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Switzerland reels after huge sex abuse scandal

Care workers expressed shock and betrayal on Wednesday as Switzerland was left reeling by the country's biggest sex abuse scandal ever, involving abuse of at least 114 mainly handicapped youngsters.

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Watches boost Swiss trade figures

Vibrant Asian demand propped up Swiss trade last year despite the rising Swiss franc, as Switzerland's flagship watch industry restored its exports to pre-crisis levels, authorities said Thursday.
 

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Frenchmen’s stun guns and masks fall foul of Swiss

Swiss border guards on Thursday showed off an "exceptional seizure" of 42 disguised stun guns brought into the country by French men carrying teen horror movie "Scream" face masks.

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Nestlé opens major Nigerian plant

Swiss consumer products giant Nestle has opened an $80-million factory in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, in an expansion drive targeting the world's emerging markets.

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Swiss government told to launch Bush probe

A leading anti-torture group has called on Swiss authorities to open an investigation into former US President George W. Bush if he sets foot on Swiss soil next week.