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Switzerland ranks 16th for civilian firearms: survey

Switzerland ranks 16th for civilian firearms: survey

New research shows there are an estimated 2,332,000 firearms in civilian possession in Switzerland, or 27.6 weapons per hundred inhabitants.

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12 unexpected facts you probably didn't know about Iceland

12 unexpected facts you probably didn't know about Iceland

Iceland has long been known as one of the most beautiful places in the world, but over the past few years it has also come to be viewed as a rather unusual hotbed of football talent. Here are 12 other things that you might not know about Iceland.

 
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Bitcoin could 'bring internet to a halt': BIS

Bitcoin could 'bring internet to a halt': BIS

The Basel-based Bank for International Settlements in a report warned digital currencies like bitcoin could overwhelm and break the internet if they continue to grow.

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Travel while you learn at this European business school

Travel while you learn at this European business school

Europe’s first business school continues to attract students from all around the world.

 
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Is Switzerland’s 'splattered brains' jersey the World Cup’s worst?

Is Switzerland’s 'splattered brains' jersey the World Cup’s worst?

"Who comes up with an idea like that?" German magazine Spiegel said of the jersey with its 'contour line' design.

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Swiss retiree invents 'king of all barbecues'

Swiss retiree invents 'king of all barbecues'

Is there any more perfect combination in nature than Swiss engineering and sausages?

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Working internationally? Share your experiences

We’re interested in your experiences working internationally. Complete our quick survey and tell us what it's been like.

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Seven English words Swiss Germans get delightfully wrong

Seven English words Swiss Germans get delightfully wrong

From 'shitstorms' to 'wellness' weekends, here are seven ways Swiss German speakers make English their own.

‘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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Report: The Swiss are eating less chocolate

Report: The Swiss are eating less chocolate

Domestic sales of Swiss-made chocolate fell by 1.3 percent in 2017, despite strong exports leading to a 2.7 percent rise in Swiss chocolate sales overall, according to a report.

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.

Is huge Art Basel event killing off small galleries?

Is huge Art Basel event killing off small galleries?

"If you are a newcomer, you die," one gallerist in the Swiss city says.

Parliament says yes to women’s quotas at top levels in business

Parliament says yes to women’s quotas at top levels in business

The introduction of quotas on the number of women serving in management and on the boards of large companies in Switzerland has come a step closer after the National Council voted – by a wafer-thin majority – to back the move.

Upgrade to boost capacity of CERN's giant particle smasher

Upgrade to boost capacity of CERN's giant particle smasher

A major upgrade began on Friday for the world's most powerful proton smasher to increase the number of particle collisions inside the Large Hadron Collider and help further explore the fundamental building blocks of the universe.

Swiss seek to relax rules on civil war arms sales

Swiss seek to relax rules on civil war arms sales

Switzerland, a country famous for its neutrality, announced on Friday it wants to allow the sale of arms in countries in the grip of an "internal armed conflict", under certain conditions.

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'Denmark's Jantelov is similar to what we call 'tall poppy syndrome''

'Denmark's Jantelov is similar to what we call 'tall poppy syndrome''

In the first of our Q&A series profiling The Local’s readers in Denmark, we spoke to Drew Fisher, an Australian operations developer who works for Danish jewellery manufacturer Pandora.

 

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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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'Like a new start': Federer battles to victory on Stuttgart return

'Like a new start': Federer battles to victory on Stuttgart return

Roger Federer was made to battle after a losing first set as the Swiss star made his long-awaited return to tennis on Wednesday with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 defeat of Mischa Zverev at the Stuttgart Cup.