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Switzerland

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  • ABB chief warns against rigid implementation of immigration vote-Bilanz magazine

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland should think twice before implementing a vote to curb immigration from the European Union too rigidly, the chief executive of engineering group ABB was quoted saying on Thursday. The Swiss government said in June it would...
  • Basel stun sloppy Liverpool to claim another English scalp

    BASEL (Reuters) - Swiss champions FC Basel claimed another English Premier League scalp when they took advantage of a sloppy and lethargic Liverpool to win 1-0 with a Marco Streller goal in the Champions League on Wednesday. The raw talent of Basel...
  • Report: Netflix Attracts Over 100,000 French Subscribers in Two Weeks

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - PARIS- Weathering protests and skepticism from French industryites, Netflix has managed to have a successful start in Gaul. The U.S. company has already lured over 100,000 subscribers since its launch in Gaul on Sept. 15,...
  • Dubai financial regulator seeks to wind-up local arm of Espirito Santo

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai's financial regulator is seeking court approval to wind up the local arm of Portuguese financial group Espirito Santo, the latest in a series of international regulatory actions taken against the family's collapsed business empire....
  • L.A. Phil alum Lionel Bringuier wows in Zurich

     L.A. Phil alum Lionel Bringuier wows in Zurich
    Swiss audiences aren't known to stand, not, anyway, during ovations at orchestra concerts. Maybe that comes with the complacent territory. Lucky Switzerland ranks No. 1 on the where-to-be-born index. Or maybe — however exceptional the quality of...
  • Swiss keeper shocked after fans urinate in his water bottle

    (Reuters) - A Swiss goalkeeper has threatened legal action after fans of a rival lower league team urinated in his water bottle and then taunted him when, unawares, he took a sip during a match at the weekend. FC Muri goalkeeper Reto Felder said he had...
  • Almond returns to Wild to show his game is NHL ready

    Cody Almond realized he no longer played in North America when he walked into a Switzerland bar one night, ordered two drinks and forked over 70 Swiss francs or about $75. "That was an eye opener," Almond, a fifth-round pick by the Wild in 2007, said,...
  • Federer says Swiss ready to make history

    (Reuters) - Roger Federer will lead Switzerland in their Davis Cup semi-final against Italy on Friday determined to banish the memory of one of the biggest disappointments of his illustrious career. The 17-times grand slam champion, who will open...
  • Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway

    Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway
    World, you still just don't get it. The Ebola epidemic that is raging across West Africa, killing more than half its victims, will not be conquered with principles of global solidarity and earnest appeals. It will not be stopped with dribbling funds,...
  • Swiss begin bankruptcy proceedings against Espirito Santo private bank

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's financial regulator, FINMA, said on Friday it had initiated bankruptcy proceedings against Banque Privee Espirito Santo SA (BPES), part of the Portuguese Espirito Santo family's troubled business empire. FINMA, had said...
  • Swiss central bank ready to act 'immediately' as deflation risks resurface

    By Alice Baghdjian ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's central bank vowed to vigorously defend a three-year-old cap on the Swiss franc which has come under pressure from a recent appreciation of the currency, but it stopped short of announcing concrete new...