"Today will be just as hot as yesterday," said one forecaster of Thursday's conditions.
Fraudsters posing as police officers stole 3.6 million Swiss francs (€3.3 million) from a Swiss woman through an elaborate scam that involved a fake plot implicating the victim's bank, Swiss media reported on Wednesday.
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.
Don't beat around the bush, have a go at our German idioms quiz and see if you know your stuff.
Many people report forgetting words or phrases from their native language when they learn a second language. The Local explored this linguistic phenomenon, known as first-language attrition.
Geneva's long-awaited Eaux-Vives beach has now officially opened, nearly a decade after plans were first unveiled.
For many newcomers to Switzerland, there’s no better way to feel like a local than to ride a bike. Cycling is not just one of the best ways to get around the city, it’s also an ideal way to explore the unspoilt Swiss scenery on the weekend.
The vote in favour of the plans comes just days after a huge women's strike for gender equality in Switzerland.
Moving to a new country brings with it a series of challenges but it can also open your eyes to new opportunities. The Local spoke to the co-founders of money transfer comparison site Monito to find out how expatriation can trigger entrepreneurship.
Moving abroad is a massive upheaval, physically and emotionally. Knowing your health is covered no matter where you are and whatever happens can be a huge weight off your shoulders.
En fait, you probably hear this expression all the time if you live in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. But how do you use it?
Malta may be a small island but size can be deceiving. From an entire ‘village’ full of cats to a neolithic necropolis, there’s much more to Malta than meets the eye.
Swiss food writer Fran from Little Zurich Kitchen shows us how to have an eggcellent Easter the Swiss way.
The mighty fountain at the Geneva end of Lac Léman is the emblem of the city, its biggest tourist attraction and the background of choice for countless selfies.
Mannequins display inflatable, white airbag dresses created to protect women from workplace harassment, while nearby details of the alleged sexual misdeeds of 170 public figures cover four long walls, splashed in red.
UPDATE: Unions have said several hundred thousand purple-clad protesters filled the streets of Switzerland on Friday, as women across the country went on strike for equal pay.
When it comes to being green, the US could learn a great deal from Switzerland, former Bill Clinton and George W. Bush White House spokesman Robert Weiner and policy analyst Kimberly Bartenfelder argue.
Switzerland's market watchdog confirmed Thursday that it is contact with the "initiators" of Facebook's new cryptocurrency, as questions mount over how the money will be regulated.
Spanish woman hired her son-in-law to kill her partner and then went to the police to file a complaint of fraud when he failed to follow through with the murder, police said on Thursday.
Teenagers huddled in a cage outside the UN in Geneva on Monday, as protesters demanded that the world body address the "unconscionable" US policy of separating migrant families crossing its southern border.