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March 10, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The Swiss government endorsed a draft law that would legalize the consumption of marijuana and hashish and allow a limited number of "dope shops." The bill submitted to parliament seeks to bring Swiss law into line with the reality that one in four people ages 15 to 24 regularly uses cannabis in the Alpine state, according to a poll commissioned last month by the government.
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NEWS
December 15, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A U.S. delegation was in Europe asking foreign governments to unfreeze Gen. Manuel A. Noriega's bank accounts to finance the former Panamanian leader's legal defense. Assistant U.S. Atty. Michael Sullivan told a federal judge in Miami that the group consists of State and Justice department officials visiting Austria and Switzerland. Swiss officials expect to hold talks with the delegation next week, a spokesman said.
NEWS
February 6, 1990 | Reuters
The state may not seize profits from illegal drug trading if they are subsequently used to pay an unsuspecting third party as part of a legitimate business deal, the Swiss Supreme Court ruled Monday. The court ordered authorities to return $235,000 seized from a watch dealer in Biel in 1983.
BUSINESS
March 21, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Swiss Ease Flow of Bank Information: Switzerland's Parliament passed a law that tightens bank regulations and eases the international flow of information among bank regulators. The law, modeled on European Union directives, allows Swiss bank regulators to pass on information about a bank or, in some cases, a bank client, to foreign regulators and criminal investigators.
NEWS
March 10, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The Swiss government endorsed a draft law that would legalize the consumption of marijuana and hashish and allow a limited number of "dope shops." The bill submitted to parliament seeks to bring Swiss law into line with the reality that one in four people ages 15 to 24 regularly uses cannabis in the Alpine state, according to a poll commissioned last month by the government.
BUSINESS
March 21, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Swiss Ease Flow of Bank Information: Switzerland's Parliament passed a law that tightens bank regulations and eases the international flow of information among bank regulators. The law, modeled on European Union directives, allows Swiss bank regulators to pass on information about a bank or, in some cases, a bank client, to foreign regulators and criminal investigators.
NEWS
December 15, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A U.S. delegation was in Europe asking foreign governments to unfreeze Gen. Manuel A. Noriega's bank accounts to finance the former Panamanian leader's legal defense. Assistant U.S. Atty. Michael Sullivan told a federal judge in Miami that the group consists of State and Justice department officials visiting Austria and Switzerland. Swiss officials expect to hold talks with the delegation next week, a spokesman said.
NEWS
February 6, 1990 | Reuters
The state may not seize profits from illegal drug trading if they are subsequently used to pay an unsuspecting third party as part of a legitimate business deal, the Swiss Supreme Court ruled Monday. The court ordered authorities to return $235,000 seized from a watch dealer in Biel in 1983.
BUSINESS
May 4, 1991 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The legendary secret Swiss bank accounts that for years sheltered the money of crooks, corrupt dictators and secretive international financiers are largely being abolished by Switzerland's banking authorities. Under increasing pressure to combat money laundering, Switzerland's Federal Banking Commission on Friday said that starting in July all bank account holders must identify themselves.
WORLD
December 22, 2005 | John Daniszewski, Times Staff Writer
Rock star Elton John and longtime partner David Furnish led the march up the aisle Wednesday as an estimated 700 same-sex couples in Britain registered their unions on the first day that civil partnerships became, with remarkably little rancor, legal throughout the country. Britain became the seventh European country to allow homosexuals to register either marriages or civil partnerships under the law. The law took effect in England, where most Britons live, and Wales on Wednesday.
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