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"24.10.2016 17:01:47" Hydrogen-powered street sweeper hits the road Street sweepers are a common sight in Switzerland. But this is the first one that uses hydrogen to power itself.
"24.10.2016 15:51:24" swissinfo.ch Krokus: 35 years on - SWI swissinfo.ch Bass player and producer Chris von Rohr talks about hairy times with Swiss bands Krokus and Gotthard. Swiss rock star Chris von Rohr turns 65 today. We enjoyed visiting with him a few years ago, when his band Krokus was turning 35. Sit back and enjoy the 17-minute podcast recorded at his home in Solothurn.
"24.10.2016 14:22:45" swissinfo.ch Romanian tech company chooses Switzerland despite high costs What's a Romanian tech company doing muscling in on Switzerland's watchmaking turf? Normally, outsourcing happens to countries with cheaper labour and costs. This firm essentially did the opposite by relocating to Switzerland, but thinks it will pay off.
"24.10.2016 12:01:22" swissinfo.ch Ten per hour: Swiss birthrate hits a high Switzerland is experiencing a new baby boom – bigger than it's been in over two decades. More babies are being born in Switzerland, and the trend is expected to continue.
"23.10.2016 14:17:11" swissinfo.ch Post-war Syria: destruction and reconstruction Listen: What ancient heritage sites have been destroyed in the Syrian conflict, and how could they be recovered and rebuilt? Swiss archaeologists weigh in.
"23.10.2016 10:35:26" Timeline Photos It's clearly autumn in Switzerland, according to the starlings flying across our picture of the week. More photos here: http://s.swissin.fo/JyOXrXi (photo by Denis Balibouse, Reuters)
"22.10.2016 15:46:06" Sailors from a landlocked country Meet some former members of the Swiss merchant marine.
"22.10.2016 10:42:09" swissinfo.ch A journey through the Swiss metropolis Here's a look, in photos, at a side of Switzerland most people don't consider very often.
"21.10.2016 15:21:48" swissinfo.ch Poll finds support for nuclear phaseout A proposal to decommission Switzerland's nuclear power plants by 2029 has the backing of a majority of citizens, according to a ... In a surprise result, the first poll on an upcoming Swiss vote to phase out nuclear power shows support from most voters.
"21.10.2016 13:22:16" swissinfo.ch Asian medicines seek relief from strict regulations Swiss quality standards are a challenge for manufacturers and importers of traditional Asian medicinal products. How strictly should so-called "alternative medicines" from Asia be regulated in Switzerland?
"21.10.2016 10:09:58" swissinfo.ch US ambassador asks Swiss banks to service Americans Several Swiss banks have received a letter from the United States Ambassador to Bern, Suzan LeVine, asking them not to shun US ... The US ambassador to Switzerland is calling on Swiss banks to provide more options for Americans living in the country
"20.10.2016 19:30:05" Fostering young asylum seekers This is the story of a family hosting one of the many children who have come to Switzerland on their own as asylum seekers.
"20.10.2016 16:01:32" swissinfo.ch When caring for patients gets competitive With a looming staff shortage in nursing homes and hospitals, a high-stakes contest is a way to attract young people to the profession. Switzerland doesn't have enough health aides to care for its ageing population, so they made a contest to attract more young people to the field. Competitors have to treat "patients" in front of judges and an audience, under time pressure.
"20.10.2016 12:05:25" swissinfo.ch Assad: 'I'm not attacking people, I'm defending them' Syria's President Bashar al-Assad gives an exclusive interview to Swiss public television, SRF. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to Swiss Public Television yesterday. It had to be filmed by the Syrian government and aired in its entirety, but the Swiss journalist could ask whatever he wanted. Here's the result.
"20.10.2016 10:30:55" swissinfo.ch US 'closer to political crisis' after Trump questions election results Following the final US presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Swiss media were shocked and alarmed at the ... Media in Switzerland didn't have many nice things to say about the final US presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but they saw one particular moment as downright dangerous.
"19.10.2016 16:29:46" High-altitude wind power The highest wind energy station in Europe is located in Switzerland. Here's what it looks like.
"19.10.2016 15:24:31" swissinfo.ch “La crisi migratoria è lungi dall'essere risolta” "La chiusura della rotta dei Balcani ha diminuito in parte la pressione, ma ci sono molte contraddizioni nella politica europea che fanno si che la crisi potrebbe riprendere. Non credo che si possa parlare di una bomba ad orologeria, è però vero che la
"19.10.2016 12:56:25" swissinfo.ch Tracking stardust in Geneva Astroparticles, tiny specks of matter packed with energy, can help scientists unlock the secrets of the origin and evolution of the universe. High-tech detectors pick up traces of space dust from high above the Earth. Then they send the data to Geneva, where it's analysed for clues about our universe.
"19.10.2016 12:31:59" swissinfo.ch Geneva 'terror suspects' win compensation Two Syrian men arrested in Geneva last year amid a hunt for terrorists are set to receive financial compensation for wrongful arrest. Two men wrongfully arrested last year in a Geneva terrorist manhunt will receive compensation for the time they spent in custody although they were innocent.
"19.10.2016 09:30:53" swissinfo.ch Tenants force vote to curb pricey rents Voters are likely to have the final word on a proposal for the government to promote housing cooperatives in order to provide ... Ever heard of "The Rent is Too Damn High" party? Switzerland has its own version, in the form of a citizen group that just launched an initiative for more affordable housing.
"18.10.2016 18:03:06" The return of chestnuts to Ticino The chestnuts are finally back in canton Ticino.
"18.10.2016 15:33:03" swissinfo.ch Plugging in to blue energy A discovery from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne could make energy from the ocean an efficient alternative to fossil fuel. Scientists from the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) may have found a method for harnessing the ocean's energy in a major way.
"18.10.2016 11:57:03" An in-depth look at two health care-related stories we have coming up on swissinfo this week: a competition for care workers, and strict regulations for alternative medicines.
"18.10.2016 11:18:44" swissinfo.ch Can a cross-border rail link end Geneva's gridlock? Geneva's roads are regularly snarled up in rush hour by hundreds of thousands of cars from neighbouring France and canton Vaud. Some think a bold new project might just be the answer to Geneva's traffic woes.
"17.10.2016 18:32:17" swissinfo.ch Authority regrets go-ahead for extreme right rock concert Officials have promised to investigate how a controversial concert featuring Swiss and German far-right rock bands took place this ... Swiss authorities say they were tricked into allowing a concert for right-wing extremists to go ahead.
"17.10.2016 17:58:59" swissinfo.ch Could there be another bank run in Switzerland? The images went around the world: 25 years ago, customers of the Spar- und Leihkasse Thun were queuing up in an attempt to salvage their savings. A quarter century ago, there was a major run on a Swiss bank in Thun after its license was revoked and customers panicked. Could something like that happen again?
