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WEF slams "misuse" of Swiss resort name for conference

WEF slams "misuse" of Swiss resort name for conference

The host of an annual gathering of political and business elites at Davos has slammed the "misuse" of the Swiss ski resort's name in reports on an investment conference in Riyadh.

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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Swiss IOC member Patrick Baumann dies

Swiss IOC member Patrick Baumann dies

Swiss IOC member Patrick Baumann, a central figure in the Olympic movement and the sport of basketball, has died at the age of 51.

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Master’s students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren’t there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

 
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'Rubbish criminal' sentenced to two days in Swiss prison

'Rubbish criminal' sentenced to two days in Swiss prison

The man from Biel/Bienne did not count on the city’s hardworking rubbish detectives.

 ‘What I wish I’d known before I moved abroad’

‘What I wish I’d known before I moved abroad’

Moving is never easy but upping sticks for a new life abroad is even tougher. The Local caught up with two expats to find out about what they wish they’d known before the big move.

 
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Swiss public broadcaster refuses to air advert for sex toys advent calendar

Swiss public broadcaster refuses to air advert for sex toys advent calendar

Swiss public broadcaster SRF has denied an advertising slot to a company selling an advent calendar with sex toys.

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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Swiss broadcaster to cut less jobs than previously announced

Swiss broadcaster to cut less jobs than previously announced

The Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) plans to cut 200 jobs, rather than the 250 previously announced.

Start-ups: How to do business like the Swiss

Start-ups: How to do business like the Swiss

An American expat talks to The Local about the challenges and rewards of being an entrepreneur in Switzerland.

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.

Swiss economy predicted to grow 3% by end of year

Swiss economy predicted to grow 3% by end of year

Switzerland’s economy is predicted to grow by 3% by the end of 2018 - despite a falling global average.

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.

Swiss' map on flight to Israel displays Palestinian town destroyed in 1948

Swiss' map on flight to Israel displays Palestinian town destroyed in 1948

Switzerland's main carrier has been criticised for displaying an-inflight map to passengers on a flight to Israel that omitted Tel Aviv but included the Palestinian village of Al-Shaykh Muwannis, which was destroyed and abandoned in 1948.

IN PICTURES: Geneva, the world's incubator for peace and policy since 1920

IN PICTURES: Geneva, the world's incubator for peace and policy since 1920

For the past century, Geneva has been at the heart of global diplomacy. The city hosts more than a dozen UN agencies and has been the centre point of many colossal global moments.

Laptop explosion injures Swiss politician

Laptop explosion injures Swiss politician

Marina Carobbio, vice president of the National Council, had to seek medical attention for injuries after the battery in her HP government-supplied laptop exploded due to a technical failure.

Ten years of Large Hadron Collider discoveries below Swiss countryside are just the start of decoding the universe

Ten years of Large Hadron Collider discoveries below Swiss countryside are just the start of decoding the universe

The Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest particle accelerator, has led to key breakthroughs in science, including the discovery of Higgs boson, writes Todd Adams, professor of physics at Florida State University.

Swiss banking giant UBS on trial in France over tax fraud claims

Swiss banking giant UBS on trial in France over tax fraud claims

The Swiss banking giant UBS goes on trial in Paris on Monday October 8th to face accusations it orchestrated a huge tax fraud scheme for wealthy French clients, with potential fines of billions of euros.

Europe

Medieval Carcassonne braced as deadly floods hit south west France

Medieval Carcassonne braced as deadly floods hit south west France

Residents have been told to stay indoors, bridges have been closed and the hospital is partly underwater: Medieval Carcassone was braced on Monday as floodwaters that have claimed 13 lives swept through the fortified city.

 

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Costs of climate-related disasters have more than doubled in the last two decades, says UN in Switzerland

Costs of climate-related disasters have more than doubled in the last two decades, says UN in Switzerland

The economic cost of climate-related disasters hit $2.25 trillion over the last two decades, an increase of more than 150 percent compared to the previous 20 years, the UN said Wednesday October 10th in Geneva.

Swiss tennis star Federer warns rivals he is ready for Shanghai Masters title defence

Swiss tennis star Federer warns rivals he is ready for Shanghai Masters title defence

Roger Federer warned Novak Djokovic and his other Shanghai Masters rivals that he is in prime condition even as another long season approaches its climax.