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The spookiest places in Switzerland

The spookiest places in Switzerland

Creepy castles, haunted houses and restless spirits – Switzerland has its share of ghostly legends.

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10 reasons to get on board with Qatar Airway’s QSuite

10 reasons to get on board with Qatar Airway’s QSuite

Double beds, pyjamas, a family dinner table, actual closing doors, and 3,000 films? Yes, this is a plane we’re talking about – not a mansion. Here are 10 reasons you should get on board with Qatar Airway’s new QSuite.

 
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Europe’s largest freshwater aquarium opens in Lausanne

Europe’s largest freshwater aquarium opens in Lausanne

More than 6,500 people rushed to visit Lausanne’s new attraction, Aquatis, on its opening weekend.

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Volunteering abroad ‘really changed my mind’ about the world

Volunteering abroad ‘really changed my mind’ about the world

Want to go on a real adventure and help a disadvantaged community at the same time? You can, and here's how...

 
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Thieves steal 700 kilos of grapes from Swiss vineyard

Thieves steal 700 kilos of grapes from Swiss vineyard

Winegrowers in the lake of Biel area are concerned for their safety of their crops.

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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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IN PICS: Why autumn is the best time to be in Switzerland

IN PICS: Why autumn is the best time to be in Switzerland

The recent wonderful weather has revealed Switzerland in all its autumn glory.

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Upscale your coding skills in the Caribbean this winter

Upscale your coding skills in the Caribbean this winter

Want to spend winter in the Caribbean and take the next step in your coding career at the same time? You can, and this is how...

 
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Lausanne residents demonstrate against Islamophobia

Lausanne residents demonstrate against Islamophobia

Following the vandalism of Muslim graves at a Lausanne cemetery, more than 500 people joined a demonstration in the city on Wednesday in support of Muslim people.

Six ways getting an MBA will launch your international career

Six ways getting an MBA will launch your international career

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career. Find out more and register for an MBA fair in a city near you.

 
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Refugee chefs take over Geneva restaurants: ‘I am convinced it can help change people’s perceptions’

Refugee chefs take over Geneva restaurants: ‘I am convinced it can help change people’s perceptions’

The first Swiss edition of the Refugee Food Festival is staged in Geneva this week.

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Tips for learning Swiss German from those who have

Tips for learning Swiss German from those who have

The Local contributor Lily C Fen talks to expats trying to get their mouths around Schwiizertüütsch to find out how they are doing it.

Tourists bare all for Top of Europe photos

Tourists bare all for Top of Europe photos

Young tourists visiting Switzerland’s Jungfraujoch viewing platform will stop at nothing, apparently, to get the best photo.

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Balzac, Rousseau and Shelley to adorn streets of Neuchâtel

Balzac, Rousseau and Shelley to adorn streets of Neuchâtel

One side of the 240-metre mural project in Neuchâtel will feature some of the world's most famous thinkers and literary figures, from Alexandre Dumas to Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Mary Shelley.

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.

Should the Swiss government introduce gender quotas?

Should the Swiss government introduce gender quotas?

The question is in the news after justice minister Simonetta Sommaruga spoke about it in an interview.

Study: Swiss sewage rich with gold and silver

Study: Swiss sewage rich with gold and silver

Three million francs worth of gold and silver is lost from wastewater treatment plants in Switzerland every year, according to a new study.

Swiss Re takes a battering from natural disasters

Swiss Re takes a battering from natural disasters

Swiss reinsurance company, Swiss Re, estimates its claim burden in the third quarter from three major hurricanes and two earthquakes in Mexico this year to be approximately $3.6 billion.

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Swiss apprentices take second place in World Skills competition

Swiss apprentices take second place in World Skills competition

The Swiss team have come second at a global competition where young apprentices show off their skills in areas ranging from baking to welding.

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Former FIFA president Blatter says he is going to World Cup

Former FIFA president Blatter says he is going to World Cup

FIFA's disgraced ex-president Sepp Blatter has told AFP he will go to next year's World Cup in Russia.