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West Ham snap up Swiss keeper

West Ham United have signed teenage goalkeeper Raphael Spiegel from Swiss side Grasshopper Zurich for an undisclosed fee, the newly-promoted Premier League side announced on Monday.

Wawrinka succeeds Federer as Swiss flag bearer

Wawrinka succeeds Federer as Swiss flag bearer

Stanislas Wawrinka will carry the Swiss flag at Friday's Olympic Games opening ceremony, taking over from 2008 gold medal winning teammate Roger Federer who performed the duty in Athens and Beijing.

Swiss banks linked to $21-trillion tax fiddle

Swiss banks linked to $21-trillion tax fiddle

Switzerland has been implicated among an array of tax havens harbouring a staggering $21 trillion of offshore assets stashed by the super-rich worldwide, a new report charges.

EPFL offers free online education with Coursera

EPFL offers free online education with Coursera

Lausanne's Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) has become the first Swiss university to offer courses on an online learning platform that promises to revolutionize higher education.

Five injured in Lucerne festival food stall fire

Five people were injured from the shooting flames of a gas bottle that set afire a food stall at the Blue Balls music festival in Lucerne on Sunday night.

Swiss Raiffeisen to drop US clients amid tax row

Swiss Raiffeisen to drop US clients amid tax row

Retail bank Raiffeisen is Switzerland's latest institution to part with its US clients because of increasing red tape and amid an ongoing tax row with the United States, media reports said on Saturday.

Libor fixing probe: Credit Suisse 'cooperating'

Libor fixing probe: Credit Suisse 'cooperating'

Switzerland's second bank Credit Suisse said it has not found any "significant problem", after cooperating with a Swiss investigation into the Libor interest rate-rigging scandal.