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Hervé Falciani in France in October
27/11/2015 - Switzerland - France

Swissleaks whistleblower sentenced to six years in jail in absentia

A Swiss court has sentenced the former HSBC employee behind the Swissleaks tax evasion revelations to five years in prison.
Tokyo Sexwale is among five men approved by Fifa to replace Sepp Blatter as president.
12/11/2015 - Football

Fifa clears five candidates to replace Blatter

Five men have been given the green light to try to become the top administrator at world football's governing body Fifa.

French press review 3 November 2015

To which European country should you bring your sacks of ill-gotten monies if you wish to avoid paying tax or even explaining where the cash came from? The answer is still Switzerland.
Roger Federer (left) beat Rafael Nadal for the first time in six matches.
02/11/2015 - tennis

Federer beats Nadal to win Swiss Indoors

The clash of former world number ones didn't disappoint. And the partisans left contented as Roger Federer won his seventh title at the Swiss Indoors tournament.
Uefa's president Michel Platini.
21/10/2015 - Football

Fifa official casts new doubt over Platini presidency bid

A senior Fifa official called into question Michel Platini's bid for football's top job on Tuesday.

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini in June 2015.
19/10/2015 - Football

Uefa's Platini admits payment without contract

Suspended Uefa chief Michel Platini has admitted he had no written contract for a 2 million Swiss franc (1.8 million euro) payment from Fifa president Sepp Blatter in 2011.

Joseph Blatter and Michel Platini, 25 May 2015 in Zurich
11/10/2015 - Football

Fifa's Blatter vows to fight to defend his reputation

Fifa’s embattled former president Sepp Blatter said Sunday he would fight to defend his reputation.
Fifa boss Sepp Blatter (left) was relieved of his duties while UEFA President Michel Platini was suspended for 90 days by Fifa's ethics committee.
08/10/2015 - Football

Blatter's reign as Fifa boss ends amid accusations

Sepp Blatter's 17 year stranglehold over world football's governing body Fifa ended on Thursday when he was at first suspended by the ethics committee and then relieved of his duties.
Sepp Blatter says he is determined to remain in charge.
07/10/2015 - Football

Blatter vows to fight on as head of Fifa

Sepp Blatter, the boss of world football's governing body Fifa, re-emphasised his determination to stay as the head of the organisation.
Several of Fifa's leading sponsors have called for Sepp Blatter to stand down as president.
03/10/2015 - football

Top sponsors call for Blatter's immediate resignation

Leading backers of world football's governing body Fifa have demanded the immediate departure of boss Sepp Blatter. The sponsors' move could signal the end of Blatter's reign