"17.10.2016 17:03:20" Carpenters break clapping world record This is one way of getting into the Guinness Book of World Records...
"17.10.2016 13:48:38" swissinfo.ch Pilgrimage from China to Oerlikon Several thousand people gathered in Zurich to see the Dalai Lama, including Sonam, a young Tibetan refugee. Meet Sonam, a Tibetan living in Switzerland, and follow him on the day he got to see the Dalai Lama in Zurich.
"17.10.2016 12:44:47" swissinfo.ch Science for non-scientists In Switzerland, efforts to democratise the scientific process start with inviting citizens to answer their own questions. Listen: Anyone can be a scientist - that's the belief of one group of people in Switzerland who are trying to get everyone involved in asking scientific questions.
"17.10.2016 12:09:34" In the Silicon Valley of India Bangalore is often called the Silicon Valley of India. Find out what it's like to live and work there from two Swiss women on an adventure with swissnex India. More from them here: http://s.swissin.fo/dtzEWig
"16.10.2016 16:13:39" swissinfo.ch On the trail of Mozart In this week's podcast, travel the "Mozart trail", a special path that traces where the composer went when he travelled across Switzerland.
"15.10.2016 16:14:59" swissinfo.ch A milestone for Swiss expat rights It was 50 years ago that Swiss living abroad earned their rights under the Constitution.
"15.10.2016 11:16:33" swissinfo.ch Our lunchtime leftovers Almost one third of the food produced in Switzerland doesn't get eaten and is thrown away instead. We turned the lens on ourselves and photographed the food waste our cafeteria produces every day.
"14.10.2016 20:18:34" swissinfo.ch The worldwide race to own fertile land The worrying rise in foreign investors buying up land in poor countries is set to get worse in future, taking valuable resources from ... Who's guilty of "land grabbing?" A new database sheds some light on the issue.
"14.10.2016 17:18:18" swissinfo.ch Guterres given Swiss seal of approval Switzerland has welcomed the official appointment of the new United Nations secretary-general, António Guterres. Meet the new United Nations Secretary General.
"14.10.2016 15:21:10" Timeline Photos Our cartoon this week: exploding phones! More in the series here: http://s.swissin.fo/68RPpwI
"14.10.2016 10:12:21" swissinfo.ch The worldwide race to own fertile land - SWI swissinfo.ch World partners: Radio Netherlands Worldwide | Radio Sweden | Radio Canada International | NHK World | Radio Praha | Polskie Radio Landgrabbing is a growing problem, especially in Africa and Asia: a new report digs deeper
"14.10.2016 10:08:24" swissinfo.ch Guterres given Swiss seal of approval - SWI swissinfo.ch Switzerland has welcomed the official appointment of the new United Nations secretary-general, António Guterres. A big thumbs up from Switzerland and Geneva to the appointment of Antonio Guterres as the new UN chief http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/new-un-chief_guterres-given-swiss-seal-of-approval/42516786
"14.10.2016 10:06:34" swissinfo.ch Bhumibol in Switzerland - SWI swissinfo.ch Snapshots of Bhumibol Adulyadej's Swiss stay as well as his official visit as King of Thailand in 1960. (Images: Keystone) Memories of the former Thai king's years in Switzerland. Bhumibol (left) with his brother Ananda in Lausanne, Switzerland on September 22, 1935. http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/souvenirs_bhumibol-in-switzerland/42515218
"13.10.2016 18:54:21" swissinfo.ch Is time up for nuclear power in Switzerland? Banning construction of nuclear power plants and limiting to 45 years the use of existing ones: that's an issue before Swiss voters in November. Could an upcoming vote spell the end of nuclear power produced on Swiss soil?
"13.10.2016 17:33:54" swissinfo.ch Bhumibol in Switzerland Snapshots of Bhumibol Adulyadej's Swiss stay as well as his official visit as King of Thailand in 1960. (Images: Keystone) A look back at the late Thai king's time spent in Switzerland, in photos.
"13.10.2016 17:06:49" swissinfo.ch Swiss facilitate release of 21 Chibok girls The jihadist group Boko Haram has released 21 of more than 200 girls held since April 2014 in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok. Remember the school girls who were kidnapped by the group Boko Haram in Nigeria two years ago? 21 of them just got released, thanks to negotiations by the Swiss government and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
"13.10.2016 12:38:23" swissinfo.ch Swiss have a nose for chocolate, says study Research by the University of Geneva shows that Swiss citizens are more sensitive to the smell of chocolate than non-Swiss. The ... Swiss citizens are more sensitive to the smell of chocolate than non-Swiss - especially when they're reminded of their nationality.
"13.10.2016 12:16:52" swissinfo.ch The formative Swiss years of a Thai king Before he became the king of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej lived an almost ordinary life as a student on Lake Geneva in western ... Thailand's king, who was the longest-serving monarch in the world, has just died at the age of 88. He spent his early years in Switzerland - here's a look back.
"13.10.2016 11:56:19" swissinfo.ch Robots promise cure for Swiss manufacturing blues It is hoped that robots can stem creeping deindustrialisation. An automated future is already becoming a reality in Switzerland. Could robots be Swiss-based industry's last great hope?
"12.10.2016 11:50:10" swissinfo.ch How America is turning Swiss Fear of an excess of foreigners and isolationism: Donald Trump's political profile is a Swiss invention. Donald Trump's political profile and agenda are Swiss inventions, writes our contributor.
"12.10.2016 07:43:27" swissinfo.ch Aumento dei suicidi assistiti in Svizzera Sempre più persone in Svizzera ricorrono al suicidio assistito e nel 2014 sono state 742, il 26% in più rispetto all'anno procedente. Il 94% ... La Svizzera è tra i paesi più ricchi, innovativi e felici del mondo. Il tasso di suicidi assistiti è però in netto aumento.
"11.10.2016 16:12:05" swissinfo.ch Stepping up wastewater treatment Are systems designed to remove micropollutants from wastewater treatment plants enough to protect lakes and rivers? The Swiss are working on a way to clean most micropollutants - tiny particles of medications or plastics that we wash down the drain - out of water that ends up in lakes and rivers. Here's how the technology works.
"11.10.2016 13:59:19" swissinfo.ch The Swiss: better educated, but going grey The Swiss population is extremely dynamic and much better educated than in the past, but it is also getting much older, new figures show. The latest demographic data on Switzerland shows a growing population - especially on the older end - and more people with an education.
"11.10.2016 13:13:59" swissinfo.ch Study looks into treatment of intersex children - SWI swissinfo.ch From the 1950s children born with no clear biological gender were given surgery or hormones. A Zurich study will look into this dark chapter of ... New insights are emerging into how children born with no clear biological gender in Switzerland were given hormones or surgery until quite recently.
