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January 16, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Former President Jean-Pascal Delamuraz read aloud to reporters a formal apology to the head of the World Jewish Congress for accusing Jews of trying to blackmail Switzerland over Jewish assets missing since World War II. In a related matter, the Union Bank of Switzerland admitted Tuesday to throwing away archival material in violation of a government ban on the destruction of records that might reveal details about financial transactions during the Nazi era.
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May 12, 2001 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A diplomat's spouse can be a vital asset. But the Swiss ambassador to Germany has lately discovered that the value of the American beauty queen he married two years ago is as volatile as a dot-com stock in a bear market. Thomas Borer barely escaped formal recall to Bern ahead of Friday's gala opening of the newly renovated Swiss Embassy here after his wife, Shawne Fielding, was featured in a provocative photo spread in the latest issue of the German magazine Max.
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NEWS
June 10, 1987
Switzerland said it expelled a Soviet diplomat for spying and reported that Moscow responded by ordering a Swiss Embassy official to leave the Soviet capital. Vladimir Khorochilov, a first secretary at the Soviet Embassy in Bern, was ordered to leave May 14 after he was found to have engaged in economic and political espionage with the help of a Swiss computer expert, authorities said.
NEWS
June 11, 1998 | From Reuters
Authors of a controversial report accusing the Swiss government of aiding Nazi Germany during World War II defended themselves Wednesday against accusations that the conclusions were unproved. The report, based largely on documents from German and Swiss archives, was criticized by Swiss President Flavio Cotti as "untenable and perfidious" and an insult to "an entire generation."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1987 | From Reuters
Former Swiss President Alphons Egli, 63, has been fined $165 for dangerous driving after ramming four parked cars in an accident last October, his wife said Tuesday.
NEWS
June 11, 1998 | From Reuters
Authors of a controversial report accusing the Swiss government of aiding Nazi Germany during World War II defended themselves Wednesday against accusations that the conclusions were unproved. The report, based largely on documents from German and Swiss archives, was criticized by Swiss President Flavio Cotti as "untenable and perfidious" and an insult to "an entire generation."
NEWS
January 1, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
Remarks by Swiss President Jean-Pascal Delamuraz triggered new controversy Tuesday on the issue of assets left in Swiss banks by Holocaust victims. In a newspaper interview, Delamuraz said that demands for a multimillion-dollar fund to compensate Jews who lost assets during the Holocaust amount to blackmail. His comments drew fire from the World Jewish Congress, which said the Swiss leader showed "shocking insensitivity" with his comments.
NEWS
June 10, 1998 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Switzerland's justice minister met clandestinely during World War II with leaders of a Swiss anti-Semitic group, promising to stop most Jews fleeing the Holocaust from entering the country but warning that the policy had to be kept secret, according to documents contained in a report to be released today.
NEWS
January 13, 1989
Switzerland's first woman Cabinet member resigned after a prosecutor's report said she was "strongly suspected" of leaking confidential information to her husband about a drug inquiry and urging him to sever ties with a Lebanese-controlled company under investigation in a major money-laundering scandal. The resignation by Justice Minister Elisabeth Kopp brings to a head the nation's biggest scandal in years, known as the "Lebanon Connection."
NEWS
May 12, 2001 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A diplomat's spouse can be a vital asset. But the Swiss ambassador to Germany has lately discovered that the value of the American beauty queen he married two years ago is as volatile as a dot-com stock in a bear market. Thomas Borer barely escaped formal recall to Bern ahead of Friday's gala opening of the newly renovated Swiss Embassy here after his wife, Shawne Fielding, was featured in a provocative photo spread in the latest issue of the German magazine Max.
NEWS
June 10, 1998 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Switzerland's justice minister met clandestinely during World War II with leaders of a Swiss anti-Semitic group, promising to stop most Jews fleeing the Holocaust from entering the country but warning that the policy had to be kept secret, according to documents contained in a report to be released today.
NEWS
January 16, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Former President Jean-Pascal Delamuraz read aloud to reporters a formal apology to the head of the World Jewish Congress for accusing Jews of trying to blackmail Switzerland over Jewish assets missing since World War II. In a related matter, the Union Bank of Switzerland admitted Tuesday to throwing away archival material in violation of a government ban on the destruction of records that might reveal details about financial transactions during the Nazi era.
NEWS
January 1, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
Remarks by Swiss President Jean-Pascal Delamuraz triggered new controversy Tuesday on the issue of assets left in Swiss banks by Holocaust victims. In a newspaper interview, Delamuraz said that demands for a multimillion-dollar fund to compensate Jews who lost assets during the Holocaust amount to blackmail. His comments drew fire from the World Jewish Congress, which said the Swiss leader showed "shocking insensitivity" with his comments.
NEWS
January 13, 1989
Switzerland's first woman Cabinet member resigned after a prosecutor's report said she was "strongly suspected" of leaking confidential information to her husband about a drug inquiry and urging him to sever ties with a Lebanese-controlled company under investigation in a major money-laundering scandal. The resignation by Justice Minister Elisabeth Kopp brings to a head the nation's biggest scandal in years, known as the "Lebanon Connection."
NEWS
June 10, 1987
Switzerland said it expelled a Soviet diplomat for spying and reported that Moscow responded by ordering a Swiss Embassy official to leave the Soviet capital. Vladimir Khorochilov, a first secretary at the Soviet Embassy in Bern, was ordered to leave May 14 after he was found to have engaged in economic and political espionage with the help of a Swiss computer expert, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1987 | From Reuters
Former Swiss President Alphons Egli, 63, has been fined $165 for dangerous driving after ramming four parked cars in an accident last October, his wife said Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1987
I read Martin Brower's Commentary (Feb. 1) on the traffic problem and was disappointed with his impractical solution. What we really have in Southern California, Los Angeles and Orange County is a people problem. We have too many of them--and they all drive. Why? Because the Orange County Board of Supervisors never met a developer it didn't like. This leaves only one answer in the short run (next 10 years): Limit the number of drivers and vehicles. I suggest the following: Raise the driving age to 18 from 16. This will cut the hundreds of deaths of teen-agers from drunken driving and speeding and eliminate cars from the freeways.
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June 27, 2002 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Justice Department asked a federal judge Wednesday to reject a request to free Jose Padilla, a suspect in an alleged Al Qaeda plot to explode a radioactive bomb in the United States, arguing that both his lawyer and a New York federal court lack authority in the case. Padilla's lawyer, Donna R. Newman, filed papers with U.S.
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