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Prince Ali condemns tactics of Fifa rivals
Prince Ali of Jordan at the Geneva Press Club on Thursday. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Prince Ali condemns tactics of Fifa rivals
2 hours ago

Fifa presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al Hussein in Geneva condemned the tactics of his main election rivals, raising ethical questions about their efforts to secure block support from regional football confederations.

Coe hits back at Nestlé's sponsorship termination
Former Olympic gold medalist track athlete Coe at a press conference in Doha last month. Photo: STR/AFP

Coe hits back at Nestlé's sponsorship termination
6 hours ago

Sebastian Coe, head of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), has angrily hit back at Swiss company Nestlé's move to terminate its sponsorship of the scandal-hit organization, insisting he will not accept the decision.

Zurich Insurance boosts layoffs after profit drop
Zurich's headquarters. Photo: Zurich Insurance

Zurich Insurance boosts layoffs after profit drop
6 hours ago

Zurich Insurance is planning to cut 8,000 jobs worldwide between now and 2018, including 750 positions in Switzerland, after announcing a drop in profits for 2015.

Prison guard and Syrian escapee 'likely off to Syria'
Prison guard Angelica Magdici posing with the suspected getaway car. Photo: Zurich cantonal police

Prison guard and Syrian escapee 'likely off to Syria'
8 hours ago

A female Zurich prison guard and the Syrian inmate she helped escape from his cell have probably fled to Syria, according to the guard’s husband.

Nestlé drops sponsorship of athletics body over scandal
Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Nestlé drops sponsorship of athletics body over scandal
20 hours ago

Swiss-based food giant Nestlé has terminated a sponsorship programme with world athletics' governing body (IAAF) over fears that the corruption and doping scandals surrounding the sport could damage the company's reputation.

Nine lose lodgings in Bernese Jura hotel fire
View of Moutier's centre. Photo: Roland Zumbühl/Picswiss

Nine lose lodgings in Bernese Jura hotel fire
20 hours ago

Officials found temporary housing for nine people whose lodgings were made uninhabitable by a fire on Wednesday that severely damaged a hotel-restaurant in the Bernese Jura.

Duchess of York seeks to become Swiss resident
Sarah, Duchess of York. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP

Duchess of York seeks to become Swiss resident
23 hours ago

Sarah, Duchess of York — the ex-wife of Britain's Prince Andrew — has begun the process of establishing residency in Switzerland, she says in an interview.

Top chef's widow to run 'world's best' restaurant
Benoît Violier posing with La Liste award in December 2015. Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP

Top chef's widow to run 'world's best' restaurant
23 hours ago

The widow of top chef Benoît Violier, whose January 31st suicide shocked the culinary world, says she will take charge of her husband's celebrated Swiss restaurant.

Geneva to translate information into English
Aerial view of Geneva. Photo: Switzerland Tourism

Geneva to translate information into English
1 day ago

In a move it says will help new residents integrate better, the city of Geneva is translating multiple administrative documents and information flyers into English and four other languages.

Swatch branches out into 'cool shades' market
Photo: Swatch

Swatch branches out into 'cool shades' market
1 day ago

Swatch, Switzerland’s largest watch company, is branching out into sunglasses for a second time through a deal announced with Italian eyewear creator Safilo.

Features
Dada's Zurich roots recalled a century later

Dada's Zurich roots recalled a century later
February 01, 2016

As the legendary Dada art movement celebrates the 100th anniversary of its founding in Zurich, The Local’s Emily Rose Mawson traces its origins and seeks to find out what it was all about.

Startups
Swiss rush to support 'sexy' startup trend
Startup Weekend is one of many events in Switzerland to help entrepreneurs. Photo: Martin Gysler

Swiss rush to support 'sexy' startup trend
January 28, 2016

With startups in the Swiss news on an almost daily basis, launching your own business has never been trendier. But exactly how easy does Switzerland make it? The Local’s Caroline Bishop finds out.

Helvetiq offers new ways to journey across CH
Pull-out map from Around Switzerland in 80 Maps.

Helvetiq offers new ways to journey across CH
December 22, 2015

If you’re feeling a little lost in Switzerland as a newcomer or even as someone who has lived in the country for a while, a Lausanne-based publishing company has produced a game and two new books that may help you find your bearings.

Fifa corruption scandal
Isolated Blatter devastated by Fifa ban
Sepp Blatter arrives on Monday for press conference in Zurich, unshaven and with a bandage on his face. Photo: Michèle Limina/AFP

Isolated Blatter devastated by Fifa ban
December 21, 2015

Facing criminal investigation and banned from VIP tribunes, Sepp Blatter cuts an increasingly lonely figure far from the football president who mixed with political heavyweights and tycoons.

