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A 2007 Swiss People's Party billboard calling for the expulsion of foreign criminals -- altered to criticize its racist tone. Today, some people are anxious about large numbers of north African refugees, even if they're looking for work and not trouble.

 

Despite an increase in the number of people seeking asylum in Switzerland this year, there is no crisis, say experts.

So far, more than 8,000 people have come in 2011. In May there were 2,254 applications, many of them from North Africa, according to the Federal Migration Office.

Click here to read the whole story: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/politics/Switzerland_not_facing_asylum_crisis.html?cid=30565396

 

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Learning English can be a lot of fun.

An English-speaking stranger pops into a Swiss classroom, and she seems a little confused. But soon, Aunt Annie has the children contributing eagerly to the conversation.

Follow the link below to listen in on my classroom visit with Aunt Annie:

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/multimedia/audios_podcast/Aunt_Annie_goes_to_school.html?cid=29192398&view=podcastDetail&autoPlay=y

To learn more about the Aunt Annie programme, click here: http://www.auntannie.ch/



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Scary headlines involving banking secrecy and the Internal Revenue Service have got Americans living abroad worried about how to deal with the tax man.

Some have decided to stop worrying by renouncing their US citizenship; others are starting to think about the radical move.

Read the whole story here: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/politics/foreign_affairs/US_tax_deadline_sparks_expatriate_ideas.html?cid=8995438

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© Intrigue Sàrl

Whether you’re new in town or a long-time local, it’s not always easy to keep tabs on the latest hotspots and events. With that in mind, a company based in Vevey is busily doing the legwork and sharing the findings on its website, My Little Black Book. The goal is to reach women all over Switzerland.

Read the whole story here:

http://www.swisster.ch/en/news/society/new-women-s-guide-keeps-expats-in-the-know_117-1829802

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Zug's Londonstore specializes in British favorites.

Zug's Londonstore specializes in British favorites.

Despite the bounty of tasty local fare, there are some foods that expats living in Switzerland can’t seem to live without. With this in mind, shopkeepers specializing in British and American products are filling a market niche as they fill bellies with crumpets, cookies and cheddar cheese.

Read the whole story here:

http://www.swisster.ch/en/news/society/specialist-stores-satisfy-the-expat-munchies_117-1733971

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