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Switzerland clamps down on mercenary services

Switzerland's Federal Council wants to pass a law banning Swiss-based private armies offering military services to war zones.

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Dog lover loved dog far too much: court

A young man who had sex with his dog for several years has been ordered to undergo regular psychiatric treatment if he is to avoid spending eight months behind bars, a Swiss court ruled on Monday.

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Swiss private bank aids US in tax probe

Swiss private bank Julius Bär said on Wednesday it was cooperating with a US tax evasion probe, alongside several other groups, after a US indictment of two men for consipiracy to hide $600 million
from US authorities.

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Swiss move to toughen up penalty regime

The Swiss government moved on Wednesday to toughen its penalty regime, saying that it wanted to end conditional fines for minor crimes and reintroduce detention terms instead.

Talks with EU won’t be easy – Calmy-Rey

Talks with EU won’t be easy – Calmy-Rey

Switzerland's President and Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey on Monday defended Swiss interests when she became the first ever Swiss cabinet minister to attend a foreign policy committee hearing in Brussels.