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A Seat Near Hitler, and Other Olympic Tales From the Baron, 105
“Where is your recorder?” Baron Eduard von Falz-Fein said. “Be sure it is on.” Because he had a lot to tell about the Olympic movement.
How Czech Wine Got Its Terroir Back
Centuries of winemaking expertise, almost lost under Communist rule, are once again making the Valtice region of South Moravia a destination for wine connoisseurs.
Stephanie Vogt is trying to qualify for the French Open and put her tiny home country on the tennis map.
Death of a Loophole, and Swiss Banks Will Mourn
With all the hoopla over the health care bill, hardly anybody noticed that a job creation bill that President Obama signed on March 18 makes it much harder for United States citizens to avoid taxes by hiding money in overseas bank accounts.
Credit Suisse Restricts Bankers' Travel to Germany
Credit Suisse said it is restricting bankers' travel to Germany after authorities there said they had begun 1,100 tax evasion investigations against the bank's clients and were investigating staff on suspicion of aiding evasion, Reuters reported.
Ex-Dictator Loses Swiss Ruling Over Haitian Cash
Switzerland moved Wednesday toward establishing the legal basis to confiscate millions of dollars allegedly looted by the former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier.
Tax Evasion Case Draws in Another Bank
A wealthy investor in Virginia pleaded guilty on Tuesday to criminal tax evasion through an international bank, said by a person briefed on the case to be HSBC, one of the world's largest private banks, The New York Times's Lynnley Browning reports.
Peru Signs Free Trade Deal With European Countries
Peru formally concluded a joint free trade agreement with Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland.
Britain and Liechtenstein Sign Tax Pact
Britons will get an amnesty period to declare their assets in secret accounts in return for reduced penalties.
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