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Bride who shot husband ‘thought it was a blank’

A newlywed Swiss woman from Basel who killed her husband in a tragic gun accident in March has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter but will not serve a prison sentence.

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Army could help quell Zurich riots: politician

If the youth riots in Zurich continue, the Swiss army should be called on to come to the aid of the city’s police, according to a Zurich politician.

UBS trader ‘sorry’ for massive losses

UBS trader ‘sorry’ for massive losses

Kweku Adoboli, the equities trader accused in a $2.3 billion fraud at Swiss bank UBS, is "sorry" and "appalled" at the losses, his lawyer said on Thursday, as he was remanded in custody for another month.

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Record number to run in Swiss October elections

A record number of candidates will stand for the Swiss legislative elections in October, authorities said on Thursday.

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Logitech cuts 2012 goals on economic uncertainty

Swiss computer peripherals maker Logitech on Thursday cut its 2012 full-year targets amid economic uncertainty in industrialised states.

Swiss in tax talks with Athens: minister

Swiss in tax talks with Athens: minister

Swiss Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf said Wednesday her country was in talks with Greece on a double-taxation deal to avoid Greeks cheating the taxman by parking assets secretly in Switzerland.