paid him 72m Swiss francs over six years.
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Living with guns the Swiss way

Monday, February 11th 2013, 0:22

Can Switzerland teach the world how to live with guns?
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VIDEO: 'Ugly masks' chase winter away

Friday, February 8th 2013, 19:50
related places: Lucerne

The annual ugly masks carnival in the Swiss city of Lucerne is staged to scare the winter away and welcome spring.
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Credit Suisse to cut costs further

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 8:51

Swiss bank Credit Suisse is to cut costs further after its fourth quarter profits miss expectations.
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Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 10:23

Swiss bank UBS has reported losses of 1.9bn Swiss francs (£1.3bn; $2.08bn) for the last three months of 2012, as a result of fines over the Libor scandal.
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Swiss love affair with rail turns sour

Monday, February 4th 2013, 0:34

Why the Swiss are getting fed up with their trains
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Selling the Olympics to the Swiss

Friday, January 25th 2013, 0:05

Selling the Olympics to Swiss mountain voters
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IMF says fixing banking too slow

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 12:16

The financial industry still has a long way to go to fix itself, the IMF's deputy director general tells the annual meeting of the world's elite gathered in Davos, Switzerland.
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VIDEO: On the railway to the resort of Davos

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 16:15

The BBC's Nik Gowing has been covering the World Economic Forum for over 15 years, and gave this personal insight into his journey to the Swiss resort of Davos.
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Oxfam plea on global inequality

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 0:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK charity calls for a "global new deal to reverse decades of increasing inequality", ahead of next week's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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Why cheese plants are full of holes

Friday, January 18th 2013, 3:56
related countries: United States United States

The holes in a Swiss cheese plants' leaves help them to avoid stress, according to a US scientist.
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Post modern: Assange parcel is art

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 16:31

Two Swiss artists have sent a parcel equipped with GPS and a camera to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange - and are logging its progress online.
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Saugy denies assisting Armstrong

Friday, January 11th 2013, 19:38

The head of Switzerland's doping analysis laboratory denies telling Lance Armstrong how to avoid being detected for the drug EPO.
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UBS working to 'recover honour'

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 17:15

Swiss bank UBS is focused on recovering its past honour after being fined $1.5bn (£940m) for attempting to rig the Libor rate, an executive says.
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Children escape Swiss coach fire

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 12:13
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The driver of a Belgian coach on a skiing trip safely evacuates his 45 passengers, including 38 children, after it catches fire in Switzerland.
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VIDEO: Oldest Swiss bank to close over fine

Friday, January 4th 2013, 23:23

Switzerland's oldest bank is to close permanently after pleading guilty in a New York court to helping Americans evade their taxes.
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Swiss bank to close after US fine

Friday, January 4th 2013, 14:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Switzerland's oldest bank, Wegelin, is to close permanently after pleading guilty in a New York court to helping Americans evade their taxes.
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VIDEO: Three dead in Switzerland shooting

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 16:29

Three people have been shot dead and two others injured in the southern Swiss village of Daillon.
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VIDEO: Three shot dead in Swiss village

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 11:25

A gunman has opened fire in a village in Switzerland, killing three people and wounding two others, Swiss police say.
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Three shot dead in Swiss village

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 9:31

A gunman opens fire in a Swiss village, killing three people and wounding two others, before being arrested, police say.
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VIDEO: Inside a Swiss gold refinery

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 7:11

Imogen Foulkes gained rare access to one of the world's four major gold refineries in Switzerland for a look at this highly secretive industry.
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Gold refineries - another Swiss money-spinner

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 0:34

Gold refining business thrives in Switzerland
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UBS in $1.5bn Libor rigging fine

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 22:01
related countries: United States United States

Swiss banking giant UBS agrees to pay $1.5bn to US, UK and Swiss regulators for attempting to manipulate the Libor inter-bank lending rate.
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Costs of disasters 'fell in 2012'

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 10:52

Natural and man-made disasters this year will cost at least $140bn (£85bn; 104m euros) according to the Swiss Re insurance group.
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VIDEO: Swiss choose 94-year-old for Eurovision

Monday, December 17th 2012, 21:16

Switzerland is poised to set the record for sending the oldest musician to the annual Eurovision Song Contest, for the event in 2013.
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Salvation Army set for Eurovision

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 18:12
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Salvation Army band Heilsarmee is to represent Switzerland at next year's Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden.
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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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