Opposition Opposed German-Swiss Tax Evasion Deal Blocked in Berlin

Germany's center-left opposition torpedoed a long-awaited tax treaty with Switzerland on Friday, saying it didn't go far enough in solving the problem of tax evasion. A compromise may still be found, but the vote leaves the deal teetering on the brink of failure.
The headquarters of Swiss banks UBS and Credit Suisse in Zurich.

The headquarters of Swiss banks UBS and Credit Suisse in Zurich.

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kla -- with wire reports
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