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Wimbledon 2015
Federer looks 'invincible' from performance so far
Swiss tennis ace Federer: can he win one more Grand Slam trophy? Photo: AFP

Federer looks 'invincible' from performance so far

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is looking increasingly untouchable at the All England Club after making the quarterfinals without being broken and boasting a remarkable serving sequence. READ  

Swiss job market defies strong franc worries
Photo: Canton of Vaud

Swiss job market defies strong franc worries

The official Swiss unemployment rate fell for the fourth consecutive month in June as Switzerland’s job market continued to defy concerns about the impact of the strong franc on the economy. READ  

Heatwave forces Geneva to close public libraries
The Saint-Jean municipal library in Geneva already closed its children's section late last week because of the heat. Photo: Geneva municipal libraries/Facebook

Heatwave forces Geneva to close public libraries

The ongoing heatwave in the city of Geneva has forced authorities to close seven municipal libraries on Tuesday because they lack air conditioning. READ  

Crash pushes Cancellara out of Tour de France
Fabian Cancellera (in yellow) riding in third stage. Photo: Jeff Pachoud/AFP

Crash pushes Cancellara out of Tour de France

Swiss cycling star Fabian Cancellara is abandoning this year’s Tour de France after being injured in a spectacular crash involving more than 30 riders during the third stage of the race — when he was wearing the yellow jersey as overall leader. READ  

Fifa corruption scandal
Fifa bans ex-World Cup bid inspection chief
Photo: AFP

Fifa bans ex-World Cup bid inspection chief

Football's world governing body Fifa on Monday banned the former head of their bid evaluation committee for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups for seven years for "confidentiality" breaches. READ  

Wimbledon 2015
Three Swiss stars advance to quarterfinals
Wawrinka took more than two hours to see off Goffin. Photo: AFP

Three Swiss stars advance to quarterfinals

Switzerland’s top two men's tennis stars Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka advanced to the Wimbledon’s quarterfinals on Monday, while Swiss Timea Bacsinszky qualified for the women's quarters at the All England Club for the first time. READ  

Two foreigners found dead in Zurich river
The Limmat River in Zurich is a popular place for swimming. Photo: Zurich Tourismus

Two foreigners found dead in Zurich river

UPDATED: City police found the bodies of two foreigners in the Limmat River in Zurich on Sunday, while two people drowned in the canton of Saint Gallen as a sweltering heatwave continued for a fifth day in much of Switzerland. READ  

Greece crisis
Swiss franc strengthens on Greek 'no' vote
Yes (Oxi) supporters celebrate outcome of vote. Photo: Louisa Goulimaki/AFP

Swiss franc strengthens on Greek 'no' vote

The euro immediately weakened against the Swiss franc and the US dollar on Sunday night after Greek voters resoundingly rejected financial bailout proposals made by creditors. READ  

Ultralight plane pilot dies in Swiss mountain crash
Le Moléson looms over the castle in Gruyères. Photo: Switzerland Tourism

Ultralight plane pilot dies in Swiss mountain crash

A 62-year-old man died on Sunday after crashing an ultra-light motorized (ULM) plane into Le Moléson mountain in the canton of Fribourg, just four days after such aircraft were authorized for use in Switzerland, police said. READ  

Moroccan journalist on hunger strike in Geneva
Ali Lmrabet Moroccan journalist in Geneva. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Moroccan journalist on hunger strike in Geneva

A Moroccan journalist on hunger strike in Geneva, who was previously jailed for insulting the Moroccan king and is now being denied a passport, was told Sunday to return home to plead his case. READ  

Features
Veggie lovers challenge Swiss eating habits
Photo: Tibits

Veggie lovers challenge Swiss eating habits

The Swiss are known for being hardcore meat eaters but traditions are slowly changing thanks to increased health consciousness and the growing influence of expats. READ  

Summer fun keeping Swiss mountains tidy
Collecting litter at Verbier in the canton of Valais. Photo: Summit Foundation

Summer fun keeping Swiss mountains tidy

Switzerland has a reputation for cleanliness but littering is still a problem, particularly in ski areas. As the snow melts to reveal the rubbish left by winter visitors, resorts are inviting skiers to return in summer to help tidy up the slopes. The Local's Caroline Bishop lifts the cover on what's happening. READ  

Severed rope recalls Matterhorn's first ascent
Climbers for Mammut near Matterhorn's summit. Photo: Christoph Frutiger/Mammut

Severed rope recalls Matterhorn's first ascent

As Zermatt celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn, The Local’s Emily Rose Mawson delves into the story and finds out more about the iconic Swiss summit that so many people want to climb. READ  

Street food (finally!) surfaces in Swiss cities
Photo: Caroline Bishop

Street food (finally!) surfaces in Swiss cities

Street food offers an alternative, lower cost style of dining that has been almost impossible to find in Swiss cities. The Local's Caroline Bishop finds out that this state of affairs is rapidly changing — to the delight of many expats. READ  

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  

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'Political interventions before World Cup votes'
Fifa President Sepp Blatter. Photo: AFP

'Political interventions before World Cup votes'

According to Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, French and German presidents applied political pressure prior to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes READ  

Greece crisis
Greece 'wants tax assets hidden in Swiss banks'
Photo: Leon Neal/AFP

