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Cold spell set to interrupt golden October weather

Cold spell set to interrupt golden October weather

Switzerland has been experiencing unusually warm and sunny weather, but the month of October won’t set a new record as temperatures are set to dip this weekend.

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Is this the best Swedish university for international master’s students?

Is this the best Swedish university for international master’s students?

Its graduates are also among the first in Sweden to gain employment once they've completed their studies.

 
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Swiss apprentices take second place in World Skills competition

Swiss apprentices take second place in World Skills competition

The Swiss team have come second at a global competition where young apprentices show off their skills in areas ranging from baking to welding.

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Upscale your coding skills in the Caribbean this winter

Upscale your coding skills in the Caribbean this winter

Want to spend winter in the Caribbean and take the next step in your coding career at the same time? You can, and this is how...

 
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Swiss village gets to keep abandoned gold bars

Swiss village gets to keep abandoned gold bars

The village of Klingnau in the canton of Aargau just got a bit richer...

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Volunteering abroad ‘really changed my mind’ about the world

Volunteering abroad ‘really changed my mind’ about the world

Want to go on a real adventure and help a disadvantaged community at the same time? You can, and here's how...

 
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IN PICS: Why autumn is the best time to be in Switzerland

IN PICS: Why autumn is the best time to be in Switzerland

The recent wonderful weather has revealed Switzerland in all its autumn glory.

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Six ways getting an MBA will launch your international career

Six ways getting an MBA will launch your international career

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career. Find out more and register for an MBA fair in a city near you.

 
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Survey: Swiss back cantonal regulation of health insurance premiums

Survey: Swiss back cantonal regulation of health insurance premiums

Nearly two thirds of the Swiss population support the creation of a single organization per canton to regulate health insurance and fix premiums at a set rate, according to a new survey.

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Refugee chefs take over Geneva restaurants: ‘I am convinced it can help change people’s perceptions’

Refugee chefs take over Geneva restaurants: ‘I am convinced it can help change people’s perceptions’

The first Swiss edition of the Refugee Food Festival is staged in Geneva this week.

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Tips for learning Swiss German from those who have

Tips for learning Swiss German from those who have

The Local contributor Lily C Fen talks to expats trying to get their mouths around Schwiizertüütsch to find out how they are doing it.

Tourists bare all for Top of Europe photos

Tourists bare all for Top of Europe photos

Young tourists visiting Switzerland’s Jungfraujoch viewing platform will stop at nothing, apparently, to get the best photo.

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Balzac, Rousseau and Shelley to adorn streets of Neuchâtel

Balzac, Rousseau and Shelley to adorn streets of Neuchâtel

One side of the 240-metre mural project in Neuchâtel will feature some of the world's most famous thinkers and literary figures, from Alexandre Dumas to Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Mary Shelley.

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.

Should the Swiss government introduce gender quotas?

Should the Swiss government introduce gender quotas?

The question is in the news after justice minister Simonetta Sommaruga spoke about it in an interview.

Geneva in 1850 revealed by new 19th century ‘street view’

Geneva in 1850 revealed by new 19th century ‘street view’

Geneva has developed an app and website that allows us to see what its streets looked like in 1850.

Swiss insurer expects $700m bill following autumn hurricanes

Swiss insurer expects $700m bill following autumn hurricanes

Swiss group Zurich Insurance said on Thursday it expects to receive around $700 million (595 million euros) in insurance claims related to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in the third quarter.

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Austria-Turkey relations go to the dogs over airport checks

Austria-Turkey relations go to the dogs over airport checks

Turkish police on Friday inspected Austrian passengers on an Istanbul-Vienna flight with the help of a sniffer dog, the day after a canine search of passengers flying with Turkish Airlines in Austria, local media reported.

 

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Could flights between the UK and EU really be grounded after Brexit?

Could flights between the UK and EU really be grounded after Brexit?

The British Chancellor on Wednesday raised the possibility that a 'no deal' Brexit scenario could ground flights between the UK and other European countries.

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Swiss government backs Sion 2026 as date set for Valais vote

Swiss government backs Sion 2026 as date set for Valais vote

The Swiss government on Wednesday pledged a billion dollars in support of a national effort to host the 2026 Winter Olympics.