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Credit Suisse: ending US tax dispute 'top priority'

Credit Suisse: ending US tax dispute 'top priority'

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse says that resolving a dispute with Washington over its past assistance to US tax dodgers is a top priority.

Ticino restaurant tells diners: eat up or pay up

Ticino restaurant tells diners: eat up or pay up

A restaurateur in Losone in the canton of Ticino has come up with a novel way of reducing the amount of food thrown away.

Pakistan to hold Swiss talks on illicit money

Pakistan to hold Swiss talks on illicit money

Pakistan is to hold talks with Switzerland on a new tax treaty in the hope of retrieving state assets illegally stashed in the Swiss banking system.

Christoph Blocher quits ‘bureaucratic’ parliament

Christoph Blocher quits ‘bureaucratic' parliament

Christoph Blocher, the controversial figurehead of the right-wing Swiss People's Party, is to quit parliament at the end of May.

Swiss secure coveted place in Eurovision final

Swiss secure coveted place in Eurovision final

Switzerland have made it into the final of the Eurovision Song Contest — for the first time in three years.

Blatter aims for fifth term as FIFA boss

Blatter aims for fifth term as FIFA boss

FIFA president Sepp Blatter plans to run for a fifth term as the boss of global football, Zurich-based newspaper Blick said on Friday.