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CERN fires up particle smasher after upgrade
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CERN fires up particle smasher after upgrade

The world's largest particle smasher resumed colliding protons Tuesday as it gradually reboots following a two-year upgrade, the Geneva-based European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said. READ  

Geneva issues cloud positive HSBC results
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Geneva issues cloud positive HSBC results

Scandal-hit global bank HSBC on Tuesday posted rising quarterly profits, but added regulators have requested more information about its controversial Geneva-based private bank. READ  

Swiss rank 13th among best places for mums
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Swiss rank 13th among best places for mums

Despite its wealth, Switzerland ranks behind Scandinavian and other European countries among the world's best places to be a mother, according to an annual scorecard from Save the Children International. READ  

More rain renews flood and landslide risks
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More rain renews flood and landslide risks

UPDATED: Many parts of western Switzerland remained on alert as weather forecasters called for additional rain on Tuesday, heightening the risk of more flooding and transportation disruptions. READ  

UBS's healthy Q1 profit exceeds forecasts
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UBS's healthy Q1 profit exceeds forecasts

UBS, Switzerland’s largest bank, on Tuesday reported higher than expected profits for the first quarter of 2015 of almost two billion francs, virtually twice as high as the same period a year earlier. READ  

Italians arrest ex-Swiss banker for 'tax fraud'
Dollfus is based in Lugano, the third largest banking centre in Switzerland after Zurich and Geneva. Photo: Switzerland Tourism

Italians arrest ex-Swiss banker for 'tax fraud'

Authorities in Milan said on Monday that they have detained a former Swiss banker for allegedly helping wealthy Italian clients evade taxes and launder large sums of money, including the proceeds of embezzlement.
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Weather delays Pacific leg of solar plane's flight
Pilot André Borschberg: 'inner voyage'. Photo: Solar Impulse

Weather delays Pacific leg of solar plane's flight

The Swiss pilot who will attempt a record flight over the Pacific in a solar-powered plane played down the risks on Monday, describing the mission as a journey of self-discovery. READ  

Frenchman dies in cliff fall while taking photos
Photo: Graubünden cantonal police

Frenchman dies in cliff fall while taking photos

Police on Monday said they have launched an investigation into the death of a 25-year-old Frenchman who fell from a cliff while snapping nature photos in the canton of Graubünden. READ  

Torrential rain swells Swiss rivers and lakes
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Torrential rain swells Swiss rivers and lakes

Parts of Western Switzerland continued on Sunday to clear up debris from flash floods triggered by heavy rain over the weekend that swelled rivers and lakes well beyond their normal banks, disrupting transport and prompting the evacuation of residents in two communities. READ  

Swiss train passengers evacuated after landslide
SBB Intercity train. Photo: SBB

Swiss train passengers evacuated after landslide

Five hundred passengers from an Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) train were evacuated on Sunday afternoon after a landslide in the canton of Fribourg cut rail traffic between Bern and Lausanne. READ  

Features
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  

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  

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'Imperious' Federer wins 85th title in Istanbul
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'Imperious' Federer wins 85th title in Istanbul

Switzerland's Roger Federer on Sunday won the Istanbul Open with a superb display of clay court tennis to defeat Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay in straight sets. READ  

Tour de Romandie
Surprise win for Zakarin in Tour de Romandie
Ilnur Zakarin revelling in the attention of two hostesses after winning the Tour de Romandie UCI World Tour. Credit: Fabrice Coffrini / AFP

Surprise win for Zakarin in Tour de Romandie

Katusha cyclist Ilnur Zakarin of Russia won the Tour de Romandie race in Lausanne on Sunday, holding off Britain's two-time defending champion Chris Froome in the closing individual time-trial. READ  

Tour de Romandie
Albasini wins second stage in Romandie race
Albasini makes it two in a row. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Albasini wins second stage in Romandie race

Switzerland's Michael Albasini bagged his second straight win in the Tour de Romandie cycling race to consolidate his overall lead on Thursday's third stage. READ  

Swiss free trade deal talks with India stall
John Mark Wells, CEO of Swiss startup GovFaces, promotes company in Bangalore. Photo: Swissnex India

Swiss free trade deal talks with India stall

A long-delayed free trade deal between India and Switzerland is not likely to be signed soon, a senior Swiss official said on Thursday, with differences on intellectual property rights and data protection still unresolved. READ  

