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Opinion: The perks and quirks of being a Brit in Switzerland

Opinion: The perks and quirks of being a Brit in Switzerland

Around 40,000 Britons call Switzerland home, including Lausanne resident Shane Anthony. Being a Brit in Switzerland brings certain perks, as well as some surprising quirks that can help or hinder your life here, he writes.

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Armed man dies after crashing car during police chase

Armed man dies after crashing car during police chase

A 23-year-old man died on Friday morning after he crashed his car into a concrete wall when being pursued by police.

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The Swedish university tackling the challenges of tomorrow

The Swedish university tackling the challenges of tomorrow

Ranked among the world’s best young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, Linköping University (LiU) uses innovative learning techniques that prepare its students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

 
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Man finds wallet with all its cash ten years after losing it

Man finds wallet with all its cash ten years after losing it

A man who lost his wallet in Switzerland in 2007 has been reunited with it and all its cash – including a special 20 franc bill he’d kept for two decades.

It's Christmas market season! Glug a Glühwein at these wonderful Swiss markets this year

It's Christmas market season! Glug a Glühwein at these wonderful Swiss markets this year

The Local's guide to the best Christmas markets to visit this year.

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Controversial ‘sugar daddies’ dating site targets Swiss students

Controversial ‘sugar daddies’ dating site targets Swiss students

It’s already sparked outrage in France and Belgium, now Norwegian dating site RichMeetBeautiful has reportedly begun advertising for ‘sugar babies’ in Switzerland.

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.

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Thurgau steps up language requirements for foreigners seeking Swiss citizenship

Thurgau steps up language requirements for foreigners seeking Swiss citizenship

Under a new rule passed by the Thurgau cantonal government on Wednesday foreigners seeking Swiss citizenship in the canton will be required to speak German to B2 level, higher than the new federal requirement of B1 that comes into force in January 2018.

How to enjoy cheese fondue like the Swiss

How to enjoy cheese fondue like the Swiss

Fondueziit (fondue time) has begun again! Fran from Swiss food blog Little Zurich Kitchen guides us through the dos and don'ts of eating cheese fondue in Switzerland.

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Swiss village wants to offer families 70,000 francs to go and live there

Swiss village wants to offer families 70,000 francs to go and live there

Residents of Albinen, a small Swiss village near Leukerbad in the canton of Valais, will on November 30th vote on a new policy which would offer money to outsiders who are willing to come and live in the village for at least a decade.

Zurich admits to ‘losing’ nearly a thousand works of art over the years

Zurich admits to ‘losing’ nearly a thousand works of art over the years

The city of Zurich has misplaced more than 900 works of art from its public collection over the years, Swiss media reported on Tuesday.

Alain Berset elected Swiss president for 2018

Alain Berset elected Swiss president for 2018

The Swiss parliament on Wednesday elected interior minister Alain Berset to serve in the largely symbolic position of president next year, making him the youngest to hold the post in a century.

US approves new cancer test developed by Swiss group Roche

US approves new cancer test developed by Swiss group Roche

The US Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to Roche for its FoundationOne CDx personalized diagnostic cancer test, the Swiss group said on Monday.

Government to allow more foreign workers into Switzerland in 2018

Government to allow more foreign workers into Switzerland in 2018

The Swiss Federal Council on Wednesday said it would increase the number of permits available to non-EU workers in 2018.

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Denmark’s 'sustainable island' to scrap plastic bags

Denmark’s 'sustainable island' to scrap plastic bags

All shoppers on the island of Samsø will from next year be asked to use shopping bags made of fabric, rather than plastic.

 

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Former king of Romania dies in Switzerland

Former king of Romania dies in Switzerland

King Michael I of Romania has died at his home in Switzerland.

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IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

Russia were banned from the 2018 Olympics on Tuesday over state-sponsored doping but the Lausanne-based International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Russian competitors would be able to compete "under strict conditions".