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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

Swiss hold 'Tamil Tiger members'

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 13:46
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Ten suspected Sri Lankan Tamil Tiger members are arrested in Switzerland, prosecutors say.
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Sounding the retreat?

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 1:18

Swiss under pressure to end compulsory military service
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Swiss franc reaches all-time high

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 19:54
related countries: United States United States

The Swiss currency hits an all-time high versus the dollar, driven by its safe haven status and the weak US recovery.
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Cornish cheese is world champion

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 11:28
related countries: France France

A little cheese from Cornwall has beaten off les grand fromages from France, Italy and even Switzerland to win the World Cheese Awards.
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Weaker Euro helps Swiss Christmas

Friday, December 24th 2010, 9:59

If you have left it to the last minute and still have some Christmas shopping to do, you may be unlikely to go to another country to buy presents but that is exactly what some Swiss shoppers are doing, thanks to the weak Euro.
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Bombs explode at Rome embassies

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 22:24
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Police investigate a possible anarchist link after parcel bombs in Rome injure two people at the Swiss and Chilean missions.
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Bombs explode at Rome embassies

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 19:06
related countries: Chile Chile, Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Italian police are on alert after package bombs exploded at the Swiss and Chilean embassies in Rome.
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Novartis seals $41bn Alcon deal

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 12:44

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis takes complete control of eyecare firm Alcon by buying the remaining shares for $12.9bn.
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Lowest vote for new Swiss leader

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 14:22

Micheline Calmy-Rey wins the worst-ever endorsement for a Swiss president after criticism of her work as foreign minister.
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Swiss bank freezes Wikileaks cash

Monday, December 6th 2010, 20:21

A Swiss bank freezes accounts belonging to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, as a warrant arrives in the UK for his extradition to Sweden.
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Imperial life

Monday, December 6th 2010, 1:06
related countries: Russia Russia

Swiss auction throws light on Russian royalty
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How do you play elephant polo?

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 12:41
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A Swiss team has won the covered title of World Elephant Polo Champions, at the 2010 tournament in Nepal.
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Swiss pass foreign convict vote

Sunday, November 28th 2010, 20:26

Swiss voters back a referendum proposal for the automatic expulsion of non-Swiss citizens for certain crimes.
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Deportation debate

Saturday, November 27th 2010, 2:51

Switzerland mulls plan to expel foreigners who commit crimes
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UBS in $2bn Madoff fraud lawsuit

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 15:52

Swiss bank UBS is sued for $2bn over claims it hid the Ponzi scheme of fraudster Bernard Madoff that lost clients billions.
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Nigeria's Adamu banned for three years

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 10:09
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Adamu

Nigeria's Fifa Executive Committee member Amos Adamu is suspended for three years and fined $10,000.
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Drug firm Roche to cut 4,800 jobs

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 9:07
related places: Roche

Swiss drug maker Roche is to cut 4,800 jobs over two years, as it seeks to save 2.4bn Swiss francs ($2.4bn; £1.5bn).
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Rare pink diamond sells for £29m

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 22:21

One of the world's rarest diamonds sells for the record price of $46 million (£29m) after going under the hammer in Switzerland.
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Wanted: Single young men to become Catholic monks

Monday, November 8th 2010, 23:42

The Roman Catholic Capuchin order in Switzerland seeks to recruit new members by placing job adverts in newspapers.
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Euthanasia comedy lauded in Rome

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 14:46
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

A comedy about euthanasia, originally named after the Swiss assisted suicide organisation Dignitas, wins top prize at the Rome film festival.
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Classical conductor Barshai dies

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 15:07
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian-born conductor Rudolf Barshai, a contemporary of composers Shostakovich and Prokofiev, dies at his home in Switzerland aged 86.
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Bombs target embassies in Athens

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 22:45
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Bombs explode at the Swiss and Russian embassies in Athens and several other suspicious packages are destroyed, police say.
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Federer starts with win in Basel

Monday, November 1st 2010, 20:03
related places: Basel

Roger Federer makes a winning start at the Swiss Indoors after first-round opponent Alexandr Dolgopolov retires injured.
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UBS profits get tax credit boost

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 6:24

The Swiss bank UBS announces quarterly profits above market expectations, boosted by a one-off tax credit.
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Britons' Swiss accounts face tax

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 6:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK and Switzerland agree to start negotiations that could see Britons with Swiss bank accounts pay tax on the interest they earn.
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Markets hit Credit Suisse profits

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 6:53

Swiss bank Credit Suisse sees third quarter profits fall by 70% thanks to choppy stock markets hitting its investment bank.
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Stone Age door unearthed in Zurich

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 1:06
related places: Zurich

Archaeologists in the Swiss city of Zurich discover a 5100-year-old door that is one of the oldest ever found in Europe, they say.
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