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Switzerland Issues Storm Alert

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Switzerland are warning that violent storms are expected to hit the country Friday. The Swiss national weather service issued a storm alert for most of the country, saying it expects winds of up to 120 kilometers per hour. The government is calling on citizens to brace for severe rainfall and possibly hail.

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Swiss Bank UBS Announces Huge Job Cuts

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Swiss bank USB has announced it is cutting 3,500 jobs worldwide, in the bank’s latest effort to save $2.5 billion annually by 2013. USB’s investment bank unit will see 1,600 jobs eliminated – about 45 percent of the total expected job cuts. The banking giant has 65,000 worldwide employees located in more than 50 countries. […]

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Swiss Bank UBS Announces Huge Job Cuts

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Swiss bank USB has announced it is cutting 3,500 jobs worldwide, in the bank’s latest effort to save $2.5 billion annually by 2013. USB’s investment bank unit will see 1,600 jobs eliminated – about 45 percent of the total expected job cuts. The banking giant has 65,000 worldwide employees located in more than 50 countries. […]

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Pakistani Taliban Claim They Have Swiss Hostages

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani Taliban militants say they are holding a Swiss couple kidnapped earlier this month as they traveled through the country’s restive southwestern province of Baluchistan. The deputy head of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan , Wali-ur Rehman, told media outlets Friday that the couple was in good condition and that his group would release them in exchange […]

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Pakistani Taliban Claim They Have Swiss Hostages

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani Taliban militants say they are holding a Swiss couple kidnapped earlier this month as they traveled through the country’s restive southwestern province of Baluchistan. The deputy head of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan , Wali-ur Rehman, told media outlets Friday that the couple was in good condition and that his group would release them in exchange […]

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Pakistani Taliban Claim They Have Swiss Hostages

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani Taliban militants say they are holding a Swiss couple kidnapped earlier this month as they traveled through the country’s restive southwestern province of Baluchistan. The deputy head of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan , Wali-ur Rehman, told media outlets Friday that the couple was in good condition and that his group would release them in exchange […]

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“Eco-Terrorists” Found Guilty in Swiss Trial

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Three eco-terrorists were found guilty in Switzerland Friday for their involvement in a foiled plot to blow up an unfinished IBM nanotech research center near Zurich. The verdict in Switzerland’s highest criminal court found Costantino Alfonso Ragusa, his wife Silvia Ragusa Guerini and their Swiss friend, Luca “Billy” Cristos Bernasconi, guilty of conspiring last year […]

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“Eco-Terrorists” Go On Trial in Switzerland

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Three accused eco-terrorists went on trial in Switzerland’s highest criminal court Tuesday for their involvement in an alleged plot to blow up an IBM research center near Zurich. The trial for Costantino Alfonso Ragusa, his wife Silvia Ragusa Guerini and their Swiss friend Luca “Billy” Cristos Bernasconi opened one hour late due to the security […]

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