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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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Two Koreas, one rösti: Swiss dish to star at DMZ summit dinner

Two Koreas, one rösti: Swiss dish to star at DMZ summit dinner

It seems Switzerland just can't stop making its presence felt when it comes to international diplomacy.

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The key to making the most of your assignment abroad

The key to making the most of your assignment abroad

Learn more about what employers can do to best support expat workers and their families.

 
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Swaziland to change its name – and Switzerland’s partly to blame

Swaziland to change its name – and Switzerland’s partly to blame

The southern African country of Swaziland has announced it is to change its name, partly because people keep mixing it up with Switzerland.

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Meet the Norwegian who's scored more Champions League goals than Ronaldo

Meet the Norwegian who's scored more Champions League goals than Ronaldo

Football superstars Ada Hegerberg and Liv Cooke are fronting a new UEFA campaign that encourages young girls to kick off careers in ‘the beautiful game’.

 
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Ten sure-fire ways you know it’s spring in Switzerland

Ten sure-fire ways you know it’s spring in Switzerland

From cleaning frenzies to leaping cows, here's how you know winter is definitively over.

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Five US expat tax nightmares and how to avoid them

Five US expat tax nightmares and how to avoid them

Don’t let bad dreams about the IRS have you waking up in a cold sweat.

 
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Zurich police found not guilty in racial profiling case

Zurich police found not guilty in racial profiling case

"I thought I would never see my daughter again," Nigerian Wilson A. said of a 2009 incident in which he was pepper-sprayed and placed in a choke-hold.

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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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 PostBus scandal: 'It’s much more than the money. It’s a cultural shock'

Swiss PostBus scandal: 'It’s much more than the money. It’s a cultural shock'

Shocked reactions to the PostBus accounting affair have a strong cultural component, as Winfried Ruigrok from the University of St Gallen explains to The Local.

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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.

Bern's famous bears get gourmet honey upgrade

Bern's famous bears get gourmet honey upgrade

Nothing but the best is apparently good enough for Bern’s resident bears who have had their diet upgraded to include luxury, organic honey.

Swiss researchers try to get ancient Roman fridge working (again)

Swiss researchers try to get ancient Roman fridge working (again)

Will it be third time lucky for archaeologists trying to solve the puzzle of mysterious shafts at Switzerland's Augusta Raurica Roman site?

Campaign launched for tougher gun laws in Switzerland

Campaign launched for tougher gun laws in Switzerland

A new platform composed of left-wing politicians, police officers and psychiatrists is pushing for Switzerland to follow the European Union in tightening controls on guns.

'Biomedical tattoo' could provide early cancer warning: Swiss study

'Biomedical tattoo' could provide early cancer warning: Swiss study

Swiss scientists have developed an experimental skin implant that darkens like a mole when it detects subtle changes in the body that may be an early warning sign of cancer, a study said on Wednesday.

Banking: bullish UBS posts strong first quarter results

Banking: bullish UBS posts strong first quarter results

Swiss banking giant UBS said on Monday it delivered strong first-quarter results driven largely by its investment banking and wealth management activities.

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UN plastic activist shocked at Norway's 'horror island'

UN plastic activist shocked at Norway's 'horror island'

UN environment campaigner Afroz Shah has been “completely shocked” at the plastic pollution around Lisla Lyngøyne, dubbed “horror island” by Norwegian conservationists.

 

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Switzerland and Swaziland: how they compare

Switzerland and Swaziland: how they compare

Swaziland may be changing its name to avoid confusion with Switzerland, but apart from a similar name what do they have in common? We came up with five similarities.

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Football: England to host Switzerland in September friendly

Football: England to host Switzerland in September friendly

No venue has been decided for the September 11th visit of Switzerland, with suggestions it could take place away from England's Wembley HQ.