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Swiss cleaning firm dupes refugees into working for free
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Swiss cleaning firm dupes refugees into working for free
January 22, 2016

A Swiss cleaning firm working as contractors for McDonald's promised refugees work permits if they worked for nothing for three months.

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Sweet 300: Struggling Federer squeezes into fourth round
Federer in action last December. File photo: AFP

Sweet 300: Struggling Federer squeezes into fourth round
January 22, 2016

Roger Federer swept past Grigor Dimitrov to bring up 300 Grand Slam match wins and safely reach the fourth round at the Australian Open on Friday.

Swiss artist stages nude protest in Cologne
Police officers did nothing to stop the naked protest outside Cologne cathedral. Photo: AFP

Swiss artist stages nude protest in Cologne
January 08, 2016

Swiss artist Milo Moiré took to the streets naked in 4C temperatures outside Cologne cathedral on Friday in a bid to show that women should not be molested under any circumstances.

Switzerland scraps 'stripper visa' scheme
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Switzerland scraps 'stripper visa' scheme
December 30, 2015

More than 700 foreign strippers received a special Swiss work permit in 2015, the last issued in a controversial programme that expires on January 1st, the immigration office said on Tuesday.

Lucerne underwear thief to see jail time
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Lucerne underwear thief to see jail time
December 29, 2015

A 45-year-old man who crept into women’s homes and stole their underwear will spend more than two years behind bars.

Christmas sales hit by strong franc effect
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Christmas sales hit by strong franc effect
December 29, 2015

Swiss retailers made less money this Christmas compared with last year with some blaming the strong franc.

Swiss put their hope in family and friends
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Swiss put their hope in family and friends
December 28, 2015

Happiness at home, health and good personal relationships top the list of the things the Swiss wish for themselves in 2016.

Murder investigators seek help from Interpol
Photo: Aargau cantonal police

Murder investigators seek help from Interpol
December 28, 2015

Police investigating the suspected murder of four people in the canton of Aargau one week ago have involved international forces in the search for leads.

Swiss army chief warns of terrorism and unrest
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Swiss army chief warns of terrorism and unrest
December 28, 2015

The head of the Swiss Armed Forces, André Blattmann, has warned against cutbacks in the military amid a heightened threat of terrorism around the world.

Protesters trash Geneva city centre: police
A cleaner wipes a window of the "Grand Théâtre de Geneve" opera house in Geneva after it was vandalized during a demonstration on Saturday night. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Protesters trash Geneva city centre: police
December 20, 2015

An unauthorized demonstration over Geneva budget cuts for alternative culture spun out of control late Saturday, with protesters vandalizing much of the centre of the Swiss city, police said.

Fifa scandal
Uefa vice-president fined by Fifa ethics board
Angel Maria Villar Llona is the latest to be rapped over ethics. Photo: Joe Klamar/AFP

Uefa vice-president fined by Fifa ethics board
November 13, 2015

Crisis-hit football world governing body Fifa has fined Spain's Uefa vice-president Angel Maria Villar Llona and suspended two African officials for six months, the body's ethics committee announced on Friday.

Opinion
The end of the expat? Cities fight for 'Inpats'
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The end of the expat? Cities fight for 'Inpats'
October 26, 2015

Mention expats and many minds are drawn to stereotypes of workers sent abroad for three years to live in a compound and sip gin. But today’s mobile professionals aren't posted overseas – they just get up and go, writes The Local's Managing Editor James Savage.

Divorce of the century settled 'amicably'
Dmitry Rybolovlev with friend at Monaco football game earlier this year. Photo: AFP

Divorce of the century settled 'amicably'
October 20, 2015

Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev and his ex-wife Elena on Tuesday announced they had reached a deal in Switzerland to settle their divorce, which had been dubbed the costliest break-up of all time.

Swiss couple 'made to adopt own children'
Judges at Switzerland's Supreme Court said the couple could not be registered as the twins' biological parents. Photo: Roland Zumbühl/Picswiss

Swiss couple 'made to adopt own children'
October 02, 2015

A Swiss couple who used a surrogate mother in the US to give birth to their twins have lost an appeal to be registered as the children's natural parents in Switzerland. But there is a way out.

Shock as kids allowed to smoke at Swiss festival
Children dressed in the traditional festive costume of Appenzell. File photo: AFP

Shock as kids allowed to smoke at Swiss festival
October 01, 2015

Experts in clean-living Switzerland are fuming over a tradition that lets children as young as six smoke during a popular festival in the diminutive region of Appenzell.

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