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Wawrinka dubbed 'Stan the man' of Geneva Open
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Wawrinka dubbed 'Stan the man' of Geneva Open

Swiss tennis star Stan Wawrinka brushed aside his recent problems on — and off — the court on Tuesday at a press conference in Geneva to highlight his appearance as the top-ranked player at next month’s Geneva Open tournament. READ  

Public transport safety touted despite death rise
Wreckage from minibus involved in fatal train collision last August. Photo: Nidwalden cantonal police

Public transport safety touted despite death rise

The total number of deaths from public transport accidents in Switzerland shot up to 41 in 2014, an increase of 11 from the previous year, official figures released on Tuesday show. READ  

Solar Impulse finishes sixth stage in Nanjing
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Solar Impulse finishes sixth stage in Nanjing

Switzerland's Solar Impulse 2 landed late on Tuesday in the Chinese city of Nanjing, finishing the sixth stage of its landmark 12-leg quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun. READ  

Credit Suisse beats forecasts for first quarter
Credit Suisse's private banking unit boosted the bottom line. Photo: AFP

Credit Suisse beats forecasts for first quarter

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse says a strong performance by its investment banking unit helped first quarter net profit rise by 23 percent to 1.05 billion francs ($1.1 billion), outstripping forecasts by analysts. READ  

Ranking downgrades Swiss passport's 'power'

Ranking downgrades Swiss passport's 'power'

The passports of 18 countries are regarded as more “powerful” than the one offered by Switzerland, according to a new survey. READ  

Frog invasion forces halt to Zurich football game
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Frog invasion forces halt to Zurich football game

A referee was forced to stop an amateur football match between two senior clubs in Zurich after thousands of frogs invaded the field, according to media reports on Monday. READ  

Search continues in Chur River for missing boy
Photo: Saint Gallen cantonal police

Search continues in Chur River for missing boy

Police and fire department officers in the canton of Saint Gallen continued searching for the third day in a row on Monday for Semere, a two-year-old boy who went missing over the weekend. READ  

SBB looks abroad to hire needed train drivers
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SBB looks abroad to hire needed train drivers

If you are a qualified train driver looking for work, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) is hiring — and in a hurry. READ  

Anti-frontalier party loses support in Geneva
Eric Stauffer. Photo: Municipality of Onex

Anti-frontalier party loses support in Geneva

The Geneva Citizens’ Movement (MCG), a party that supports giving priority to Swiss citizens for jobs over foreign commuters crossing the border from France, was seen as the big loser in Sunday’s municipal elections in the canton of Geneva. READ  

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Expats face deadline to register for UK election
Time is nearly out to register for UK election. Photo: AFP

Expats face deadline to register for UK election

British expats across Europe have until midnight on Monday to register to vote in the upcoming UK general election. Here's how to do it. It only takes a matter of minutes. READ  

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Swiss hotel schools serve 'world best' recipe
Students work through lunch at the Glion school. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Swiss hotel schools serve 'world best' recipe

It feels like a luxury restaurant, with starched-uniformed waiters pouring pricy wine and explaining the intricate details of a gourmet menu as diners gaze out at a spectacular mountain view. READ  

Young urban Swiss catch the car-sharing bug
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Young urban Swiss catch the car-sharing bug

A Swiss cooperative that allows members to share cars is shifting into high gear. READ  

Six steps to getting along better with the Swiss

Six steps to getting along better with the Swiss

If you value the same things the Swiss do, you have a better chance of building positive relationships with them, says Zurich-based communications trainer Shane Norton. But what if you don’t? Norton’s advice is to learn to — and if that fails, at least show some willingness to appreciate them. Here are his top tips on how to do that. READ  

Top tips for finding an apartment in Switzerland
Waterfront apartments in Zurich. Photo: John Eckman

Top tips for finding an apartment in Switzerland

Housing in Switzerland is among the most expensive in the world and competition is fierce for affordable properties. It’s all very well if money isn’t an issue, but what if it is? The Local's Emily Rose Mawson investigates. READ  

Anglo expats mine creativity to earn crust
Gareth Knott: "Thankfully design is a universal language." Photo: Handout

Anglo expats mine creativity to earn crust

Switzerland’s job market is appealingly lucrative but sometimes anglophones need to be creative to find a job in a country where English is not an official language, as The Local's Emily Mawson finds out. READ  

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Swiss 'second worst' for dumping electrical waste
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Swiss 'second worst' for dumping electrical waste

Switzerland has the second worst record on a per capita basis for pitching electrical and electronic waste in rubbish dumps, a newly released report from the UN says. READ  

Wawrinka announces separation from wife
Wawrinka playing last week at Monte Carlo. Photo: AFP

Wawrinka announces separation from wife

Swiss tennis star Stan Wawrinka took to his Facebook page on Sunday to announce that he is separating from his wife Ilham after living with her for ten years. READ  

