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Switzerland has fifth 'most powerful' passport in the world

Switzerland has fifth 'most powerful' passport in the world

Switzerland has the fifth most powerful passport in the world, according to the latest edition of an index which ranks the level of visa-free access passports provide to their holders.

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Meghan Markle and the long reach of the IRS: What US citizens living abroad need to know

Meghan Markle and the long reach of the IRS: What US citizens living abroad need to know

As Meghan Markle embarks on a new chapter of her life as a member of the Royal Family and a British citizen, she will also experience a whole new headache thanks to US tax law.

 
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How Switzerland’s direct democracy system works

How Switzerland’s direct democracy system works

Switzerland's regular referendums are a key feature of its unique democracy. But how does it all work? We go behind the scenes.

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What’s the real impact of attending a top university?

What’s the real impact of attending a top university?

What’s in a name? Does it really matter whether your child goes to Harvard, stays in Switzerland, or takes an online course at an unheard-of university? You can probably guess the answer.

 
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Switzerland gets first-ever treetop walk

Switzerland gets first-ever treetop walk

The winding 500-metre walkway in the canton of St Gallen allows visitors to get up close and personal with the forest canopy.

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Learn French in Switzerland: A fully immersive experience

Learn French in Switzerland: A fully immersive experience

Hiking in the Swiss Alps, visiting local chocolate factories, wine-tastings, jazz festivals and car shows are not part of your typical language course. Unless, that is, it’s an Alpadia language course.

 
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Head of Swiss assisted suicide group Dignitas in court on profiteering charges

Head of Swiss assisted suicide group Dignitas in court on profiteering charges

Ludwig Minelli is accused of charging three German women far too much to help them end their lives.

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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‘Losing all the glaciers in Switzerland is not that far away’

‘Losing all the glaciers in Switzerland is not that far away’

A child born in Switzerland today will likely live to see the turn of the 22nd century. If scientists are right, the views they’ll see will have changed remarkably.

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Egg-smashing and bread bunnies: how to celebrate Easter the Swiss way

Egg-smashing and bread bunnies: how to celebrate Easter the Swiss way

Swiss food writer Fran from Little Zurich Kitchen shows us how to have an eggcellent Easter the Swiss way.

Nick Cave and Johnny Depp among headliners at 2018 Montreux Jazz Festival

Nick Cave and Johnny Depp among headliners at 2018 Montreux Jazz Festival

From Billy Idol to Charlotte Gainsbourg, and even Johnny Depp, the legendary event will feature a lot more than just jazz this year.

20 telltale signs you have gone native in Switzerland

20 telltale signs you have gone native in Switzerland

From kissing strangers three times on the cheek to staying up past midnight to organise the recycling, here's how you know you have been in Switzerland too long.

'Shadow government' playing key role in Swiss politics: report

'Shadow government' playing key role in Swiss politics: report

An alliance of six politicians is playing an increasingly important role in Swiss politics, the NZZ am Sonntag reported recently.

Greek parliament sends Novartis bribe probe back to court

Greek parliament sends Novartis bribe probe back to court

The Greek parliament Saturday ended a probe into alleged kickbacks paid by Swiss pharma giant Novartis to senior politicians, saying it did not have the jurisdiction to investigate bribery and money laundering claims.

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Spain issues international arrest warrant for fugitive rapper amid free speech row

Spain issues international arrest warrant for fugitive rapper amid free speech row

Spain issued a national, international and EU arrest warrant Thursday against Valtonyc, a rapper who may have fled the country just as he was due to enter jail in a case that raised free speech concerns.

 

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 Taiwan pleads for access to key WHO meeting in Switzerland

Taiwan pleads for access to key WHO meeting in Switzerland

Taiwan launched a global appeal on Monday May 21st to be granted access to the World Health Organization's main annual meeting, after tensions with China led to its exclusion for a second straight year.

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Sweden beat Swiss to win ice hockey world title in shoot-out drama

Sweden beat Swiss to win ice hockey world title in shoot-out drama

Sweden retained their world championship title with a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over plucky Switzerland in Copenhagen on Sunday.