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Julius Bär in talks on Merrill Lynch assets

Swiss bank Julius Bär said on Tuesday that it is in negotiations with Bank of America (BofA) to take on Merrill Lynch's global private banking arm with assets of $90 billion.

Lucerne approves Hindu death rites in river

Lucerne approves Hindu death rites in river

Hindus have welcomed a decision by the city of Lucerne that officially allows them to perform death rites in the Reuss River.

Swiss army ‘loses track’ of 10,000 firearms

Swiss army ‘loses track’ of 10,000 firearms

The Swiss department of defence says it no longer knows the whereabouts of up to 10,000 military firearms issued to Swiss soldiers who have completed their service.

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Dynamite blast clears way for Gotthard line

The Gotthard rail line is expected to reopen on July 2nd after a crew on Monday dynamited rock from a cliff where a lethal landslide covered the tracks earlier this month.