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Switzerland's economics minister announces retirement

Johann Schneider-Ammann of the centre-right Liberals (FDP) will step down by the end of the year.

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Six things to think about before moving abroad with your family

Six things to think about before moving abroad with your family

Moving is never easy. Even a move across town requires significant planning, preparation and, of course, packing! Here are our tips for how to make your international relocation as smooth and stress-free as possible.

 
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Readers tips: Here's what you told us about making friends in Switzerland

Readers tips: Here's what you told us about making friends in Switzerland

We asked our readers for advice on meeting new people in Switzerland. This is what you said.

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Winter getaway: The Mediterranean island with 'the best climate in the world'

Winter getaway: The Mediterranean island with 'the best climate in the world'

Malta's up-and-coming capital took centre stage when it was crowned 2018's Capital of Culture, but there's much more to the enigmatic island than Valletta. The Local's Commercial Editor took a whirlwind tour of the Mediterranean's best-kept secret.

 
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QUIZ: How well do you know your Swiss cities and towns?

QUIZ: How well do you know your Swiss cities and towns?

Can you tell Lucerne from Lausanne? Do you know Zug and Zurich inside out? Take our tricky test to find out how well you know Switzerland's cities and towns.

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Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career.

 
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QUIZ: How well do you know your Swiss geography?

QUIZ: How well do you know your Swiss geography?

Do you consider yourself a geography buff when it comes to Switzerland? Take the quiz to find out just how well you know the (mostly) Alpine country.

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What makes Lyon the perfect city for international MBA students?

What makes Lyon the perfect city for international MBA students?

Two recent graduates of EMLYON in Lyon explain why both the business school and the city are perfect for ambitious students seeking international careers.

 
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WATCH: FC Zurich player

WATCH: FC Zurich player's goal celebration goes hilariously wrong

“I can laugh about it now, but I was scared for my life,” said Benjamin Kololli after the incident, which has gone global.

Six reasons expat parents should consider distance learning or boarding school

Six reasons expat parents should consider distance learning or boarding school

A new academy is shaking up traditional distance learning with a combined approach that strikes the perfect balance for expat families.

 
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The pros and cons of starting your own business in Switzerland

The pros and cons of starting your own business in Switzerland

Thinking of creating a startup? Here's what it's 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.

READERS: Share your experiences of living in Zug

READERS: Share your experiences of living in Zug

We want our readers to help us get to know Switzerland better and would like to get your help for a new series of articles highlighting the benefits of life in different parts of the country.

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Swiss meat giant Bell invests in synthetic meat startup

Swiss meat giant Bell invests in synthetic meat startup

Switzerland's largest meat producer Bell Food Group has invested €7.5 million into the Dutch company that produced the first hamburger produced through cell tissue rather than slaughter.

Switzerland

Switzerland's 'James Bond mountain' set for new cable car link

The cable car service which takes visitors up to the Piz Gloria restaurant that starred in the 1969 Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service is set for a makeover.

QUIZ: Can you tell Sweden and Switzerland apart?

QUIZ: Can you tell Sweden and Switzerland apart?

The confusion between Switzerland and Sweden is an ongoing headache (and source of humour) for people around the world. But do you know the difference? Take our quiz to find out.

Behind the headlines: How Switzerland's political golden child fell from grace

Behind the headlines: How Switzerland's political golden child fell from grace

Last year, Geneva politician Pierre Maudet was nearly voted in as one of Switzerland's seven presidents. Now his days in politics look numbered. So what happened?

Swiss-built space camera captures aftermath of huge dust storm on Mars

Swiss-built space camera captures aftermath of huge dust storm on Mars

Researchers believe the dark streaks seen in a September 2nd image of the surface of Mars may be dust devil tracks.

Swiss NGO links Syngenta pesticide to Indian farmer deaths

Swiss NGO links Syngenta pesticide to Indian farmer deaths

The Swiss NGO Public Eye called on Tuesday for an export ban on the pesticide Polo, produced by agriculture giant Syngenta, implicating it in the death of 20 Indian farmers last year.

Europe

Interior minister Kickl instructs police to 'limit communication' with critical media

Interior minister Kickl instructs police to 'limit communication' with critical media

Austria's far-right interior minister, Herbert Kickl, was under fire Tuesday over newspaper reports that his ministry instructed police to limit their cooperation with media that were deemed too critical.

 

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Moscow summons Swiss ambassadors over spy row

Moscow summons Swiss ambassadors over spy row

Moscow on Tuesday summoned the ambassadors of Switzerland and the Netherlands over what it called "unsubstantiated accusations" that Russian spies had attempted to hack Swiss targets.

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Swiss tennis player Wawrinka loses to Nadal at Toronto Masters

Swiss tennis player Wawrinka loses to Nadal at Toronto Masters

A 45-minute rain interruption did little to stop the progress of Rafael Nadal on Thursday at the Toronto Masters as he defeated Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 7-6 (7/4) to reach the quarter-finals.