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Nine German words that strike fear into foreigners in Switzerland
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Nine German words that strike fear into foreigners in Switzerland

Some German words can only mean nothing good is coming. Here's The Local's list of terms that cause foreigners in Switzerland to break out in a cold sweat.

Seven golden rules for moving abroad with children

Seven golden rules for moving abroad with children

Starting a new life abroad is daunting at any age. And for children, who might not have a say in the big move, there is lots of excitement and anxiety about the new place they will soon call home.

 
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Swiss agree to extradite Chinese 'pharma spy' to US

Swiss agree to extradite Chinese 'pharma spy' to US

Swiss authorities said on Tuesday they have agreed to extradite a Chinese national to the United States where he is wanted on charges of corporate espionage in the pharmaceutical industry.

Seven reasons expats in Switzerland should own a bike

Seven reasons expats in Switzerland should own a bike

For many newcomers to Switzerland, there's no better way to feel like a local than to ride a bike. Cycling is not just one of the best ways to get around the city, it's also an ideal way to explore the unspoilt Swiss scenery on the weekend.

 
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Readers reveal: How Switzerland could improve its public transport system

Readers reveal: How Switzerland could improve its public transport system

Yes, it's regarded as one of the best in the world, but that doesn't mean that Switzerland's public transport system is perfect. We asked our readers how they would like to see the service improved.

Five unusual things you can do in Malta

Five unusual things you can do in Malta

Malta may be a small island but size can be deceiving. From an entire ‘village' full of cats to a neolithic necropolis, there's much more to Malta than meets the eye.

 
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Huge park and urban farm to be created in Geneva by 2021

Huge park and urban farm to be created in Geneva by 2021

A park of more than eight hectares will be constructed in Bernex on the outskirts of Geneva, by 2021.

How to see the very best of Europe this summer

How to see the very best of Europe this summer

Forget flying! The best way to see Europe is via bus and rail. Oh, and it's usually cheaper and often faster than taking to the skies. The Local rounds up some top tips for planning your next European adventure.

 
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Switzerland ranked 'worst in Europe' for being family-friendly

Switzerland ranked 'worst in Europe' for being family-friendly

A study of family-friendly policies in OECD and EU countries released by the United Nations Children's fund (UNICEF) has ranked Switzerland lowest among European countries.

ANALYSIS: How the English language will change after Brexit

ANALYSIS: How the English language will change after Brexit

Will the English language suffer a blow to its global dominance once Britain exits the EU? Here's what the future might hold for the language of Shakespeare after Brexit.

How to taste wine like a professional

How to taste wine like a professional

With the Fête des Vignerons around the corner, here's a look at how to sip wine like a sommelier – according to a selection of French experts.

Vevey named among Lonely Planet’s top 10 European destinations

Vevey named among Lonely Planet's top 10 European destinations

This is the second travel gong for the elegant town on Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) in recent times.

Nine French expressions to help you celebrate the Swiss sunshine

Nine French expressions to help you celebrate the Swiss sunshine

With summer well and truly making its presence felt in Switzerland, here are some sun-filled French expressions to celebrate the season.

Confirmed: Swiss companies can still hire Brits after no-deal Brexit

Confirmed: Swiss companies can still hire Brits after no-deal Brexit

Switzerland has signed a fall-back agreement on admission to the labour market which aims to secure existing mutual rights and obligations for UK and Swiss workers in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Opinion: Why the US should follow Switzerland's lead on environmental policy

Opinion: Why the US should follow Switzerland's lead on environmental policy

When it comes to being green, the US could learn a great deal from Switzerland, former Bill Clinton and George W. Bush White House spokesman Robert Weiner and policy analyst Kimberly Bartenfelder argue.

Mobile phones: The best deals for foreigners in Switzerland

Mobile phones: The best deals for foreigners in Switzerland

Finding the right mobile phone deal in Switzerland is no easy task. We recently asked our readers for their advice. Here's what they had to say.

Merkel at 65: 10 photos that tell the story of Germany's 'eternal' chancellor

Merkel at 65: 10 photos that tell the story of Germany's 'eternal' chancellor

As Angela Merkel celebrates her 65th birthday, we look back at some of the key moments and photos that have shaped her remarkable life in Germany.

 

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