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2016 French Open

Defending champion Stan Wawrinka moves into French Open round 3 with straight sets win over Japan's Taro Daniel - ATP World Tour

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Arsenal F.C.

Arsenal signs Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach - AP

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Malaysia

Update: BSI chief to step down after the Swiss bank is shut down in Singapore following 1MDB money laundering probe - Bloomberg

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FIFA corruption case

More: Swiss federal office says ex-FIFA official Julio Rocha was flown Zurich to New York, where he will face racketeering charges - AP

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FIFA corruption case

Swiss Federal Office of Justice says ex-FIFA official Julio Rocha of Nicaragua extradited to the US - Reuters

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Israel

At least one Israeli killed in traffic accident near Italian-Swiss border https://t.co/dRUhoGLumm #BreakingNews - @Jerusalem_Post

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2016 French Open

No. 8 Belinda Bencic of Switzerland pulls out of French Open with lingering back injury - AP

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Switzerland

Credit Suisse posts net loss of 302 million Swiss francs, smaller than expected for 1st quarter - Bloomberg

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FIFA corruption case

Sources: Swiss banker said to be aiding the US in the FIFA money-laundering investigation - Bloomberg News

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2016 Olympics

Video: IOC President Thomas Bach and Rio 2016 Organizing Committee President Carlos Nuzman light the Olympic Flame together at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland - @olympicmuseum

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Cologne, Germany, New Year's Eve attacks

19-year-old Moroccan held in Switzerland in connection with New Year's sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany; believed to be 1 of 6 main suspects - Guardian

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Rick Snyder

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to travel to Europe on Saturday for trade mission in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands - @ChadLivengood

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foreign exchange market

US dollar extends gains versus the Swiss franc, hits more than a 5-week high of 0.9787 francs - Reuters

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Burundi unrest 2015-16

In new book, ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter claims Swiss government asked him to help convince Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza to leave office - AP

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Canada

US officials: US, Canada, EU, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Switzerland and Turkey call for urgent action on steel overcapacity - Reuters

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McDonald's

Report: France bill McDonald's $341 million for unpaid taxes on profits believed to have been funneled through Luxembourg, Switzerland - Reuters

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obituaries

Estelle Balet, extreme snowboard world champion, killed in Swiss Alps avalanche: police - AFP

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Switzerland

WWF says group is reducing its headcount at Swiss headquarters by over half in 'substantial decentralization' to better take on unprecedented environmental degradation - AP

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Panama Papers data leak

Swiss Finance Minister Ueli Maurer defends use of tax havens for the wealthy who are linked to Panama Papers - Reuters

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Panama Papers data leak

Swiss banks told to clamp down on money laundering as Geneva prosecutor opens Panama Papers probe - Reuters

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