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Swiss president condemns Barcelona attacks

Swiss president condemns Barcelona attacks

Swiss President Doris Leuthard has condemned the terror attacks in Spain that have claimed at least 14 lives.

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Survey: narrow majority in favour of pension reform

Survey: narrow majority in favour of pension reform

A narrow majority of Swiss will support a reform of the country’s old-age pension system in next month’s nationwide vote, a survey has found.

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Man pays $10,000 for glass of rare whisky at Swiss hotel

Man pays $10,000 for glass of rare whisky at Swiss hotel

The two-centilitre measure came from a bottle valued at 50,000 francs.

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Swiss court convicts clown of sexual acts with a child

Swiss court convicts clown of sexual acts with a child

A clown who worked with the famous Swiss circus Knie was on Tuesday convicted by a Zurich court of sexual acts with a child and sexual harassment.

Swiss supermarket's insect burgers will finally go on sale

Swiss supermarket's insect burgers will finally go on sale

Switzerland's first insect-based food aimed at humans will finally go on sale next week three months after a revision of the country's food safety laws.

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Uber cancels low-cost UberPop service in Zurich

Uber cancels low-cost UberPop service in Zurich

US car-share firm Uber has abandoned its cheap UberPop service in the Swiss city of Zurich after increasing controversy over the fact that its drivers do not have a professional licence.

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Medieval church and skeletons unearthed in Lucerne city centre

Medieval church and skeletons unearthed in Lucerne city centre

Archaeologists have discovered human bones and the remains of a church belonging to a medieval hospital in the Old Town of central Swiss city Lucerne.

Opinion: The fakers' little lies are eating our brains

Opinion: The fakers' little lies are eating our brains

As fake news sites lose their power, real news organizations risk being hijacked by the spread of little lies, writes The Local's co-founder James Savage.

Swiss National Day: 20 key dates in Switzerland’s history

Swiss National Day: 20 key dates in Switzerland’s history

As Switzerland prepares to celebrate its national day on August 1st, we take a look back through the country’s long and fascinating history, starting with the date the Confederation was born.

ETH Zurich named top university in continental Europe in prestigious ranking

ETH Zurich named top university in continental Europe in prestigious ranking

Switzerland’s technology institute ETH Zurich has once again been named the best university in continental Europe in a ranking of the top 500 universities worldwide by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.

Swiss bank reviews and restricts Venezuelan trades

Swiss bank reviews and restricts Venezuelan trades

Credit Suisse barred its traders from transacting some Venezuelan government bonds and required other Venezuela-connected transactions to undergo a special review for reputational risk, a bank spokesman said on Thursday.

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US burger giant Five Guys set to expand in Germany

US burger giant Five Guys set to expand in Germany

Popular American fast food chain Five Guys announced via Facebook on Wednesday that they’re on their way to Germany.

 

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Federer loses Montreal final to emerging star Zverev

Federer loses Montreal final to emerging star Zverev

Alexander Zverev shocked second seed Roger Federer in straight sets in the Montreal Masters final to win his fifth title of the season.