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Roger Federer loses world No.1 spot after Coric defeat

Roger Federer loses world No.1 spot after Coric defeat

The loss will see the Swiss drop to second in the ATP rankings behind Rafael Nadal.

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Make this small Mediterranean capital your next city break

Make this small Mediterranean capital your next city break

Valletta, Malta’s small but mighty capital, still feels like one of the Med’s undiscovered gems. But it won’t stay that way for long. The Local’s commercial editor, Sophie Miskiw, explored this year’s Capital of Culture and can’t wait to go back.

 
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Swiss football fans arrive in Kaliningrad – by tractor

Swiss football fans arrive in Kaliningrad – by tractor

A tractor driven by three ardent Swiss football fans has arrived in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad ahead of the World Cup encounter between Switzerland and Serbia on Friday.

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Travel while you learn at this European business school

Travel while you learn at this European business school

Europe’s first business school continues to attract students from all around the world.

 
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Sunshine stars as Swiss astronomical summer begins

Sunshine stars as Swiss astronomical summer begins

Switzerland saw its hottest day of the year on Wednesday with temperatures above 30C in many places.

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12 unexpected facts you probably didn't know about Iceland

12 unexpected facts you probably didn't know about Iceland

Iceland has long been known as one of the most beautiful places in the world, but over the past few years it has also come to be viewed as a rather unusual hotbed of football talent. Here are 12 other things that you might not know about Iceland.

 
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Seven English words Swiss Germans get delightfully wrong

Seven English words Swiss Germans get delightfully wrong

From 'shitstorms' to 'wellness' weekends, here are seven ways Swiss German speakers make English their own.

‘Losing all the glaciers in Switzerland is not that far away’

‘Losing all the glaciers in Switzerland is not that far away’

A child born in Switzerland today will likely live to see the turn of the 22nd century. If scientists are right, the views they’ll see will have changed remarkably.

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Report: The Swiss are eating less chocolate

Report: The Swiss are eating less chocolate

Domestic sales of Swiss-made chocolate fell by 1.3 percent in 2017, despite strong exports leading to a 2.7 percent rise in Swiss chocolate sales overall, according to a report.

Switzerland snubs tougher rules on foreign property ownership

Switzerland snubs tougher rules on foreign property ownership

Proposed changes that would have made it harder for foreigners to buy property and land have been dropped.

Is huge Art Basel event killing off small galleries?

Is huge Art Basel event killing off small galleries?

"If you are a newcomer, you die," one gallerist in the Swiss city says.

Parliament says yes to women’s quotas at top levels in business

Parliament says yes to women’s quotas at top levels in business

The introduction of quotas on the number of women serving in management and on the boards of large companies in Switzerland has come a step closer after the National Council voted – by a wafer-thin majority – to back the move.

Bitcoin could 'bring internet to a halt': BIS

Bitcoin could 'bring internet to a halt': BIS

The Basel-based Bank for International Settlements in a report warned digital currencies like bitcoin could overwhelm and break the internet if they continue to grow.

No happy end for Switzerland’s Harry Popper condoms

No happy end for Switzerland’s Harry Popper condoms

The novelty condoms infringed copyright laws, Switzerland's Federal Supreme Court has ruled.

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French delegation detained in Turkey during election

French delegation detained in Turkey during election

A French delegation of Communist party members, including a senator, was arrested in Turkey on Sunday while trying to observe parliamentary and presidential polls there, the party announced.

 

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Switzerland ‘regrets’ US decision to quit UN Human Rights Council

Switzerland ‘regrets’ US decision to quit UN Human Rights Council

Switzerland defended the Geneva-based body describing it as a "core body in the promotion and protection of human rights as a whole."

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Swiss canton votes down bid to host 2026 Olympics

Swiss canton votes down bid to host 2026 Olympics

Voters in the southern Swiss canton of Valais rejected on Sunday a bid for the town of Sion to host the 2026 winter Olympics, according to a near-final count of ballots.