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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

Swiss man 'sexually abused 114'

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 18:07

A Swiss male care worker confesses to abusing 114 children and disabled adults over three decades, prosecutors say.
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Small blast at Davos forum hotel

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 12:29

Swiss police investigate after a small explosion occurs in a hotel store room during the Davos economic forum.
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Davos 2011: Day 2 as it happened

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 8:09

Full coverage of day two of the world's most exclusive networking event in Davos. The key issues concerning leaders and business chiefs, plus analysis from BBC correspondents.
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Davos 2011: Day 1 as it happened

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 8:04

Live coverage of events in Davos and reaction from around the world as business and political leaders gather for the annual World Economic Forum at the Swiss resort.
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Live - Djokovic v Berdych

Monday, January 24th 2011, 23:57
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Novak Djokovic beats Tomas Berdych to set up a semi-final match against defending Australian Open champion Roger Federer while Caroline Wozniacki makes the last eight.
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Drug 'reduces' lung cancer deaths

Monday, January 24th 2011, 5:04

Drugs used to treat breast cancer may also be useful in tackling lung cancer, according to research in Switzerland.
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Wikileaks banker arrested again

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 21:49

Swiss police re-arrest ex-banker Rudolf Elmer over the passing of data to WikiLeaks, hours after he was found guilty of breaching a secrecy law.
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Wikileaks banker is found guilty

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 19:44

A former Swiss banker who said he gave Wikileaks details of rich tax evaders has been found guilty of breaching Switzerland's strict bank secrecy laws.
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Switzerland freezes Gbagbo assets

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 18:38

Switzerland freezes assets held by Ivory Coast's disputed leader Laurent Gbagbo, as the UN approves 2,000 more troops for its Ivorian mission.
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Swiss banker tried over secrecy

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 12:31
related places: Zurich

A former Swiss banker has gone on trial in Zurich accused of breaching banking secrecy and passing on clients' data.
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Wikileaks given Swiss bank data

Monday, January 17th 2011, 17:39

A former Swiss banker hands over data to Wikileaks that he says contains offshore account details of 2,000 prominent people.
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Richemont beats sales forecasts

Monday, January 17th 2011, 12:27

Swiss luxury goods group Richemont reports a big jump in third-quarter sales, driven by higher demand in Asia.
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Swiss hold 'Tamil Tiger members'

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 13:46
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Ten suspected Sri Lankan Tamil Tiger members are arrested in Switzerland, prosecutors say.
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Sounding the retreat?

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 1:18

Swiss under pressure to end compulsory military service
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Swiss franc reaches all-time high

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 19:54
related countries: United States United States

The Swiss currency hits an all-time high versus the dollar, driven by its safe haven status and the weak US recovery.
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Cornish cheese is world champion

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 11:28
related countries: France France

A little cheese from Cornwall has beaten off les grand fromages from France, Italy and even Switzerland to win the World Cheese Awards.
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Weaker Euro helps Swiss Christmas

Friday, December 24th 2010, 9:59

If you have left it to the last minute and still have some Christmas shopping to do, you may be unlikely to go to another country to buy presents but that is exactly what some Swiss shoppers are doing, thanks to the weak Euro.
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Bombs explode at Rome embassies

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 22:24
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Police investigate a possible anarchist link after parcel bombs in Rome injure two people at the Swiss and Chilean missions.
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Bombs explode at Rome embassies

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 19:06
related countries: Chile Chile, Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Italian police are on alert after package bombs exploded at the Swiss and Chilean embassies in Rome.
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Novartis seals $41bn Alcon deal

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 12:44

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis takes complete control of eyecare firm Alcon by buying the remaining shares for $12.9bn.
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Lowest vote for new Swiss leader

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 14:22

Micheline Calmy-Rey wins the worst-ever endorsement for a Swiss president after criticism of her work as foreign minister.
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Swiss bank freezes Wikileaks cash

Monday, December 6th 2010, 20:21

A Swiss bank freezes accounts belonging to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, as a warrant arrives in the UK for his extradition to Sweden.
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Imperial life

Monday, December 6th 2010, 1:06
related countries: Russia Russia

Swiss auction throws light on Russian royalty
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How do you play elephant polo?

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 12:41
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A Swiss team has won the covered title of World Elephant Polo Champions, at the 2010 tournament in Nepal.
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Swiss pass foreign convict vote

Sunday, November 28th 2010, 20:26

Swiss voters back a referendum proposal for the automatic expulsion of non-Swiss citizens for certain crimes.
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Deportation debate

Saturday, November 27th 2010, 2:51

Switzerland mulls plan to expel foreigners who commit crimes
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UBS in $2bn Madoff fraud lawsuit

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 15:52

Swiss bank UBS is sued for $2bn over claims it hid the Ponzi scheme of fraudster Bernard Madoff that lost clients billions.
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