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Swiss beat Honduras to advance in World Cup

Swiss beat Honduras to advance in World Cup

Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri erased his side's lingering World Cup pain in Manaus on Wednesday, scoring a hat trick to see off Honduras 3-0 and secure a daunting last-16 tie against Lionel Messi's Argentina.

Swiss government plugs Horizon funding gap

Swiss government plugs Horizon funding gap

The federal government has approved interim measures to fund Swiss researchers participating in the EU's Horizon 2020 who have been denied funding from Brussels.

Zoo preserves dead cub for school groups

Zoo preserves dead cub for school groups

A bear cub that was euthanized by Bern's Dählhölzli Zoo in April is to be stuffed and displayed as part of the zoo's educational offering.

New website reveals Swiss inequalities

New website reveals Swiss inequalities

Switzerland is the best country for safety and jobs but is one of the most unequal societies when it comes to disposable household income, according to a new website that measures regional well-being.

Credit Suisse banker hides $100m losses

Credit Suisse banker hides $100m losses

A former senior Credit Suisse investment banker was sentenced on Tuesday in New York for hiding around $100 million in losses on sub-prime mortgage bonds in the 2007 US housing market collapse.

The Local launches new website in Denmark

The Local launches new website in Denmark

It's known internationally for its Nordic noir, high standard of living and great beer – but how much do we really know about Denmark? As The Local expands to Scandinavia's most southerly nation we hope to bring less-publicized aspects of this country to the English-speaking world.