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Swiss sense of security increases: report

Swiss sense of security increases: report

In 2018 the Swiss generally feel very safe, are optimistic about Switzerland’s future and less pessimistic than in the past about the global political situation.

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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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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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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.

Here are the jobs that need filling in Switzerland

Here are the jobs that need filling in Switzerland

Swiss companies are in desperate need of highly-skilled workers across a range of sectors.

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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.

Foo Fighters congratulate Swiss football league winners

Foo Fighters congratulate Swiss football league winners

A fairy tale season for Switzerland’s top-flight football team Young Boys Bern (YB) has been recognised by US rockers Foo Fighters.

'The Swiss government must make lifesaving drugs affordable'

'The Swiss government must make lifesaving drugs affordable'

"Pharma firms can basically set prices as high as they want," says health NGO Public Eye on launching new campaign for affordable medicines

Switzerland opens criminal probe tied to Angola fund

Switzerland opens criminal probe tied to Angola fund

Swiss authorities have raided multiple sites as part of a money-laundering probe tied to Angola's sovereign wealth fund, the top prosecutor's office said on Tuesday.

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The surprising global cities where German food is considered a treat

The surprising global cities where German food is considered a treat

German cuisine doesn’t really have the reputation that countries like Italy or Japan enjoy when it comes to catering to a global palate. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t cities where Bratwurst and Sauerkraut sell like hot potatoes.

 

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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.