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  • US hikers freed: Timeline of key events

    US hikers freed: Timeline of key events

    The two US hikers remaining in Iranian custody, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, were released today after more than two years of detention. Here are the key points in their saga.

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  • Swiss spy warning sent to CIA, MI6 after secret data theft

    Swiss spy warning: A disgruntled IT technician at the Swiss intelligence service stole terabytes of secret data from computers. The Swiss spy agency sent a warning to the CIA, MI6 and other intelligence services about the breach of security. 

  • Germany tries to convince Swiss banks to play by its rules

    Germany and Switzerland signed a treaty today in which Switzerland agreed to impose taxes on Germans' secret accounts in Swiss banks, but the deal still falls short of the transparency Germany wants. 

  • Pakistan high court to charge prime minister with contempt

    Pakistan’s highest court said on Feb. 2 it would charge Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani with contempt of court for refusing to reopen a corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari.

  • US hikers freed: Timeline of key events

    US hikers freed: Timeline of key events

    The two US hikers remaining in Iranian custody, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, were released today after more than two years of detention. Here are the key points in their saga.

  • Italy to China: four countries sidelining nuclear power

    Italy to China: four countries sidelining nuclear power

    This week Italy became the most recent country to sideline nuclear power in the wake of Japan's nuclear crisis. Nuclear fears are prompting countries to attempt to decrease their reliance on nuclear power.

  • FIFA chief Blatter gets fourth four-year term despite corruption scandal

    FIFA chief Blatter gets fourth four-year term despite corruption scandal

    The Swiss president of world soccer's governing body won the uncontested election after his only rival dropped out of the race. But FIFA, and its awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, remains under the shadow of allegations of corruption and bribery.

  • Strauss-Kahn house arrest: Five celebrities who know what it's like

    Strauss-Kahn house arrest: Five celebrities who know what it's like

    Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been remanded to home confinement as he awaits trial on attempted rape charges. Here are five other headline-catching cases of house arrest.

  • In Pictures Jetman

    Yves Rossy flies during his first official demonstration, on May 14, 2008 above Bex, Switzerland. Calling himself 'Fusionman' Rossy released from a plane at an altitude of 8000 feet, he completed several loops a speed of almost 200 miles per hour using only his body to change position during five minutes over the Swiss Alps.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/03

    Sri Lanka's Buddhist monks from the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) party hold up oil lamps during a peaceful protest against a UN-appointed panel report in Colombo. The Sri Lankan hardliner nationalist, all Buddhist monk party JHU held a protest against the UN report, which alleged thousands of civilians were killed during the last phase of the war, as they and other protesters marched to Independence Square.

  • Swiss freeze Qaddafi assets: How dictators stash their cash 101

    Swiss freeze Qaddafi assets: How dictators stash their cash 101

    Switzerland froze the assets of Libya strongman Muammar Qaddafi and 26 other people from his entourage, less than two weeks after freezing assets belonging to Egypt's Hosni Mubarak.