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Smokers banned from new Zurich apartment block

Smokers banned from new Zurich apartment block

A housing cooperative in Zurich is renting out apartments to tenants who undertake never to smoke.

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6 ways to spoil mum without breaking the bank

6 ways to spoil mum without breaking the bank

Want to treat your mum for Mother's Day but not sure what to get? We've got a few ideas...

 
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Google named top Swiss employer for third year

Google named top Swiss employer for third year

Google tops a poll of the best employers in Switzerland for the third year running.

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How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

Europe’s tech industry is booming, giving rise to a range of programming ‘bootcamps’ that offer tech literacy more quickly and affordably than traditional degree programs. The Local finds out more.

 
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Tourists name baby daughter after Swiss mountain village

Tourists name baby daughter after Swiss mountain village

A couple from America have given their newborn daughter the middle name Murren after the Swiss mountain village where they believe she may have been conceived.

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Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

You may think Switzerland is all about winter holidays. But it’s also a summer paradise with the power to transform your career thanks to outstanding programmes from Swiss Education Group.

 
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Swiss group launches new initiative to legalize cannabis

Swiss group launches new initiative to legalize cannabis

The Swiss public could have another chance to decide if cannabis consumption should be legalized.

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Swiss snowman predicts hot summer ahead

Swiss snowman predicts hot summer ahead

Switzerland is set for a lovely summer if a Zurich tradition is to be believed.

'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

A career in the culinary world is a pipe dream for many. But for those with the passion and determination to make it a reality, Ferrandi Paris is a clear choice.

 
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Nestlé sales go flat in first quarter

Nestlé sales go flat in first quarter

Swiss food and drink giant Nestlé has reported anaemic sales growth.

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What to consider before you move to Switzerland

What to consider before you move to Switzerland

Switzerland is one of the world’s best expat countries, with some of the highest living standards and a sophisticated, multilingual population. Yet moving to Switzerland can still be stressful and difficult if you don't do it right.

 
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SVP ad ruled racist by Swiss supreme court

SVP ad ruled racist by Swiss supreme court

The Swiss Federal Court in Lausanne has found former leading members of the right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) guilty of racism over a poster used in its mass immigration initiative campaign in 2011.

8 reasons to give in and hire a nanny or cleaner already (and how to do it)

8 reasons to give in and hire a nanny or cleaner already (and how to do it)

Admit it, you’re not a super hero. There’s no shame in getting help at home – and quitt.ch makes it easy for expats to do so quickly and legally.

 
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Ski resorts join forces to offer discount pass

Ski resorts join forces to offer discount pass

In good news for skiers, 25 resorts in western Switzerland have teamed up to offer a discount ski pass for the 2017/18 winter season.

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Expat depression: 7 tips for how to cope

Expat depression: 7 tips for how to cope

April 7th is World Health Day, and this year’s theme is depression – a problem more common among expats than many people realize. Luckily there are steps you can take to beat back the expat blues!

 
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Man faces court for 'liking' Facebook posts

Man faces court for 'liking' Facebook posts

A 45-year-old man from Zurich is due in court charged with defamation for ‘liking’ Facebook posts that accused another man of anti-Semitism.

Swiss banking giant slashes more jobs in cost-cutting exercise

Swiss banking giant slashes more jobs in cost-cutting exercise

Credit Suisse, Switzerland's second-biggest bank, intends to cut more than 5,500 jobs during 2017.

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Germany took in 160 times more Syrian refugees in 2016 than UK

Germany took in 160 times more Syrian refugees in 2016 than UK

Of the 406,000 Syrian refugees given protection in Europe in 2016, almost 300,000 were offered sanctuary in Germany, new figures show.

 

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French election: Swiss press and politicians react to ‘political earthquake’

French election: Swiss press and politicians react to ‘political earthquake’

An ‘exodus of disappointed voters’ could put pressure on Geneva housing market, says one Swiss MP.

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