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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

Profits hit at Deutsche Bank and UBS

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 12:21

Germany's largest bank, Deutsche Bank, and Switzerland's UBS see profits affected by possible legal costs amid banking scandals.
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Rio to sell coal mine stake for $1bn

Monday, October 28th 2013, 10:51
related countries: Australia Australia, Japan Japan
related places: Clermont

Rio Tinto is to sell its 50% share in Australia's Clermont coal mine to Swiss commodities giant Glencore Xstrata and Japan's Sumitomo.
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Del Potro denies Federer in Basel

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 16:52
related places: Basel

Top seed Juan Martin Del Potro retains his Swiss Indoors title with a 7-6 (7-3) 2-6 6-4 win over Roger Federer in Basel.
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Swiss seize a million fake tablets

Friday, October 18th 2013, 19:22
related countries: China China, Egypt Egypt
related places: Zurich

Customs agents at Zurich airport seize a million fake anti-anxiety pills en route from China to Egypt, Swiss officials say.
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Swiss regulator starts forex probe

Friday, October 4th 2013, 10:22

Switzerland's financial regulator is investigating possible manipulation of foreign exchange rates at several Swiss financial institutions.
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Swiss wargame casts France as enemy

Monday, September 30th 2013, 14:02
related countries: France France

The Swiss army has carried out a training exercise which simulated an attack by France, it emerges.
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VIDEO: Fox frustrating Swiss golfers

Friday, September 27th 2013, 2:02
related places: Verbier

Golfers at a course in Verbier in Switzerland have had an unusual interruption to their games.
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VIDEO: Rare 'Pink Star' diamond close-up

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 16:28
related places: Geneva

A flawless 59.6-carat pink diamond is to be auctioned in the Swiss city of Geneva at a record asking price of $60m (£38m).
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Swiss vote to keep army conscription

Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 15:01

Switzerland votes to keep compulsory military service, exit polls suggest.
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N Korea angry at ski lift import ban

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 14:44
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea reacts angrily to Switzerland's decision to block a deal to sell ski lifts for leader Kim Jong-un's pet ski resort project.
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McQuaid defiant despite setback

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 17:26

Pat McQuaid seeks a third term as head of cycling's world governing body despite Swiss Cycling withdrawing its support.
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Swiss halt North Korea ski lift deal

Monday, August 19th 2013, 16:19
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Switzerland blocks a deal to sell ski lifts to North Korea, hampering leader Kim Jong-un's pet resort project.
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Swiss asylum seekers segregated

Monday, August 19th 2013, 14:09

Swiss towns keep asylum seekers at arm's length
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VIDEO: Swiss asylum rules 'akin to apartheid'

Monday, August 19th 2013, 5:14

Plans by local communities in Switzerland to ban asylum seekers from public places such as swimming pools, sports fields and playgrounds are proving controversial.
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Two held over assisted death claim

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 15:26

A man and a woman have been arrested over claims they could be planning to take a vulnerable pensioner to end his life at a clinic in Switzerland, say police.
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VIDEO: Alpine horn players set world record

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 6:14

More than 500 musicians have performed a concert on a Swiss mountainside to enter the record books for the largest ensemble playing the alpine horn.
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Swiss bank UBS bailout loan repaid

Friday, August 16th 2013, 11:04

Switzerland's central bank says a loan it granted to bail out troubled bank UBS five years ago has been repaid.
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VIDEO: Fireworks display lights up Geneva

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 16:36
related places: Geneva

Hundreds of thousands of people have turned out to see a huge fireworks display in the Swiss city of Geneva.
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Oprah 'suffers racism' in Zurich

Friday, August 9th 2013, 10:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Zurich

US talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she was the victim of racism while shopping for handbags during a recent visit to Switzerland.
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Swiss to segregate asylum-seekers

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 16:39

New restrictions on asylum seekers' movements spark controversy in Switzerland, with human rights groups saying they are racist.
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Swiss to launch anthem competition

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 13:03

Switzerland considers its national anthem too old-fashioned, so a new one will be chosen through a competition opening next year.
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VIDEO: 'Jetman' flies alongside US plane

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 8:55
related countries: United States United States

A Swiss adventurer, known as 'Jetman', has made his first public flight in the United States.
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VIDEO: Investigators probe Swiss train crash

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 6:35

At least one person has been killed and 35 injured in a collision between two trains in western Switzerland.
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Dozens hurt in Swiss train crash

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 1:12

A driver is killed and at least 35 injured in a head-on collision between two trains at a local station in western Switzerland.
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'Pink panther' thief flees jail

Friday, July 26th 2013, 11:40
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Milan Poparic, a Bosnian member of the Pink Panther jewel theft gang, escapes a Swiss jail in a dramatic breakout.
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Federer suffers shock Swiss loss

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 17:35

Roger Federer's poor run of form continues as he loses to world number 55 Daniel Brands 6-3 6-4 at the Swiss Open.
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