"11.10.2016 12:40:46" swissinfo.ch Investigating 10 myths about Switzerland After more than a decade as a journalist in Switzerland, Clare O'Dea explains what motivated her to write a new book on the country, The Naked Swiss: The author of a new book about Switzerland weighs in on the myths and beliefs often circulated about the Swiss.
"10.10.2016 18:42:09" Reinventing the school desk The good old-fashioned school desk is getting a makeover in Switzerland.
"10.10.2016 16:41:12" swissinfo.ch Why Colombia's peace plebiscite failed Everything about Colombia's plebiscite for peace was unexpected. Not just the dramatic result – a rejection of the peace ... Why did Colombian voters opt out of a peace deal? Some thoughts as part of our ongoing democracy coverage.
"10.10.2016 14:54:33" swissinfo.ch Swiss firms could be held to account for actions abroad - SWI swissinfo.ch Swiss companies must comply with human rights and environmental standards when they operate abroad – or be brought to account before ... Swiss companies should answer to Swiss courts if they don't comply with environmental and human rights standards in their operations abroad. That's the idea behind a new initiative that was submitted to the government today.
"10.10.2016 13:22:43" What happens when you flush expired medicines or cleansers down the drain? A problem for waterways that the Swiss are trying to tackle with science. Here's the story behind the story that will run tomorrow on swissinfo.
"10.10.2016 12:24:18" swissinfo.ch Inside the Swiss village with a democratic secret The villages of Goldau, Oberarth and Arth have a hybrid form of democracy that is almost unique within Switzerland. In one part of Switzerland, citizens vote on town matters by secret ballot. Here's what the voters have to say about it.
"09.10.2016 14:32:32" swissinfo.ch Boring, crooked bankers? 10 Swiss myths, uncovered - SWI swissinfo.ch A podcast featuring Clare O'Dea, the author of the new book "The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths" The Swiss are brilliant, boring, crooked bankers - just some of the stereotypes often heard about Switzerland and its people. We spoke to the author of a new book set on finding out which of those myths hold up, and which don't.
"09.10.2016 10:08:12" Timeline Photos Our picture of the week this week comes from "castle day", recently celebrated at Switzerland's Hallwyl Castle. More pictures here: http://s.swissin.fo/dsKovIK
(Photo by KEYSTONE/Alexandra Wey)
"08.10.2016 12:11:29" Swiss-backed show helps Kosovars find jobs An "apprentice"-style TV show in Kosovo has young people learning how to apply for jobs, and it's partially sponsored by Switzerland.
"08.10.2016 09:47:18" swissinfo.ch Hans Jakob Oeri's work on show for the first time - SWI swissinfo.ch Hans Jakob Oeri is a Swiss painter who lived more than 200 years ago and who many believe was underappreciated. Get a glimpse of the first-ever showing of his work in Zurich, in photos.
"08.10.2016 06:25:24" swissinfo.ch in italiano #haiti perseguitata da catastrofi naturali. oggi Mattew nel 2010 il devastante terremoto. Immagini di archivio del nostro fotografo Thomas Kern
"07.10.2016 19:14:52" swissinfo.ch 'We live in an information society, not a society of culture' Charles Dutoit rarely gives interviews. But on the occasion of his 80th birthday, the Grammy-winner opened up about his 55-year career. World-renowned conductor Charles Dutoit turns 80 today, and he spoke to us to look back on his life in music.
"07.10.2016 18:36:24" swissinfo.ch Who is speculating in Swiss central bank shares? A mystery buyer is stockpiling large amounts of stock in the Swiss National Bank, driving up the price of a single share to nearly twice its value. Who's the mystery buyer?
"07.10.2016 17:06:56" swissinfo.ch Top slot plus sharp criticism for Swiss democracy A new study ranks Switzerland first for its political participation rights, but points a finger at its lack of financial transparency. Switzerland comes out on top when it comes to citizen participation, but its lack of financial transparency in politics doesn't help the process, says a new ranking.
"07.10.2016 13:37:56" swissinfo.ch Cartoon of the week Each week cartoonist Marina Lutz takes a look at a big issue in the news in Switzerland. Do you have a choice of languages at your disposal every day? Here's our cartoonist's take on the linguistic gymnastics performed every day in Switzerland.
"07.10.2016 10:16:45" swissinfo.ch Swissair grounding: 15 years on It was a national shock which gave the government and banks pause for thought. “My world collapsed,” recalls one former Swissair flight attendant. India's loss-making national airline Air India is trying hard to turn a profit this year. Are there lessons to be learnt from Swissair that went bankrupt 15 years ago?
"07.10.2016 09:49:38" swissinfo.ch Europe's youth gather in the Swiss Alps Some 300 young people from 36 countries are meeting in Laax from October 7 for the 83rd International Session of the European Youth Parliament. What does sustainability mean to you? It's the focus of the latest session of the European Youth Parliament.
"07.10.2016 07:30:38" swissinfo.ch in italiano La Svizzera da quadrilingue a plurilingue, con l'inglese che avanza prepotentemente e l'italiano che perde terreno, scrutata da Martina Lutz Voi in che lingua ridete con le vignette di Marina Lutz?
"06.10.2016 18:59:59" swissinfo.ch Video: Star architect brought in for Zurich office Santiago Calatrava is building new offices near one of Zurich's busiest transport hubs. And there's room for 1,000 bikes. The design for a new building by architect Santiago Calatrava has been unveiled in Zurich. What do you think of it?
"06.10.2016 18:31:09" youtube.com what's it like to work at SWI swissinfo.ch? Follow us during a day of work at SWI swissinfo.ch. From editorial meetings to voiceovers in the studio to reporting. We're looking for a head for our new multimedia department and for a new journalist in our Arabic department. Join us! You'll find the details here, in German: http://s.swissin.fo/xKZ6oP4
"06.10.2016 17:46:33" swissinfo.ch 2015: when the wave of migrants reached Europe Which countries have been most affected by the influx of migrants and refugees? Our data journalism has been nominated for an award! If you like how we used data to analyse asylum applications in Europe in 2015 (story below), then you can vote for us here: http://s.swissin.fo/B0JZ38f
"06.10.2016 16:35:03" swissinfo.ch in italiano Un #dataviz che dà risposte a tante domande sulla migrazione
"06.10.2016 16:31:16" swissinfo.ch Which European countries attract the most immigrants? The free movement of people accord is in the line of fire as Europe battles with its migration crisis. There are more than 35 million immigrants in the EU, but who are they and where do they come from? We take an in-depth visual look in part 4 of our migration series.
"06.10.2016 15:16:12" swissinfo.ch Refugee commissioner urges asylum cooperation The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says Switzerland has a key role to play in supporting the tide of refugees sweeping ... Antonio Guterres, the former prime minister of Portugal, has just been nominated to be the next Secretary General of the United Nations. We spoke to him recently to get his take on the refugee crisis.
