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Swiss village bordering France subsidises alarms for its burglary-prone residents

Swiss village bordering France subsidises alarms for its burglary-prone residents

A Swiss village at the border with France will become the first to subsidise burglary alarms for all residents after a spike in break-ins, the mayor said in comments broadcast Friday.

Swisscom launches 5G network in 102 locations in Switzerland

Swisscom launches 5G network in 102 locations in Switzerland

The Swiss telecoms giant became the first operator to go live with 5G coverage at midnight last night.

QUIZ: Can you guess the cost of healthcare in different countries?

QUIZ: Can you guess the cost of healthcare in different countries?

Test your knowledge of healthcare costs around the globe. You might be surprised by how much even a routine procedure like a root canal could set you back!

 
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How to write the perfect Swiss CV

How to write the perfect Swiss CV

The business of writing a resume is a little different in every country. The Local spoke to Rebekka Affolter of Swiss recruitment website jobs.ch to find out how to stand out from the crowd in Switzerland.

VIDEO: Meet the people who are living the ‘Swedish dream’

VIDEO: Meet the people who are living the ‘Swedish dream’

Meet three High Coasters who moved to the region and started living the ‘Swedish dream’.

 
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Welcome to Bitsch: Swiss village parodied by Instagram star

Welcome to Bitsch: Swiss village parodied by Instagram star

Bitsch is back in the news, albeit for its name.

Why these European business owners are staying loyal to London

Why these European business owners are staying loyal to London

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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This cloud-based agency takes remote working to the next level

This cloud-based agency takes remote working to the next level

Be honest, who hasn’t dreamed of working remotely with all the perks of employment? If you’ve got the skills, you only need to look UP to make that dream a reality.

 
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Here are the top Swiss words of the year for 2018

Here are the top Swiss words of the year for 2018

The verdict is in: here are the top Swiss words of the year from the German, French and Italian-speaking parts of the country. Read on to find out more.

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.

How Switzerland spends 90 billion francs on transport each year

How Switzerland spends 90 billion francs on transport each year

Switzerland is world-famous for its efficient tram and railway networks, but it is the nation’s roads that cost the most.

Switzerland's and world's oldest surviving architecture plan from Middle Ages goes on public display

Switzerland's and world's oldest surviving architecture plan from Middle Ages goes on public display

The Plan of St Gall, which dates back to approximately 825AD, is now on public display for the first time.

Why referendum on guns threatens Switzerland's membership of Schengen

Why referendum on guns threatens Switzerland's membership of Schengen

If next month's referendum on gun laws in Switzerland yields a 'no' result, Switzerland could be forced to leave the Schengen Area. Here is why.

Switzerland leads the way as Bitcoin makes a return

Switzerland leads the way as Bitcoin makes a return

Bitcoin usage for transacting with merchants has slowed down significantly worldwide with the exception of Switzerland.

Jobs in Switzerland: Where the vacancies are in 2019?

Jobs in Switzerland: Where the vacancies are in 2019?

There has been substantial growth in the market across all professional sectors compared to last year, with almost a fifth more job advertisements for civil servants and teachers.

Germany's Leica draws fire in China over 'tank man' ad

Germany's Leica draws fire in China over 'tank man' ad

German camera maker Leica has become the latest company to draw fire over an advertisement deemed offensive in China, distancing itself from a short film that broaches the taboo subject of the 1989 Tiananmen protest crackdown.

 

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Switzerland hands over $365 million linked to Brazilian 'Car Wash' scandal

Switzerland hands over $365 million linked to Brazilian 'Car Wash' scandal

Switzerland said on Tuesday April 9th that it had restituted around $365 million (approximately 365 million CHF) from funds it seized during a corruption probe of Brazil's state oil firm Petrobras and construction giant Odebrecht.