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New world No.1 Roger Federer wins Rotterdam for 97th title

New world No.1 Roger Federer wins Rotterdam for 97th title

"This is one of the best weeks of my life," said the Swiss tennis star after claiming the title.

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Helvetian 101: Your guide to the Swiss lifestyle

Helvetian 101: Your guide to the Swiss lifestyle

Integrating in Switzerland is about more than appreciating a bar of Lindt chocolate and carrying a Swiss army knife.

 
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Swiss trains: should the half-fare card be abolished?

Swiss trains: should the half-fare card be abolished?

Getting rid of the card could mean a reduction in full-fare journeys for everyone.

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The business school where students graduate with a ready-made network

The business school where students graduate with a ready-made network

Networking and business go hand-in-hand, but how do you go about building a network to begin with?

 
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Party over: Geneva ditches summer festival plans

Party over: Geneva ditches summer festival plans

Even the fireworks display is in doubt.

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Make a difference volunteering overseas in 2018

Make a difference volunteering overseas in 2018

There's no better time than the start of a new year to help bring about positive change in the world. Find out why scores of young idealists are signing up to change people's lives for the better by volunteering abroad.

 
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The one underrated thing that makes any relocation easier

The one underrated thing that makes any relocation easier

When you’re living in a new country, this can suddenly become a necessity in ways you might not have realised.

 
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Swiss ski school scraps “stressful” races for young children

Swiss ski school scraps “stressful” races for young children

Academy director says teachers were being forced to act as "psychologists" in the lead-up to the traditional end-of-course events.

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The pros and cons of working in Switzerland

The pros and cons of working in Switzerland

Just arrived in Switzerland? Here’s what’s great – and not so great – about being an employee here.

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Swiss PostBus scandal: 'It’s much more than the money. It’s a cultural shock'

Swiss PostBus scandal: 'It’s much more than the money. It’s a cultural shock'

Shocked reactions to the PostBus accounting affair have a strong cultural component, as Winfried Ruigrok from the University of St Gallen explains to The Local.

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19 mildly interesting facts about Swiss wine

19 mildly interesting facts about Swiss wine

In ‘open cellars’ season, The Local raises a glass to the Swiss wine industry.

Switzerland to set up national register of fare dodgers

Switzerland to set up national register of fare dodgers

Under the plan, repeat offenders will be tracked nationally across different modes of transport.

Swiss museum dedicated to 'last witch in Europe' handed one million-franc donation

Swiss museum dedicated to 'last witch in Europe' handed one million-franc donation

Swiss woman Anna Göldi was beheaded in 1782 – decades after the last execution for witchcraft in Germany.

How Switzerland hopes to shut down foreign spies

How Switzerland hopes to shut down foreign spies

The Alpine nation has experienced a boom in popularity among intelligence communities in recent years but those days may now be over.

Swiss firm develops anti-drone ‘net gun’

Swiss firm develops anti-drone ‘net gun’

Police at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos were equipped with the pistol, authorities have confirmed.

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Austria anti-smoking petition to force lawmakers to debate ban

Austria anti-smoking petition to force lawmakers to debate ban

A petition to ban smoking in Austria's bars and restaurants has collected 100,000 signatures in less than three days, meaning the issue will now have to be debated in parliament.

 

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Greek PM vows to recover money 'stolen' in Novartis corruption case

Greek PM vows to recover money 'stolen' in Novartis corruption case

Investigators believe that Novartis overcharged the Greek state by some €3 billion.

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Quickfire Federer just two wins from becoming oldest No 1 ever

Quickfire Federer just two wins from becoming oldest No 1 ever

"It's very surprising how good things went today," Federer said after his first round match at the ABN AMRO tournament in Rotterdam.