"06.10.2016 14:01:23" swissinfo.ch 'We need more artists and philosophers in politics' Switzerland's experimentation with transferring power to citizens is a model for Iceland. But its democractic system could still evolve further. "Crisis is the best friend of democracy" if you know how to play it right, says this activist in Iceland's pirate party who has a shot at power in her country's upcoming elections.
"06.10.2016 10:17:16" swissinfo.ch FIFA shows red card to hotel where officials were arrested The doormen at Zurich's Baur au Lac hotel can put away their white sheets. There will be no FIFA executives to shield while being ... The doormen at Zurich's Baur au Lac hotel can put away their white sheets. There will be no more FIFA executives to shield while being dragged out of the hotel into police cars, because world football's governing body has changed its hotel of choice to
"06.10.2016 09:51:08" swissinfo.ch in italiano Insieme a tedesco, francese e romancio, l'italiano è una delle quattro lingue nazionali svizzere ed è anche lingua ufficiale. Ma nella realtà della vita quotidiana ormai la lingua di Dante nella Confederazione elvetica è meno parlata dell'inglese.
"05.10.2016 18:04:40" swissinfo.ch in italiano Una nuotata da sballo... sulle Alpi
"05.10.2016 17:24:15" A cross-border city lowers barriers Could borders become a thing of the past in Basel?
"05.10.2016 15:15:36" swissinfo.ch How a Swiss hotel pool made a global splash A short Instagram clip by a Brazilian travel blogger, which paints Switzerland's mountains in a dramatically stunning light, has gone ... When it comes to "going viral", hindsight is 20/20.
"05.10.2016 12:35:06" swissinfo.ch How many Swiss regularly use at least four languages? Whether chatting with family, friends or work colleagues or just watching television or surfing the internet, almost two-thirds (64%) ... Switzerland has four official languages, and English is also widely spoken. New insights tell us how many languages the average person in the country uses every day.
"05.10.2016 11:53:49" swissinfo.ch The end of a toxic nightmare For years, tonnes of toxic waste were thrown into the landfill at Bonfol, one of Switzerland's most contaminated sites. What happened to the town that used to be a dumping ground for waste from Basel's chemical companies?
"05.10.2016 11:31:11" swissinfo.ch Inside the world's best restaurant What does it take to run the best restaurant in the world? We go inside the Hôtel de Ville in Crissier. The restaurant was named ... Recently ranked the best restaurant in the world, the Hôtel de Ville in the Swiss town of Crissier has maintained its three-star Michelin ranking even though tragedy struck several times. Go behind the scenes at the restaurant in this podcast.
"04.10.2016 18:23:41" Ex-cop starts hermit job in Solothurn The Swiss town of Solothurn has a new resident hermit.
"04.10.2016 17:49:50" play.swissinfo.ch Video: How Graubünden integrates asylum seekers in the job market People fleeing conflict or persecution have to battle to be recognised as refugees by countries like Switzerland. It's another challenge to integrate into a foreign culture, especially without a job. "I want to be able to earn my own living, and not be dependent on social aid." Refugees in one part of Switzerland are getting help finding jobs.
"04.10.2016 17:09:25" swissinfo.ch Op Ed on US elections: Did I ever really have a say? In 2014, Christina Warren made the difficult decision to renounce her US citizenship. "If the United States were a man, I could say I fell in love with him because of the values I felt he stood for." When Christina gave up her citizenship, it was in some ways like a divorce. This is why she did it.
"04.10.2016 13:26:50" swissinfo.ch Teachers support government over language row - SWI swissinfo.ch Teaching unions have come out for the obligatory teaching of French at primary schools but leave the cantons some space in deciding how they do this. Deciding which second language to teach children first is an ongoing argument in Switzerland.
"04.10.2016 13:02:36" swissinfo.ch Young people are a stressed generation Today's youth wants everything at once. But this and the increasing use of smartphones and apps are making this generation stressed out. Does 'wanting to have it all' make the younger generation too stressed?
"04.10.2016 12:32:38" swissinfo.ch Can science solve an 80-year-old Indian mystery? Face recognition technology has the potential to unravel the identity of an Indian woman on a precious Swiss watch. Can face recognition technology solve the mystery of the Indian woman on the Swiss watch?
"03.10.2016 19:08:27" swissinfo.ch How to make town hall meetings more attractive - SWI swissinfo.ch Attendance at town hall meetings has been decreasing over the past 30 years and young citizens are noticeably absent. Meetings of local people at their town hall have a long tradition in Switzerland, but attendance is flagging, especially among young people. When was the last time you went to a town hall meeting where you live? What was it about?
"03.10.2016 17:46:41" 3D printers help surgeons do a better job Practice makes perfect - 3D printers are proving invaluable for surgeons in Switzerland who try out complicated procedures before operating on patients.
"03.10.2016 16:20:59" swissinfo.ch The crowd isn't always a reliable partner The arts are one of the major beneficiaries of crowdfunding in Switzerland. But that isn't to say that every project is successful – far from it. Last year people in Switzerland stumped up around CHF 6 million to support hundreds of crowd-funded arts projects. But this still doesn't mean it's an easy way to raise money.
"03.10.2016 16:05:21" Duc-Quang Nguyen - Data journalist Please vote for my project! It is shortlisted for the Information is Beautiful Awards 2016, in the Data Journalism category. Tons of great stuff. You have until the 11th of Oct to cast your vote (it takes just a second). Cheers! Our data journalism has been shortlisted for an award! If you liked how we visualised data on asylum applications in Europe, why not vote for us?
"03.10.2016 11:46:36" Join us live in Bern to find out how we've used facial recognition software to identify a mysterious woman in a watch.
"03.10.2016 10:17:14" Timeline Photos Our picture of the week features the "ship of tolerance" on Lake Zug. http://s.swissin.fo/lOFEpXV (photo by Keystone)
"03.10.2016 08:32:29" swissinfo.ch Sommaruga to raise migration issue in Sri Lanka Swiss Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga will tackle the issue of repatriating Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka when she visits ... A squeeze on work permits has meant that parts of Switzerland can't hire any more non-EU workers this year. Plans to increase quotas are likely to be a topic of discussion during the Swiss minister's upcoming India visit.
"02.10.2016 18:12:44" swissinfo.ch Going underground in an nuclear bunker Take a trip into the depths of an emergency bunker below Lucerne, meant to shelter 20,000 people, in this week's podcast.
"02.10.2016 11:31:33" swissinfo.ch Swissair grounding: 15 years on It was 15 years ago that Swissair, the Swiss national airline, ceased to exist. A look back, in pictures.
"02.10.2016 07:55:00" swissinfo.ch Bild der Woche In dieser Serie stellt die Bildredaktion von swissinfo.ch jede Woche ein Foto vor, das ein aktuelles Ereignis illustriert. Unser Bild der Woche: Das "Ship of Tolerance". Schülerinnen und Schüler aus dem Kanton Zug haben die Bilder zum Thema Toleranz und Respekt gemalt.
