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Greek Journalist to be Tried Again over Swiss Bank Lists

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Greek officials say a recently acquitted journalist will be tried again for publishing the names of thousands of Greeks with Swiss bank accounts. Authorities say a prosecutor has appealed a court’s November 1 acquittal of Costas Vaxevanis. The prosecutor believes the court’s decision was faulty. Vaxevanis faces at least two years in prison for publishing […]

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Swiss Bank UBS Announces Job Cuts

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Swiss bank UBS has announced a plan to cut about 10,000 jobs during the next three years as it restructures its investment banking unit. Switzerland’s largest bank said Tuesday the changes will help it save $5.8 billion by the end of 2015. UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti said in a statement announcing the move that the […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Falls Ill During Swiss News Conference

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi fell ill during a news conference in the Swiss capital, Bern, late Thursday, shortly after saying how exhausted she was after her long trip from Asia to Europe. After getting a rock star welcome in Geneva, where she gave a speech to the International Labor Organization conference, the […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Calls for International Investment in Burma

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called for international aid and investment that will help promote further democratic reform in Burma at the start of her European tour. In Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, the newly elected lawmaker said in an address to the International Labor Organization that she would like to see the Burmese […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Calls for International Investment in Burma

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called for international aid and investment that will help promote further democratic reform in Burma, as she kicked off her landmark European tour in Geneva. The newly elected lawmaker said in an address Thursday to the International Labor Organization that she would like to see the Burmese […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Starts European Tour with Speech in Geneva

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called for international aid and investment that will help promote further democratic reform in Burma, as she kicked off her landmark European tour in Geneva. The newly elected lawmaker said in an address Thursday to the International Labor Organization that she would like to see the Burmese […]

Burma’s Pro-democracy Leader Starts Europe Tour

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Switzerland at the start of a historic European tour, which will see her accept the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to her more than two decades ago. Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at the Geneva airport Wednesday from Munich (Germany). Switzerland is the first stop on […]

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Belgium to Hold Day of Mourning for Bus Crash Victims

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Belgian officials have declared Friday a national day of mourning after a deadly bus crash in a Swiss tunnel killed 28 people, most of them children. Officials say the bodies will be flown back to Belgium aboard a military plane as early as Thursday evening. Seven Dutch citizens and 21 Belgians were killed when the […]

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Belgium Mourns 28 Killed During a Swiss Skiing Trip

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 10:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Belgium is mourning the death of 28 people, most of them children, who were killed Tuesday in a bus crash following a ski vacation in Switzerland. Family members and friends of the victims gathered for a candlelight memorial in Saint Peter’s Church, in Leuven, Belgium. Other mourners left flowers outside the Swiss morgue in Sion […]

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Belgium Mourns 28 Killed in Swiss Skiing Trip

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Belgium is mourning the death of 28 people, most of them children, who were killed in a bus crash following a ski vacation in Switzerland. Distraught parents flew to Switzerland Wednesday to identify the dead and attend to the surviving children. Doctor Cawen Mechiel, who is treating some of the injured children at a hospital […]

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