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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  

Woman drives into five cars in parking lot
Photo: Schaffhausen cantonal police

Woman drives into five cars in parking lot

An 82-year-old woman was taken to hospital for an evaluation on Monday after she drove her car into five vehicles parked outside a Schaffhausen shopping centre, police said. READ  

'Nadal still man to beat' in French Open: Federer
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'Nadal still man to beat' in French Open: Federer

Switzerland's 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer on Monday said he still believed Rafael Nadal was the favourite to win the French Open next month despite the Spanish star's troubled start to the clay court season. READ  

Toddler vanishes near Reuss River in Aargau
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Toddler vanishes near Reuss River in Aargau

For the second time in a week a two-year-old child has gone missing in Switzerland. READ  

Derailment disrupts Lausanne-Yverdon trains
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Derailment disrupts Lausanne-Yverdon trains

Passenger rail traffic will remain disrupted for several days on the Lausanne-Yverdon route in the canton of Vaud following the derailment of a freight train carrying hazardous goods at the weekend, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) said on Sunday. READ  

Bern sends aid team to Nepal earthquake zone
Swiss aid team head to Nepal from Zurich. Photo: Rega

Bern sends aid team to Nepal earthquake zone

The Swiss government on Sunday sent a team of experts to Nepal to evaluate humanitarian needs there a day after a magnitude 7.9 earthquake killed at least 2,500 people and injured thousands more, while destroying buildings and triggering deadly avalanches. READ  

Swiss business team seeks Iran trade deals
World leaders met in Lausanne this month to map out Iran nuclear deal. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Swiss business team seeks Iran trade deals

A Swiss business delegation travelled to Iran over the weekend for the first such visit in ten years in a bid to expand trade ties, the federal department of finance says. READ  

Italian financier arrested in Lugano for tax fraud
Jean-Paul Belmondo and Alain Delon in gangster film Borsalino. Photo: AFP

Italian financier arrested in Lugano for tax fraud

Swiss police have arrested fugitive Italian financier Marco Marenco, wanted for fraud and tax evasion in his country, in Lugano, according to police and media reports. READ  

Foreigner head count nears two million
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Foreigner head count nears two million

Immigration continues to boost the Swiss population, which grew to 8,236,600 at the end of 2014, an increase of 96,000 persons (up 1.2 percent) from a year earlier, according to new provisional figures released by the federal statistics office. READ  

Zermatt bans Saint Bernard dog photos
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Zermatt bans Saint Bernard dog photos

The municipality of Zermatt decided on Thursday to ban the taking of tourist photos with Saint Bernard dogs in the mountain resort town in the canton of Valais, according to media reports. READ  

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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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Salt aims to shake up Swiss mobile market

Salt aims to shake up Swiss mobile market

A Swiss Orange has turned into Salt — but this is no magician's trick. READ  

Swiss top 2015 world 'happiness index'
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Swiss top 2015 world 'happiness index'

Apparently, this goes beyond the great taste of Swiss chocolate. Switzerland is the happiest country in the world, according to a global ranking of happiness unveiled by the United Nations in New York on Thursday. READ  

Austrian climber dies in fall from Matterhorn
Photo: Valais cantonal police

Austrian climber dies in fall from Matterhorn

A 33-year-old Austrian climber died on Thursday when he fell 600 metres down the side of the Matterhorn after ascending the iconic 4,478-metre mountain in the canton of Valais with a colleague. READ  

Novartis profits and sales slip in first quarter
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Novartis profits and sales slip in first quarter

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis on Thursday said its first quarter income had fallen but maintained it would still meet its targets for this year. READ  

Swiss exports dip as higher franc bites
The Swiss watch industry has remained resilient in the face of a stronger franc. Photo: Mike Chapman

Swiss exports dip as higher franc bites

Swiss exports dipped in the first quarter as the the impact of the stronger franc began to bite but the currency effect also weakened imports leaving Switzerland with a positive trade balance of 8.2 billion francs, figures released on Thursday show. READ  

