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Germany, Switzerland reach tax agreement

BERLIN - (APINTL) Germany and Switzerland said Friday that they have reached a preliminary agreement to exchange information on suspected tax cheats a key step toward defusing a long-festering irritant in relations. The two sides initialed a new double-taxation agreement but agreed not to disclose...

Polanski decision shows Swiss privileges for rich

GENEVA - (APINTL) Switzerland's decision to reject a U.S. extradition request for director Roman Polanski may have shown that legal principles are paramount here but also left the impression that the rich and famous enjoy special privileges, Swiss newspapers opined Tuesday. Long known for the...