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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.

World news related to Switzerland – overview

Switzerland: news

Credit Suisse weathers rough market

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 7:19

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse sees quarterly profits rise 40% despite volatility in debt markets.
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UBS settles US mortgage litigation

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 8:23
related countries: United States United States

Swiss banking giant UBS says it has reached an agreement with US housing agencies to settle claims it had mis-sold mortgage investments.
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VIDEO: India jails six over Swiss tourist rape

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 7:51
related countries: India India

An Indian court has sentenced six men to life in prison for the gang-rape of a Swiss tourist in March.
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India jails six over Swiss gang rape

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 14:54
related countries: India India

A court in India sentences six men to life imprisonment over the gang rape of a Swiss tourist who was attacked while camping earlier this year.
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Rodriguez opens Montreux festival

Friday, July 5th 2013, 9:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Montreux

US singer-songwriter Sixto "Sugar Man" Rodriguez opens the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
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VIDEO: Controversial trader Marc Rich dies

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 21:16

Marc Rich, the trader controversially pardoned by former President Bill Clinton, has died in Switzerland.
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Controversial trader Marc Rich dies

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 10:27

Marc Rich, the trader controversially pardoned by former President Bill Clinton, dies in Switzerland at the age of 78.
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VIDEO: Freak storm injures 39 in Switzerland

Friday, June 21st 2013, 13:17

Freak conditions in Switzerland have injured at least 39 people and caused major damage to property.
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VIDEO: Storm sends tents flying

Friday, June 21st 2013, 10:04

A gymnastics tournament in central Switzerland has been seriously affected by a storm involving 80 mph (130 kilometre per hour) winds, heavy rain and 2cm-wide hailstones.
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Swiss bill on bank secrecy rebuffed

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 13:49
related countries: United States United States

The lower house of Switzerland's parliament refuses to discuss a bill that would allow Swiss banks to pass client information to the US tax authorities.
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VIDEO: Swiss dilemma over bank secrecy

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 8:35
related countries: United States United States

As world leaders grapple with the thorny issue of tackling tax evasion at G8 talks, Switzerland is being pushed to pass legislation that would allow Swiss banks to pass client information to US tax authorities.
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Swiss back tighter asylum rules

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 14:15

Swiss voters overwhelmingly back a controversial move to tighten asylum restrictions amid a spike in the number of refugees in the country.
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UBS under tax probe in France

Friday, June 7th 2013, 14:50
related countries: France France

UBS is being formally investigated in France on suspicion of persuading wealthy French clients to open undeclared bank accounts in Switzerland.
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VIDEO: Bus recovered from Lake Geneva

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 18:36

A coach is recovered after it rolled into Lake Geneva in Switzerland.
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Central Europe on alert for flooding

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 7:25
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Germany Germany

At least four people have died as torrential rains take rivers to dangerous levels in Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland.
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VIDEO: Central Europe 'under water'

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 16:40
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Germany Germany

Homes are evacuated across southern Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland as rivers reach dangerous levels following days of rain.
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Switzerland enforces EU work quotas

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 6:01
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Quotas on the number of European Union citizens allowed to work in Switzerland come into force, in a move criticised by Brussels.
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Two men injured in Zurich shooting

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 17:03
related places: Zurich

Two Turkish men have been injured when a gunman opened fire in central Zurich, Swiss police say.
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Lloyds sells off private banking arm

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 17:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lloyds, which is 39% owned by the UK taxpayer, has sold its international private banking arm to UBP of Switzerland
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China in first Swiss free-trade deal

Friday, May 24th 2013, 21:56
related countries: China China

China and Switzerland sign a memorandum of understanding on a free-trade agreement, the first such deal for China with a major Western economy.
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Clock ticks on Swiss banking secrecy

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 8:43

Swiss banks creak under pressure to end trademark secrecy
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Disgraced French minister bows out

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 14:44
related countries: France France

A French government minister who quit over revelations of his undeclared Swiss bank account says he will not stand again for election.
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Swiss bank UBS returns to profit

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 5:57

Swiss bank UBS returned to profit in the first three months of the year, after racking up big losses related to the Libor scandal at the end of 2012.
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Swiss to limit immigration from EU

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 9:21

The Swiss government is to limit immigration from all EU states from May for a period of one year, in a move criticised by Brussels.
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Froome wins prologue in Switzerland

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 16:28

Great Britain's Chris Froome wins the prologue of the Tour de Romandie for Team Sky by six seconds from Andrew Talansky.
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ABB to make $1bn solar acquisition

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 13:21

Swiss engineering firm ABB says it is to buy Californian solar energy firm Power-One for $1bn, as it predicts a booming market.
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