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Swiss women will ‘work for free’ for the rest of year
Female employees in Switzerland earn 19.3 percent less than their male colleagues. File photo: Randy Kashka

Switzerland's gender pay gap means from today, Friday October 21st, women in the country will effectively be working for free for the rest of 2016.

Inside Switzerland’s largest nuclear bunker – 40 years on
Designed to house 20,000 people, the bunker was built in and over two motorway tunnels. Photo: Unterirdisch Ueberleben

The Local takes a tour of the Sonnenberg bunker in Lucerne, opened 40 years ago at the height of the Cold War.

Swiss Post ‘bribes’ junk mail haters with free muesli
File photo: The Local

Will the promise of free samples sway householders to accept junk mail?

Study: most Swiss workers are cynical about employer
Swiss workers: a cynical bunch. File photo: Alan Clark

Swiss employees are less than impressed with their employers, according to new research.

Six reasons Switzerland isn’t as boring as you might think
File photo: Philippe Dutoit/Swiss Tourism

Switzerland is boring? Not so, according to author Clare O'Dea, who tells The Local why that reputation is a little unfair.

Assisted suicide on the rise in Switzerland
Dignitas is one of two organizations offering assisted suicide services in Switzerland. Photo: Sebastian Derungs/AFP

More people than ever are ending their lives through assisted suicide in Switzerland, most often because they are suffering from cancer.

Report: Switzerland one of world’s best places for girls
File photo: Swiss Tourism/Christof Schuerpf

Switzerland placed ninth in the Save the Children study.

Zurich restaurateur named chef of the year
Rico's restaurant in Küsnacht. Photo:myswitzerland.com

Rico Zandonella, proprietor of Rico’s Kunststuben restaurant in Küsnacht on Lake Zurich is Gault Millau’s ‘chef of the year 2017’.

Hospital to review treatment of intersex kids
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Switzerland’s largest paediatric clinic is reacting to criticism over the treatment of intersex children.

One in three rapists isn’t locked up: statistics
Courts often don't hand down prison sentences. File photo: Wikimedia Commons

In Switzerland convicted rapists often end up with a suspended sentence.

Thief returns cow bells worth thousands
Swiss cows parading with bells. File photo

A repentant thief returns cow bells valued at over 10,000 Swiss francs.

Geneva police to lift ban on bearded officers
Flouting the rules? Photo: AFP, Richard Juilliard

Canton Geneva police intend to lift a centuries-old ban on officers sporting beards.

Murder victim’s family angry as trial suspended
The suspect was arrested in Poland. Photo: AFP

The parents of a murdered social therapist react to a court decision to suspend the trial of her suspected killer.

Lynx shot after posing a risk to humans
Lynx are protected in Switzerland. Photo: pronatura.ch

Game keepers have shot dead a sick lynx that was found wandering in a residential area.

Future asylum centre damaged in deliberate act
Guglera is a former boarding school. Photo: guglera.ch

Vandals have attacked a future federal asylum centre in the canton of Fribourg.

Photo: Richard Juilliard/AFP
Man makes Geneva airport bomb threat ‘for a joke’
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