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Swiss billionaire sentenced to 16 years

A Swiss billionaire and a Belgian baron were found guilty on Monday in a groundbreaking trial into 3,000 alleged asbestos-related deaths, and were sentenced to 16 years each in prison.

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Swiss hostage gives birth in Pakistan

Swiss hostage Daniela Widmer has reportedly given birth to a baby boy while in captivity in Pakistan.

 

Maurer ‘unaware’ of Gripen criticism

Maurer ‘unaware’ of Gripen criticism

Swiss Defence Minister Ueli Maurer had no knowledge of a critical report on the Gripen jet, the aircraft chosen to replace Switzerland's ageing F5 fighter fleet, his spokeswoman told Swiss radio on Monday.

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Muslim refugees housed in Swiss brothel

Eleven Muslim refugees have been housed by Social Services in a brothel in Thurgau in north-eastern Switzerland.

Swiss work ethic trumping extra holidays

Swiss work ethic trumping extra holidays

With the Swiss looking likely to reject an initiative extending paid holiday time to six weeks, politicians and academics believe a mixture of fear and Calvinism are keeping workers off the beach.