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Why you are paying too much to send money abroad

Why you are paying too much to send money abroad

In a globalised world, transferring money abroad doesn't have to be costly and complicated.

 
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Archaeologists find 7,000-year-old human remains in Swiss city

Archaeologists find 7,000-year-old human remains in Swiss city

The remains of ancient villages dating back to 5,500BC have been discovered on a construction site in Sion in the Valais.

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What international health plan best suits you?

What international health plan best suits you?

No two people and no two expat stories are the same – so why should health plans be?

 
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Introducing... the ultimate dating app for expats

Introducing... the ultimate dating app for expats

Finding love locally has never been easier. Find out why.

 
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Are these nine jobs the Swissest in Switzerland?

Are these nine jobs the Swissest in Switzerland?

These jobs are about as Swiss as you can get.

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‘Paranoid’ man causes terror fears in Lausanne metro

‘Paranoid’ man causes terror fears in Lausanne metro

People panicked and fled when a man shouted “Allahu Akbar” in a Lausanne metro station.

19 mildly interesting facts about Swiss wine

19 mildly interesting facts about Swiss wine

In ‘open cellars’ season, The Local raises a glass to the Swiss wine industry.

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Five Swiss folk festivals you just have to visit this summer

Five Swiss folk festivals you just have to visit this summer

Alphorn competitions, flag-waving, stone-throwing... it's all going on in Switzerland this summer.

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Swiss foreign minister Burkhalter to leave government in October

Swiss foreign minister Burkhalter to leave government in October

Didier Burkhalter sent his resignation to parliament in a surprise move on Wednesday.

SBB pilots new rail pass including use of an e-bike

SBB pilots new rail pass including use of an e-bike

Swiss federal railways (SBB) is to pilot a new eco transport pass that includes use of an electric bike for a year.

Swiss scientists: climate change raises CO2 emissions from alpine streams

Swiss scientists: climate change raises CO2 emissions from alpine streams

In a warm winter alpine streams release more carbon-dioxide than they absorb, according to an EPFL study.

UberPop drivers in Zurich are operating illegally

UberPop drivers in Zurich are operating illegally

UberPop drivers who do not have a taxi permit are operating illegally and could be fined, Zurich’s government said on Thursday.

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Immigration minister Støjberg accused of lying in fiery parliament hearing

Immigration minister Støjberg accused of lying in fiery parliament hearing

Denmark’s immigration minister Inger Støjberg will likely face a third parliamentary grilling over her controversial asylum couple directive.

 

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Man arrested in Geneva suspected of being recruiter for terror groups

Man arrested in Geneva suspected of being recruiter for terror groups

The man arrested in Geneva last week is being held on suspicion of supporting terror groups.

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Swiss ice hockey sensation finally puts spotlight on Switzerland

Swiss ice hockey sensation finally puts spotlight on Switzerland

Nico Hischier is likely to be the first or second choice in the NHL draft in late June.