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Brexit
Brexit would leave expats in 'ghastly' legal limbo for years
Photo: Paul Lloyd/FLickr

The rights of two million Britons living in the EU would be thrown into doubt for years after Brexit, a new report will conclude.

Zurich uni returns artworks stolen by Nazis
The paintings were bought by the university in 1979. Photo: Frank Tomio/University of Zurich

The two paintings were found to have been looted by the Nazis in 1933.

Swiss cancels flights to Munich due to German strike
Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Flights to Germany disrupted due to a strike by ground staff at six German airports.

Eurovision
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.

Romandie cyclists face cold and snow
Froome will be hoping to win his third Tour de Romandie. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

The Tour de Romandie kicks off on Tuesday as snow is forecast.

Turkey objects to dead teen photo in Geneva exhibition
Demir Sonmez outside his exhibition. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Turkey asks authorities in Geneva to remove an exhibition picture that blames the Turkish president for the death of a teen.

Swiss solar plane crosses Pacific into California
Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP

The Swiss-based Solar Impulse 2 landed in California on Sunday.

French rail strike to hit Swiss-bound trains
The strike starts on Monday evening. Photo: Nicolas Tucat/AFP

Tuesday's strike will affect TGV Lyria services to Switzerland.

Obama, UN envoy voice alarm at 'fraying' Syria truce
Syria has been rocked by fighting in recent weeks, particularly around the city of Aleppo. Photo: AFP

Syria's fragile ceasefire is in grave peril, US President Barack Obama and the UN's special envoy warned, as violence surged in the war-ravaged country's second city Aleppo.

Brexit
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.

Dictator-tracker spices up Geneva planespotting
File photo: eGuide Travel

A Swiss journalist has launched a Twitter-bot which tracks aircraft belonging to dictators landing at Geneva airport.

Blatter biography: Fifa boss was ‘Swiss secret agent’
Blatter was called on by the Swiss foreign ministry. File photo: Valeriano di Domenico/AFP

Ex-Fifa president Sepp Blatter carried out a secret mission to try to oust the president of Burundi last year.

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.

Refugee crisis
Swiss army ready to act in worst case migrant scenario
File photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Switzerland has said it is ready to mobilize up to 2,000 soldiers should migrants continue to arrive into the country.

Swiss press freedoms buck trend despite secrecy laws
File photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Switzerland jumps up the rankings of the World Press Freedom Index but is criticized for its banking secrecy.

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Lifestyle
Fathers should share parental leave, says commission
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Society
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Politics
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Lifestyle
Druk the elephant hauled to her feet by Zurich fire brigade
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Sport
Swiss champion snowboarder Estelle Balet killed by avalanche
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Culture
Swiss 'groundhog day' forecasts lousy summer
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Technology
'Love-making couch' among inventions at Geneva show
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Becoming an expat: where to start
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Society
Bank blacklists Swiss travel agent named Isis
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National
Italian research student slain in Geneva street
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Features
New Chaplin museum set in star's own 'Downton Abbey'
Photo: Gary Minnaert
Lifestyle
Name traditions still sway married Swiss women despite law change
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Government eyes hefty fines for littering
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National
Revealed: the richest regions in Switzerland
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National
Switzerland's new 50 franc note: what you need to know
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Society
VIDEO: Swiss farmer's cows leap for joy of spring
Politics
Automatic expulsion of criminal foreigners rejected at the ballot box
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UK's Duchess of York seeks to become resident of Verbier
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City of Geneva to translate information into English
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Female guard at prison near Zurich 'helped Syrian flee jail'
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