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Racist tweet Olympian expelled

Monday, July 30th 2012, 18:12

Switzerland's Olympic football team expels Michel Morganella after racist comments were posted from his Twitter account.
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Credit Suisse raises new capital

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 9:26

Swiss bank Credit Suisse says it is raising 8.7bn Swiss francs (£5.69bn) to bolster its financial resources to cushion against future losses.
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Blake eases to 100m Lucerne win

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 22:50

Yohan Blake says he is "on the right path for the Olympics" after winning the 100m in 9.85 seconds in Switzerland.
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Murray denied by majestic Federer

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 17:15

Andy Murray's Wimbledon dream is ended by Roger Federer as the Swiss seals a record-equalling seventh title with a four-set win.
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The finishing school refusing to be finished

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 6:59

The last Swiss finishing school defies the times
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Five Germans in fatal Swiss fall

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 15:04
related countries: Germany Germany

Five climbers who died falling from a Swiss mountain were German, and two were teenagers, police confirm.
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Hikers in deadly Swiss Alps fall

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 17:09

Five foreigners fall to their deaths while climbing in the Swiss Alps, police say, adding it was not clear what caused the accident.
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Suu Kyi in Oslo for Nobel speech

Friday, June 15th 2012, 17:19
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Norway to give her Nobel Peace Prize speech, more than 20 years after being given the award.
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Xstrata boss offered £29m to stay

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 19:36

The head of Anglo-Swiss mining firm Xstrata is offered almost £29m to stay on as boss once its merger with Glencore is completed.
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No trademark for chocolate rabbit

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 19:41

A Swiss-made chocolate bunny, wrapped in gold foil, cannot be registered as a trademark, the European Court of Justice court has ruled.
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DNA to shed light on yeti claims

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 15:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK-Swiss team is to use genetic testing to investigate the origins of remains claimed to have come from "yetis" and "bigfoot".
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Swiss Army knife adapts to remain a cutting-edge tool

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 23:26

The Swiss Army knife had to adapt after the events of 9/11
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'Royal' diamond sells for $9.7m

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 23:12

A 35-carat diamond passed among Europe's royalty for four centuries, the Beau Sancy, sells for twice its reserve at auction in Switzerland.
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Top Gear wins international award

Friday, May 11th 2012, 7:55

The hit BBC show is awarded an honorary prize for its global appeal, at the Rose d'Or festival in Switzerland.
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VIDEO: World's first cow fighting championship

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 1:21

Switzerland stages the inaugural international cow-fighting championship.
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Sharp decline in profits at UBS

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 8:17

First quarter profits at Swiss bank UBS decline 54% because of losses at its investment bank and charges on company debt.
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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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