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Geneva protest over refugee camp

Some 200 people demonstrated at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva on Monday, demanding US and UN protection for Iranian exiles at the Ashraf refugee camp in Iraq.

Swatch confirms competition probe

Swatch confirms competition probe

The world's biggest watchmaker Swatch confirmed Monday it was being probed by European anti-trust authorities over claims that several luxury watch producers colluded to stop supplying spare parts to independent repairers.

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Eight injured in train crash

Eight people were injured Monday when a regional train derailed in the north-eastern Swiss canton of Aargau and hit a freight locomotive, a Swiss Federal Rail spokesman told AFP.

Swiss conservatives split by immigration campaign

Swiss conservatives split by immigration campaign

An anti-immigration poster campaign has caused a split in the conservative SVP party, with three senior politicians distancing themselves from the posters.

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Swiss get closer to German tax dodging deal

 

Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey said a tax evasion deal with Germany that will levy a 26 percent withholding tax on new German assets in Swiss banks, will be signed “shortly”. 

 

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Swiss jobless rate falls slightly

Switzerland's unemployment rate was flat at 2.8 percent in July compared to June, the economy ministry said Monday.