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Switzerland faces hotter, drier summers and snow-scarce winters: study

Switzerland faces hotter, drier summers and snow-scarce winters: study

Switzerland can expect drier summers, more hot days, heavy rainfall and snow-scarce winters if greenhouse gas emissions remain unchecked, according to new climate modelling.

VIDEO: How a bilingual school can prepare children for the future

VIDEO: How a bilingual school can prepare children for the future

There are many benefits of bilingualism for children, from having a longer attention span to being better at multitasking than monolinguals.

 
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Heli taxis and huge alcohol bills: Swiss army top brass under fire over expenses

Heli taxis and huge alcohol bills: Swiss army top brass under fire over expenses

The current chief of the armed forces is among those named in a document into excessive spending that was never meant to go public.

'What I learned from a week in Silicon Valley'

'What I learned from a week in Silicon Valley'

There’s nowhere in the world quite like Silicon Valley. Birthplace of the world’s most iconic tech companies, the region in Northern California is a gold mine of talent and innovation. It’s for this reason Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) sends its Executive MBA cohort on an annual field trip to the world’s premier tech hub.

 
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Why Switzerland still lags behind on English skills

Why Switzerland still lags behind on English skills

A new study shows Switzerland still has room to improve when it comes to speaking English, but there are reasons for optimism.

Not just a pretty place: 10 extraordinary facts about Sweden's dazzling High Coast

Not just a pretty place: 10 extraordinary facts about Sweden's dazzling High Coast

The Swedes know a thing or two about beauty. After all, they live in one of the most captivating countries on the planet. They have the cosmopolitan allure of water-surrounded Stockholm; the vast sweeping beaches of Skåne; the skyscraping white sierras of Lapland and much, much more. Yet, when they were asked in a survey which part of Sweden was most beautiful they chose none of these celebrated places.

 
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16 things that happen only in Switzerland

16 things that happen only in Switzerland

16 more weird and wonderful things that you can only find in Switzerland - probably.

Too much screen time? This German school has the answer

Too much screen time? This German school has the answer

Some of the teachers at Phorms, a network of seven bilingual schools in Germany, are taking lessons out of the classroom to increase children’s engagement with both learning and the natural world.

 
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'Distracted' drivers kill or seriously injure three people every day

'Distracted' drivers kill or seriously injure three people every day

Three people are killed or seriously injured on Swiss roads every day with inattentive drivers the leading cause.

'How I landed my dream job working at an international NGO'

'How I landed my dream job working at an international NGO'

Two MBA graduates from EMLYON Business School explain how their studies helped them to land their dream jobs working for international organisations.

 
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The pros and cons of working in Switzerland

The pros and cons of working in Switzerland

Just arrived in Switzerland? Here’s what’s great – and not so great – about being an employee here.

The master’s programmes that make you more employable

The master’s programmes that make you more employable

Committing to a master’s degree could feel like delaying the start of your career. That’s not the case at Linköping University (LiU), where the rigorous master’s programmes are designed to prepare students for life after graduation.

 
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Eight Swiss German words you can’t translate into English

Eight Swiss German words you can’t translate into English

From dogs' funerals to egg bumping, some Swiss German words just don't make it across the translation divide.

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.

Heiko Nieder and Marie Robert win Chef of the Year awards

Heiko Nieder and Marie Robert win Chef of the Year awards

Zurich-based chef Heiko Nieder has been named Gault & Millau’s male ‘Chef of the Year'.

Fashion house Carven parts ways with Swiss designer Ruffieux

Fashion house Carven parts ways with Swiss designer Ruffieux

The French fashion label Carven, which is being acquired by a Chinese group after falling on hard times, said Monday that its Swiss designer Serge Ruffieux is leaving after less than two years as artistic director.

Geneva: police raid council offices in 'bling expenses' scandal

Geneva: police raid council offices in 'bling expenses' scandal

Bottles of "prestige champagne" and bills from beach bars are among the expenses of city councillors that prosecutors view as questionable.

SBB to introduce free internet from 2019

SBB to introduce free internet from 2019

SBB will start offering certain passengers free internet by the end of next year.

UBS eyes new legal battle in US over subprime crisis

UBS eyes new legal battle in US over subprime crisis

Swiss banking giant UBS said on Thursday that it was bracing for another legal battle in the US over sales of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis a decade ago.

Europe

German prosecutors probing 'illegal' donations to AfD: report

German prosecutors probing 'illegal' donations to AfD: report

German prosecutors are looking into foreign campaign donations made to the far-right AfD party ahead of the last election, Der Spiegel weekly reported Tuesday, as pressure grows on co-leader Alice Weidel over the alleged illegal payments.

 

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Indian activist to lead walk for peace from New Delhi to Geneva

Indian activist to lead walk for peace from New Delhi to Geneva

An Indian activist said on Wednesday that he expects thousands of people to join his "March for Justice and Peace", a 9,500-kilometre hike from New Delhi to Geneva next year.

Calls for legislation to protect cyclists on Swiss roads

Calls for legislation to protect cyclists on Swiss roads

Two thirds of cyclists feel motorists do not give them enough space when passing.