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Swiss watches stolen in second museum break-in
The town of Le Locle is a watchmaking centre. Photo: Neuchatel Tourism

Swiss watches stolen in second museum break-in

Burglars have stolen a number of valuable items from the watch museum in Le Locle, in the canton of Neuchâtel, just two months after a similar incident in nearby La Chaux-de-Fonds. READ  

Drunk Swiss man tied up on flight to Bangkok
The Thai Airways flight continued to Bangkok. Photo: Faisal Akram

Drunk Swiss man tied up on flight to Bangkok

Passengers on a flight from Zurich to Bangkok were forced to tie up a drunk Swiss man who caused a fracas during the journey. READ  

Italy angered by Swiss stance on Italian workers
Ticino's measures apply to foreigners working in the canton.

Italy angered by Swiss stance on Italian workers

The Swiss ambassador to Rome has been hauled in front of Italy’s foreign affairs minister to explain Switzerland’s frosty stance towards Italian nationals working over the border, Swiss and Italian media reported on Tuesday. READ  

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Millions needed by Solar Impulse after grounding
The solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii. Photo: Eugene Tanner/AFP

Millions needed by Solar Impulse after grounding

The team behind the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 plane, piloted by two Swiss men, said on Tuesday that it needed an additional 20 million euros ($22 million) to complete a historic round-the-world flight after battery damage grounded it for months. READ  

Swiss left red-faced in French water debacle
The Lac des Rousses in the French Jura. Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Francois FC

Swiss left red-faced in French water debacle

The Swiss army has officially apologized to France after taking water from a lake in the French Jura without permission. READ  

Le Locle epidemic due to E.Coli in water supply
Residents are advised to avoid drinking the water in Le Locle. Photo: Neuchatel Tourism

Le Locle epidemic due to E.Coli in water supply

Authorities in Swiss watchmaking town Le Locle, where a mystery stomach bug has laid low up to 1,000 residents, have confirmed the presence of E.Coli bacteria in the water supply. READ  

Swiss equestrians ride again after drugs appeal
Steve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnets compete in La Baule in May. Photo: Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP

Swiss equestrians ride again after drugs appeal

Swiss rider Steve Guerdat, the individual show jumping gold medallist at the 2012 London Olympics, is free to compete again after the international equestrian federation (FEI) announced on Monday they would lift a provisional ban. READ  

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Taxes in Switzerland: the easy way
Photo: MoneyImages/Flickr

Taxes in Switzerland: the easy way

Tax season is daunting enough at home – let alone in a foreign country. That’s why expats David and Carrie McKeegan started Greenback, the tax company designed specifically for American expats. The Local talked to the couple about how to handle taxes in Switzerland. READ  

Calm Paléo festival sees decrease in crime
David Guetta brought the festival to a close. Photo: L Flusin/Paleo

Calm Paléo festival sees decrease in crime

The 40th edition of Nyon’s Paléo festival came to an end on Sunday on a positive note, with no major incidents and an overall reduction in crime, according to figures released on Monday by Vaud cantonal police. READ  

'Resilient' UBS bounces back with big profits
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'Resilient' UBS bounces back with big profits

UBS, Switzerland's largest bank, on Monday posted second quarter profits of 1.2 billion Swiss francs ($1.25 billion, 1.1 billion euros), a 53 percent rise over the same period last year, which beat expectations. READ  

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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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Swiss army nabs French water to give to cows
Cows can drink up to 150 litres of water per day.

Swiss army nabs French water to give to cows

The Swiss army is in trouble with French authorities after it used water from a French lake to help hydrate thirsty Swiss cows. READ  

Two men arrested over Yverdon hitchhiker death
Police arrested the suspects at Yverdon train station. Photo: Roland Zumbuhl (picswiss)

Two men arrested over Yverdon hitchhiker death

Two suspects are being held in custody after the battered body of a 53-year-old man was found near the port of Yverdon-les-Bains in the early hours of Friday, Vaud cantonal police announced on Sunday. READ  

Mystery stomach bug hits Swiss watch capital
The Unesco World Heritage Site of Le Locle is Switzerland's third smallest city. Photo: Swiss Tourism

Mystery stomach bug hits Swiss watch capital

Residents of the Swiss city of Le Locle, world famous for its watch production, have been laid low by a nasty infection with authorities warning people not to drink the water. READ  