Drug trafficker jailed for peddling 100,000 pills
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Drug trafficker jailed for peddling 100,000 pills

In one of the biggest drug trafficking cases of its kind in Switzerland, a Zurich district court on Wednesday sentenced a 56-year-old Swiss man to a three-year jail term for illegally selling almost 100,000 sleeping pills. READ  

Spectacular rockslide creates huge dust cloud
Photo: Valais cantonal police

Spectacular rockslide creates huge dust cloud

Experts are monitoring the Randa area, near Zermatt in the canton of Valais, after a rockslide on Wednesday caused a massive cloud of dust in a place where 24 years ago gigantic rockfalls blocked the valley, cutting off road and rail links. READ  

Solar Pacific crossing a 'human challenge'
Pilot André Borschberg: headed across the Pacific. Photo: Solar Impulse

Solar Pacific crossing a 'human challenge'

The Swiss pilot set to attempt an ambitious crossing of the Pacific Ocean in a solar-powered plane said on Wednesday that the flight will not only test the aircraft but his own endurance as well. READ  

Richemont warns of lower 2014-15 profits
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Richemont warns of lower 2014-15 profits

Geneva-based Richemont, the world's number two maker of luxury goods, said Wednesday it expected its annual profit to fall by more than a third due to losses on financial instruments. READ  

Roche sales rise in Q1 despite strong franc
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Roche sales rise in Q1 despite strong franc

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche reported a three percent rise in first quarter sales despite a strong Swiss franc, and said it was on track to meet this year's targets. READ  

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Racist outburst prompts civil courage debate
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Racist outburst prompts civil courage debate

A video of a man hurling racist abuse at a Somali passenger on a tram in Vienna has caused outrage on social media and provoked a discussion about moral courage. READ  

G36 rifle 'has no future' in German army
Defence minister Ursula von der Leyen. Photo: DPA

G36 rifle 'has no future' in German army

Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen announced on Wednesday that the controversial G36 rifle 'has no future in the German Army,' signalling the end of a two decade relationship between the army and the dodgy weapon. READ  

Denmark officially bans bestiality
Food and Agriculture Minister Dan Jørgensen was behind the ban. Photo: Sonny Munk Carlsen/Scanpix

Denmark officially bans bestiality

As of Tuesday it is no longer legal to have sex with animals in Denmark, bringing the country's bestiality laws in line with its neighbours. READ  

King Juan Carlos led 'double-life' with lover
King Juan Carlos salutes during military parade October 2011. Photo: Dani Pozo / AFP

King Juan Carlos led 'double-life' with lover

Spain's ex-king Juan Carlos had an affair with a German aristocrat for the last 10 years of his reign, according to a new book about the monarch's "double life" that is flying off Spanish bookshelves. READ  

British expats left in lurch by NHS clampdown
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British expats left in lurch by NHS clampdown

British people living in France and other European countries could be forced to take out private health insurance, due to the latest clampdown on expats using the UK's National Health Service. READ  

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Top ten problems of growing up multilingual
Growing up speaking more than one language is not always a blessing. Photo: Shutterstock

Top ten problems of growing up multilingual

Although it may sound to some like a dream, being brought up multilingual can have its downsides. Trilingual journalist Anna Pujol-Mazzini lists ten of the most common problems. READ  

EU's crazy homeopathy cure for Norway fish
These healthy looking salmon need no sugar pills. Photo: Norsk Havbrukssenter/Flickr

EU's crazy homeopathy cure for Norway fish

Norwegian vets are up in arms about a “scientifically illiterate” European directive that mandates the use of homeopathic medicines as the first line of treatment for organic farmed fish. READ  

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My Swedish habits that foreigners just don't get
Swedes eat crayfish in August. Only in August. Photo: Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se

My Swedish habits that foreigners just don't get

Do the Swedes have certain habits you just can't work out? Here, The Local's Emma Löfgren, who has recently returned to Sweden from the UK, lists some of the Nordic traits that leave her foreign friends bemused. READ  

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