"01.10.2016 14:06:38" Citizens weigh in on the final frontier Where in space should humans explore next? The European Space Agency recently put that question to a group of ordinary citizens at a special forum held in Switzerland. What do you think?
"01.10.2016 09:26:28" The Swiss alphabet In the latest episode of his video dispatches, Diccon Bewes takes us through the Swiss ABCs. More videos here: http://s.swissin.fo/trx2xxk
"30.09.2016 18:08:40" Timeline Photos Should the Swiss cabinet have nine members instead of seven? This week brought a clear decision against that move, so our cartoonist put her pen to paper. http://s.swissin.fo/ZeuiP7v
"30.09.2016 15:04:52" swissinfo.ch Life as an online student in Ivory Coast SWI swissinfo.ch - swiss news and information platform about Switzerland, business, culture, sport, weather. swissinfo covers Switzerland from every angle in English with news and up-to-date information for a worldwide audience. Students in Ivory Coast can now take university classes in Switzerland thanks to the Internet. We visited them to find out what their lives are like and how distance learning affects their future prospects.
"30.09.2016 07:58:26" swissinfo.ch 'I avoid places where the niqab is banned' An initiative to ban full-face veils has split Swiss politics, but veiled tourists interviewed by swissinfo.ch at the Geneva Lake ... We talked to visitors from Gulf countries in Geneva about whether their holiday plans would change if certain face coverings like the burka were banned in Switzerland.
"30.09.2016 07:34:23" swissinfo.ch All Swiss Amazon purchases to be subjected to VAT The Swiss parliament has officially approved reforms to the country's value-added tax (VAT) regime that would oblige overseas firms ... If you're planning on ordering items from Amazon and having them shipped to Switzerland, be aware - they will be subject to a new tax.
"29.09.2016 15:40:49" swissinfo.ch Apprenticeship terminations remain a taboo Even though two-thirds of young people in Switzerland go into vocational training, the drop-out rate has, until now, been rarely publicised. Switzerland's vocational training system is often lauded around the world for its effectiveness at reducing unemployment. But it often goes unreported that as many as one in four apprentices drop out of their training programmes.
"29.09.2016 12:42:23" Get the story behind our story of a "cow midwife" who follows and treats pregnant cows around the Alps, rain or shine https://swissin.fo/2d3qAFI
"29.09.2016 09:45:31" swissinfo.ch 'Peres will not be forgotten' Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter has paid a personal tribute to former Israeli president Shimon Peres. "A personality both modest and impressive" is how Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter remembered former Israeli President Shimon Peres, who died yesterday.
"28.09.2016 18:17:14" swissinfo.ch Alpine 'midhusband' keeps watch until cows go home If your job description is alpine 'midhusband' to dozens of pregnant and nursing cows, what exactly does that entail? Meet the man looking out for pregnant cows high up in the Alps.
"28.09.2016 17:50:31" Mountain near collapse on Europe's biggest glacier A large lump of rock is close to breaking off the Aletsch glacier in Valais. Geologists are alarmed, but no one can tell how and when exactly it will happen.
"28.09.2016 16:41:37" Timeline Photos A slow internet connection is more than just an annoyance for students trying to learn online in Ivory Coast. Professor Benjamin Yao says it's a major problem that's holding back development in his home country. Meet him in our in-depth coverage, this
"28.09.2016 12:17:57" swissinfo.ch em português A fotorreportagem ganhou um prêmio “Swiss Press Photo" em 2014. As imagens sensíveis da vida nos Alpes refletem a proximidade do autor com o assunto e suas experiências pessoais
"28.09.2016 10:49:54" swissinfo.ch Army helicopter crashes in Switzerland A military helicopter has crashed in south-eastern Switzerland. The incident occurred at around midday today, according to the ... A military helicopter has crashed in Switzerland. Air rescue forces are on the scene and we'll update you as more information comes in.
"28.09.2016 09:18:30" swissinfo.ch Snow falls later and melts earlier Climate change has made the ski season shrink over the last 45 years, according to a study that uses data from a number of Swiss ... Researchers used 11 different alpine weather stations in Switzerland to compare data from 1970 to 2015.
"28.09.2016 02:27:07" swissinfo.ch Switzerland is the world's most competitive economy Switzerland has been named the world's most competitive economy once again by the World Economic Forum. But immigration quotas could threaten that ranking.
"27.09.2016 20:11:43" EU pact no reason to smile for Swiss dentists Swiss dentists' offices are struggling because of pressure from those coming from abroad to work in the sector. http://s.swissin.fo/sy0g8JC
"27.09.2016 18:30:57" Timeline Photos Distance learning is giving hope to people all over the country of Ivory Coast who are seeking an education. In-depth coverage is coming this Friday on swissinfo.ch.
(photo by Flurina Rothenberger)
"27.09.2016 17:30:46" swissinfo.ch Speed camera 'earns' CHF8 million in six months A speed camera on a motorway in canton Ticino caught more than 68,000 speeding offences between January and June, pulling in some ... A speed camera in canton Ticino has made a massive haul in fines in the last six months. Some people have complained it's just there to make money, not to slow down traffic.
"27.09.2016 14:13:41" swissinfo.ch Citizen science: Not a scientist? Not a problem When you open politics to the public, you get direct democracy. But what happens when you open science to the public? "The most important discoveries are based on serendipity," says the founder of a DIY biology lab in Switzerland where anyone can be a scientist.
"27.09.2016 08:02:07" swissinfo.ch Automatic exchange of information deal finalised Switzerland has ratified an agreement on international co-operation on tax matters. It's a deal that was given the go-ahead by the ... Switzerland moves one step closer to sharing banking information automatically. A deal that includes India among the list of countries for information-sharing could happen by the end of the year.
"26.09.2016 19:27:11" swissinfo.ch Learning German the Swiss way What makes a mother-tongue German speaker try to learn a Swiss German dialect? We go inside the classroom to find out. It's the European Day of Languages! How many do you speak? And how many of you have learnt Swiss German like the people in our podcast?
"26.09.2016 18:29:18" No work for paraplegics Finding a job is particularly hard for para- or tetraplegics, a third of these people have difficulty finding work.
"26.09.2016 18:05:21" swissinfo.ch “PrimaInostri”, dopo lo slogan rimangono la rabbia e le incognite Le reazioni della stampa e dei politici italiani Il Ticino "ha chiuso la porta in faccia ai frontalieri italiani" e ha "messo in pericolo i rapporti di buon vicinato".
"26.09.2016 17:12:20" swissinfo.ch Swiss blue chips: US staff favour Republicans American employees of Swiss blue-chip businesses are betting on the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency and Republican business policies. Our investigation has shown that staff at top Swiss companies who are US citizens or green card holders prefer supporting Republican candidates in this year's American election.
