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Seven reasons why Switzerland is paradise for cyclists

Seven reasons why Switzerland is paradise for cyclists

For many newcomers to Switzerland, there’s no better way to feel like a local than to ride a bike. Cycling is not just one of the best ways to get around the city, it’s also an ideal way to explore the unspoilt Swiss scenery on the weekend.

 
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Meet the British brewer selling English-style beers to the Swiss

Meet the British brewer selling English-style beers to the Swiss

What do you do if you move abroad and can’t find your favourite beers in your local supermarket? Brew some yourself, of course. And that’s how British entrepreneur Tim Sutton found himself bringing a little taste of England to the Swiss.

How mindfulness can help you make the most of life abroad

How mindfulness can help you make the most of life abroad

Moving abroad offers an exciting opportunity to live a happier and healthier life. But how can you make sure that you’re enjoying the experience to its fullest? That’s where practising mindfulness can help.

 
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How to see the very best of Europe this summer

How to see the very best of Europe this summer

Forget flying! The best way to see Europe is via bus and rail. Oh, and it’s usually cheaper and often faster than taking to the skies. The Local rounds up some top tips for planning your next European adventure.

 
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Finally: Geneva's new free public beach opens

Finally: Geneva's new free public beach opens

Geneva's long-awaited Eaux-Vives beach has now officially opened, nearly a decade after plans were first unveiled.

What's next for Americans who are behind on their taxes?

What's next for Americans who are behind on their taxes?

Behind on your taxes? Here’s how you can get caught up.

 
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Switzerland ranked 'worst in Europe' for being family-friendly

Switzerland ranked 'worst in Europe' for being family-friendly

A study of family-friendly policies in OECD and EU countries released by the United Nations Children’s fund (UNICEF) has ranked Switzerland lowest among European countries.

Nine German words that strike fear into foreigners in Switzerland
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Nine German words that strike fear into foreigners in Switzerland

Some German words can only mean nothing good is coming. Here's The Local's list of terms that cause foreigners in German-speaking Switzerland to break out in a cold sweat.

How to taste wine like a professional

How to taste wine like a professional

With the Fête des Vignerons around the corner, here's a look at how to sip wine like a sommelier – according to a selection of French experts.

What you need to know about taking a night train from Switzerland
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What you need to know about taking a night train from Switzerland

Don't feel like flying this summer? Why not catch one of the night trains that leave Zurich every night?

French Expression of the Day: En fait

French Expression of the Day: En fait

En fait, you probably hear this expression all the time if you live in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. But how do you use it?

Confirmed: Swiss companies can still hire Brits after no-deal Brexit

Confirmed: Swiss companies can still hire Brits after no-deal Brexit

Switzerland has signed a fall-back agreement on admission to the labour market which aims to secure existing mutual rights and obligations for UK and Swiss workers in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Opinion: Why the US should follow Switzerland's lead on environmental policy

Opinion: Why the US should follow Switzerland's lead on environmental policy

When it comes to being green, the US could learn a great deal from Switzerland, former Bill Clinton and George W. Bush White House spokesman Robert Weiner and policy analyst Kimberly Bartenfelder argue.

Swiss agree to extradite Chinese 'pharma spy' to US

Swiss agree to extradite Chinese 'pharma spy' to US

Swiss authorities said on Tuesday they have agreed to extradite a Chinese national to the United States where he is wanted on charges of corporate espionage in the pharmaceutical industry.

Working in Denmark? Here's what you need to know about pensions
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Working in Denmark? Here's what you need to know about pensions

Although healthcare and pensions are provided by the state in Denmark, many companies offer private plans. In this article, we provide the basics of what you need to know about pensions and insurance, including considerations when thinking about private cover.

 

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Swiss man arrested as Italian police seize 'combat ready' missile during anti-terror raids

Swiss man arrested as Italian police seize 'combat ready' missile during anti-terror raids

A Swiss man has been arrested during raids on far-right extremist groups in northern Italy which saw police seize an air-to-air missile and other sophisticated weapons.