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Spain refuses to hand over to Switzerland ex-HSBC worker who allegedly stole information

Spain refuses to hand over to Switzerland ex-HSBC worker who allegedly stole information | Basel and Switzerland | Scoop.it
Spain's National Court on Wednesday ruled against extraditing a former HSBC employee to Switzerland, where he faces charges of stealing and revealing client information.
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UK man with dementia to travel to Switzerland for assisted suicide | LifeSiteNews.com

UK man with dementia to travel to Switzerland for assisted suicide | LifeSiteNews.com | Basel and Switzerland | Scoop.it
The man says he cannot face suffering more advanced dementia, nor the strain it will place on his loved ones.
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Switzerland Refuses to Void Rich Foreigners' Tax Rules - Naharnet

Switzerland Refuses to Void Rich Foreigners' Tax Rules - Naharnet | Basel and Switzerland | Scoop.it
Naharnet Switzerland Refuses to Void Rich Foreigners' Tax Rules Naharnet Switzerland's government on Friday rejected calls to axe special rules allowing rich foreigners resident in the country to pay less tax, saying the current system still raised...
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Switzerland Proposes Tax Evasion Crackdown

Switzerland Proposes Tax Evasion Crackdown | Basel and Switzerland | Scoop.it
ReutersThe announcement comes after a string of scandals involving Swiss banks allegedly hiding assets of foreign customers allowing them to avoid taxes in their home countries.  UBS AG, the nation's biggest lender by assets, in 2009 admitted...
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Gun control: Why Switzerland is a false analogy

Gun control: Why Switzerland is a false analogy | Basel and Switzerland | Scoop.it
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It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that no two countries are exactly alike. The United States shares similar military and political struc
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Why Rich Switzerland Is Livid About Rich-Executive Payouts | TIME.com

Why Rich Switzerland Is Livid About Rich-Executive Payouts | TIME.com | Basel and Switzerland | Scoop.it
The anger over excessive executive pay has finally spilled over to affluent Switzerland, more than a year after igniting the Occupy Wall Street movement in the U.S.
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Orange Switzerland Announces 140 Staff to Go in Redundancies

Orange Switzerland Announces 140 Staff to Go in Redundancies | Basel and Switzerland | Scoop.it
Orange Switzerland has announced 140 job losses as the company rebalances its resources.
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Cantons count cost of losing EU corporate tax war- swissinfo

Cantons count cost of losing EU corporate tax war- swissinfo | Basel and Switzerland | Scoop.it
In happier times, the relocation of a Greek-based Coca Cola subsidiary to Zug would have been met with unreserved Swiss joy. But the move in mid-October actually masks a deep crisis unfolding in Swiss cantons.
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Swiss bankers drop holiday plans on fear of arrest

ZURICH/GENEVA (Reuters) - Browsing glossy brochures in search of an exotic and relaxing summer holiday is the norm for Swiss private bankers at this time of year.But many will be going no further than...
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Australian guerrilla knitter's contribution to Basel bridge

Australian guerrilla knitter's contribution to Basel bridge | Basel and Switzerland | Scoop.it
Last year we went back to Switzerland for a holiday. On a warm summer evening we wanted to go to the river Rhine and have a picnic at the water. We sat down and then realized that we were surrounded by knitting ladies.
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Common language : English challenges multilingual Switzerland - swissinfo

The language debate is reaching new heights in Switzerland with French and Italian speakers uneasy about the progressive abandonment of their languages by the German-speaking community in favour of English.
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Basel Attractions | Basel Sightseeing | Things to do Basel | Europe a la Carte Travel Blog

Basel Attractions | Basel Sightseeing | Things to do Basel | Europe a la Carte Travel Blog | Basel and Switzerland | Scoop.it
The Swiss city of Basel isn't well known but there are lots of things to do in Basel, with many Basel attractions to visit when Basel sightseeing.
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Switzerland takes in 37 more Syrian refugees - swissinfo.ch

Switzerland takes in 37 more Syrian refugees - swissinfo.ch | Basel and Switzerland | Scoop.it
Switzerland takes in 37 more Syrian refugees
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The new arrivals are the second such group of refugees to be welcomed in Switzerland under the UN resettlement scheme after it took in a family of 36 Syrian refugees last September.
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Mountains of art, and culture, in Switzerland - Washington Times

Mountains of art, and culture, in Switzerland - Washington Times | Basel and Switzerland | Scoop.it
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Mountains of art, and culture, in Switzerland
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SWITZERLAND , March 9, 2013 – When most travelers consider the great European centers of art, they usually think of Florence , Rome , Paris or Madrid among others.
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That must be a red card! Moment a Swiss soccer player was bitten as he caught pine marten that invaded pitch

That must be a red card! Moment a Swiss soccer player was bitten as he caught pine marten that invaded pitch | Basel and Switzerland | Scoop.it
The vicious woodland animal, called a marten, ran onto the pitch during a Swiss soccer game. It bit the finger of Zurich’s Loris Benito when he tried to catch it. (RT @Switzerland: That must be a red card!
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Switzerland's Resounding Verdict Against High Executive Pay - Forbes

Switzerland's Resounding Verdict Against High Executive Pay - Forbes | Basel and Switzerland | Scoop.it
With Help From Novartis, Switzerland Acts To Fix C-Suite Ripoffs
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A great move by the Swiss.

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Switzerland Checks Mercenaries, Partially — Global Issues

Switzerland Checks Mercenaries, Partially — Global Issues | Basel and Switzerland | Scoop.it
BASEL, Feb 18 (IPS) - The Swiss government has presented a draft law regulating the private military industry but critics argue the law is toothless.
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Switzerland: free internet in train stations - www.InfoToday.eu

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) is planning to equip 100 train stations with free WiFi.
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Video of the knitted bridge, as seen from a tram.

Knitting graffiti in Basel on Wettstein Brücke...
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Swiss Bankers Are Terrified Of Leaving Switzerland - Business Insider

Swiss Bankers Are Terrified Of Leaving Switzerland - Business Insider | Basel and Switzerland | Scoop.it
All this comes as Switzerland negotiates to get U.S. probes against 11 banks dropped in return for payment of fines and the names of thousands of U.S. clients. It also wants a deal to shield the rest of its 300 or so banks from ...
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A home made of recycled materials- swissinfo

Elemér Zalotay has built his home almost entirely from second-hand material. While other buildings undergo costly renovations or are demolished after just a few decades use, this Hungarian architect found his own way to deal with the effects of time.
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Swiss braced for fresh attack on banking secrecy

Swiss braced for fresh attack on banking secrecy | Basel and Switzerland | Scoop.it

Hilarious response from Urs Schwaller to Europe's attempt to clamp down on tax havens. Why shouldn't people be allowed to hide their money in Switzerland? We have a history of helping dictators, drug smugglers and tax evaders... well, anyone with enough money. 

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Swiss spy charge signals German tax deal trouble

Swiss spy charge signals German tax deal trouble | Basel and Switzerland | Scoop.it

A Swiss decision to pursueGerman tax inspectors for industrial (Swiss spy charge signals German tax deal trouble...

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