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Le News aims to provide news and information that give insights into life in Switzerland.
Le News aims to provide news and information that give insights into life in Switzerland.

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Snow has arrived in Switzerland, particularly in the west. While not as heavy as 2010 when 29 cm fell in Geneva between 30 November and 2 December, there is still a good snowy covering. Many ski resorts have received 20-30 cm of new snow with a few…

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Women in the Swiss canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden had to wait until 1991 to vote in cantonal elections. Not all Swiss cantons were this slow. In Switzerland, voting takes place at three layers of government: communal, cantonal and federal. Cantonal is…

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A country with high mountains, glaciers and snowfields, naturally has lots of rushing rivers and streams cascading down through the millennia, chipping away at the bedrock, carving watery paths with steep walls. This is why Switzerland is blessed with so…

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Lovers of wrenching, joyous, perplexing, stunning photography, get ready. The evening of 14 October 2017, the Plainpalais quarter of Geneva and the Alhambra Theatre will be a giant gallery with special photo and film expos presented on large screens and…

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Every year hunters take to the mountains of Valais in search of deer and chamois for two weeks. The hunt is a highly regulated and well planned exercise with clear targets. The canton’s hunting authority sets annual hunting targets, part of a system of…

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The airshow’s first day was a non-stop dazzling display of aircraft in the sky and on the tarmac, plus amazing flight simulators visitors could try out. Just a few quick highlights: The Italian Frecce Tricolori aerobatics team flying their colors.…

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Home vacancy rates in Switzerland’s main cities have all risen over the last few years, bringing some hope to those looking for a place to live. The latest 2017 data confirm this trend. Over the last five years vacancy rates have risen by between 18% and…

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The artist Saype strikes again. The Frenchman, based in Moutier, Switzerland, has created another of his immense artworks on the back side of Rocher-de-Naye, near Montreux. Une publication partagée par Saype (@saype_artiste) le 12 Sept. 2017 à 8h34 PDT…

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20 Minutes. Dubbed the “Superveloce”, the new high-speed journey is expected to start operating between now and 2020. Made possible by the opening of the new Gotthard train tunnel, the trip should take only 2 hours and 45 minutes. Since the world’s…

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After the Swiss public voted in favour of a new energy strategy on 21 May 2017, the government has been busy fine tuning its plans. Switzerland has only constructed 34 wind turbines over the last 20 years, which produce around 0.15% of the nation’s…
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