UK targets 6,000 HSBC accounts in Switzerland

UK targets 6,000 HSBC accounts in Switzerland

British tax authorities are targeting some 6,000 British-based holders of HSBC bank accounts in Switzerland in a clampdown on customers who may have failed to report all their income and gains.

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Excrement and urine shower Zurich tunnel workers

Construction workers at the main railway station in Zurich have issued an ultimatum to rail operator SBB, threatening to stop working if excrement continues to fall from the ceiling of an alleyway they are building.

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US sues Transocean for blocking oil spill probe

The US government sued offshore drilling group Transocean on Wednesday for blocking an investigation into the cause of the giant 2010 oil disaster off the coast of Louisiana.

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SVP surges into huge poll lead

The far-right Swiss People’s Party (SVP) could claim almost 30 percent of the votes in the October 23rd federal elections, a milestone that no other party has ever reached in the history of modern Switzerland, a new opinion poll has shown.

FC Basel lose coach Fink to Hamburg

FC Basel lose coach Fink to Hamburg

Struggling German top flight side Hamburg have landed the coach of Swiss outfit Basel, Thorsten Fink, Blick newspaper reported on its website Thursday.

Swiss exchange probes Credit Suisse

Swiss exchange probes Credit Suisse

The Swiss Bourse has opened an investigation into banking giant Credit Suisse over possible trading violations, it announced on its website on Thursday.