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Switzerland and Swaziland: how they compare

Switzerland and Swaziland: how they compare

Swaziland may be changing its name to avoid confusion with Switzerland, but apart from a similar name what do they have in common? We came up with five similarities.

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Meet the Norwegian who's scored more Champions League goals than Ronaldo

Meet the Norwegian who's scored more Champions League goals than Ronaldo

Football superstars Ada Hegerberg and Liv Cooke are fronting a new UEFA campaign that encourages young girls to kick off careers in ‘the beautiful game’.

 
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Map fail: Swiss airline places Liechtenstein capital in Switzerland

Map fail: Swiss airline places Liechtenstein capital in Switzerland

Switzerland may be small, but that is no excuse to steal the city of Vaduz from its tiny neighbour.

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Five US expat tax nightmares and how to avoid them

Five US expat tax nightmares and how to avoid them

Don’t let bad dreams about the IRS have you waking up in a cold sweat.

 
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20 telltale signs you have gone native in Switzerland

20 telltale signs you have gone native in Switzerland

From kissing strangers three times on the cheek to staying up past midnight to organise the recycling, here's how you know you have been in Switzerland too long.

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Six incredible road cycle rides in Switzerland

Six incredible road cycle rides in Switzerland

Six stunning bicycle routes, one amazing country: bring it on!

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Anger as 'anti-Semitic' German rappers set for Swiss concert

Anger as 'anti-Semitic' German rappers set for Swiss concert

Swiss politician and rapper Patrick Portmann received threats after backing a call for the event to be cancelled.

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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Eight Swiss German words you can’t translate into English

Eight Swiss German words you can’t translate into English

From dogs' funerals to egg bumping, some Swiss German words just don't make it across the translation divide.

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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Egg-smashing and bread bunnies: how to celebrate Easter the Swiss way

Egg-smashing and bread bunnies: 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.

Nick Cave and Johnny Depp among headliners at 2018 Montreux Jazz Festival

Nick Cave and Johnny Depp among headliners at 2018 Montreux Jazz Festival

From Billy Idol to Charlotte Gainsbourg, and even Johnny Depp, the legendary event will feature a lot more than just jazz this year.

Swiss researchers try to get ancient Roman fridge working (again)

Swiss researchers try to get ancient Roman fridge working (again)

Will it be third time lucky for archaeologists trying to solve the puzzle of mysterious shafts at Switzerland's Augusta Raurica Roman site?

Here's how much tax Swiss people can expect to pay in a lifetime

Here's how much tax Swiss people can expect to pay in a lifetime

From multimillionares to migration, we have selected figures about Switzerland sure to surprise.

Bernese telescope starts journey into space with cargo of children’s artworks

Bernese telescope starts journey into space with cargo of children’s artworks

A space telescope constructed by engineers at the University of Bern has left Switzerland for Madrid ahead of its launch to explore other planets in 2019.

Switzerland's Novartis to inject $100 million into malaria drug research

Switzerland's Novartis to inject $100 million into malaria drug research

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis on Tuesday announced $100 million of funding over the next five years for research into new treatments for malaria, a mosquito-borne disease with a devastating impact that killed 445,000 people in 2016.

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Spanish authorities under fire over cup final yellow ban

Spanish authorities under fire over cup final yellow ban

Spanish authorities are facing a backlash after Barcelona supporters were forced to ditch yellow T-shirts ahead of the club's Spanish Cup final victory over Sevilla.

 

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   Family says no hope for German billionaire lost in Swiss Alps

Family says no hope for German billionaire lost in Swiss Alps

Family members of German retail billionaire Karl-Erivan Haub have lost hope of finding him alive, a week after he went missing while skiing in the Swiss Alps, his company Tengelmann group said on Friday.

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Football: England to host Switzerland in September friendly

Football: England to host Switzerland in September friendly

No venue has been decided for the September 11th visit of Switzerland, with suggestions it could take place away from England's Wembley HQ.