"26.09.2016 15:49:05" swissinfo.ch How should the Swiss army spend its surplus? Money the army doesn't spend on the latest technology could instead be used on a crowd-pleasing changing-of-the-guard pageant. The Swiss army would love to buy some new fighter jets, but voters failed to approve them. How else should the new army chief spend his cash? We've got some ideas.
"26.09.2016 12:15:14" swissinfo.ch New surveillance powers seen as 'leap of faith' Who will watch the watchers? Swiss newspapers have called on the government to keep a closer eye on the federal intelligence service. “The defensive reflex against state surveillance has traditionally been less pronounced in Switzerland than other countries,” said one Swiss newspaper this morning after Sunday's votes. This is how the papers reacted to the people's decisions.
"25.09.2016 18:35:24" swissinfo.ch Idea of bigger pensions is retired Voters have rejected a people's initiative calling for a 10% boost in benefits from the state retirement fund. Would you have voted to give pensioners more money? Today the Swiss voted against the idea.
"25.09.2016 18:14:46" swissinfo.ch Green initiative will not leave footprint on economy - SWI swissinfo.ch The Swiss have turned down an initiative calling for government intervention to ensure the country uses natural resources sustainably. Geneva was the only canton which voted in favour of the green economy initiative on Sunday, it fell far short of getting the support it would have needed to pass.
"25.09.2016 18:00:33" swissinfo.ch Entscheid für mehr Sicherheit und weniger Privatsphäre Ja zu #NDG: Reaktionen von Regierung und Parteien. #abst16 #DearDemocracy http://h.swissin.fo/ocse304xxJb
"25.09.2016 16:43:14" swissinfo.ch Secret service agents have licence to hack computers Voters have approved a law letting the Swiss intelligence service monitor private cyberspace activities to prevent terrorist attacks. The Swiss secret service was given a boost by voters on Sunday, who agreed to allow the monitoring of private emails and phone calls. How would you have voted?
"25.09.2016 15:19:37" swissinfo.ch Vote results September 25, 2016 - 2 x no, 1 x yes The vote results from across the country. The Swiss voted today on three national issues: the green economy, increasing pensions and giving the secret service more power. This is how it worked out.
"25.09.2016 14:42:54" How the Swiss political system works If today's votes have you wondering how the Swiss political system works exactly, this should help you out.
"25.09.2016 13:45:34" The Swiss have been voting today on 3 national issues. Join us live in Bern to find out the results so far!
"25.09.2016 11:53:45" swissinfo.ch Green initiative unlikely to leave footprint on economy The Swiss are set to turn down an initiative calling for government intervention to ensure the country uses natural resources sustainably. An initiative that would have meant the Swiss had to think about their carbon footprint on a large scale has been rejected today by voters.
"25.09.2016 11:24:43" swissinfo.ch Permission for secret service agents to hack computers Voters could approve a law letting the Swiss intelligence service monitor private cyberspace activities to prevent terrorist attacks. According to today's first projected results, voters look set to approve a law that'll let the secret service monitor private emails and phone calls.
"25.09.2016 11:06:13" swissinfo.ch Should old age pensions increase? Voters are to decide on a people's initiative calling for a 10% boost in benefits from the state retirement fund. An initiative to give pensioners more money has been turned down by the Swiss in a public vote.
"25.09.2016 10:11:11" swissinfo.ch Pensions, spies and carbon footprint A look at the issues being put to voters on September 25, 2016. There are three issues going to a national vote in Switzerland today: giving more power to the secret service, increasing old-age pensions and supporting a green economy. In-depth coverage of all the issues here!
"24.09.2016 16:10:34" swissinfo.ch Permission for secret service agents to hack computers Voters look set to approve a law allowing the Swiss intelligence service to tap private emails and monitor other cyberspace activities. Tomorrow the Swiss will cast their votes on whether to give the secret service more powers, which supporters say will prevent terrorist attacks, but opponents say could lead to 'Big Brother'-style surveillance.
"24.09.2016 15:47:10" swissinfo.ch Should old age pensions increase? Tomorrow, Swiss voters will weigh in on whether pensioners should get 10% more money from the government.
"24.09.2016 15:24:54" swissinfo.ch Footprint of green initiative on Swiss economy? There is little dispute that the Swiss must reduce their ecological footprint, but the devil lies in the details. If everyone lived like the Swiss, 2.8 times worth the Earth's resources would be used up every year. Voters will decide on Sunday if Switzerland will commit to achieving a sustainable use of natural resources by 2050.
"24.09.2016 12:13:59" swissinfo.ch swissinfo On Sunday in Switzerland the people will take decisions on local and national issues. Here's some snapshots of what happens on the day. http://s.swissin.fo/P1cjH3W (© Voting booth: Keystone/Salvatore Di Nolfi; Nuns: Keystone/Andrée-Noëlle Pot; Ballot
"24.09.2016 10:43:52" swissinfo.ch Swiss oases - SWI swissinfo.ch As cities become more densely settled, green spaces are gaining appreciation. A breath of fresh air, an oasis of green hidden between roads and buildings - these are some of the most beautiful gardens in Switzerland.
"23.09.2016 18:50:49" swissinfo.ch Animal (mid)husbandry Odd job anyone? Christian Hänny spends his days hiking in the mountains - and caring for pregnant cows. In this week's episode of our podcast, follow the "midwife of the Alps" - a man who spends his days in the mountains caring for pregnant cows.
"23.09.2016 14:19:46" swissinfo.ch Reducing Switzerland's carbon footprint by 2050 - SWI swissinfo.ch The Swiss will vote on an initiative by the Green party. On Sunday voters will choose if they want an economy based on the sustainable use of natural resources, and to put this into Switzerland's constitution.
"23.09.2016 13:54:17" Keeping data safe in a mountain It turns out that bunkers inside Swiss mountains make excellent places to store data.
"23.09.2016 11:39:12" ig.ft.com A visual history of women's tennis As Serena Williams loses the number one spot, where does she compare to earlier greats? Our friends at the Financial Times have taken a look at the history of number one-ranked women's tennis players in a visual format. It was inspired by a similar report we did looking at the same question for men's players: http://s.swissin.fo/u9rFYVS
"23.09.2016 10:24:44" Timeline Photos In Switzerland a coalition of consumer groups, businesses and political parties are trying to lower the cost of imported products (copyright Marina Lutz). http://s.swissin.fo/NrmnTRL
"23.09.2016 09:53:36" swissinfo.ch in italiano "Un prodotto, due prezzi": con talento artistico e ironia, Marina Lutz strizza l'occhio all'iniziativa popolare "Per prezzi equi", lanciata questa settimana.
"23.09.2016 09:48:05" swissinfo.ch Autonomous post bus gets in accident Operation of a driverless post bus in the Swiss city of Sion was suspended after the vehicle crashed into a delivery van on Thursday. The autonomous post bus has got itself into a spot of bother.
