Welcome to The Local in Switzerland

Welcome to The Local in Switzerland

In the last seven years The Local has become the leading source of English-language news from Sweden and Germany. Now we are launching a new edition in Switzerland.

Swiss woman killed in elephant brawl

Swiss woman killed in elephant brawl

An elderly Swiss woman has been trampled to death in Thailand, after elephants that she and other tourists were riding began fighting with each other.

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Switzerland freezes Qaddafi assets

Switzerland has ordered an immediate freeze on any assets that may belong to defiant Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi and his entourage, the Swiss foreign ministry said in a statement.