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Government bans live animal transport

Switzerland said on Friday that it was banning the transit of live horses and poultry destined for slaughter, in a move aimed at protecting animals.

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Swiss suspend nuclear plans after Japan quake

Switzerland on Monday suspended plans to replace its ageing nuclear power plants amid fears of a nuclear disaster in Japan, stressing that safety was an aboslute priority.

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Swiss Re: Japan nuclear plants ‘limited cost’

Reinsurance giant Swiss Re said Monday that damage to Japan's nuclear facilities in last week's devastating earthquake is unlikely have a significant impact on the property and casualty insurers.

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Lindt delight as posh chocs rebound

Swiss chocolate-maker Lindt and Spruengli said Tuesday its 2010 net profit soared 25 percent, as consumers regained their taste for fancy chocolates.