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Berlin criticizes reported Swiss tax CD purchase

A spokesman for Germany's finance minister on Monday criticized the reported purchase of a disc by a German region containing the names of supposed tax evaders with Swiss bank accounts.

Ben Ali ready to hand Swiss-held 'assets' to Tunisia: lawyer

Ben Ali ready to hand Swiss-held 'assets' to Tunisia: lawyer

Tunisia's former president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, toppled by a popular revolt in 2011, is ready to hand over his Swiss-held financial "assets" to the Tunisian state, his Lebanese lawyer said on Monday.

Brothers stabbed outside Zurich club

A young man celebrating his birthday was fatally stabbed while his brother was seriously injured after the pair were attacked outside a nightclub in Zurich on Saturday night.

Allow porn in schools: Swiss men's group

A Swiss organization for men and fathers is pressing for teachers to be given the freedom to show pornographic materials to children in class.

Strong Swiss franc deters foreign students

Swiss universities are receiving significantly fewer applications from abroad due to the strength of the franc, according to reports.

Peerless Federer back on top of the world

Peerless Federer back on top of the world

Roger Federer, already the holder of a record 17 Grand Slam titles, reached another landmark on Monday when he celebrated an unprecedented 287th week as world number one.

Blatter defends stance on bribes case

Blatter defends stance on bribes case

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has defended his stance on bribery after Swiss court documents accused his predecessor Joao Havelange of taking bribes.

German region buys data on tax dodgers: report

Authorities in the west German region of North Rhine-Westphalia have bought data on German clients of a Swiss bank suspected of tax evasion, a report said on Saturday.