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Swiss warn massive ice chunk may break off glacier

A massive part of a glacier the size of 12 football fields in the Swiss Alps could break off, local authorities warned, after the discovery of an enormous crevasse in the glacier. Swiss authorities have formed a crisis team to monitor the situation and blocked all hiking trails close to…

Swiss banks ‘allegedly’ providing information to US

Swiss banks have “allegedly” begun providing information to Washington on accounts held by US citizens, Swiss media reported Saturday. Local daily Neue Zuercher Zeitung reported that US authorities had “allegedly” received information from Swiss banks on their American customers, without citing sources. It said that on Friday nine banks “allegedly…

Swiss to supply bank information to U.S.: report

Swiss authorities will meet some of Washington’s demands to transmit information on accounts held by US citizens in the country, local media reported on Tuesday. According to Swiss daily TagesAnzeiger, state secretary for international affairs Michael Ambuehl will transmit by Tuesday evening information on the number of accounts and the…

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