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Swiss German tips and quirks: your introduction to 'Dialekt'

Swiss German tips and quirks: your introduction to 'Dialekt'

From strange French borrowings to missing tenses and pronunciation oddities, we give you the lowdown on how Swiss German is different from the Standard German you learn in the classroom.

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Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career.

 
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Violence against women: French police arrest three over brutal Geneva attack

Violence against women: French police arrest three over brutal Geneva attack

The August attack which saw five women injured, two of them seriously, stirred up heated debate about violence against women in Switzerland.

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Winter getaway: The Mediterranean island with 'the best climate in the world'

Winter getaway: The Mediterranean island with 'the best climate in the world'

Malta’s up-and-coming capital took centre stage when it was crowned 2018’s Capital of Culture, but there’s much more to the enigmatic island than Valletta. The Local’s Commercial Editor took a whirlwind tour of the Mediterranean’s best-kept secret.

 
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Switzerland’s 'James Bond mountain' set for new cable car link

Switzerland’s 'James Bond mountain' set for new cable car link

The cable car service which takes visitors up to the Piz Gloria restaurant that starred in the 1969 Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service is set for a makeover.

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Six things to think about before moving abroad with your family

Six things to think about before moving abroad with your family

Moving is never easy. Even a move across town requires significant planning, preparation and, of course, packing! Here are our tips for how to make your international relocation as smooth and stress-free as possible.

 
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QUIZ: How well do you know your Swiss geography?

QUIZ: How well do you know your Swiss geography?

Do you consider yourself a geography buff when it comes to Switzerland? Take the quiz to find out just how well you know the (mostly) Alpine country.

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The reason international students are flocking to the French city of Lyon

The reason international students are flocking to the French city of Lyon

Two recent graduates of EMLYON in Lyon explain why both the business school and the city are perfect for ambitious students seeking international careers.

 
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What a new study says about the sex lives of young Swiss people

What a new study says about the sex lives of young Swiss people

From the age of first sexual contact to the rise of online dating, the study provides plenty of detail about life between the sheets.

Six reasons expat parents should consider distance learning or boarding school

Six reasons expat parents should consider distance learning or boarding school

A new academy is shaking up traditional distance learning with a combined approach that strikes the perfect balance for expat families.

 
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The pros and cons of starting your own business in Switzerland

The pros and cons of starting your own business in Switzerland

Thinking of creating a startup? Here’s what it’s like.

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Learn a language in three months (and get all your lessons for free)

Learn a language in three months (and get all your lessons for free)

Anyone who says learning a foreign language is easy is pulling your leg. But if you commit to learning every day, find the right combination of teachers (and technology), you can speak a new tongue in just three months.

 
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READERS: Share your experiences of living in Zug

READERS: Share your experiences of living in Zug

We want our readers to help us get to know Switzerland better and would like to get your help for a new series of articles highlighting the benefits of life in different parts of the country.

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Swiss meat giant Bell invests in synthetic meat startup

Swiss meat giant Bell invests in synthetic meat startup

Switzerland's largest meat producer Bell Food Group has invested €7.5 million into the Dutch company that produced the first hamburger produced through cell tissue rather than slaughter.

Number of foreign tourists visiting Switzerland rose in first half of 2018

Number of foreign tourists visiting Switzerland rose in first half of 2018

The Swiss hotel industry recorded 18.4 million overnight stays in Switzerland in the first half of 2018.

Switzerland puts forward 'Eldorado' for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars

Switzerland puts forward 'Eldorado' for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars

Director Markus Imhoof's refugee drama will compete with other films for a place on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' shortlist for the coveted prize.

Behind the headlines: How Switzerland's political golden child fell from grace

Behind the headlines: How Switzerland's political golden child fell from grace

Last year, Geneva politician Pierre Maudet was nearly voted in as one of Switzerland’s seven presidents. Now his days in politics look numbered. So what happened?

Switzerland is rapidly losing its snow (and climate change is probably to blame)

Switzerland is rapidly losing its snow (and climate change is probably to blame)

One 'good winter' doesn't mean Switzerland is in the clear: a new study into snow cover in Switzerland has worrying results.

ISIS using Swiss-made hand grenades in Syria: report

ISIS using Swiss-made hand grenades in Syria: report

The media report comes as Switzerland finds itself in the middle of a heated debate over arms exports to countries in the grip of civil war.

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Man injured in Copenhagen shooting

Man injured in Copenhagen shooting

Two shooting incidents occurred in Copenhagen on Tuesday evening, resulting in a 34-year-old man receiving non-life-threatening injuries.

 

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Russian agents planned to spy on Swiss chemicals lab – report

Russian agents planned to spy on Swiss chemicals lab – report

The two agents were planning "illegal action" against critical Swiss infrastructure, according to Switzerland’s Federal Intelligence Service.

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Football: England get back to winning ways over Switzerland

Football: England get back to winning ways over Switzerland

England bounced back from three consecutive defeats for the first time in 30 years as a much-changed side edged past Switzerland for a 1-0 friendly win in Leicester thanks to Marcus Rashford's winner.