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Students hurt as bus ploughs into barn

A Fribourg public transport bus carrying 80 teenaged school children crashed into a barn in Grenilles, a village in a rural area of the canton on Thursday, injuring more than half the occupants.

Belgian minister eyes citizens’ Swiss accounts

Belgian minister eyes citizens’ Swiss accounts

There are "some 30 billion" euros held by Belgian taxpayers in Swiss bank accounts, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said on Thursday as he advocated a possible deal to claw back one third.

Roger Federer crashes out of US Open

Roger Federer crashes out of US Open

Roger Federer saw his dream of becoming the first man in 87 years to win six US Opens destroyed by big-swinging Czech Tomas Berdych Wednesday in the Swiss legend's earliest New York defeat in nine years.

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Wawrinka retires as Djokovic marches on

Defending champion Novak Djokovic reached his 14th successive Grand Slam quarter-final on Wednesday when Swiss 18th seed Stanislas Wawrinka was forced to retire from their US Open last-16 match.

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Swiss may mediate in Hungary-Armenia row

Switzerland is prepared to assist Hungary and Armenia, whose relations have soured over the killer of an Armenian soldier in Budapest, the Swiss foreign ministry said on Wednesday without specifically referring to the murder case.

Liechtenstein mulls lifting banking secrecy

Liechtenstein mulls lifting banking secrecy

Liechtenstein is considering automatically sharing information on bank accounts held by foreigners in the Alpine nation, enabling taxation by their home countries, Prime Minister Klaus Tschütscher said in a newspaper interview on Wednesday.

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Luxury giant Richemont sees sales soar

Swiss luxury goods group Richemont's sales catapulted by 23 percent year-on-year in the first five months of its 2012-13 accounting year, the company announced on Wednesday ahead of its annual assembly.