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Fabian Cancellara powered to victory as he claimed his second Tour of Flanders title ahead of main rival Peter Sagan on a disappointing day for Team Sky in Belgium.

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Switzerland has bowed to pressure from Brussels to reform its corporate tax law after a row over the incentives it offers to multinational firms, its Finance Minister said yesterday.

Six men arrested over gang-rape of Swiss tourist in India appear in court as police say woman must share blame for attack

Latest attack just three months after fatal gang-rape of woman in New Delhi

French budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac under new pressure over Swiss bank account

The French minister responsible for fighting tax evasion has denied renewed claims that he once had an illegal Swiss bank account.

Swiss banker accused of helping US clients avoid tax accidentally sent details to authorities

A Swiss banker alleged to have helped 60 people hide some $184 million from US taxmen has landed most of his miscreant clients in court after accidentally posting a list of their names and incriminating details to the authorities, state prosecutors have confirmed.

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