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High stakes for enclave as Europe's biggest casino goes bust

High stakes for enclave as Europe's biggest casino goes bust

Campione d'Italia, a tiny Italian enclave on the shores of Switzerland's Lake Lugano, is fighting for its survival after its main source of income -- a giant casino -- went bankrupt.

As easy as ABC: Tips for a child-friendly move abroad

As easy as ABC: Tips for a child-friendly move abroad

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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Where is the cheapest coffee in Switzerland?

Where is the cheapest coffee in Switzerland?

Coffee lovers, we have you covered! Here's where to find the cheapest cup of coffee in Switzerland.

Get a month's worth of your favourite newspapers and magazines - for free

Get a month's worth of your favourite newspapers and magazines - for free

Readly - the 'Spotify of magazines' - is offering readers of The Local a free month's worth of unlimited all-you-can-read magazines. All you need to do is answer one quick question.

 
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Zurich 'world’s most expensive city for dating'

Zurich 'world’s most expensive city for dating'

The Swiss city also has the world's most expensive taxi rides, cinema tickets and pub meals according to a new survey.

‘If you have an accident, no-one is coming for you’

‘If you have an accident, no-one is coming for you’

Your profession may take you to risky destinations but it’s your job to make sure you’re protected.

 
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Opinion: the benefits of raising children in Switzerland
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Opinion: the benefits of raising children in Switzerland

Four mothers from different parts of the world give The Local their view on what they like about raising children in Switzerland.

One in five Swiss women 'a victim of sexual assault'

One in five Swiss women 'a victim of sexual assault'

But only eight percent of cases are reported to police, a new survey shows.

Italian word of the day: 'Magari'

Italian word of the day: 'Magari'

Hopefully you'll find yourself using this word as frequently as Italian speakers do.

Members quiz: how well do you know your Swiss food culture?
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Members quiz: how well do you know your Swiss food culture?

Eating is serious business in Switzerland and there is plenty of variety across the different regions. But how well do you know your Swiss food? Take our tasty quiz here to find out.

Vevey named among Lonely Planet’s top 10 European destinations

Vevey named among Lonely Planet’s top 10 European destinations

This is the second travel gong for the elegant town on Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) in recent times.

Tips for learning Swiss German from those who have
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Tips for learning Swiss German from those who have

Here are nine ways to help you improve your Swiss German, with tips from those who have already mastered the language.

Swiss voters back controversial overhaul of corporate taxes

Swiss voters back controversial overhaul of corporate taxes

The complex plan involves fewer tax benefits for multinationals and more money for the state pension fund.

Semen quality of young Swiss men 'in critical state'

Semen quality of young Swiss men 'in critical state'

Nearly two thirds of Swiss men aged 18 to 22 have poor sperm quality according to a new study of potential army recruits.

Swiss set to vote on changes to weapons export rules

Swiss set to vote on changes to weapons export rules

Opponents of the current laws say they have collected enough signatures to trigger a referendum.

Meet the east German Greens candidate offering another alternative

Meet the east German Greens candidate offering another alternative

On Sunday the eastern city of Görlitz will vote in a new mayor. Green party candidate Franziska Schubert told The Local how she strives to make her city - where there's been a spike to the right - more open, friendly and innovative.

 

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Brexit: What Brits in Switzerland make of the rights agreement with the UK

Brexit: What Brits in Switzerland make of the rights agreement with the UK

The Local spoke to the British Residents Association (BRA) to get their view on the citizens rights agreement between Switzerland and the UK.