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This is how Switzerland’s new 200-franc note looks

This is how Switzerland’s new 200-franc note looks

The elegant note is designed to highlight Switzerland's scientific expertise.

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Game-changing flight tips for smart business travellers

Game-changing flight tips for smart business travellers

Whether you’re flying for business or pleasure, you don’t need to break the bank when booking your next transatlantic flight. As one travel blogger explains, there are ways to fly in style without forking out for a first-class ticket.

 
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Swiss techno festival goes plastic free in 2018

Swiss techno festival goes plastic free in 2018

Organisers of the Techamsee Electronic Dance Openair event hope to set an example with the move.

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A gap year can help shape your future, so do something that matters

A gap year can help shape your future, so do something that matters

With many young idealists considering their gap year options, sustainable development charity Raleigh International is encouraging young people and their parents to ditch the usual ‘backpacker’ trips in favour of an adventure that matters.

 
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IN PICTURES: Switzerland's 12 prettiest villages for 2018

IN PICTURES: Switzerland's 12 prettiest villages for 2018

A dozen more reasons why Switzerland is the most beautiful country in the world.

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The undergraduate programme preparing students for an international business career

The undergraduate programme preparing students for an international business career

Is it possible to lay the foundation for an international career while still at business school? It is if that business school is ESCP Europe.

 
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Small country, long reach: How Swiss expats took a slice of home to New Zealand

Small country, long reach: How Swiss expats took a slice of home to New Zealand

On Swiss National Day, guest contributor Nina Green looks at the Swiss community that has established itself more than 18,000 kilometres from its origins – in New Zealand.

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Five Swiss cantons to extend pilot scheme to offer jobs in agriculture to refugees

Five Swiss cantons to extend pilot scheme to offer jobs in agriculture to refugees

The trial phase launched in 2015 saw 30 refugees or people on short term visas trained and employed in farming jobs in the last three years. The project was largely deemed successful by its evaluators and will now be extended until 2022.

The smart service saving the day for dog owners living abroad

The smart service saving the day for dog owners living abroad

No more last minute panic about who will take care of your dog if you need to go away.

 
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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.

‘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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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.

Number of foreign tourists visiting Switzerland rose in first half of 2018

Number of foreign tourists visiting Switzerland rose in first half of 2018

The Swiss hotel industry recorded 18.4 million overnight stays in Switzerland in the first half of 2018.

Switzerland's Locarno Festival kicks off 71st edition with an eclectic program featuring 293 films

Switzerland's Locarno Festival kicks off 71st edition with an eclectic program featuring 293 films

The 71st edition of the Locarno Festival, Switzerland's major film gala, kicks off today. The Local spoke to the organisers to find out about the program's highlights and how Swiss cinema features.

Swiss competition authority investigating 'media dominance' of Tamedia following group's takeover of Basel daily

Swiss competition authority investigating 'media dominance' of Tamedia following group's takeover of Basel daily

The Tamedia AG media house, which owns more than 50 media outlets in Switzerland, is being investigated by COMCO after the media conglomerate's purchase of the Basel-based Basler Zeitung.

Swiss student proposes under water train in Lake Geneva to link cities of Geneva and Lausanne

Swiss student proposes under water train in Lake Geneva to link cities of Geneva and Lausanne

Inspired by Elon Musk's Hyperloop project, a Swiss engineering Master's student has designed a subaquatic train that would travel at 500 kilometres an hour and would link Lausanne and Geneva in ten minutes.

European uncertainty helps Swiss temp agency Adecco

European uncertainty helps Swiss temp agency Adecco

The world's biggest temporary staffing agency said Thursday August 9th that that it saw revenue growth last quarter as uncertainty in key European markets helped drive demand for short-term workers.

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Godin says he's going nowhere despite reports of English interest

Godin says he's going nowhere despite reports of English interest

Centre-back Diego Godin said on Tuesday he wanted to stay with Atletico Madrid "for personal reasons", but that he is yet to extend his contract which expires in 2019.

 

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Former Spanish king accused by alleged former lover of holding secret Swiss bank accounts to launder funds

Former Spanish king accused by alleged former lover of holding secret Swiss bank accounts to launder funds

Reports in the French, Spanish, German and Swiss media allege that former Spanish king, King Juan Carlos I, stashed illegitimately acquired funds in Swiss bank accounts.

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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.