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Amnesty slams Switzerland’s 'illegal' treatment of migrants at Italian border

Amnesty slams Switzerland’s 'illegal' treatment of migrants at Italian border

Amnesty International has criticized the actions of Switzerland in turning back migrants at the Italian border last year, saying it acted “illegally”.

How US expats can avoid tax trouble in 2017

How US expats can avoid tax trouble in 2017

Don’t let inaction or ignorance about your US tax obligations ruin the New Year.

 
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Party like the Swiss at these eight spectacular carnivals

Party like the Swiss at these eight spectacular carnivals

It’s carnival season in Switzerland, a chance to indulge and make merry before the coming of Lent.

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Your next career: software developer? Switzerland’s first coding academy gives you the chance

Your next career: software developer? Switzerland’s first coding academy gives you the chance

Learn about Propulsion, the innovative new coding academy that’s helping ambitious professionals in Switzerland become in-demand software developers – in only three months.

 
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Swiss army wants to recruit more women

Swiss army wants to recruit more women

The suggestion could help the army offset falling numbers of male recruits.

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‘Become who you want to be’: one degree, three countries

‘Become who you want to be’: one degree, three countries

Paris, Madrid, Berlin... For internationally-minded students, it can be tough to choose where to attend university. But at ESCP Europe – one of the top business schools in the world – you don’t have to.

 
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Eight reasons Swiss-French is better than French-French

Eight reasons Swiss-French is better than French-French

Here's why we love speaking Swiss-French.

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How to make expat money transfers cheaper and more efficient

How to make expat money transfers cheaper and more efficient

There are many ways to transfer money between countries – how do you choose? For Alicia, after trying several services, the answer was clear.

 
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National airline rethinks plan to pull out of Geneva

National airline rethinks plan to pull out of Geneva

Swiss is to continue operating flights out of Geneva’s Cointrin airport in an apparent about-turn by mother concern Lufthansa.

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Swiss study: snow to largely disappear from Alps by 2100

Swiss study: snow to largely disappear from Alps by 2100

By the end of the century up to 70 percent of snow cover in the Alps will have melted, Swiss researchers predict.

The best ways to send money abroad: a quick guide

The best ways to send money abroad: a quick guide

Need to send money to family or friends overseas? Have funds in foreign accounts you need to access in your new home? Sending money abroad may be cheaper and faster than you might think.

 
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Norway hosts international donor meet for Nigeria famine

Norway hosts international donor meet for Nigeria famine

UN aid agencies and donor countries gathered in Oslo on Thursday to raise emergency aid for the millions threatened by famine in northeastern Nigeria.

 

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Becoming an expat: where to start

Becoming an expat: where to start

Making the decision to move abroad isn’t something to be taken lightly. There’s plenty of boxes to be ticked, forms to be filled out, and general planning to be done. But where do you actually start?

 
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Swiss banking giant slashes more jobs in cost-cutting exercise

Swiss banking giant slashes more jobs in cost-cutting exercise

Credit Suisse, Switzerland's second-biggest bank, intends to cut more than 5,500 jobs during 2017.

Four out of five British expats fear Brexit will strip them of rights to live abroad

Four out of five British expats fear Brexit will strip them of rights to live abroad

Most British expatriates in the European Union are chiefly concerned that Brexit will strip them of their rights to live in their adopted country, according to the latest survey published on Wednesday.

Federer has no plans to retire until at least 2019

Federer has no plans to retire until at least 2019

Roger Federer may be 35 but he showed retirement is far from his mind by committing to play at the Swiss Indoors for another three years.

Geneva hospital encourages ‘shy’ Swiss to talk about sex

Geneva hospital encourages ‘shy’ Swiss to talk about sex

Just in time for St Valentine’s day, the University Hospital of Geneva (HUG) has produced a cartoon-style brochure to encourage people to talk to their doctor about their sexual health.

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Swiss ski instructors help boost ski industry in Iran

Swiss ski instructors help boost ski industry in Iran

A Swiss team travelled to Iran to select talented skiers to receive Swiss-style instructor training.