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Canadian singer Rykka: ‘I was made in Switzerland’
Rykka has a family connection with Switzerland. Photo: SRF/Lukas Mäder

Switzerland’s Eurovision entry may have been born in Canada, but she’s more Swiss than the Swiss, she tells The Local.

Could Brits in Europe put the brakes on Brexit?
Photo: Leon Neal/AFP

The Local's survey discovers what expats are thinking about the forthcoming British referendum.

Queen's 90th birthday
7 reasons why the Queen should visit Switzerland
Queen Elizabeth II the day before her 90th birthday. Photo: Chris Jackson/Pool/AFP

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II last visited Switzerland in 1980. As she celebrates her 90th birthday, The Local feels it’s about time she paid us a second visit.

New Chaplin museum set in star's own 'Downton Abbey'
Chaplin's World will open in Manoir de Ban near Vevey, Chaplin's home for many years. Photo: Philippe Merle/AFP

An immersive museum showcasing the life of Charlie Chaplin opens in Switzerland on Sunday.

How Switzerland shaped London's youngest hotelier
Olivia Byrne stands outside her London hotel.

“Switzerland is just the best place to grow up.”

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Eight reasons Swiss-French is better than French-French
Photo: Dylan Cantwell

As Switzerland kicks off its 21st annual French-language week, The Local finds plenty of reasons to celebrate Swiss-French.

Why these Brits in Switzerland are worried about Brexit
Photo: Justus Blumer

With the Brexit referendum looming, The Local spoke to Brits in Switzerland about what they want for their native land.

Record numbers join Swiss craft beer boom
La Nebuleuse has expanded quickly since launching two years ago. Photo: Caroline Bishop

With around 140 new microbreweries launched in the last two years alone, Switzerland now has more craft beer brewers than ever before. The Local’s Caroline Bishop finds out why.

Expat workers ride bumpy Swiss job market
Some companies are cutting jobs while others struggle to fill positions. Photo: Alan Clark

Rising unemployment and immigration concerns are balanced by job growth and a skills shortage, finds The Local’s Morven McLean.

Dada's Zurich roots recalled a century later

As the legendary Dada art movement celebrates the 100th anniversary of its founding in Zurich, The Local’s Emily Rose Mawson traces its origins and seeks to find out what it was all about.

Swiss rush to support 'sexy' startup trend
Startup Weekend is one of many events in Switzerland to help entrepreneurs. Photo: Martin Gysler

With startups in the Swiss news on an almost daily basis, launching your own business has never been trendier. But exactly how easy does Switzerland make it? The Local’s Caroline Bishop finds out.

Helvetiq offers new ways to journey across CH
Pull-out map from Around Switzerland in 80 Maps.

If you’re feeling a little lost in Switzerland as a newcomer or even as someone who has lived in the country for a while, a Lausanne-based publishing company has produced a game and two new books that may help you find your bearings.

Fifa corruption scandal
Isolated Blatter devastated by Fifa ban
Sepp Blatter arrives on Monday for press conference in Zurich, unshaven and with a bandage on his face. Photo: Michèle Limina/AFP

Facing criminal investigation and banned from VIP tribunes, Sepp Blatter cuts an increasingly lonely figure far from the football president who mixed with political heavyweights and tycoons.

How international school prepped me for Columbia
Alex Kuznetsov on campus at Columbia. Photo: Handout

International schools have a reputation for putting students in a "bubble" but Alex Kuznetsov explains how attending such schools in Zurich prepared him well for New York's prestigious Columbia University.

Five affordable places to ski in Switzerland
Photo: Christof Sonderegger/swiss-image.ch

The Swiss franc has soared in value, making a ski holiday in Switzerland a pricey proposition this winter. But you can still find affordable options, says The Local’s Emily Mawson, who rounds up five destinations for the budget-minded.

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Fathers should share parental leave, says commission
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Dictator-tracker spices up Geneva planespotting
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Education abroad: How to find an international school
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Swiss army ready to act in worst case migrant scenario
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Retiring abroad: ensuring your health is covered
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Druk the elephant hauled to her feet by Zurich fire brigade
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Swiss champion snowboarder Estelle Balet killed by avalanche
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Swiss 'groundhog day' forecasts lousy summer
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Why expats choose International Health Insurance
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'Love-making couch' among inventions at Geneva show
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Becoming an expat: where to start
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Bank blacklists Swiss travel agent named Isis
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Italian research student slain in Geneva street
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New Chaplin museum set in star's own 'Downton Abbey'
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Name traditions still sway married Swiss women despite law change
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Government eyes hefty fines for littering
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Revealed: the richest regions in Switzerland
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Switzerland's new 50 franc note: what you need to know
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VIDEO: Swiss farmer's cows leap for joy of spring
Automatic expulsion of criminal foreigners rejected at the ballot box
UK's Duchess of York seeks to become resident of Verbier
City of Geneva to translate information into English
Female guard at prison near Zurich 'helped Syrian flee jail'
Swiss residential real estate 'bubble risk' continues to rise
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