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  • Switzerland prepares to tighten screws on whistleblowers

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Switzerland's parliament will consider a bill on Monday that critics say will tighten the rules on whistleblowers, shutting the door to what is often a last resort for people trying to stop wrongdoing and corruption. Although the bill...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • European Concert Diary: Esa-Pekka Salonen's 'Karawane' in Zurich

    European Concert Diary: Esa-Pekka Salonen's 'Karawane' in Zurich
    After nearly a century, Dada — the art movement begun here, in safe Switzerland, to tweak established conditions at a time when the establishment meant the institutions that had led the world into war — is now itself part of the establishment....
  • SNB to keep 1.20 franc cap for at least six months: Reuters poll

    ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss National Bank will keep the 1.20 cap on the franc for at least six months, intervening in foreign exchange markets again or even effectively charging for franc deposits if needed, a Reuters poll found on Tuesday. An...
  • Switzerland takes on its top drugmakers in price row

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland, home to the world's two biggest drugmakers, might be expected to give them an easy ride. But Roche and Novartis are finding no immunity in their home market from a European-wide price squeeze. Governments and healthcare...
  • Swiss say would shield Snowden from 'political' extradition to U.S.

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden could be granted safe passage in Switzerland if he helped a potential criminal inquiry into U.S. spying there, the Swiss public prosecutor's office said on Monday. He would probably not...
  • Michael Schumacher discharged from hospital, will rehab at home

     
    Filed under: Motorsports, Celebrities, Racing Michael Schumacher's medical progress has been slow but consistently positive over the past several months, and more seemingly good news has arrived in a statement from his manager. The seven-time Formula 1...
  • Swiss watch industry denies 'Nokia moment' from new Apple Watch

    Swiss watch industry denies 'Nokia moment' from new Apple Watch
    ZURICH/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Apple Inc's iPod upended the music industry, and its iPhone knocked Nokia off its smartphone perch, but Swiss watch makers breezily dismissed warnings that the technology giant's new wristwatch gadget could do something...
  • 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,...