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Switzerland

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  • Victorinox Swiss Army's Inox watch is steeled for action

    The newest timepiece from Victorinox Swiss Army, the Inox, was created to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the company, but it's engineered to survive so much punishment that the resulting wristwatches are likely to be ticking when the company's 230th...
  • Swiss watchdog investigates Espirito Santo private bank

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's financial regulator said on Wednesday it was investigating Banque Privee Espirito Santo SA (BPES), a Swiss private bank that is part of the Espirito Santo family's troubled business empire. The Lausanne-based bank is...
  • Swiss economy most competitive once again; EU, U.S., Japan improve

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The European Union is becoming more competitive but Switzerland, Singapore and the United States are the three economies to beat, an annual survey by the World Economic Forum said on Wednesday. The Global Competitiveness Report...
  • Switzerland urged to step up fight against ill-gotten funds

    BERNE (Reuters) - Switzerland is not doing enough to rid itself of ill-gotten funds, despite loosening its banking secrecy, and should now beef up its law against money laundering, an global corruption watchdog said on Tuesday. Cobus de Swardt, head of...
  • James Brown Biopic 'Get on Up' To Open Zurich Festival

    PARIS- Zurich Film Festival will open with James Brown biopic "Get on Up," helmer Tate Taylor's follow up to Oscar-winning "The Help." Taylor, Chadwick Boseman, who plays Brown, and Octavia Spencer, who stars as the singer's aunt, will be in Zurich to...
  • Lombard Odier breaks with tradition to publish results for first time

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Lombard Odier on Thursday became the second Swiss private bank this week to break with more than two centuries of tradition and publish results for the first time. The figures showed the famously discrete Geneva bank to be more...
  • Swiss outline new measures to stop bypassing of sanctions on Russia

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Russian banks will require approval to issue long-term financial instruments in Switzerland, the government said on Wednesday, as it detailed measures to ensure it does not become a place for individuals or funds to avoid European...
  • One dead in shooting at mosque in Switzerland: police

    ZURICH (Reuters) - A man was killed on Friday in a shooting at an Albanian mosque in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and another man was arrested, Swiss police said. Police arrested a man with a handgun after they were called to the mosque in a suburb of the...
  • Swiss bliss: Hiking the Swiss Alps

    Swiss bliss: Hiking the Swiss Alps
    This year, a highlight of my European summer was the day I spent hiking in the Berner Oberland region of the Swiss Alps. I was with a wonderful group of traveling friends, all eager for a ramble in the high country. Fortunately, you don't have to be a...
  • CAS statement on Luis Suarez biting case

    (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) released the following statement on Thursday regarding the case of Uruguay striker Luis Suarez who bit an opponent during a World Cup match in June. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has...
  • Swiss passenger train derails into ravine, several injured

    A passenger train derailed into a ravine in a mountainous region of southeastern Switzerland after encountering a mudslide on the tracks, Swiss police said on Wednesday. Several passengers were injured after at least three train carriages came off the...