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UBS rogue trader Kweku Adoboli jailed for $2bn fraud

Kweku Adoboli, the former trader who lost UBS more than $2 billion, has been convicted of fraud and sentenced to seven years in jail.

A Friday in Geneva: Besant takes over @GlobalPost

Writer Alex Besant took @GlobalPost followers on a tour of Geneva Friday to explore why the small city has become one of the world's main international and diplomatic centers. He visited cultural sites and chatted with his friend, a Syrian-Geneva, about Swiss politics, the tax system, and health care. Wondering what they call a quarter-pounder with cheese in Switzerland? Check out the feed below.

Novartis flu vaccines banned by some European countries

"Novartis confirms that these particles can occur in the vaccine manufacturing process and is confident that there is no impact on the safety or efficacy of the vaccine," the company said in a statement today, according to the AP.

Swiss "healer" charged over sticking people with HIV-infected needles

A Swiss "healer" has been accused of transmitting HIV to patients over many years near the nation's capital Bern.

Chatter: Are you there, 'God particle'? It's me, the Large Hadron Collider

Science finds god in particle form, green-on-blue attacks continue in Afghanistan, and new evidence sheds disturbing light on the mysterious death of Yasser Arafat.
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Science finds god in particle form, green-on-blue attacks continue in Afghanistan, and new evidence sheds disturbing light on the mysterious death of Yasser Arafat.
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Muslims in Europe suffer discrimination, says Amnesty International

The report, which focuses on Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland, comes two days after Marine Le Pen’s right-wing National Front party secured a record result in the first round of France’s presidential elections.

Mali: Swiss woman kidnapped in Timbuktu

Timbuktu, with its centuries-old mud mosques and ancient manuscripts held in the town's libraries, was until recently a tourist hotspot.

Switzerland seeks to arrest 3 German tax inspectors for economic espionage

"There is a concrete suspicion that specific orders from Germany were issued to use espionage to obtain information from Credit Suisse,” the Swiss attorney general said in a statement today, Reuters reported.

Credit Suisse cuts pay for CEO Brady Dougan by half

Friday’s pay disclosures are likely to attract the ire of investors, particularly in Switzerland where there are increasing calls for Credit Suisse to trim its expensive investment bank.
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