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Rising Swiss gender pay gap above EU average
Slogans in three languages for equal pay manifesto. Image:Lohngleichheitsmanifest.ch

Rising Swiss gender pay gap above EU average

The pay gap between women and men in Switzerland is above the average in Europe and has risen since 2008, a new study shows. READ  

Gecko found in chard bought at Aargau store
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Gecko found in chard bought at Aargau store

A woman who bought chard at a Migros supermarket in the canton of Aargau got an unexpected surprise when she got home and unwrapped it to discover a gecko hiding amid the foliage. READ  

Village and canton gain massive mystery windfall
Vineyard in Anières. Photo: Babsy/Wikimedia Commons

Village and canton gain massive mystery windfall

A village in the canton of Geneva and the cantonal government are struggling to decide what to do with unexpected windfall revenues totalling 520 million francs ($538 million) from taxes levied on a mysterious transfer of assets. READ  

Deal reached to enact holiday home curbs
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Deal reached to enact holiday home curbs

Two years after Swiss citizens voted to curb real estate development in the Alps, politicians have reached a compromise with environmentalists on legislation to finally put the restrictions into effect. READ  

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Car makers seek sweet smell of success
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Car makers seek sweet smell of success

Fragrance alone may not sell cars, but automakers are turning on their olfactory charm to try to sweeten the appeal and distinction of their vehicles. READ  

Town employees' work week upped in 'solidarity'
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Town employees' work week upped in 'solidarity'

Municipal workers in a small town in the canton of Saint Gallen have been ordered to work longer hours for no extra pay in “solidarity” with Swiss businesses coping with the strong franc. READ  

Geneva Motor Show 2015
Optimism stokes this year's Geneva car show
Journalists thronging car show. Photo: Geneva International Motor Show

Optimism stokes this year's Geneva car show

Out with the gloom, in with the boom: sleek luxury sports coupes, high-end SUVs and nifty little city cars were bumper-to-bumper as the Geneva International Motor Show opened to the media on Tuesday. READ  

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SwissBenefits: ‘I try to build bridges for expats’
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SwissBenefits: ‘I try to build bridges for expats’

Switzerland was recently voted the best place in the world for expats, but lots of paperwork and complex procedures can keep expats on their toes. The Local spoke with SwissBenefits, a consulting company aiming to streamline the process. READ  

Swiss economy beats forecasts for 2014
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Swiss economy beats forecasts for 2014

The Swiss economy grew by two percent in 2014, up from 1.9 percent in the previous year, according to initial figures released by Bern on Tuesday. READ  

Swiss deport Thai boxing champ and murderer
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Swiss deport Thai boxing champ and murderer

Bashkim Berisha, the former Swiss junior Thai boxing champion sentenced to 14 years in jail for killing a motorist in a dispute over a parking spot, has been deported to his native country of Kosovo, according to a media report. READ  

Bank fines no longer tax deductible under new bill
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Bank fines no longer tax deductible under new bill

The Swiss lower house of parliament has approved a bill that would prevent banks from being able to continue deducting fines for wrongdoing from their taxable income. READ  

Rental housing reference rate stays unchanged
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Rental housing reference rate stays unchanged

The rental housing reference rate — a key indicator in Switzerland for determining whether apartment rents rise or fall — remains unchanged for the next three months but it should drop in June, authorities said on Monday. READ  

Zurich police probe killing of 'bouncer'
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Zurich police probe killing of 'bouncer'

Zurich city police are seeking witnesses after a 30-year-old man from Montenegro died of 11 gunshot wounds early on Sunday. READ  

International meetings spark Geneva drone ban
Swiss military drone. Photo: Swiss Air Force

International meetings spark Geneva drone ban

In an exceptional move for security reasons, the canton of Geneva is banning the flight of drones in areas regarded as sensitive because of international meetings this month. READ  

Swiss train in crash ignored stop signal: SBB
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Swiss train in crash ignored stop signal: SBB

A collision between two Swiss trains northwest of Zurich on February 20th that injured six people was caused by a regional train (S-Bahn) that failed to respect a stop signal, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) said on Friday. READ  

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