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6-year-old boy in Swiss truck joyride

Police in Basel returned a six-year-old joyrider to his unsuspecting mum after the boy stole a delivery truck and drove his two young cousins to a nearby village outside Basel.  

 

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Union calls for Swiss ban on euro salaries

Trade union Unia has called for Swiss companies to be banned from paying employees’ salaries in euros after the central bank placed a cap on the franc's exchange rate against the European currency. 

 

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Chechen-owned Swiss club Xamax owes $3.6m

Swiss club Neuchatel Xamax owes 3.2 million francs ($3.6 million) in unpaid debt, with most of the bills dating back to after the club was taken over by Chechen Bulat Chagaev, Le Matin en Dimanche reported on Sunday.

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Liechtenstein votes not to legalise abortion

Switzerland's tiny neighbour Liechtenstein voted on Sunday against legalising abortion, in line with the wishes of the principality's hereditary ruler Alois von und zu Liechtenstein.

UBS revises rogue trading loss upwards

UBS revises rogue trading loss upwards

Swiss banking giant UBS on Sunday revised losses due to rogue trading upwards to $2.3 billion but the bank's chief executive insisted he would not resign, saying he bore no guilt.

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Roche halts drug supply to Greek hospitals over unpaid bills

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche has stopped delivering its medicines to some Greek hospitals as they have failed to pay their bills, a spokesman confirmed on Sunday.

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Police arrest 90 in Zurich weekend violence

Some 90 people were arrested in the Swiss financial city of Zurich during the weekend after violent clashes between youth gangs and security forces, police said on Sunday.

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Swiss beat Aussies to reach Davis Cup top tier

Switzerland will return to the elite Davis Cup World Group next year after Stanislas Wawrinka sealed a 3-2 victory over Australia on Monday by wrapping up a five-set defeat of Lleyton Hewitt.

Credit Suisse to pay to end German tax probe

Credit Suisse to pay to end German tax probe

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse said om Monday that it has reached a deal with German authorities to end a tax evasion probe, and that it would pay €150 million ($205 million) to settle the case.