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Switzerland regarded as 'best place for expats'
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Switzerland regarded as 'best place for expats'

Switzerland is the world's favourite destination among expats, followed by Singapore and China, a poll on quality of life for bank HSBC found. READ  

Swiss Guard launches popes' recipe book
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Swiss Guard launches popes' recipe book

From an Argentinian dessert that translates as "milk candy" to Polish ravioli, a member of Vatican's famed Swiss Guard on Tuesday unveiled a range of recipes of dishes favoured by popes. READ  

WHO slammed for 'slow' response to Ebola virus
Hospital doctor in Philippines checks an isolation room for Ebola patients. Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP

WHO slammed for 'slow' response to Ebola virus

The Geneva-based World Health Organization insisted on Tuesday it would probe complaints that it had been slow to wake up to the scale of Ebola, but insisted the focus now must be on battling the epidemic. READ  

Canadian Ebola vaccine headed for Geneva
Geneva's university hospital. Photo: Julien Gregario

Canadian Ebola vaccine headed for Geneva

Canada will start sending more than 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to Switzerland this week as part of the global fight against the deadly virus, a Geneva hospital says. READ  

EU students shun Swiss university studies
Numbers of EU students at EPFZ are down 10 percent. Photo: Roland Fischer/Wikimedia Commons

EU students shun Swiss university studies

European students are shunning Switzerland in droves, according to an inter-canton organization which places the blame on the February 9th anti-immigration vote and the EU’s subsequent block on Switzerland’s participation in student mobility programme Erasmus. READ  

Fifa bans Mongolian football boss over bribes
Fifa headquarters in Zurich. Photo: Fifa

Fifa bans Mongolian football boss over bribes

Zurich-based Fifa, the world's governing body for football, on Wednesday banned Mongolian football chief Ganbold Buyannemekh for five years for taking bribes to vote for former Qatari official Mohamed bin Hammam in the organization's leadership election. READ  

Ex-UBS banker Weil 'relaxed' as US trial starts
Weil maintains innocence. Photo: UBS

Ex-UBS banker Weil 'relaxed' as US trial starts

Former UBS banker Raoul Weil went on trial in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Tuesday, charged with conspiring to help Americans hide billions of dollars from US tax authorities. READ  

Swiss remain wealthiest in world: Credit Suisse
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Swiss remain wealthiest in world: Credit Suisse

Switzerland continues to boast the highest average wealth per adult in the world, at $581,000 in 2013, up 10.5 percent from the previous year, a study from Credit Suisse released on Tuesday says. READ  

The Local's expat shopping basket
Switzerland third priciest for home comforts
Shopping photo: Shutterstock

Switzerland third priciest for home comforts

It’s the question on everyone’s lips: Which country in The Local's network offers the best value for wistful expats craving comfort food and drink from home? Well friends, wonder no more! READ  

Swiss pension system among 'world's best'
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Swiss pension system among 'world's best'

Switzerland has one of the best pension systems in the world but it lags behind those in Denmark and three other countries, according to an Australian study. READ  

Swiss dies in second Philippines incident
Near Surigao City. Photo: Nicolas S Tello/Wikimedia Commons

Swiss dies in second Philippines incident

A 22-year-old man from Geneva has been killed in the Philippines, just days after two other Swiss men were shot dead in the country. READ  

Hospitalized Aznavour postpones Geneva gig
French singer Aznavour lives near Lausanne. Photo: John MacDougall/AFP

Hospitalized Aznavour postpones Geneva gig

Legendary French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour, 90, postponed a concert set for Friday in Geneva after being hospitalized for an infection, organizers said. READ  

ICRC evaluates Ukraine operations after tragedy
A worker cleans up glass at the ICRC office in Donetsk after the explosion that killed an employee. Photo: John MacDougall/AFP

ICRC evaluates Ukraine operations after tragedy

The Red Cross said Thursday it was analyzing how to resume its Ukraine operations a week after halting work in the conflict-torn country following the death of a Swiss staffer. READ  

Swiss study calls for five-day Ebola quarantine
A house is disinfected in Waterloo, Sierra Leone, after a man died from Ebola. Photo: Florian Plaucher/AFP

Swiss study calls for five-day Ebola quarantine

Three-day quarantines are not enough to net all Ebola cases in a given area, scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) said this week after using genetic sequencing to map the early spread of the virus in Sierra Leone. READ  

Switzerland imposes Islamic State ban
Kurds living in Greece protest in central Athens against attacks launched by Islamic State insurgents targeting the Syrian city of Kobane. Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

Switzerland imposes Islamic State ban

Switzerland is following Germany’s lead in banning extremist terror group Islamic State (Isis) and any activity that supports it. READ  

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Politics
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Health
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Swiss policeman belatedly honoured for saving Jews from Holocaust
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'Suicide tourists' to Switzerland double in three years: study
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Swiss Post SMS scheme gets stamp of approval after pilot project
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American tax evasion crackdown hits Swiss private banks' bottom line
Politics
Woman accuses Swiss politician in nude selfies scandal of lying
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