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Government to allow more foreign workers into Switzerland in 2018

Government to allow more foreign workers into Switzerland in 2018

The Swiss Federal Council on Wednesday said it would increase the number of permits available to non-EU workers in 2018.

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Is this the world’s most international business school?

Is this the world’s most international business school?

It's not just one of the world’s leading business schools. It’s also a chance for students to have a truly international undergraduate experience.

 
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It's Christmas market season! Glug a Glühwein at these wonderful Swiss markets this year

It's Christmas market season! Glug a Glühwein at these wonderful Swiss markets this year

The Local's guide to the best Christmas markets to visit this year.

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This little country is possibly Europe’s best-kept secret

This little country is possibly Europe’s best-kept secret

If you want a holiday that has it all, this small European archipelago is just the spot.

 
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Swiss man sneaks onto London-Geneva flight and hides in toilet

Swiss man sneaks onto London-Geneva flight and hides in toilet

Passengers on an EasyJet flight from London to Geneva on Sunday night were left in shock after they realized a stowaway had managed to board the plane and shut himself in the toilet.

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How to have a wonderful wedding in Switzerland

How to have a wonderful wedding in Switzerland

Recently engaged and considering getting married in Switzerland? Tying the knot away from your home country may seem a minefield. Here, The Local takes you through the legalities and offers some tips for staging a wonderful Swiss wedding from someone who’s done it.

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Is this the best Swedish university for international master’s students?

Is this the best Swedish university for international master’s students?

Its graduates are also among the first in Sweden to gain employment once they've completed their studies.

 
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Hundreds demonstrate in Geneva against rise in health insurance premiums

Hundreds demonstrate in Geneva against rise in health insurance premiums

An estimated 800 people gathered in Geneva on Saturday afternoon to demonstrate against rising health insurance premiums.

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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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15 facts you may not have known about Swiss cheese

15 facts you may not have known about Swiss cheese

The Local sets out the facts about this ultimate symbol of Swissness.

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SBB offers free festive train trip to those spending Christmas alone

SBB offers free festive train trip to those spending Christmas alone

Not everyone has friends and family they can spend Christmas with. Now Swiss federal railways (SBB) is offering 80 people the chance to celebrate the festive season on a special train trip on Christmas Eve.

Zurich admits to ‘losing’ nearly a thousand works of art over the years

Zurich admits to ‘losing’ nearly a thousand works of art over the years

The city of Zurich has misplaced more than 900 works of art from its public collection over the years, Swiss media reported on Tuesday.

Swiss glaciers suffered 'extreme' melting in the past year

Swiss glaciers suffered 'extreme' melting in the past year

It's the third biggest loss in any one year since the beginning of records a century ago.

No buyer at Geneva auction for $30m pink diamond

No buyer at Geneva auction for $30m pink diamond

The "Raj Pink", the largest Fancy Intense Pink diamond in the world, failed to sell at auction, despite being the highlight of a Sotheby's sale of precious jewels.

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These are 'the best cities in France for growing old in'

These are 'the best cities in France for growing old in'

If you're planning to move to France when you retire, you might want to read this first.

 

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Kidnapped Swiss aid worker freed in Darfur

Kidnapped Swiss aid worker freed in Darfur

Sudanese security forces have freed a Swiss aid worker who was kidnapped in Darfur last month in an overnight operation in the war-torn region, a Sudanese official said on Wednesday.

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Federer happy with 'amazing year' despite loss at ATP Finals

Federer happy with 'amazing year' despite loss at ATP Finals

Roger Federer says he "can't wait" to get back on court in Australia after an inspired David Goffin destroyed his chance to finish a golden season with a flourish at the ATP Finals.