Havens like Switzerland will be shunned: Sarkozy

Havens like Switzerland will be shunned: Sarkozy

French President Nicolas Sarkozy warned on Friday that tax havens will be shunned by the international community, naming countries including Switzerland he said had not done enough to end banking secrecy.

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Rights group slams Facebook for Muhammad weekly censorship

Rights group Reporters Without Borders slammed Facebook on Friday for threatening to terminate the account of a French weekly whose offices were firebombed after publishing images of the Muslim prophet Muhammad.

Swiss economy hits the brakes

Swiss economy hits the brakes

Switzerland's economic outlook has worsened in almost all sectors, according to a survey carried out by the KOF Swiss Economic Institute.

Djokovic ups his game with quick Basel win

Djokovic ups his game with quick Basel win

Novak Djokovic crushed Lukasz Kubot 6-1, 6-2 as the top seed at the Swiss Indoors showed on Thursday that his untouchable form is rapidly returning after six weeks out with injury.

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Iran summons Swiss envoy over US ‘threats’

Iran made a formal protest Thursday over military experts' remarks to a US Congressional committee last week urging the targeted assassination of members of its elite Quds Force military special operations unit.

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Mubarak lawyer says millions frozen by Swiss ‘legal’

The lawyer for the family of Hosni Mubarak has said $340 million held in Swiss banks by the two sons of the ousted Egyptian president, and frozen there, are "legal profits" from consulting abroad.

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Swiss girl’s bunnies found beheaded after Halloween

An expert says followers of occultist practices could be behind the killing of pets belonging to a 13-year-old girl in Kaiseraugst, in the north of Switzerland.

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Football fan loses fingers in firecracker blast

As FC Zurich players struggled at Lazio’s stadium in Rome on Thursday, panic swept the stands of the Swiss supporters when a firecracker exploded in the hands of a fan.

UBS set to defend $80 million Madoff claim

UBS set to defend $80 million Madoff claim

Swiss bank UBS said on Thursday it would vigorously defend claims for $80 million in the Bernard Madoff affair after a $2 billion suit was thrown out of court earlier this week.