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IN PICS: World’s steepest classic funicular railway opens in Switzerland

IN PICS: World’s steepest classic funicular railway opens in Switzerland

Villagers in Stoos in the canton of Schwyz were among the first to travel on the world’s steepest funicular, the new Stoosbahn, which finally opened to the public on the weekend.

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You won't believe how many Stockholmers are actually immigrants

You won't believe how many Stockholmers are actually immigrants

To celebrate International Migrants Day, the team at Beyond Borders hit the streets to chat with Stockholmers about where they come from.

 
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Switzerland expels French-Tunisian man over terror fears

Switzerland expels French-Tunisian man over terror fears

Swiss police said on Saturday they had expelled a person facing criminal charges in Switzerland for suspected links to a terrorist group, over fears he poses a threat to national security.

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VIDEO: What do expats do with their pets when they travel?

VIDEO: What do expats do with their pets when they travel?

Anyone who owns a pet or loves to travel needs to see this.

 
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Swiss MPs given ‘good conduct guide’ following sexual harassment case

Swiss MPs given ‘good conduct guide’ following sexual harassment case

The Swiss parliament dishes out a handy guide to remind politicians of the difference between flirting and sexual harassment.

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Opinion: The perks and quirks of being a Brit in Switzerland

Opinion: The perks and quirks of being a Brit in Switzerland

Around 40,000 Britons call Switzerland home, including Lausanne resident Shane Anthony. Being a Brit in Switzerland brings certain perks, as well as some surprising quirks that can help or hinder your life here, he writes.

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The Swedish university where students tackle real-world problems

The Swedish university where students tackle real-world problems

Ranked among the world’s best young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, Linköping University (LiU) uses innovative learning techniques that prepare its students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

 
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Border guard convicted of failing to help pregnant refugee in distress

Border guard convicted of failing to help pregnant refugee in distress

A border guard in Switzerland has been convicted of charges relating to the stillbirth of a baby born to a refugee who was sent back to Italy.

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The pros and cons of working in Switzerland

The pros and cons of working in Switzerland

Just arrived in Switzerland? Here’s what’s great – and not so great – about being an employee here.

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Thurgau steps up language requirements for foreigners seeking Swiss citizenship

Thurgau steps up language requirements for foreigners seeking Swiss citizenship

Under a new rule passed by the Thurgau cantonal government on Wednesday foreigners seeking Swiss citizenship in the canton will be required to speak German to B2 level, higher than the new federal requirement of B1 that comes into force in January 2018.

How to enjoy cheese fondue like the Swiss

How to enjoy cheese fondue like the Swiss

Fondueziit (fondue time) has begun again! Fran from Swiss food blog Little Zurich Kitchen guides us through the dos and don'ts of eating cheese fondue in Switzerland.

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Meghan Markle ‘has Swiss ancestor’

Meghan Markle ‘has Swiss ancestor’

A small Swiss commune is claiming a direct link to the American actress Meghan Markle who will marry Britain’s Prince Harry next year.

Geneva eyes Unesco recognition for Escalade festival

Geneva eyes Unesco recognition for Escalade festival

Geneva’s Escalade festival, which took place on the weekend, should be put on Unesco’s ‘intangible heritage’ list along with other living traditions in Switzerland, according to one local politician.

Parliament blocks extra funds for state pension scheme

Parliament blocks extra funds for state pension scheme

The failure of the two houses of parliament to agree on next year’s federal budget will result in hundreds of millions of francs going to pay off the country’s debt rather than fund pension provision.

US approves new cancer test developed by Swiss group Roche

US approves new cancer test developed by Swiss group Roche

The US Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to Roche for its FoundationOne CDx personalized diagnostic cancer test, the Swiss group said on Monday.

Government to allow more foreign workers into Switzerland in 2018

Government to allow more foreign workers into Switzerland in 2018

The Swiss Federal Council on Wednesday said it would increase the number of permits available to non-EU workers in 2018.

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Norwegians take six-metre inflatable Santa to top of Europe’s highest sea cliff

Norwegians take six-metre inflatable Santa to top of Europe’s highest sea cliff

An inflatable Santa has been given a unique airing at the top of the Hornelen mountain in Norway’s Nordfjord region.

 

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Swiss government: Trump’s Jerusalem policy is an 'obstacle to peace'

Swiss government: Trump’s Jerusalem policy is an 'obstacle to peace'

The recognition by the US of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is “an obstacle to a fair and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians based on a negotiated two-state solution”, the Swiss government said.

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IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

Russia were banned from the 2018 Olympics on Tuesday over state-sponsored doping but the Lausanne-based International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Russian competitors would be able to compete "under strict conditions".