Greece 'wants tax assets hidden in Swiss banks'

Athens wants a tax amnesty deal for Greeks who have stashed cash in Swiss banks, in a bid to bring much-needed revenue to the debt-laden country, a Swiss newspaper reported on Sunday. READ  

Wimbledon 2015
Federer through to the last 16 of Wimbledon
Federer on his way to victory over Groth. Photo: Tim Ireland/AFP

Federer through to the last 16 of Wimbledon

Seven-time champion Roger Federer defeated big-serving Australian Sam Groth to reach the Wimbledon last 16 on Saturday. READ  

Swiss cut bus and train fares as ozone spikes
Revellers throw water during a "giant water battle against the heatwave" in Lausanne. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Swiss cut bus and train fares as ozone spikes

Regional authorities in Switzerland temporarily cut bus and train fares Saturday to encourage people to leave their cars at home, as a scorching heatwave sent ozone pollution levels soaring. READ  

Solar Impulse 2 reaches Hawaii to make history
Pilots Bertrand Piccard (L) and André Borschberg, celebrate after Borschberg landed at Kalaeloa Airport, Hawaii, on Friday. Photo: Eugene Tanner/AFP

Solar Impulse 2 reaches Hawaii to make history

Switzerland's Solar Impulse 2 aircraft completed a historic flight in its quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel, touching down gracefully in Hawaii on Friday after the most arduous leg of its journey. READ  

Wimbledon 2015
Verdasco victory sends Wawrinka to fourth round
Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP

Verdasco victory sends Wawrinka to fourth round

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka reached the fourth round of the Wimbledon tennis tournament on Friday with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win over Spain's Fernando Verdasco. READ  

Sponsors will flee Fifa without reforms: lawyer
Photo: AFP

Sponsors will flee Fifa without reforms: lawyer

A former top Fifa official who left after criticizing its president Sepp Blatter has warned that big sponsors will start leaving world football's Zurich-based governing body unless major reforms are undertaken. READ  

Commuters stuck in trains without electricity
Photo: Kecko

Commuters stuck in trains without electricity

Heat took its toll on morning rail commuters on Geneva-Lausanne and Olten-Zurich routes on Friday as trains were blocked due to problems with overhead electrical wires. READ  

Swiss baby boom boosted by immigration
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Swiss baby boom boosted by immigration

Switzerland is bucking the trend in the rest of Europe with a rising birth rate bolstered by immigration, new federal figures show. READ  

Glider pilot dies in Swiss junior championships
Glider (not the one involved in the crash) prepares to land. Photo: Paul Haliday

Glider pilot dies in Swiss junior championships

A 25-year-old man died after the glider he was piloting in a competition crashed in the municipality of Klosters in the canton of Graubünden, police said on Thursday. READ  

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Teacher kills rabbits in front of class
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Teacher kills rabbits in front of class

Outraged parents and students from Horn, Lower Austria have called for a secondary school teacher to be sacked after he killed two rabbits in front of his class as part of a biology lesson. READ  

Police confiscate WW2 tank hidden in cellar
The Panther tank removed from a cellar in Kiel, with a prosecutors' evidence label attached to its barrel. Photo: DPA

Police confiscate WW2 tank hidden in cellar

Police searched a villa in a wealthy suburb of Kiel on Wednesday and found a Second World War tank, a torpedo and other weaponry in the cellar. On Thursday they were still working on removing the tank. READ  

Convicted terrorist loses Danish citizenship
Sam Mansour. Photo: Jeanne Kornum/Scanpix

Convicted terrorist loses Danish citizenship

Sam Mansour, who has been dubbed ‘The Bookseller from Brønshøj’ and ‘al-Qaeda’s PR man in Denmark’, on Wednesday became the first ever Dane to have his citizenship revoked for illegal activity. READ  

The Local List
The ten most repressive points of Spain's gag law
Spaniards have been protesting as the country's new "gag law" comes into force. Photo: Dani Pozo/AFP

The ten most repressive points of Spain's gag law

Its many detractors complain that the new "gag law" introduced today harks back to the repressive days of the Franco regime. Here are a list of its most controversial points. READ  

French air traffic controllers call off strike

French air traffic controllers call off strike

Relief for air passengers on Wednesday as French air traffic controllers called off a planned two-day strike that was set to cause travel chaos across Europe on Thursday and Friday. READ  

How to keep cool like an ancient Roman
A centurion crosses the road. Photo: Filippo Monteforte

How to keep cool like an ancient Roman

As the mercury rises in Italy and the days and nights get unbearable, we look to the ancient world for tips on staying cool. READ  

Norway scientists find cause of coeliac disease
A biopsy of a small bowel afflicted by coeliac disease. Photo: ToNToNi/Wikimedia Commons

Norway scientists find cause of coeliac disease

Norwegian scientists have discovered the cause of coeliac disease, the auto-immune disorder which causes gluten intolerance in about one in a hundred people READ  

The Local List
Nine exciting activities to do on Sweden's Gotland
Visby, Gotland. Photo: Rodrigo Rivas/Imagebank Sweden

Nine exciting activities to do on Sweden's Gotland

Gotland is in the national spotlight each summer during Sweden's annual politics forum, Almedalen. But here's why it is also one of the nation's favourite tourist spots. READ  

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