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Mali gunmen release Swiss woman

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 16:07
related countries: Mali Mali

A Swiss woman abducted from her home in rebel-held northern Mali earlier this month has been freed, according to the Swiss government
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Novartis sees profit fall sharply

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 6:47
related countries: United States United States

Swiss drugmaker Novartis reports a sharp fall in profits, due in part to manufacturing problems at a US plant and to currency moves.
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Swiss impose immigration limits

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 20:49

Switzerland says it will re-impose quotas on workers from central and eastern EU countries, cutting the number of residency permits issued by two-thirds.
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Roche abandons bid for Illumina

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 14:57
related places: Roche

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche abandons its hostile $6bn takeover bid for gene sequencing firm Illumina.
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Italy's Swiss gold exports soar

Monday, April 16th 2012, 12:07
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian exports of gold ingots to Switzerland have soared in recent months, data shows.
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Malian gunmen abduct Swiss woman

Monday, April 16th 2012, 10:57
related countries: Mali Mali

A Swiss woman is abducted from her home in the rebel-held northern Malian city of Timbuktu, officials and residents say.
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Outrage over 'racist' Roma story

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 11:27
related countries: Germany Germany

The council for Germany's Roma (Gypsies) wants a Swiss magazine banned for using an image of a Roma boy pointing a gun on its cover.
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Swiss court blocks bank data deal

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 11:35
related countries: United States United States

A Swiss court has blocked the handover of details of a Credit Suisse customer to US authorities.
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Sun, snow, spas, and sustainability

Monday, April 9th 2012, 7:58

Spa, snow and tourists - Swiss resort struggles to keep its charm
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Swiss and Germans sign tax treaty

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 12:31
related countries: Germany Germany

Switzerland and Germany sign a new treaty to stop an estimated 10bn euros worth of tax evasion, but opposition MPs are threatening to block it.
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Roche 'disappointment' at rebuff

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 10:56
related places: Roche

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche says it is disappointed as gene sequencing firm Illumina rejects its raised takeover bid.
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Swiss move fuels Germany tax row

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 11:24
related countries: Germany Germany

German opposition MPs threaten to block a deal with Switzerland to tackle tax dodgers as the Swiss pursue three German tax officials.
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Roche raises offer for Illumina

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 7:22
related places: Roche

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche raises its offer for the gene sequencing firm Illumina, valuing the deal at more than $6bn (£3.8bn).
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Thousands mourn Swiss bus victims

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 16:27
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A memorial service is held in northern Belgium for 15 children and two adults killed in last week's coach crash in a Swiss tunnel.
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Swiss crash girls 'out of danger'

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 18:28

Three girls injured in a coach crash in Switzerland in which 28 people died are said to be "out of danger".
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Europe's jobless turn to the Alps

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 0:49

Portuguese jobseekers changing the face of Swiss village
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VIDEO: Eurozone migrants head to Switzerland

Monday, March 19th 2012, 6:49

Rising unemployment and cuts in salaries across large parts of the eurozone are leading many citizens to look for work beyond its borders, to countries like Switzerland.
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Alcohol not factor in Swiss crash

Friday, March 16th 2012, 22:46
related countries: Belgium Belgium

There were no traces of alcohol in the blood of the driver of the Belgian coach that crashed in Switzerland killing 28 people, an autopsy reveals.
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UK boy among Swiss crash victims

Friday, March 16th 2012, 18:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British boy is among 28 people - 22 of them children - killed when a coach hit the wall of a Swiss tunnel returning from a school skiing trip.
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Belgium remembers crash victims

Friday, March 16th 2012, 16:18
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Belgium holds a day of mourning to remember the victims of the coach crash in a Swiss tunnel in which 22 schoolchildren and six adults died.
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Swiss woman seized in west Yemen

Friday, March 16th 2012, 15:30
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A Swiss woman is kidnapped in Yemen, Yemeni and Swiss officials say, but it is unclear whether tribesmen or militants are behind it.
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VIDEO: Belgium crash survivors return home

Friday, March 16th 2012, 1:54

Survivors of the devastating coach crash in Switzerland, which killed 22 children, are returning home.
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Swiss crash survivors return home

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 18:49
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Eight children who survived a coach crash in Switzerland fly home after some of the 28 victims' families visit the scene.
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Taliban Swiss hostages are free

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 18:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Swiss couple held hostage by the Pakistani Taliban are free after an eight-month ordeal, the army says.
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VIDEO: Families visit coach crash site

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 13:22
related places: Sierre

The families of some of the 22 children killed in a bus crash in Switzerland have visited the scene of the accident near the town of Sierre.
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VIDEO: Belgium mourns as crash investigated

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 5:19

Investigations are continuing in Switzerland into the cause of the fatal bus crash on Tuesday night which left 28 people dead, including 22 children.
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Swiss coach crash victims mourned

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 19:54
related countries: Belgium Belgium

People in Belgium are in mourning following the death of 28 people, including 22 children, in a coach crash in Switzerland.
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Many children die in Swiss crash

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 12:48

At least 28 people - including 22 children - die when a Belgian coach hits a wall in a road tunnel in southern Switzerland, police say.
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Swiss say no to longer holidays

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 22:37
related places: Zurich

Voters in Swiss referendums reject proposals for longer annual leave but agree to install "sex boxes" for prostitution in Zurich.
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Top skier dies in World Cup event

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 15:37
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian skier Nick Zoricic dies from head injuries after crashing heavily in a World Cup skicross race in Switzerland.
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Zardari cases 'must be reopened'

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 9:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's Supreme Court orders the government to ask the Swiss authorities to reopen a corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari.
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