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  • WHO vaccines boss signs up as Ebola trial guinea pig

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The woman overseeing the rush to develop an Ebola jab has become one of the first volunteers to sign up to test the safety of candidate vaccines being developed. Marie-Paule Kieny, the World Health Organization's assistant director...
  • Coric stuns Nadal in Basel, Federer through

    BASEL Switzerland (Reuters) - Croatian wunderkind Borna Coric offered emphatic proof of his potential when he crushed Rafa Nadal in the Swiss Indoor tournament on Friday before local hero Roger Federer cruised into the last four. The 17-year-old Coric,...
  • Swiss officials search Sarasin bank in German tax probe

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss authorities have searched the offices of private Bank J. Safra Sarasin as part of a probe led by German prosecutors into dividend stripping, an investment strategy that can be used to help clients avoid taxes, a Zurich...
  • Swiss gold referendum's support falls short of majority: poll

    ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - A proposal to prohibit the Swiss National Bank from selling any of its gold reserves has the support of 44 percent of the public, a closely watched survey showed on Friday, though that result falls short of the backing it needs...
  • For CSO in Geneva, a touch of drama, enthusiasm

    For CSO in Geneva, a touch of drama, enthusiasm
    GENEVA, Switzerland — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's visit to this Swiss city — with its requisite lake and mountain views; Old Town cobblestone streets and hilltop cathedrals; and sleek boulevards punctuated by high-end watch and...
  • Ludogorets make history with 1-0 win over Basel

    SOFIA (Reuters) - An unstoppable last-gasp shot from defender Yordan Minev gave Ludogorets a 1-0 victory over 10-man Basel on Wednesday as they became the first Bulgarian team to register a Champions League group stage victory. In fact, the only previous...
  • Swiss exports rise in Sept., as global demand offsets euro zone slump

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's exports rose in September, bouncing back from a drop the previous month, with international demand for its watches and precision instruments offsetting the impact of euro zone stagnation, data showed on Tuesday....
  • Love is mutual feeling for CSO, Poland

    Love is mutual feeling for CSO, Poland
    WARSAW, Poland — The woman welcoming members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to the Fryderyk Chopin Museum was more than a little happy to see them. “I have been waiting 20 years for you to come to Poland,” Monika Strugala, the...
  • Former UBS banker fined in Switzerland for handing data to U.S.

    BERNE (Reuters) - A former banker at Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS , has been found guilty of handing over protected Swiss bank account data to the United States, according to a penalty order issued by the Swiss prosecutors' office. According to the...
  • Italy and Swiss ministers clash over failure to reach tax accord

    ROME (Reuters) - Italian and Swiss ministers clashed on Monday over the failure to reach an agreement aimed at fighting tax evasion that foresees Switzerland opening up its bank databases to Italian tax authorities. Both Italian Economy Minister Pier...
  • Muti, CSO prepare for latest sweep through culture capitals of Europe

     Muti, CSO prepare for latest sweep through culture capitals of Europe
    If it's Monday, it must be Warsaw. That's the day, less than two weeks away, when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is scheduled to begin its fifth European tour under the direction of music director Riccardo Muti. Squeezing concentrated foreign tours...