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Swiss church turns off bells because of nesting storks

Swiss church turns off bells because of nesting storks

Because sometimes silence in golden.

What is the ‘Swedish dream’ and where can you find it?

What is the ‘Swedish dream’ and where can you find it?

Writer Paul Connolly explains why Sweden’s High Coast is home to the ‘Swedish dream’ and how moving there can help you to find life’s Swede spot.

 
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Members quiz: how well do you know your Swiss food culture?
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Members quiz: how well do you know your Swiss food culture?

Eating is serious business in Switzerland and there is plenty of variety across the different regions. But how well do you know your Swiss food? Take our tasty quiz here to find out.

10 surprising things you never knew about FrankfurtRheinMain

10 surprising things you never knew about FrankfurtRheinMain

Frankfurt isn’t as diverse as Berlin? It’s too sleepy to rival Hamburg’s raucous nightlife? It can’t rival Munich’s great outdoors? The German finance capital is often characterized as provincial. But a closer look shows that it has great things to offer.

 
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Best cities for expats: three Swiss destinations among top ten

Best cities for expats: three Swiss destinations among top ten

Zurich, Geneva and Basel have all been named among the top ten for quality of life in a new ranking.

‘No other place in Europe has such as high density of talent’

‘No other place in Europe has such as high density of talent’

London has always had a certain allure that pulls in entrepreneurs from near and far. As one of the world’s most connected cities, a top financial centre and a multicultural melting pot, countless professionals from Europe and beyond are drawn to London like moths to a flame.

 
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13 key milestones in the history of women’s rights in Switzerland

13 key milestones in the history of women’s rights in Switzerland

On International Women’s Day, The Local outlines a few things you may not have known about one of the last countries in Europe to grant women the vote.

Alternative ways to stay in touch with your loved ones

Alternative ways to stay in touch with your loved ones

Moving abroad can be daunting, especially if you’re used to regularly seeing close friends and family. It might not be as easy to drop in for a cup of coffee but with a bit of effort you can maintain and even strengthen your relationships.

 
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Getting a new car in Switzerland just became as easy as streaming a movie

Getting a new car in Switzerland just became as easy as streaming a movie

A new car subscription rental service is shaking up the market in Switzerland with its innovative approach to accessing your vehicle. Find out about the revolution and why it may be the perfect solution for you.

 
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Swiss canton wants to make parents pay if children speak poor German

Swiss canton wants to make parents pay if children speak poor German

The Swiss canton of Thurgau is pushing to have the Swiss constitution changed so it can force parents to share the costs of language classes for their kindergarten-aged children if their German is not good enough.

Take your senses on vacation in the extraordinary Dubrovnik Riviera

Take your senses on vacation in the extraordinary Dubrovnik Riviera

Imagine a destination that delights your every sense. One that presents a beautiful array of natural landscapes, where life's stresses and strains melt away in the heat of the golden sun.

 
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The best places to enjoy Carnival in Switzerland in 2019

The best places to enjoy Carnival in Switzerland in 2019

Carnival time is upon us already. Here's where to let your hair down Swiss-style over the coming weeks.

Swiss artists fight fine for naked performance in 'Noseland'

Swiss artists fight fine for naked performance in 'Noseland'

Freedom of artistic expression may be enshrined in the Swiss constitution, but that didn't stop officials in the canton of Aargau from fining participants in a naked art performance held in the fictional country of Noseland.

Climate strike: thousands take to streets in Switzerland

Climate strike: thousands take to streets in Switzerland

Students in around 30 Swiss cities are braving wintry conditions on Friday to take part in protests calling for politicians to take concrete action on climate change.

Credit Suisse returns to profit for first time since 2014

Credit Suisse returns to profit for first time since 2014

Credit Suisse returned to profit last year for the first time since 2014, the Swiss banking giant said Thursday, crediting the recovery to the completion of a massive restructuring programme.

Europe

Far-right Vox party wants to loosen Spain's gun laws

Far-right Vox party wants to loosen Spain's gun laws

The leader of Spain's far-right Vox party wants to change the law to allow “honorable Spaniards” to possess firearms and to have the right to protect themselves in their homes.

 

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Geneva: US envoy leads protest over anti-Israeli 'bigotry' at UN council

Geneva: US envoy leads protest over anti-Israeli 'bigotry' at UN council

The US ambassador to Germany led protests outside the UN Monday over what he termed the "bigotry" faced by Israel at the Human Rights Council, as nations weighed condemnations of the Jewish state.