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Kerry to address UN rights council in Geneva
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Kerry to address UN rights council in Geneva

US Secretary of State John Kerry will address the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva next week, the UN said on Wednesday, confirming that he will be in Switzerland as new Iran nuclear talks kick off. READ  

Swiss talks to continue on Iran nuclear deal

High-level talks in Geneva on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme were "useful and constructive" but a deal is still a long way off, a senior US administration official said on Monday. READ  

Same-sex marriage 'backed by most Swiss'
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Same-sex marriage 'backed by most Swiss'

A majority of Swiss back gay and lesbian marriage, according to the results of surveys published on Sunday by two weeklies. READ  

Poll: Swiss ready to forgo EU over immigration
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Poll: Swiss ready to forgo EU over immigration

Nearly half the Swiss population are ready to sacrifice bilateral agreements with the EU in order to implement the anti-immigration initiative that was narrowly passed in a referendum a year ago, according to a new survey. READ  

Swiss cabinet unveils EU immigration quotas bill
Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga. Photo: AFP

Swiss cabinet unveils EU immigration quotas bill

The Swiss government has presented a bill for new quotas on immigration from the European Union, a year after voters narrowly approved such curbs and put the country on a collision course with Brussels. READ  

UK opposition smells election blood on HSBC
UK Opposition leader Ed Miliband. Photo: AFP

UK opposition smells election blood on HSBC

British opposition leader Ed Miliband went on the offensive on Wednesday over an international scandal involving London-based HSBC and its Swiss banking arm, accusing Prime Minister David Cameron of being soft on tax avoidance. READ  

Swiss government posts surprise deficit for 2014
Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf: "We will investigate." Photo: Federal Chancellery

Swiss government posts surprise deficit for 2014

The Swiss government says it suffered its first federal budget deficit in nearly a decade last year following a surprise nine percent drop in tax revenue. READ  

Swiss Leaks
HSBC Swiss bank claims spark UK political fight
British Houses of Parliament. Photo: AFP

HSBC Swiss bank claims spark UK political fight

Claims that banking giant HSBC helped rich clients to dodge taxes — including criminals and sponsors of terrorism — through its Swiss private bank started a political firefight in Britain on Monday as the main parties sought to blame each other for not acting. READ  

New vote is needed on immigrants: finance boss
Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf. Photo: Remy Steinegger/World Economic Forum

New vote is needed on immigrants: finance boss

A new referendum on Swiss relations with the European Union is inevitable and should be held in a few months, Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf says. READ  

ILO sees potential in Juncker jobs plan
Jean-Claude Juncker. Photo: European People's Party/flickr

ILO sees potential in Juncker jobs plan

An ambitious European investment plan could create 2.1 million jobs by 2018 if properly implemented, the Geneva-based International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. READ  

Right-wing group seeks national face veil ban
Member of the Islamic Central Council of Switzerland wears niqab while distributing flyers in Ticino against veil ban in 2013. Photo: Fabrice Coffrrini/AFP

Right-wing group seeks national face veil ban

The same group that launched the initiative to ban the construction of new minarets in Switzerland is now seeking a national law to prohibit the wearing of veils and other face-covering headgear. READ  

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'The age of financial privacy is over'
Unsuspecting Americans have been hit hard by FATCA. Photo: Shutterstock

'The age of financial privacy is over'

Jonathan Weiss hasn’t lived in the US for 25 years. But that didn’t keep his foreign bank account from being frozen in the wake of new US tax laws. Find out how you can avoid the same fate at the hands of FATCA. READ  

World Economic Forum: Davos
Hollande: 'Big business must help fight terror'
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Hollande: 'Big business must help fight terror'

On his first visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday, French president François Hollande told the corporate world it must play its part in fighting terrorism. READ  

Mobility group calls for return of overnight trains
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Mobility group calls for return of overnight trains

An environmental mobility association is petitioning Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and the federal Transport Minister Doris Leuthard to restore overnight trains to international destinations. READ  

Zug party president quits over sex scandal
Swiss People's Party cantonal MP Markus Hürlimann. Photo: Canton of Zug

Zug party president quits over sex scandal

Markus Hürlimann has stepped down as the president of the right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) in the canton of Zug following a sex scandal involving another politician, according to several reports. READ  

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