Switzerland wants to ease banking secrecy

Switzerland wants to ease banking secrecy

Switzerland is considering new legislation to ease banking secrecy in a bid to fight money laundering, the police and justice department said on Wednesday.

Davos supremo wants new model for capitalism

Davos supremo wants new model for capitalism

The founder and organiser of the World Economic Forum, the annual gathering in Davos of the world's political and business elite, said Wednesday that capitalism needs a complete overhaul.

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Woman murdered as police listened on phone

The trial has begun in Lausanne of a man who stabbed his wife 35 times and slit her throat, just moments after she had called the police to report a suspected case of domestic violence next door.

Sleepy passenger causes Swiss train chaos

Sleepy passenger causes Swiss train chaos

A napping commuter passenger caused disruptions to 176 trains on Tuesday day when he pulled the emergency brake after missing his stop. 

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Swiss league kicks out Neuchatel Xamax

The Swiss Football League (SFL) announced on Wednesday it has revoked the playing licence of beleaguered club Neuchatel Xamax, excluding the side from SFL matches.

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Donor mails $53,000 in cash to Swiss animal agency

An anonymous animal lover mailed 50,000 francs ($53,000) in cash to an animal protection agency to help finance a new visitors' centre, the group said on Tuesday.

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Hong Kong police seek stolen $1.6 million ring

Hong Kong police said on Wednesday they were investigating the theft of a $1.6-million gem-encrusted ring reportedly left in a hotel washroom by co-president of Swiss jewellers Chopard.