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Why slow-burn Lausanne is a place you grow to love

Why slow-burn Lausanne is a place you grow to love

From its creative vibe to its lakeside location, here’s why Greek freelance writer Rania Margari thinks her adopted city of Lausanne is a great place to live.

How to help your child adjust to life abroad

How to help your child adjust to life abroad

Moving abroad can be a big adjustment for anyone - and it's even harder when the move wasn't your choice. So how do you help your children settle in when your family makes the move? One Swedish startup is helping to answer this question.

 
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How a unique International MBA helps women shatter the glass ceiling

How a unique International MBA helps women shatter the glass ceiling

Increasingly, the leaders of the international business world are female. And as more and more women are becoming entrepreneurs, one unique MBA programme is helping to give them the tools to succeed.

 
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Disabled children win discrimination case against spa in a first for Switzerland

Disabled children win discrimination case against spa in a first for Switzerland

A court judgement that a spa broke the law in refusing access to five disabled children is the first successful case of its kind in Switzerland.

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How to make expat money transfers cheaper and more efficient

How to make expat money transfers cheaper and more efficient

There are many ways to transfer money between countries – how do you choose? For Alicia, after trying several services, the answer was clear.

 
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18 interesting facts about Switzerland’s fourth language, Romansh

18 interesting facts about Switzerland’s fourth language, Romansh

What do you know about this little-spoken language?

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US expats: don't let the IRS put you in a bad mood this tax season

US expats: don't let the IRS put you in a bad mood this tax season

Check out these simple ways to avoid the US taxpayer blues while living abroad.

 
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7 reasons you should have international health insurance

7 reasons you should have international health insurance

Are you covered in your new country? And what happens if there's an emergency?

 
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15 facts you may not have known about Swiss cheese

15 facts you may not have known about Swiss cheese

As the latest sales figures are released, The Local lays down the facts about this ultimate symbol of Swissness.

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Swiss Post trials drone deliveries between hospitals

Swiss Post trials drone deliveries between hospitals

The Swiss postal service is to pilot a drone delivery service to shuttle laboratory samples between two hospitals in the canton of Ticino.

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'More Norwegians than ever' take medication

'More Norwegians than ever' take medication

Over 70 percent of Norwegians took some form of medication in 2016, according to statistics – a higher proportion than ever before.

 

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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.

Valais voters oust right-wing politician in ‘defeat for populism’

Valais voters oust right-wing politician in ‘defeat for populism’

Oskar Freysinger, the vice-president of the Swiss People’s Party (SVP), who was elected to the Valais government four years ago on a wave of support, lost his seat on Sunday.

Federer triumphs over Wawrinka in all-Swiss final

Federer triumphs over Wawrinka in all-Swiss final

Roger Federer claimed a record-equalling fifth ATP Indian Wells Masters title on Sunday.

Swiss survey: smoking and drugs aren’t ‘cool’ – but drinking still is

Swiss survey: smoking and drugs aren’t ‘cool’ – but drinking still is

Young people in Switzerland are increasingly rejecting smoking and drugs, but still enjoy drinking alcohol, according to a new survey.

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Swiss mountain guide investigated over deadly Austrian avalanche

Swiss mountain guide investigated over deadly Austrian avalanche

The mountain guide who was leading a group of Swiss ski tourers hit by an avalanche in the Austrian Tyrol last week is being investigated for homicide through negligence.