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Train smashes into car in snow on Swiss railway line

Train smashes into car in snow on Swiss railway line

A regional train hit a vehicle that became stuck on the tracks at Sattel, in the canton of Schwyz, on Tuesday evening.

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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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5 reasons UK expats should get healthcare help from home

5 reasons UK expats should get healthcare help from home

Navigating the health care system in another country can be tough, and even when it all works out, sometimes you just miss the comfort of the system back home. But there's a solution.

 
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In pictures: heavy snow (finally!) comes to Switzerland

In pictures: heavy snow (finally!) comes to Switzerland

After the driest December in 150 years, snow finally arrived in Switzerland last week.

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Online auctions: 10 tips to avoid being ripped off

Online auctions: 10 tips to avoid being ripped off

Think you’ve just spotted a potential treasure at an online auction site? Be sure to read this before you bid.

 
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Rail passengers complain to SBB over burqa posters

Rail passengers complain to SBB over burqa posters

Members of the public are calling on Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) to remove controversial posters from its railway stations just days after right-wing campaigners launched their provocative publicity campaign.

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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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Breivik's lawyer says isolation is harming the extremist's mental health

Breivik's lawyer says isolation is harming the extremist's mental health

The mass murderer's "mental vulnerability" is a central issue in the appeals case over his prison conditions.

 

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Set your own rent would-be tenants urged

Set your own rent would-be tenants urged

Three rental apartments in Vaud with pool and fitness centre are up for grabs at auction.

New Swiss map shows no-fly zones for drones

New Swiss map shows no-fly zones for drones

The Swiss Federal Aviation Office (BAZL) has created a new interactive map to show drone operators where they may legally fly.

Richemont cuts jobs amid tough conditions

Richemont cuts jobs amid tough conditions

The Swiss luxury goods giant is to cut 210 jobs at its Piaget and Vacheron Constantin high-end watchmakers.

Davos forum founder: globalization a 'scapegoat' for people's anxieties

Davos forum founder: globalization a 'scapegoat' for people's anxieties

Klaus Schwab insists that globalization is only one factor in dramatic shifts provoking angst and anger.

Davos: Plastic companies devise plan to reduce pollution

Davos: Plastic companies devise plan to reduce pollution

Forty of the world's biggest companies agree to come up with cleaner ways to make and consume plastic as waste threatens the global ecosystem.

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Restarting of world’s oldest nuclear reactor delayed again

Restarting of world’s oldest nuclear reactor delayed again

Beznau I, the oldest nuclear reactor in the world, will not be restarted by the end of the year after Swiss inspectors called for further information from its operators.

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