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Pakistani money in Swiss banks down by one-third to hit record low

This is the first time in the last four years that the funds linked to Pakistan in Swiss banks have slipped below that of Indians.

Explained: Why Switzerland and the EU face a battle of the bourses

The Swiss/EU deal would have Switzerland routinely adopt changes to single market rules. It would also create a more effective platform to resolve trade disputes and open a path to new trade deals such as an electricity union.

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Horn OK please

On Sunday, the Swiss will hold their strangest referendum ever, to decide if cows may keep their horns.

Who stands to lose if Swiss-EU treaty talks fail?

Failure of the talks could send shock waves through Switzerland that go far beyond a diplomatic deep freeze.

Small plane crashes in Switzerland, several people killed

The plane crashed in an inaccessible area of forest in the Rengg mountain pass in the canton of Nidwalden.

Switzerland's highest court allows India to access bank data in tax dodge

The case involved information leaked by whistleblower Herve Falciani, a French citizen who worked for HSBC’s Swiss private bank and in 2008 disclosed details on thousands of clients he suspected were using accounts to evade tax.

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Swizz duo creates an experience through music in pitch dark halls

Musicians Sandro Schneebeli and Max Pizio — from Switzerland’s Ticino, play a plethora of instruments. It's an intense experience — one hour without any distraction.

Swiss aid worker abducted in western Sudan's Darfur province

Just weeks ago UNAMID, a joint African Union and the United Nations peacekeeping force, began reducing the number of its troops in the region, citing a fall in violence there. Khartoum had in recent years insisted that UN peacekeepers leave the region, saying the conflict there had ended.

Delivery by drone: Switzerland tests it in populated areas

Drones will help deliver toothbrushes, deodorant and smartphones to Swiss homes this fall as part of a pilot project, the first of its kind over a densely populated area.

Switzerland proposes to ban facial coverings, vote likely by 2020

Switzerland could become the latest country to ban facial coverings worn by some Muslim women after activists collected more than the 100,000 signatures required thus setting up a vote by 2020.

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Post Cannes, Hina Khan is enjoying the mountains of Switzerland

Hina Khan, who is currently holidaying in Switzerland, took to her Instagram to share loads of photos and stories from the picturesque place.

A room without a view: Snapshots of Swiss Army bunkers converted to hotels

For upwards of almost $200 a night, guests at a Swiss hotel might expect to catch a glimpse of the towering Alps or overlook one of the country's famous lakes. But visitors to Hotel La Claustra get a room without a view. The 17-room hotel is buried in the Gotthard mountain range and, with cavernous walls and minimalist interior, offers the chance to spend a few nights in an ex-army bunker.

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11 injured as train cars derail in Swiss Alps

Three train cars derailed and 11 people were injured Wednesday after a landslide hit a mountain train in the Swiss Alps.

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FM Jaitley at World Economic Forum

Switzerland, Jan 23 (ANI): Finance Minister, Arun Jaitely, on Saturday attended the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Finance Minister Jaitley said that there are a set of structural reforms which are in progress and there are a large number of steps which the Government of India has taken over the last year-and-a-half. He further added that India's co-operative federalism has transformed to competitive federalism, and that's really a good news for India.

Britain's FM, Arun Jaitley hold bilateral talks

London, Jan 20 (ANI): British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne held bilateral talks with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, ahead of the World Economic Forum. Both the ministers discussed cooperation between the two countries at the residence of the British Finance Minister at Downing Street in central London. The talks focused on infrastructure and financial services. Jaitley also addressed an investors summit at the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday morning and will fly to Davos, Switzerland, in the evening.

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