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Italy seeking damages from Swiss drug giants

Italy's health ministry is seeking €1.2 billion euros ($1.6 million) in compensation from Swiss pharma giants Novartis and Roche for the manipulation of sales of a cheap drug used to treat eye problems according to Italian media reports.

OSCE: missing observers near Donetsk are from Estonia, Turkey, Switzerland, Denmark

Four observers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) that went missing on Monday near the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk are nationals of Estonia, Turkey, Switzerland and Denmark, Michael Bociurkiw, a spokesman for Ukraine’s mission in Ukraine, said on May 27.

Credit Suisse to set up US 'bad bank'

Credit Suisse, facing potential criminal charges for helping Americans dodge taxes, has created a "bad bank" unit for US clients, Swiss media reported on Tuesday.

Switzerland Freezes Assets, Launches Inquiry into Yanukovych

Switzerland launched a money-laundering investigation into ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his son on Friday after freezing bank accounts belonging to the deposed leader and over a dozen other top Ukrainian officials.

Italians beg Swiss: please buy Sardinia

Could Sardinia become Switzerland's 27th canton? In a bid to ease Italy's economic woes, a Facebook campaign has been set up to sell the southern Italian island of Sardinia to the Alpine country.

Switzerland: EU freezes research and student exchange funds

In a tit-for-tat retaliation, the European Union has frozen research grants for Swiss universities worth hundreds of millions of euros and suspended the involvement of Switzerland in the Erasmus student exchange programme.

Swiss jets not scrambled over hijacked plane because 'airbases closed at night'

An incident with a highjacked Ethiopian passenger jet has exposed the Swiss Air Force’s inability to deal with threats in ‘off-duty’ hours. An emergency escort to the aircraft in distress was carried out by vigilant colleagues from Italy and France.

Switzerland's EU treaties could face Brussels guillotine

European Union countries are currently mulling what to do if their strategic neighbour Switzerland bows out of an agreement on freedom of movement with the bloc, a move which could annul all Swiss-EU treaties under the so-called "guillotine" mechanism.

Norway's ruling party calls for 'Swiss-style' migrant vote

One of Norway's two coalition government parties has called for a Swiss-style referendum on measures to restrict immigration, in a further sign that Switzerland's shock decision could have knock-on effects elsewhere in Europe.

Switzerland votes to cap EU immigration

The Swiss cast their ballots Sunday in a vote that will determine whether to limit annual migration from the EU, thus ending the policy of free movement within the bloc that was established in 2002.

Swiss government tightens computer security amid NSA spying concerns

Citing worries about foreign surveillance efforts, the government of Switzerland has ordered tighter control methods on its own computer and phone technology systems in order to prevent Swiss communications from being monitored.

Khodorkovsky seeks Swiss visa

Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who walked free from a Russian prison last week after a decade in jail, on Tuesday applied for a three-month Schengen visa to travel to Switzerland, the Swiss foreign ministry said.

Another ‘Bogus’ Contract in Iraq Revealed

A Swiss-based Iraqi engineer exposes what appears to be another multi-billion dollar scam in which the Iraqi government of Nouri Al-Maliki is implicated.

Pedophile Geneva money manager handed jail term

A criminal court in Nyon in the canton of Vaud on Thursday sentenced a 64-year-old financial manager to nine years in jail for raping a 11-year-old girl and sexually abusing another girl.

Swiss vote on limiting top pay to 12 times that of lowest paid workers

The Swiss are to go to the polls to vote on limiting the pay of high-earners as a debate rages in the country about income, inequality and what fair pay really means.

Swiss to Vote on Guaranteed $2800 Monthly Income for All Adults

The Swiss really know how to kick us when we're down — while our congress is busy shutting itself down because it's run by soulless opportunists, the Swiss people have gathered enough signatures to force a referendum on whether they should guarantee $2800 in monthly income for all adults.

The list has grown: Switzerland, The Netherlands and Ecuador join Germany in calls for audits of their gold

The calls for full audits, and in some cases, repatriation, of foreign gold reserves being held by the New York Federal Reserve are growing, as now Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Ecuador have joined Germany in those calls and in Ecuador’s case, repatriation, of its gold

Switzerland arming in preparation for European meltdown?

The Swiss Army is preparing contingency plans for violent unrest across Europe. A nation mostly famous for its banks, watches and chocolate fears it may face a massive influx of European refugees in the near future.

The Pharaoh Show: Alien Predators in Human Appearance

"THE PHARAOH SHOW" - a film in English about the enemy within and their secret symbols, so they can better identify themselves among each other and other codes of recognition. They rule the world; we are their slaves. Their base: Switzerland.

Watch this video and you will have enough knowledge to help save the world in 2012 from these criminal thugs.

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Swiss museum suspends Elysée Prize to protest Lacoste’s exclusion of Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour

The Musée de L’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland has suspended the 2011 Lacoste Elysée Prize, a presitigious international photography contest, over the sponsor’s decision to expel Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour.

Media mum as Bilderberg seal world's fate in Swiss secrecy

An invite-only meeting of the world's political elite and financial magnates, the Bilderberg group, is underway in Switzerland. The annual event has long been shrouded in secrecy, something that's given rise to a strong protest movement

Media mum as Bilderberg seal world's fate in Swiss secrecy

Bush cancels visit to Switzerland over fears of arrest

George W. Bush was forced to cancel a trip to Switzerland this week over concerns of protests linked to the Bush adminstration's treatment of detainees.  Bush was to address a Jewish charity in Switzerland.

Bush spokesman David Sherzer said the former president was informed Friday by the United Israel Appeal that his Feb. 12 dinner speech in Geneva had been called off. Saturday's edition of the Tribune de Geneve quoted the Jewish charity's lawyer, Robert Equey, as saying the visit was canceled because of the risk that protests by left-wing groups could result in violence.

Sarkozy Stumps for Polanski

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Above:  Joe Friday of Dragnet dispenses some justice

Why would Roman Polanski want to come back to the United States when he's apparently the boss of France?

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