"22.09.2016 20:41:36" swissinfo.ch 'Does Donald Trump understand what democracy means?' Clinton and Trump – or at least their stand-ins – exchanged views on gun control, war policy and the meaning of democracy in Bern. Gun violence, walls on the Mexican border and war politics - all of those issues and more came up in a mock US presidential debate held between "Donald Trump" and "Hillary Clinton" in Bern.
"22.09.2016 19:47:10" swissinfo.ch Are we really facing an unprecedented migrant crisis? Is the prevailing feeling that Europe is facing an unparalleled level of mass migration backed by hard numbers? What do the numbers tell us when it comes to the so-called "refugee crisis"?
"22.09.2016 14:45:23" swissinfo.ch Secret service reform pitches security vs privacy Could reform of Switzerland's intelligence service lead to widespread state snooping? The political left think so. But parliament and ... On September 25 the Swiss people will vote on whether the Federal intelligence Services should be able to tap phone lines, survey e-mails, access computer systems abroad and bug private apartments.
"22.09.2016 11:54:44" swissinfo.ch Strict enforcement of initiative rejected - SWI swissinfo.ch Parliament sought to avoid a potentially damaging confrontation with Brussels by signalling its support for a watered-down version of ... The Swiss parliament spent seven hours on Wednesday debating whether to support a watered-down version of a public vote to limit EU immigration to Switzerland.
"22.09.2016 10:05:57" swissinfo.ch Swiss Railways announces further job cuts by 2020 The state-owned rail network has announced plans for a net loss of 1,200 jobs over the next three years as part of its cost-cutting ... Jobs are being slashed at the Swiss Federal Railways.
"22.09.2016 04:39:43" swissinfo.ch Swiss economic health remains in the balance Switzerland's economic growth prospects appear to be brightening up a touch, just as confidence in the global performance takes a dip. While one Swiss bank has warned there's “no call for euphoria”, other organisations assessing Switzerland's economic health are reporting an improved outlook.
"21.09.2016 19:26:28" Flying over the Mediterranean in rescue missions A private group of Swiss pilots have joined forces to for search migrants' boats in distress in the Mediterranean.
"21.09.2016 17:07:45" What would you ask Trump and Clinton?
Before next week's first presidential debate, the US Embassy in Bern is hosting its own version with stand-ins playing the candidates, and a panel of Swiss journalists asking the questions. (Trump on the left,
"21.09.2016 16:49:38" swissinfo.ch Meet the people who read swissinfo.ch To get to know our readers better, we asked our fans on Facebook to tell us who they are and what their connection to Switzerland is. We wanted to get to know our Facebook fans better, so we asked who would like to be profiled on our site. Thank you to everyone who replied! It was a tough choice, but now you can also get to know some of the other people who like and comment on our page.
"21.09.2016 16:06:30" swissinfo.ch With 244 million immigrants in the world, which country has the most? Switzerland is the European country with the highest proportion of foreigners. Nearly 30% of the Swiss population is foreign-born, but did you know in the United Arab Emirates that figure is three times as high?
"21.09.2016 14:51:09" swissinfo.ch Tell me where you live and I'll tell you if you can vote If you live in Switzerland but you are not Swiss, your political rights such as the ability to vote depend largely on where you reside. This Sunday one canton in Switzerland will decide if they want foreigners to be able to stand for local election. If it succeeds, it'll be a political first in the country!
"21.09.2016 14:19:35" swissinfo.ch Will Swiss voters increase retirement payments? On September 25, the Swiss will vote on a people's initiative calling for a 10% increase in payments from the state retirement fund. This Sunday the Swiss will decide at the polls if retirees should get 10% more in their pensions.
"21.09.2016 12:27:41" swissinfo.ch Swiss blue-chip bosses earn the most in Europe The chief executive officers of Switzerland's top multinational companies earn on average more than their rivals in any other ... Are you surprised?
"21.09.2016 05:43:10" swissinfo.ch Should parliamentarians be drawn by lot? Do you fancy sitting in parliament and having a say in Swiss politics? A citizens group has put forward a proposal for a lottery. Do you feel that politicians no longer represent ordinary people? A Swiss group is planning on using direct democracy to ensure that 50 seats in parliament are filled by normal citizens.
"20.09.2016 17:56:13" MBT shoes Do you know the shoe company MBT? They make shoes with a specially-designed sole. What you might not know is that the company is run on religious principles.
"20.09.2016 16:53:23" swissinfo.ch Scientist, educator and immigrant For scientist and educator Thomas Zurbuchen, the ability to be heard in the United States - especially in an election year - is vitally important. Thomas Zurbuchen is a Swiss immigrant living in the United States. He likes: having a say. He dislikes: voter apathy. Here's his take on the upcoming presidential contest.
"20.09.2016 15:55:26" swissinfo.ch Switzerland has no 'hidden agenda', says new ambassador Valentin Zellweger, the new Swiss ambassador to the UN in Geneva, talks about the challenges of his new posting – and his unusual commute. The new Swiss ambassador to the UN, Valentin Zellweger, said he was "astonished at the huge variety and importance of the work" in international Geneva.
"20.09.2016 15:33:22" swissinfo.ch Swiss cellist helps ailing wife become 'superhuman' Martin Tillman's music has provided the backdrop for some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters. But his latest album is a tribute to his wife. Martin Tillman is a Swiss cellist working in Hollywood whose music has accompanied on-screen characters from Jack Sparrow to Batman. But his latest work has a totally different purpose.
"20.09.2016 14:15:28" swissinfo.ch Pensions, spies and carbon footprint A look at the issues being put to voters on September 25, 2016. The Swiss will vote on three national issues on September 25! From giving more powers to the secret service, to increasing pensions and investing in a green economy, we have all you need to know, here.
"20.09.2016 13:16:18" swissinfo.ch Swiss-based Baloch leader to file for asylum in India Brahumdagh Bugti, the 33-year-old leader of Baloch Republican Party (BRP) who is currently in exile in Geneva, will be applying for ... Why does Pakistan's most wanted man want to leave Switzerland for India?
"20.09.2016 12:54:24" swissinfo.ch No more obligatory courses for dog owners Dog owners in Switzerland will no longer be obliged attend a training course with their four-legged friends. In Switzerland you have to go to a training course if you want to own a dog. Now, that's set to change.
"20.09.2016 07:15:45" swissinfo.ch No EU-Swiss agreement during Juncker's visit - SWI swissinfo.ch Talks between the European Commission and Swiss Presidents have failed to yield a breakthrough in the current impasse. What now? Swiss-EU talks in Zurich on Tuesday were "friendly" and "positive" according to Switzerland's president, but: there's still no concrete solution on how the Swiss can introduce EU-immigration quotas.
"19.09.2016 19:34:36" swissinfo.ch The Alps: a fatal attraction for older men? - SWI swissinfo.ch The news we won't report: men over 50 are at risk of falling off mountains. Is hiking really dangerous? Would we be better off if we stayed within the confines of our own four walls?