UN interns plan Labour Day march over pay
Interns in Geneva brandish banners seeking pay. Photo: Geneva Interns Association (detail)

UN interns plan Labour Day march over pay

Interns working for Geneva-based international organizations are planning a march through the city on Labour Day (Friday) to protest against unpaid internships at the United Nations and other employers. READ  

Central bank records massive losses for Q1
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Central bank records massive losses for Q1

Massive losses in currency exchange holdings led to the Swiss National Bank losing 30 billion francs in the first quarter of 2015, the central bank reported in interim results on Thursday. READ  

Senior citizen dies in wingsuit diving accident
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Senior citizen dies in wingsuit diving accident

A man in his 70s died in a wingsuit diving accident in the canton of Vaud on Wednesday, police said. READ  

Federer heads to quarters in Istanbul Open
Photo: Ozan Kose/AFP

Federer heads to quarters in Istanbul Open

World number two Roger Federer on Wednesday eased past fellow 33-year old, the Finn Jarkko Nieminen, with a dominant display to reach the quarterfinals of the Istanbul Open tennis tournament. READ  

EPFL ranked world's top 'young university'
Aerial view of EPFL campus. Photo: THE

EPFL ranked world's top 'young university'

Lausanne’s Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) was ranked the top university under the age of 50 by the Times Higher Education on Wednesday. READ  

Tour de Romandie
Switzerland's Albasini takes Romandie lead
Albisini crosses the finish line in first place. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Switzerland's Albasini takes Romandie lead

Welsh rider Geraint Thomas surrendered his Tour de Romandie cycling race overall lead to Swiss rival Michael Albasini who won Wednesday's second stage, the 168.1-kilometre ride from Apples to St-Imier and took the yellow jersey. READ  

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Magazine printed with HIV+ blood ink
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Magazine printed with HIV+ blood ink

An Austrian magazine has used ink infused with the blood of three HIV+ people to print a special edition of their current issue. READ  

Germany braces for longest-ever rail strike
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Germany braces for longest-ever rail strike

German train drivers found themselves under fire from industry and the government on Monday after announcing their longest walkout in the history of rail operator Deutsche Bahn. READ  

Denmark wants in on EU banking union
Membership in the banking union would give ECB regulators authority over Danish banks. Photo: DANIEL ROLAND/Scanpix

Denmark wants in on EU banking union

The Danish government supports joining the EU’s banking union and wants parliament to vote on it without first asking the Danes, a Justice Ministry report said on Thursday. READ  

Video
Shocking video sends nursery teacher to jail
The Spanish teaching assistant was sent to prison for four years for mistreating children. Screen grab: elperiodico.com

Shocking video sends nursery teacher to jail

It is footage that will send shivers down the spine of any parent who leaves their child at nursery - and has sent a Spanish teaching assistant to jail. READ  

French teen suicide after sex video web bullying
The girl was found dead on the ground outside her apartment. Photo: AFP

French teen suicide after sex video web bullying

A 15-year-old French girl has taken her own life after an intimate film featuring her and her boyfriend was shared online, leading to her being the victim of some vicious online bullying and blackmail. READ  

Italy PM says riots will not ruin Milan Expo 2015
A demonstrator throws a smoke bomb to police in downtown Milan, during a demonstration against the Universal Exposition Expo Milano 2015. Photo: AFP

Italy PM says riots will not ruin Milan Expo 2015

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi warned on Saturday that stone-throwing protesters who clashed with police in Milan during the Expo 2015 opening would not ruin the world fair. READ  

Norway's extreme surfers brave Lofoten
Lofoten's Unstad beach. Photo: Spesialsnorre/Flickr

Norway's extreme surfers brave Lofoten

The water is icy cold and it's windy, but the intrepid group dives in: far from California's sunny beaches, die-hard surfers flock to Norway's idyllic Lofoten Islands to catch the Arctic's cool waves. READ  

Russian warships disrupt Swedish cable laying
The Baltic Sea, as seen from Lithuania. Photo: TT

Russian warships disrupt Swedish cable laying

Russian naval ships have repeatedly disrupted cable-laying work between Sweden and Lithuania in the past few months, prompting diplomatic protests from both countries affected. READ  

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