Opinion
How international school prepped me for Columbia
Alex Kuznetsov on campus at Columbia. Photo: Handout

How international school prepped me for Columbia
December 21, 2015

International schools have a reputation for putting students in a "bubble" but Alex Kuznetsov explains how attending such schools in Zurich prepared him well for New York's prestigious Columbia University.

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Zurich prison guard 'helped Syrian flee jail'
Pictures released by Zurich police of the prison guard and the escapee. Photos: Zurich cantonal police

Zurich prison guard 'helped Syrian flee jail'
1 day ago

Swiss police have launched a manhunt for a Syrian man convicted of rape, after he fled his cell along with a female prison guard.

Two people dead and one officer wounded in Geneva
Photo: Geneva cantonal police

Two people dead and one officer wounded in Geneva
2 days ago

UPDATED: Two people died from gunshots and one police officer was wounded in a shootout in Geneva early Tuesday, justice officials say.

Jobless rate rises for fourth month in a row
Photo: Canton of Vaud

Jobless rate rises for fourth month in a row
2 days ago

The official Swiss unemployment rate rose in January for the fourth consecutive month, driven by an increase in foreigners out of work.

Storm winds expected again in parts of Switzerland
Two people were injured after this sign blew over in Paris. Photo: Brigade de sapeurs-pompiers de Paris

Storm winds expected again in parts of Switzerland
2 days ago

Weather forecasters expect gale-force winds in Western Switzerland for a second day on Tuesday after storm Ruzica swept across northern Europe.

One in four Swiss residents smoke: report
Photo: AFP

One in four Swiss residents smoke: report
3 days ago

The share of tobacco smokers remains stubbornly high in Switzerland, with one in four residents lighting up, says Addiction Switzerland.

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All you need to know about Faschingskrapfen
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All you need to know about Faschingskrapfen
AUSTRIA

Fasching, or carnival season, is an opportunity to eat as many Krapfen as you want. Here are four things to know about the jam-filled doughnuts before you give them up for Lent.

As it happened: Bavaria train crash
An aerial shot shows the extent of the devastation at the crash site, where two trains ran into one another head-on on a single-track rail line just outside Bad Aibling. Photo: DPA

As it happened: Bavaria train crash
GERMANY

Two trains collided early on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, derailing carriages and killing nine passengers and injuring around 80 others.

Copenhagen sees big rise in radicalized residents
Photo: Colourbox

Copenhagen sees big rise in radicalized residents
DENMARK

The number of reports about potentially radicalized Copenhageners exploded in 2015.

Hapless man has FOUR steel rings cut off penis by firemen
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Hapless man has FOUR steel rings cut off penis by firemen
SPAIN

Firefighters on the Costa Blanca were called to an unusual rescue last week after a kinky sex game went disastrously wrong.

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'World's best chef' commits suicide in village near Lausanne
Features
Zurich celebrates centennial of quirky Dada artistic movement
Education
Children in village school told to speak German or pay 'penalty'
Features
Swiss provide multiple resources to support 'sexy' startup trend
National
Swiss citizens to vote this summer on guaranteed income for all
Culture
Geneva authorities back art museum expansion with Jean Nouvel design
National
Luxury hotel conversion in Vevey runs into financial trouble
National
World Economic Forum: Davos soldiers test positive for cocaine use
Switzerland had secret 'peace deal' with PLO to prevent attacks
Technology
VIDEO: Drone takes you to the heart of a Swiss glacier
Business & Money
Leonardo DiCaprio in Davos slams 'greed' of fossil-fuel industry
National
Miniature scale model of city of Geneva goes on public display
International
Politician and ex-head of Swiss Post among dead in Burkina Faso attack
National
Revealed: Swiss authorities strip refugees of cash and valuables
National
Spectacular video of avalanche near Zermatt illustrates dangers
Business & Money
GE announces plans to slash 1,300 Swiss jobs at Alstom plants
Sport
Fifa museum set to open in Zurich next month as scandal continues
National
Is climate change ruining skiing at resorts in the Swiss Alps?
Culture
Bowie's discreet two decades in Switzerland remembered
National
Switzerland's unemployment rate surges to highest level in five years
National
'Excellent' Swiss wine touted for 2015 vintages despite lower production
National
Medieval Swiss lakeside town plans 'spectacular' festival of lights
Technology
Zurich and Lausanne institutes of technology launch 43 startups
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