Federer and Wawrinka in Swiss Davis Cup return
Photo: SwissTennis

Federer and Wawrinka in Swiss Davis Cup return

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka have made themselves available for Switzerland's Davis Cup World Group playoff match against the Netherlands in September. READ  

Bern joins ban on campfires and fireworks
Photo: Zermatt.ch

Bern joins ban on campfires and fireworks

Barbecues will not be permitted in Bern’s forests this weekend as the canton became the latest to ban the lighting of open-air fires. READ  

Vineyards look forward to bumper harvest
Photo:myswitzerland.com

Vineyards look forward to bumper harvest

The 2015 vintage could be a great one for many Swiss winegrowers, thanks to the hot, dry summer. READ  

Road deaths drop to lowest level in 70 years
Photo: srf.ch

Road deaths drop to lowest level in 70 years

Swiss roads are safer than at any point since 1945, but motorcyclists are at greater risk of an accident than car drivers, according to new statistics. READ  

Autopsy confirms heat killed girl left in car
Photo: Rescue media

Autopsy confirms heat killed girl left in car

The five-year-old girl left in a boiling car in the canton of Ticino died from overheating, an autopsy has confirmed. READ  

Lovesick Swiss tourist hunts for mystery Swede
The city, but not the people, mentioned in the story. Photo: Leif R Jansson/SCANPIX

Lovesick Swiss tourist hunts for mystery Swede

Summer romances are often hot yet burn out quickly. But one Swiss tourist is determined to be reunited with the Swedish flame she encountered on a recent trip to Stockholm. READ  

Wasps thrive as hot weather continues
Photo: Heimwerker.de

Wasps thrive as hot weather continues

Wasps are a bigger nuisance than ever this summer as the hot, dry weather continues and more people are eating outdoors. READ  

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The harshest TripAdvisor comments about Austria
The roof of the Stephansdom. Photo: Unesco/Vincent Ko Hon Chiu

The harshest TripAdvisor comments about Austria

Austria has something to offer every visitor, whether for a winter or summer break. First class ski resorts, cities buzzing with culture, magnificent palaces, beautiful mountains with spectacular hiking, and lakes so clear and clean you can drink from them. But not everyone is convinced of the alpine republic’s charms… READ  

Politician's car blown up in far-right heartland
Right-wing protests in Freital on the outskirts of Dresden in June. Photo: DPA.

Politician's car blown up in far-right heartland

The car of a left-wing politician was blown up early on Monday morning in an east German town that has been the scene of fierce anti-refugee protests, with the politician claiming he is "top of the hit list" for the far-right. READ  

Denmark to run anti-refugee advertisements
Integration Minister Inger Støjberg. Photo: Keld Navntoft/Scanpix

Denmark to run anti-refugee advertisements

The government plans to launch an information campaign in foreign newspapers to deter refugees in response to human smugglers publishing comparative information on refugee benefits in EU countries. READ  

Fake policeman caught using Hollywood actor ID
The man was carrying a police ID badge with a picture of Hollywood actor, Adrian Brody. Photo: Policia Local Valencia

Fake policeman caught using Hollywood actor ID

A Spanish man has been caught using a fake police ID with the photograph of Oscar-winning Hollywood actor, Adrien Brody. READ  

The daftest TripAdvisor comments about France
The ever-splendid Gorges du Verdon. Photo: Miguel Virkkunen Carvalho/Flickr

The daftest TripAdvisor comments about France

France opens its doors to over 80 million tourists a year, who enjoy everything from world-class museums to pristine natural wonders. But you can't please them all... READ  

Italy set to sizzle under yet another heatwave
A tourist cools off in central Rome's Ara Pacis fountain in early July. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Italy set to sizzle under yet another heatwave

The dip in temperatures over the weekend across Italy, after an almost month-long heatwave, was simply a respite. READ  

Queen Sonja comes to aid of Norwegian teens
Queen Sonja. Photo: Lisa Åserud

Queen Sonja comes to aid of Norwegian teens

Two teenagers who came to the aid of an injured girl off the island of Tjøme this week after the girl fell off a boat, were offered assistance by Queen Sonja who was spending her summer holidays at her family’s vacation home nearby. READ  

Third grenade attack in a week rocks Malmö
Forensic teams investigating the scene of the latest Malmö explosion on Friday. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Third grenade attack in a week rocks Malmö

Malmö in southern Sweden was shaken by a hand grenade attack overnight – less than 12 hours after another explosion rocked residents in a series of blasts in Sweden's third largest city this summer. READ  

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