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Switzerland and Greece consider tax negotiations

Bern and Athens are looking at opening formal negotiations for a tax accord that would allow heavily-indebted Greece to obtain taxes from assets hidden by Greek taxpayers in Switzerland.

Powerful franc prompts WHO to mull job cuts

Powerful franc prompts WHO to mull job cuts

The World Health Organisation may cut more jobs at its headquarters in Switzerland as the strong Swiss currency bites into the budget of the UN health agency.

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Swiss woman cleared of father’s murder

A judge has said a 24-year-old woman acted in self-defence when she shot and killed her aggressive dad at their home in Oberrieden, near Zurich, two years ago.

Singing Geneva banker: ‘The global economy is about to crash’

Singing Geneva banker: ‘The global economy is about to crash’

A tuneful banker is causing a stir in Switzerland with his infectious and disarmingly jolly song about impending global financial doom. 

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Mother and daughter die in Swiss gas blast

One of the victims of a gas explosion in southwest Switzerland that killed two people on Tuesday has been identified as a 31-year-old mother named as Yassouda.

Federer gets votes in Swiss election

Federer gets votes in Swiss election

Tennis fans around the world have cheered Roger Federer's talents, but he's most celebrated in his native Switzerland, where some backed him in Sunday's election, even though he wasn't on the
ballot.