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Doctor faces Swiss court for cutting off boy

Doctor faces Swiss court for cutting off boy's penis during circumcision

A doctor in Geneva is on trial accused of causing serious bodily harm through negligence after he severed a four-year-old boy's penis during a circumcision operation.

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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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.

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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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Time capsule from 1900 discovered in Lausanne wall

Time capsule from 1900 discovered in Lausanne wall

Construction workers restoring walls at Ouchy found a glass bottle containing 117-year old documents hidden in the concrete.

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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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18 interesting facts about Switzerland

18 interesting facts about Switzerland's fourth language, Romansh

What do you know about this little-spoken language?

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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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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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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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Could this be the future crossing over Lake Geneva?

Could this be the future crossing over Lake Geneva?

Architect Santiago Calatrava presented his ideas to a Geneva committee this month.

Swiss bank looks to the future with smartphone-enabled ATMs

Swiss bank looks to the future with smartphone-enabled ATMs

Lucerne cantonal bank is the first in Switzerland to launch new high-tech cash dispensers that will eventually enable customers to withdraw money using a smartphone.

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Norway arrests 40 young people in organised crime raid

Norway arrests 40 young people in organised crime raid

Police have arrested dozens of people, mostly between the ages of 16-20, in a series of raids on schools and homes near Oslo.

 

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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 investigates claims of  fraud in recent cantonal election

Valais investigates claims of fraud in recent cantonal election

Three claims of fraud relate to the election that saw right-winger Oskar Freysinger sensationally ejected from his seat.

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 trainee vets to give cows acupuncture in new classes

Swiss trainee vets to give cows acupuncture in new classes

Swiss trainee vets are to be taught how to treat cows with acupuncture in a first for Switzerland's agriculture industry.

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Switzerland investigates Kurdish rally over 'kill Erdogan' banners

Switzerland investigates Kurdish rally over 'kill Erdogan' banners

Swiss and Turkish authorities have opened separate probes into protesters in Bern who called for the assassination of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.