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Dada's Zurich roots recalled a century later

Dada's Zurich roots recalled a century later
February 01, 2016

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.

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

Swiss rush to support 'sexy' startup trend
January 28, 2016

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.

Helvetiq offers new ways to journey across CH
December 22, 2015

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

Isolated Blatter devastated by Fifa ban
December 21, 2015

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.

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

How international school prepped me for Columbia
December 21, 2015

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

Five affordable places to ski in Switzerland
December 10, 2015

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.

Five reasons to visit Montreux —  jazz aside
Montreux's Christmas market ran until December 24th. Photo: Montreuxriviera.com

Five reasons to visit Montreux — jazz aside
November 20, 2015

Montreux is famed for its summer jazz festival but expat resident Marianne Burkhardt says there are five great reasons to visit this Swiss town with its spectacular lake-meets-mountain scenery — in the winter.

Opinion
Swedish expat misses generous paternal leave
Swedish father of two Jonas Medin. Photo: Handout

Swedish expat misses generous paternal leave
November 10, 2015

Jonas Medin, who left Sweden to follow his wife to Basel, Switzerland, misses the generous paid paternity leave allowed in his home country and laments the fact more Swedish men do not take advantage of the benefit.

SVP election result a 'triumph' for Blocher
Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

SVP election result a 'triumph' for Blocher
October 19, 2015

The record performance by Switzerland's rightwing populist SVP in Sunday's elections marks a new triumph for its charismatic leader Christoph Blocher, a maverick politician known for his blustering speeches and virulent campaigns against immigration and closer ties with the EU.

Hiring discrimination dogs Swiss job market
Women still face discrimination in Swiss job market. Photo: AFP

Hiring discrimination dogs Swiss job market
September 23, 2015

You apply for a job where you meet all the requirements but don’t get called for an interview — is it because you are foreign, female or over 50?

Swiss brace for refugee trickle to turn into flood
Refugees in Italy: most are avoiding Switzerland — for now. Photo: AFP

Swiss brace for refugee trickle to turn into flood
September 23, 2015

Border guards in crisp blue uniforms rush onto the train as it grinds to a halt, quickly rounding up around a dozen African men and herding them into a nearby hall.

Get wise to Swiss duties on stuff bought abroad
Photo: Federal Customs Administration

Get wise to Swiss duties on stuff bought abroad
September 01, 2015

Swiss import duties designed to protect the domestic economy can be a killjoy for ‘shopping tourists’ in Switzerland seeking bargains across the border or online. But Emily Rose Mawson discovers there are ways to avoid paying through the nose for those purchases from abroad.

Farmers’ wives offer taste of Swiss rural life
Erika Hänni is one of 36 hosts in the scheme. Photo: Caroline Bishop

Farmers’ wives offer taste of Swiss rural life
August 25, 2015

With most expats in Switzerland living or working in urban areas, few get the opportunity to experience traditional Swiss life in the countryside. But Caroline Bishop uncovers a rural initiative that is offering people the chance to have lunch on a farm.

Expat's time in Zurich inspires racy novel
From the book cover of Hausfrau (detail). The author tells The Local how her Swiss experience inspired the much talked about novel. Photo: Penguin Randon House

Expat's time in Zurich inspires racy novel
August 04, 2015

Zurich’s high standard of living makes it a popular destination for expats, but linguistic and cultural hurdles can make for a lonely and alienating existence for trailing spouses, as depicted in Jill Alexander Essbaum’s erotically-charged novel Hausfrau.

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US taxes and FATCA: 'The time for hiding is over'
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City of Geneva to translate information into English
National
Female guard at prison near Zurich 'helped Syrian flee jail'
National
Swiss residential real estate 'bubble risk' continues to rise
Culture
Temporary wood opera house opens near United Nations in Geneva
National
Internet video of elderly Swiss hikers falling off seesaw sparks buzz
National
'World's best chef' commits suicide in village near Lausanne
Features
Zurich celebrates centennial of quirky Dada artistic movement
Education
Children in village school told to speak German or pay 'penalty'
Features
Swiss provide multiple resources to support 'sexy' startup trend
National
Swiss citizens to vote this summer on guaranteed income for all
Culture
Geneva authorities back art museum expansion with Jean Nouvel design
National
Luxury hotel conversion in Vevey runs into financial trouble
National
World Economic Forum: Davos soldiers test positive for cocaine use
Switzerland had secret 'peace deal' with PLO to prevent attacks
Technology
VIDEO: Drone takes you to the heart of a Swiss glacier
Business & Money
Leonardo DiCaprio in Davos slams 'greed' of fossil-fuel industry
National
Miniature scale model of city of Geneva goes on public display
International
Politician and ex-head of Swiss Post among dead in Burkina Faso attack
National
Revealed: Swiss authorities strip refugees of cash and valuables
National
Spectacular video of avalanche near Zermatt illustrates dangers
Business & Money
GE announces plans to slash 1,300 Swiss jobs at Alstom plants
Sport
Fifa museum set to open in Zurich next month as scandal continues
National
Is climate change ruining skiing at resorts in the Swiss Alps?
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