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Heatwave latest: No relief as Switzerland continues to swelter

Heatwave latest: No relief as Switzerland continues to swelter

"Today will be just as hot as yesterday," said one forecaster of Thursday's conditions.

Fake police steal 3.6 million francs from Swiss woman

Fake police steal 3.6 million francs from Swiss woman

Fraudsters posing as police officers stole 3.6 million Swiss francs (€3.3 million) from a Swiss woman through an elaborate scam that involved a fake plot implicating the victim's bank, Swiss media reported on Wednesday.

Seven golden rules for moving abroad with children

Seven golden rules for moving abroad with children

Starting a new life abroad is daunting at any age. And for children, who might not have a say in the big move, there is lots of excitement and anxiety about the new place they will soon call home.

 
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QUIZ: How well do you know your German sayings?

QUIZ: How well do you know your German sayings?

Don't beat around the bush, have a go at our German idioms quiz and see if you know your stuff.

How and why learning a new language messes with your old one

How and why learning a new language messes with your old one

Many people report forgetting words or phrases from their native language when they learn a second language. The Local explored this linguistic phenomenon, known as first-language attrition.

 
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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.

Seven reasons expats in Switzerland should own a bike

Seven reasons expats in Switzerland should own a bike

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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Swiss senate green-lights quotas for women at top levels of business

Swiss senate green-lights quotas for women at top levels of business

The vote in favour of the plans comes just days after a huge women's strike for gender equality in Switzerland.

How spending time abroad can lead to a great business idea

How spending time abroad can lead to a great business idea

Moving to a new country brings with it a series of challenges but it can also open your eyes to new opportunities. The Local spoke to the co-founders of money transfer comparison site Monito to find out how expatriation can trigger entrepreneurship.

 
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Five ways expats can benefit from international health insurance

Five ways expats can benefit from international health insurance

Moving abroad is a massive upheaval, physically and emotionally. Knowing your health is covered no matter where you are and whatever happens can be a huge weight off your shoulders.

 
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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?

Five unusual things you can do in Malta

Five unusual things you can do in Malta

Malta may be a small island but size can be deceiving. From an entire ‘village’ full of cats to a neolithic necropolis, there’s much more to Malta than meets the eye.

 
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Easter trees and egg smashing: how to celebrate Easter the Swiss way

Easter trees and egg smashing: how to celebrate Easter the Swiss way

Swiss food writer Fran from Little Zurich Kitchen shows us how to have an eggcellent Easter the Swiss way.

Ten fun facts about Geneva’s famous jet d’eau

Ten fun facts about Geneva’s famous jet d’eau

The mighty fountain at the Geneva end of Lac Léman is the emblem of the city, its biggest tourist attraction and the background of choice for countless selfies.

How women artists are bringing #MeToo reckoning to Basel fair

How women artists are bringing #MeToo reckoning to Basel fair

Mannequins display inflatable, white airbag dresses created to protect women from workplace harassment, while nearby details of the alleged sexual misdeeds of 170 public figures cover four long walls, splashed in red.

IN PICTURES: Women in Switzerland rise up in demand for equal pay

IN PICTURES: Women in Switzerland rise up in demand for equal pay

UPDATE: Unions have said several hundred thousand purple-clad protesters filled the streets of Switzerland on Friday, as women across the country went on strike for equal pay.

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 watchdog 'in contact' with Facebook cryptocurrency backers

Swiss watchdog 'in contact' with Facebook cryptocurrency backers

Switzerland's market watchdog confirmed Thursday that it is contact with the "initiators" of Facebook's new cryptocurrency, as questions mount over how the money will be regulated.

Spanish woman files police complaint after hitman fails to carry out murder

Spanish woman files police complaint after hitman fails to carry out murder

Spanish woman hired her son-in-law to kill her partner and then went to the police to file a complaint of fraud when he failed to follow through with the murder, police said on Thursday.

 

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Kids in cages: Geneva protest urges UN action on Trump migration policy

Kids in cages: Geneva protest urges UN action on Trump migration policy

Teenagers huddled in a cage outside the UN in Geneva on Monday, as protesters demanded that the world body address the "unconscionable" US policy of separating migrant families crossing its southern border.