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Switzerland’s ‘contract children’: study to examine dark period of Swiss history

Switzerland’s ‘contract children’: study to examine dark period of Swiss history

The Swiss government has launched an 18 million-franc research study to try and understand what led to the country’s controversial policy of placing thousands of children in abusive work placements.

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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Swiss rents remain among world’s priciest... but it’s not all bad news

Swiss rents remain among world’s priciest... but it’s not all bad news

Rents in Geneva and Zurich are among the most expensive in the world, according to a study.

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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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New Swiss scheme offers apprenticeships to asylum seekers

New Swiss scheme offers apprenticeships to asylum seekers

A centre for asylum seekers in the canton of Bern has launched a new programme to help train its residents for potential jobs in Switzerland.

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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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Genital herpes in pregnancy doubles autism risk: study

Genital herpes in pregnancy doubles autism risk: study

Women who are infected with genital herpes early in their pregnancy may face twice the risk of bearing a child with autism, a team of US and Norwegian researchers said Wednesday.

 

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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 could partner long-term rival in upcoming Laver Cup

Federer could partner long-term rival in upcoming Laver Cup

The Swiss tennis ace wants to join forces in doubles with arch rival Rafael Nadal.

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.