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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

Drill smashes open world's longest tunnel

Friday, October 15th 2010, 12:54

Swiss engineers have smashed through the last stretch of rock to create the longest rail tunnel in the world.
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Breakthrough due for longest rail tunnel

Friday, October 15th 2010, 5:27

The final breakthrough on what will be the world's longest rail tunnel is due to take place in Switzerland.
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Dame Joan Sutherland dies aged 83

Monday, October 11th 2010, 15:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian soprano Dame Joan Sutherland, one of the greatest opera stars of the 20th Century, dies at her home in Switzerland aged 83.
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Swiss banks told to raise funds

Monday, October 4th 2010, 11:26

A Swiss commission says banking giants Credit Suisse and UBS should raise more capital because they are "too big to fail".
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Wolseley planning Swiss tax move

Monday, September 27th 2010, 13:08

Building and heating materials group Wolseley announces plans for a new Swiss holding company to reduce its corporate tax bill.
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Taxman targets Swiss bank clients

Saturday, September 25th 2010, 15:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hundreds of wealthy UK taxpayers are sent letters by HM Revenue & Customs over possible large-scale tax evasion, the BBC learns.
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Swiss politician overcome by giggles

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 23:59

Swiss Finance Minister Hans-Rudolf Merz was discussing a parliamentary bill about meat imports when he was overcome by the need to laugh, apparently at the language he was using.
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Women dominate new Swiss cabinet

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 15:12

Switzerland's parliament votes a new minister into the government, giving the cabinet a majority of women for the first time.
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Cowell to receive festival honour

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 9:07

Simon Cowell is to be presented with a special award at the Rose d'Or television festival in Switzerland, organisers announce.
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Locked away

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 9:23

Victims of Swiss 'morality detentions' speak out
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Capello praises display by Rooney

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 22:43

England boss Fabio Capello hails Wayne Rooney, who is the subject of newspaper allegations about his private life, for his performance in the win over Switzerland.
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Rooney goal helps England beat Swiss

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 20:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England striker Wayne Rooney scores to help his side beat Switzerland 3-1 in Basle in their Euro 2012 qualifier.
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Live - Euro 2012 qualifiers

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 17:37
related countries: Liechtenstein Liechtenstein, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England beat Switzerland 3-1 and Scotland host Liechtenstein as qualifying for Euro 2012 continues on a busy night of international football.
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Capello insists Rooney will play

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 9:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England manager Fabio Capello insists striker Wayne Rooney will play in the Euro 2012 qualifier away to Switzerland on Tuesday.
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Dawson facing spell on sidelines

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 15:35
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tottenham

England and Tottenham defender Michael Dawson will miss the game with Switzerland after being ruled out for at least six weeks.
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Defoe grabs hat-trick in England romp

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 20:50
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Chelsea

Jermain Defoe scores three goals as England begin their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign with a 4-0 win over Bulgaria at Wembley.
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England pressure inspires Capello

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 9:29
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tottenham

England coach Fabio Capello says he hopes the pressure of expectation over the team's Euro 2012 qualifier with Bulgaria will bring out the best in him.
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Swiss death penalty drive ended

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 10:03

Swiss campaigners who won clearance to seek a referendum on reintroducing the death penalty withdraw their application only a day later.
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Swiss death penalty drive begins

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 22:59

Swiss death penalty campaigners can begin collecting signatures to force a referendum on its return, the government says.
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Live - Young Boys v Tottenham

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 17:59

Tottenham's Champions League campaign begins with a qualifying play-off first leg away at Swiss side Young Boys.
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Driver faces world-record fine after Swiss speeding

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 22:49
related countries: Sweden Sweden

A Swedish man who was caught by Swiss police driving at 290km/h is facing a world-record speeding fine of SFr1.08m ($1m; £656,000).
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Swiss bliss

Monday, August 9th 2010, 0:34

Switzerland watches EU's economy from a safe distance
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Close-Up

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 23:49

Taking the plunge in the Swiss capital's fast-flowing river
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Swiss Rothlin wins marathon gold

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 11:04

Switzerland's Viktor Rothlin is the new men's marathon European champion after winning the gold medal in Barcelona.
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Swiss Rothlin wins marathon gold

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 11:04

Switzerland's Viktor Rothlin is the new men's marathon European champion after winning the gold medal in Barcelona.
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UBS profits ahead of expectations

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 8:17

Swiss bank UBS announces profits above market expectations, helped by strong equities and foreign exchange revenues.
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