SwissPost launches tests for drone deliveries
'Quadcopter' drone tested by Germany's DHL. Photo: DHL

SwissPost launches tests for drone deliveries

Switzerland's postal service is to start testing deliveries by drone, a spokesman for Swiss Post said on Sunday. READ  

Nestlé posts better than expected sales growth
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Nestlé posts better than expected sales growth

Swiss-based Nestlé, the world's biggest producer of packaged food, on Friday posted better-than-expected growth in the first quarter despite currency exchange rates that hampered sales. READ  

Hollande basks in good vibes from Swiss visit
Swiss president Sommaruga with Hollande. Photo: DFJP

Hollande basks in good vibes from Swiss visit

French President François Hollande may be having difficulties in his own country but he received a generally warm response during his historic two-day visit to Switzerland. READ  

More dads working part-time in Switzerland
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More dads working part-time in Switzerland

The percentage of men working part-time in Switzerland has doubled in the past 20 years, as more fathers opt to spend time with their families, new government figures show. READ  

IOC chief welcomes Paris bid for 2024 Olympics
Hollande and Bach shake hands in Lausanne. Photo: Ian Jones/IOC

IOC chief welcomes Paris bid for 2024 Olympics

International Olympic Committee (IOC) head Thomas Bach on Thursday said that Paris would be an "exemplary" host of the 2024 Olympics after meeting French President François Hollande in Lausanne. READ  

French skier dies after Les Diablerets plunge
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French skier dies after Les Diablerets plunge

A 41-year-old Frenchman died after plunging down the mountainside while skiing off-piste at Les Diablerets in the canton of Vaud, police said on Thursday. READ  

Wawrinka and Federer stunned in Monte Carlo
Federer leaves court after loss. Photo: Valery Hache/AFP

Wawrinka and Federer stunned in Monte Carlo

UPDATED: Switzerland's Roger Federer joined defending title holder Stan Wawrinka as an upset victim at the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday as the 2014 finalist lost 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) to France's Gael Monfils. READ  

Sotheby's to auction pricey jewels in Geneva
Sunrise Ruby: described as "pigeon's blood red". Photo: Sotheby's

Sotheby's to auction pricey jewels in Geneva

Sotheby's auction house is auctioning in Geneva an extremely rare and historically important pink diamond and an equally exceptional Burmese ruby next month, hoping to get up to $18 million for each. READ  

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Salzburg city to introduce begging ban

Salzburg city to introduce begging ban

The city of Salzburg has confirmed that it will outlaw begging in many parts of the city centre, as well as in markets and cemeteries. The local government will agree on the terms of the ban by May 20th. READ  

German is world's fourth most popular language
An international German class point to where they are from on the map. Photo: DPA

German is world's fourth most popular language

After 15 years of research and a 1,300 page book on the subject, sociolinguistics professor Dr. Ulrich Ammon found that German is surprisingly popular with language learners all over the world. READ  

Turkey angered by Copenhagen sculpture
Artists' illustration of how the sculpture will look when placed in Kultorvet. Photo: Invivia/Folkedrab100

Turkey angered by Copenhagen sculpture

Plans to install a sculpture commemorating the Armenian Genocide in one of Copenhagen's busiest squares have Turkish officials up in arms. READ  

Barcelona school attack
Student kills teacher with crossbow in Barcelona
Police officers stand guard outside Joan Fuster secondary school in Barcelona. Photo: Josep Lago/AFP

Student kills teacher with crossbow in Barcelona

UPDATED: Police have detained a 13-year-old after a teacher was shot dead with a crossbow and several others injured in a Barcelona secondary school. READ  

When French tourists behave badly abroad
A quokka in western Australia. Photo: OzinOH/Flickr

When French tourists behave badly abroad

As two French tourists are fined for burning a small Australian mammal, we take a look at some of the worst examples of the French misbehaving abroad - including orgies in Pompeii to near-naked dancing in Roman fountains... READ  

Migrants thrown into sea 'for being Christian'
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Migrants thrown into sea 'for being Christian'

Italian police said on Thursday they had arrested 15 African Muslim migrants after witnesses said they had thrown 12 Christian passengers overboard following a brawl on a boat heading to Italy. READ  

Earthworms rain from sky over Norway
The mystery worms spotted lying on the snow by Karstein Erstad on Sunday. Photo: Karstein Erstad

Earthworms rain from sky over Norway

Earthworms have been raining down from heaven over large areas of southern Norway, leaving biologists and meteorologists scratching their heads. READ  

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Is the world wrong to link Sweden with sexiness?
Shoes from a previous collection of Swedish Hasbeens. Photo: Swedish Habeens

Is the world wrong to link Sweden with sexiness?

The world has misunderstood why Sweden is sexy, claims the woman behind one of Sweden’s hottest new brands who now travels the world promoting a new generation of Swedishness. READ  

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