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HSBC Swiss unit in French tax evasion probe
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HSBC Swiss unit in French tax evasion probe

HSBC Private Bank, the Swiss subsidiary of British banking group HSBC, said Friday it had been placed under formal investigation as part of a French tax fraud probe. READ  

Wealthy Asian donor helps UN news agency
Malaysian financier Jho Low. Photo: Jho Low/Twitter

Wealthy Asian donor helps UN news agency

The Geneva-based UN news agency IRIN said Thursday it was leaving the world body to become an independent non-profit organization thanks to a cash injection from a foundation backed by an Asian billionaire. READ  

'Disabled staff member won’t lose job': Nestlé
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'Disabled staff member won’t lose job': Nestlé

Nestlé said on Thursday that a disabled staff member in Italy, who was initially sacked for publicly criticizing company managers over Facebook, will no longer lose her job. READ  

Italy's PM upset over Swiss mogul's acquittal
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Photo: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Italy's PM upset over Swiss mogul's acquittal

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi vowed on Thursday to change Italy's "nightmare" statute of limitation rules after the conviction of a Swiss billionaire related to nearly 3,000 asbestos deaths was overturned. READ  

Disabled Nestlé worker fired for Facebook post
Perugina chocolate shop. Photo: Perugina

Disabled Nestlé worker fired for Facebook post

Swiss food giant Nestlé fired a disabled member of staff at its Perugina chocolate division in Italy after she posted a message on Facebook that “undermined the authority” of managers, a media report says. READ  

Ukraine killings near 1,000 since truce: UN

Nearly 1,000 people have been killed in conflict-torn Ukraine since a tattered truce was signed in September while the number of people displaced has nearly doubled, the United Nations said in Geneva on Thursday. READ  

Swiss tycoon acquitted over asbestos deaths
A man walks past banners posted by the Swiss victim association reading 'Mr Stephan Schmidheiny, we are also waiting for you in Switzerland' in Turin in 2009. Photo: Damien Meyer/AFP

Swiss tycoon acquitted over asbestos deaths

Italy's supreme court has overturned an 18-year prison sentence handed to Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny for causing 3,000 deaths linked to the use of asbestos in his factories. READ  

Financial markets brace for Swiss 'gold' vote
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Financial markets brace for Swiss 'gold' vote

As Switzerland prepares to vote this month on whether to force the country's central bank to increase its gold reserves, economists warn a 'Yes' vote could wreak havoc in financial markets. READ  

Fifa files criminal complaint with Swiss AG
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Fifa files criminal complaint with Swiss AG

Zurich-based Fifa, football's world governing body, has lodged a criminal complaint with the Swiss attorney general over "possible misconduct" by individuals in connection with the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. READ  

IOC pitches joint Olympic bids between countries
Thomas Bach: sees possibilities of joint bids for future Summer Olympics. Photo: AFP

IOC pitches joint Olympic bids between countries

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach revealed in Lausanne on Tuesday that the IOC were willing to consider joint bids between countries and cities in order to make hosting an Olympic Games more accessible. READ  

New bird flu expected to spread in Europe: WHO
Ducks at breeding farm in Yorkshire, England where bird flu has been identified. Photo: Oli Scarff/AFP

New bird flu expected to spread in Europe: WHO

A new kind of bird flu hitting European poultry farms will surely continue to spread among birds, the Geneva-based World Health Organization said on Tuesday, urging countries to be "vigilant". READ  

Fifa officials clash over World Cup ethics report
Investigator Garcia and Judge Eckert reach different conclusions. Photo: DPA

Fifa officials clash over World Cup ethics report

The head of a corruption probe into the awarding of the World Cup to Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022 says a report published on Thursday by the Zurich-based governing body for football Fifa is "materially incomplete and erroneous". READ  

Switzerland's ranking for English skills worsens
The language of Shakespeare: still not a Swiss priority?

Switzerland's ranking for English skills worsens

Switzerland trails behind 17 other countries in what is billed as the world’s largest ranking of English skills in non-Anglophone countries. READ  

US admits in Geneva to 'crossing the line'
Acting US legal advisor McLeod (left) and US representative to UN Human Rights Council Keith M. Harper arrive for torture committee meeting. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

US admits in Geneva to 'crossing the line'

An American government official in Geneva on Wednesday said the United States does not condone torture under any circumstances, but acknowledged to a UN anti-torture watchdog that it had "crossed the line" following the September 11th attacks. READ  

Swiss authorities 'shut down jihadist website'
Isis supporters in Syria. Photo: Rami Al Sayed/AFP

Swiss authorities 'shut down jihadist website'

A website considered by terrorism experts to be one of the major francophone platforms for recruiting jihadists was recently closed by Swiss authorities, French-language national TV broadcaster RTS reports. READ  

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Swiss National Bank chief calls proposal to boost gold reserves 'fatal'
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Mudslides kill four people in Ticino and neighbouring Italy
Culture
British X Factor star seeks internet support for Swiss Eurovision place
National
Court overturns ban by backing right for schoolgirl to wear scarf
National
Swiss ranking for English skills worsens among non-Anglo countries
Culture
Swiss model and French TV star Nabilla held for 'attempted murder'
Travel
Switzerland's Zermatt voted best ski resort in the Alps by skiers
Sport
VIDEO: FC Zurich claims crime after 'vicious' tackle hospitalizes player
Tech
Federal government announces new '.swiss' internet domain name
National
Zany emergency: Basel firefighters rescue ass stuck in manhole
Business & Money
American jury clears former UBS top executive of tax fraud
International
Switzerland ranks second to Norway in global 'prosperity' index
National
Financial regulator bans former Coop Bank CEO for three years
International
Switzerland slips in World Economic Forum's gender equality rankings
National
Job candidates unhappy with hiring process in Switzerland
National
Glacier 3000 opens new foot bridge spanning two mountains in Vaud
National
Swiss seek special Unesco heritage listing for yodelling and watchmaking
International
Switzerland regarded as best place in world for expats: global survey
National
Red faces at Migros over Hitler and Mussolini coffee cream pots
National
Quarter of workers in Switzerland 'stressed out': new survey
Travel
Lonely Planet ranks Zermatt among top places to visit in 2015
National
Majority of Swiss back proposed new immigration curbs: poll
Features
Eritrean asylum seekers find refuge in Swiss monastery town
National
Expat American professor disputes 'unjust' Swiss citizenship rejection
National
Sputtering eurozone drags down Swiss economic growth forecast
Features
Swiss-based English expat writer lauds immigrant 'brains and brawn'
International
Our survey: Switzerland third priciest for food and drink from back home
National
Zurich market gardener sets world 'record' for heaviest pumpkin
National
Report: Switzerland's residents richer than before economic crash
Features
Geneva lab sleuths use high tech to help art world uncover fakes
National
Father of Scot missing since early September fears Swiss trauma
National
Foreign women give birth to rising share of newborns: latest figures
National
'Giant's penis' bloom in Basel uni botanical garden bigger than ever
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Switzerland's voters reject public health insurance proposal
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Zooming foreign immigration continues to boost Swiss population
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Scientific study rings alarm over wellbeing of Swiss cows with bells
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Geneva MP seeks ban on charging for tap water in restaurants
Business & Money
Switzerland's residents top world financial wealth list: Allianz report
National
Saint Maurice abbey in Valais celebrates 1,500 years of history
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Streaming movie video service Netflix arrives in Switzerland
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Professional Chilean base jumper dives to death in Swiss Alps
Education
ETH Zurich remains top university in Europe: QS world rankings
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Switzerland's housing vacancy rate jumps: new federal figures
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