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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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Swiss unveil '$5m diamond watch'

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 16:51

Swiss watchmaker Hublot unveils a diamond-encrusted watch it says is worth $5m, one of the most expensive ever made.
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Swiss eye tax rise for foreigners

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 16:00

Switzerland moves closer towards enforcing a higher rate of income tax on the country's 5,000 wealthiest foreign residents.
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Surprise growth in Swiss economy

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 10:27

Switzerland's economy grew 0.1% in the last three months of 2011, fuelled by exports despite the soaring Swiss franc.
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Murray reaches Dubai last eight

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 18:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray overcomes Swiss qualifier Marco Chiudinelli in round two of the Dubai Championships.
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Italy's asbestos trial jails two

Monday, February 13th 2012, 14:44
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Italy Italy

An Italian court convicts a Swiss tycoon and a Belgian baron of negligence over some 2,200 asbestos-related deaths and sentences each of them to 16 years in jail.
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VIDEO: Five Minutes With: AA Gill

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 8:27

Journalist and author AA Gill talks to Matthew Stadlen about why he is known by his initials, why he enjoys writing novels, how he "failed" his way into journalism and why art classes are like Switzerland.
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Credit Suisse tumbles into loss

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 7:52

Switzerland's second largest bank, Credit Suisse, reports a fourth quarter loss of 637m Swiss francs ($698m; £440m).
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Glencore-Xstrata in $90bn merger

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 16:46

Anglo-Swiss mining group Xstrata unveils a $90bn merger with commodity trader Glencore, a move opposed by some major shareholders.
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UBS profits down on weak business

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 14:17

Profits at Swiss bank UBS slump by three-quarters and the outlook remains tough as the eurozone crisis saps business.
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UBS 'rogue' trader denies charges

Monday, January 30th 2012, 10:41

Alleged rogue trader Kweku Adoboli pleads not guilty to two charges of false accounting and two of fraud while working for Swiss bank UBS.
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Roche to make $5.7bn Illumina bid

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 7:24
related places: Roche

Swiss drugmaker Roche says it plans to make an offer of $5.7bn for DNA research company Illumina.
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Job fears for Essex oil refinery

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 15:15

About 1,000 jobs at the Coryton oil refinery in Essex are under threat after Swiss owner Petroplus filed for bankruptcy.
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Petroplus to file for insolvency

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 12:15

Swiss oil refiner Petroplus says it will file for insolvency after failing to reach an agreement with creditors to extend deadlines for loan repayments.
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Q&A: World Economic Forum Davos 2012

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 17:33

Once again the rich and powerful congregate in the Swiss mountains for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, but does it still have a purpose?
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VIDEO: Swiss child scandal apology sought

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 7:36

An exhibition and film about the lives of Switzerland's "contract children" is increasing pressure on the country's government to apologise to the thousands affected by the scheme.
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Swiss 'contract children' speak out

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 2:32

The harrowing stories of Swiss 'contract children'
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Experts mull leap second's future

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 2:24

Experts meet in Switzerland to decide whether to alter the world's timekeeping by abolishing the leap second.
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Murky politics behind fall of Swiss banker

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 16:09

Murky politics behind Swiss central banker's decision to quit
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Messi awarded third Ballon d'Or

Monday, January 9th 2012, 19:08
related places: Zurich

Lionel Messi wins the Fifa Ballon d'Or for the third time at a ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland.
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Swiss central bank chief resigns

Monday, January 9th 2012, 17:23

The chairman of the Swiss National Bank, Philipp Hildebrand, resigns in the wake of allegations of currency trades made by his wife.
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Cambodia judges bicker in public

Monday, January 9th 2012, 17:02
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

A Swiss and a Cambodian judge at a war crimes court in Cambodia openly argue about possible new Khmer Rouge cases.
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Heavy snow blankets West Austria

Monday, January 9th 2012, 12:49
related countries: Austria Austria

Heavy snow blocks road and rail services to Austria's western province of Vorarlberg, close to the Swiss border.
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Swiss bank head denies wrongdoing

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 16:39

Swiss National Bank head, Philip Hildebrand, denies any "legal breaches" resulting from his wife's currency trades and says he will not resign.
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Swiss bank denies dealing claims

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 16:52

The Swiss central bank has said claims about the currency dealings of its chairman, Philipp Hildebrand, and his wife are 'partly incorrect'
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Swiss FA docks FC Sion 36 points

Friday, December 30th 2011, 14:19

FC Sion are deducted 36 points by the Swiss Football Association for fielding ineligible players, ending the prospect of a Champions League reprieve for Manchester United.
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