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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

Ex-Bundesbank boss to chair UBS

Friday, July 1st 2011, 8:29

Swiss banking giant UBS says it will nominate former Bundesbank boss Axel Weber to be its next chairman.
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French Open final as it happened

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 11:59
related countries: France France

Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer 7-5 7-6 (7-3) 5-7 6-1 to win the French Open and equal Bjorn Borg's record of six Roland Garros titles.
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Capello places blame on fatigue

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 20:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wembley

England manager Fabio Capello says a lack of energy was partly to blame for his side's 2-2 draw in their Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland at Wembley.
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England hit back to salvage draw

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 17:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wembley

Ashley Young's second-half volley rescues a point for an out-of-sorts England as they come from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against Switzerland in their Euro 2012 qualifier at Wembley.
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Live - England v Switzerland

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 14:30

England host Switzerland at Wembley as qualifying for Euro 2012 continues, with Fabio Capello's side looking for a win to keep them top of Group G.
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Carrick out of England qualifier

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 10:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Michael Carrick pulls out of the England squad for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland on Saturday because of injury.
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VIDEO: Switzerland to phase out nuclear power

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 6:21
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

Switzerland has become the first European country to announce plans to phase out nuclear power, in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan.
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Swiss to phase out nuclear power

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 15:00

The Swiss government decides not to replace its five ageing nuclear power plants, amid growing public hostility to the industry.
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Plant clinics boost food security

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 3:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A "plant clinic" scheme to improve food security in developing nations receives a £6.8m boost from the UK and Swiss governments.
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Swiss vote backs assisted suicide

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 18:34
related places: Zurich

Voters in Zurich, Switzerland, overwhelmingly reject proposed bans on assisted suicide and "suicide tourism" in a local referendum.
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Swiss vote on 'suicide tourism'

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 8:47
related places: Zurich

The Zurich area of Switzerland is voting on whether to change laws to bar foreigners from seeking assisted suicide there.
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End of 'suicide tourism'?

Friday, May 13th 2011, 8:20

Swiss mull law change that would stop foreigners coming to die
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VIDEO: Jetman soars over Grand Canyon

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 1:52

The Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy - also known as Jetman - has completed a flight over the Grand Canyon in his custom-built jet suit.
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Millions in Gbagbo assets frozen

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 17:19

Switzerland says it has frozen assets worth $80m linked to Ivory Coast's ex-President Laurent Gbagbo, while the constitutional court ratifies his rival's victory.
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Swiss freeze $1bn from N Africa

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 9:53
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Libya Libya, Tunisia Tunisia

Switzerland reveals details of almost $1bn of frozen assets linked to Libya's Muammar Gaddafi and the deposed leaders of Egypt and Tunisia.
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Famed Swiss climber dies in fall

Friday, April 29th 2011, 8:34

Swiss climber Erhard Loretan, who reached the summits of all 14 mountain peaks above 8,000m (26,247ft), dies in a fall in the Swiss Alps.
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Murder at French air control tower

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 17:52
related countries: France France
related places: Mulhouse

A French air traffic controller is found stabbed to death inside a secure unit at Mulhouse airport near the Swiss border.
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J&J to buy Synthes in $21bn deal

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 11:09
related countries: United States United States

US healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson agrees to buy Swiss medical devices company Synthes in a deal worth $21bn.
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UBS up as rich clients flock back

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 9:30

Swiss bank UBS sees its share price jump 6% after reporting a turnaround at its key wealth management unit.
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'World's smelliest flower' attracts huge crowds

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 14:26
related places: Basel

Thousands of plant enthusiasts flock to the city of Basel to see a giant, stinky flower bloom for the first time in Switzerland in 75 years.
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Swiss launch new search for twins

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 15:40

Police in Switzerland say they have launched a fresh search for twin girls missing since the end of January after information from a new witness.
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Sweet victory for Lindt's Easter bunny

Monday, April 4th 2011, 15:12
related countries: Austria Austria

The Swiss chocolate firm Lindt and Spruengli wins a court battle to protect its golden Easter bunnies from an Austrian rival.
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Swiss nuclear group hit by blast

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 9:38
related places: Olten

Two women have been hurt in an explosion at offices belonging to lobby group Swissnuclear in the northern Swiss city of Olten.
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Swiss avalanche leaves four dead

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 19:53

Four people have been killed, one is missing and five are injured as an avalanche strikes a French group in southern Switzerland.
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VIDEO: Concerns for Swiss nuclear reactors

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 9:56

Switzerland gets almost half its energy from nuclear power, but, critics say the Swiss reactors are ageing and may not be safe.
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Nuclear shift

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 9:25
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan crisis prompts Swiss rethink on nuclear power
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Swiss Re Japan bill put at $1.2bn

Monday, March 21st 2011, 9:44
related countries: Japan Japan

Insurer Swiss Re estimates that it faces claims from the Japan earthquake and tsunami of about $1.2bn.
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India's Nehwal wins Swiss Open

Monday, March 21st 2011, 4:31
related countries: India India, North Korea North Korea

Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal wins the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold title with a victory over the Korean Ji Hyun Sung in Switzerland.
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