"19.09.2016 18:05:12" swissinfo.ch China - Switzerland's new online market place Chinese web retailers are targeting customers looking for a bargain in expensive Switzerland. "For the same amount of money, I can buy a new phone every year from China.” The Swiss are being seduced by bargain-price products they can buy online.
"19.09.2016 13:52:28" Join us live in Bern as we talk about Swiss-linked donations to US political campaigns.
"19.09.2016 11:54:43" swissinfo.ch Cost of medical supplies 'unjustifiable' in Switzerland Medical supplies are up to four times more expensive in Switzerland than in neighbouring countries, according to an investigation by RTS. Blood glucose test strips for diabetics cost CHF87.60 on the Swiss market, but only CHF40 in France or Germany.
"19.09.2016 11:32:47" s.swissin.fo HOUSE OF SWITZERLAND - Timeline | Facebook HOUSE OF SWITZERLAND. 53,068 likes · 2,963 talking about this. Your information source about Switzerland: innovation, tradition, sport, design and much... Congratulations to the Swiss Paralympic athletes!
"19.09.2016 10:40:18" swissinfo.ch When Churchill mixed Swiss business and pleasure In this archive article on Winston Churchill, we look at what he thought of Switzerland – and what Switzerland thought of him. "Why should there not be a European group which could give a sense of enlarged patriotism and common citizenship to the distracted peoples of this turbulent and mighty continent?" Seventy years ago today Winston Churchill gave his “United States of
"18.09.2016 16:56:11" The health risks of working nights Working overnight has been proven to have bad effects on employees' health. But lots of companies in Switzerland still require it.
"18.09.2016 15:32:58" Timeline Photos In our picture of the week, a woman looks at what's on offer at Switzerland's annual gathering of "travellers" - nomads who travel around the country setting up camps. More of the latest from Switzerland, in pictures, here: http://s.swissin.fo/RO8DR6o
"18.09.2016 13:18:18" swissinfo.ch Science for non-scientists In Switzerland, efforts to democratise the scientific process start with inviting citizens to answer their own questions. Science is for everyone, not just professionals, thanks to a Swiss initiative featured in this episode of our podcast.
"18.09.2016 02:06:55" swissinfo.ch Lights, camera, moo! Many photographers dream of doing photo shoots with models. Konrad Lustenberger has achieved that dream, but his models are cows. All cows may be holy in India, but in Switzerland looks are important. Watch Swiss cow photographer Konrad Lustenberger prepare his bovine model for a photo shoot.
"17.09.2016 16:47:59" Good news from the beehive Things are looking up for Swiss beekeepers.
"17.09.2016 15:35:27" swissinfo.ch Behind bars concept recycled Instead of sitting out a sentence behind bars, or going into debt to pay a fine, people in Zurich are able to take part in a work project ... Instead of spending time behind bars or going into debt to pay a fine, people in Zurich are able to work off their sentences by helping with creative recycling projects. Have a look inside their workshop.
"17.09.2016 14:28:36" Swiss camp in California In the latest episode of his #SwissStory, our blogger Larry visits a camp in California for kids with Swiss heritage where there's wrestling, yodeling and even "stone" throwing. More from Larry and our other bloggers here: http://s.swissin.fo/zhpbVGC
"17.09.2016 09:31:15" swissinfo.ch Five reasons why Switzerland is top in innovation Switzerland is top in the world when it comes to innovation, according to an index by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Switzerland has come out on top in a global innovation ranking six years in a row. Why? Here's 5 reasons.
"16.09.2016 15:09:43" swissinfo.ch Why do some people vote against their best interests? An upcoming initiative on raising pension payments has raised questions about the role of personal and national interests in direct democracy. Six weeks' vacation? No thanks, said Swiss voters. Same verdict for cheaper medicines and fewer working hours. Why?
"16.09.2016 14:19:57" swissinfo.ch A journey through the ages to little-known Swiss treasures The 1,000th edition of the art guide “Schweizerische Kunstführer” is out – time for a virtual trip through the archives. If you've ever wondered what statues, sculptures and design gems are hidden away in Switzerland - this is for you.
"16.09.2016 12:52:39" swissinfo.ch Cartoon of the week: junk food ads, be banished! Each week cartoonist Marina Lutz takes a look at a big issue in the news in Switzerland. A survey this week in Switzerland showed 3 in 4 Swiss want to stop adverts for junk food targeting kids.
"16.09.2016 12:26:30" swissinfo.ch Probe launched into missing army explosives The Swiss military says it is investigating the possibility that several kilograms of explosives, along with blasting caps and fuses, and some ... The Swiss army is investigating what happened to "several kilogrammes" of missing ammunition.
"16.09.2016 12:05:42" swissinfo.ch Swiss to recognise homeopathy as legitimate medicine - SWI swissinfo.ch The interior ministry has announced plans to give five complementary therapies including homeopathy the same status as conventional medicine. The death of a Chinese actress, Xu Ting, who used traditional Chinese medicine to fight cancer has provoked heated debate around the world. Here in Switzerland, Chinese medicine's being given the same status for insurance purposes as conventional
"16.09.2016 05:48:16" swissinfo.ch in italiano Diverse aziende internazionali, tra cui anche società svizzere attive nel commercio petrolchimico, venderebbero carburanti altamente tossici in Africa, approfittando di standard locali insufficienti dal profilo della protezione della salute e
"15.09.2016 22:17:49" swissinfo.ch in italiano I collocamenti coatti di bambini sono uno dei capitoli più bui della storia svizzera. Il parlamento ha deciso che i superstiti saranno indennizzati.
"15.09.2016 19:54:27" swissinfo.ch Post-sanctions Iran trade sputters into new era The potential for trade with Iran, as sanctions are lifted, is tremendous, according to former Swiss ambassador to Tehran Philippe Welti. It's been slow going for Swiss firms trying to get a foothold in the Iranian market.
"15.09.2016 18:53:35" swissinfo.ch Is the age of liberal democracy coming to an end? The events of 2016 have pushed democracies further into crisis along with the rise of populist parties. Have we come to a turning point in the story of democracy around the world?
"15.09.2016 18:24:04" Lights, camera, moo! Many photographers dream of doing photo shoots with top models. Konrad Lustenberger has achieved that dream, but his models are cows.
"15.09.2016 16:36:09" swissinfo.ch The fast-track school term in an asylum centre Children at a Zurich asylum centre don't pack their rucksacks and head off to the local school each day like other kids – they go to class in a specially arranged room at the centre. A new UNHCR report says there are 3.7 million refugee children around the world with no school to go. In 2014 we visited a school in a Swiss asylum centre, to see how the Swiss make sure children seeking refugee status don't miss out on their education.
"15.09.2016 15:55:38" swissinfo.ch Parliament closes painful chapter on foster care Parliament has approved a CHF300 million ($308 million) financial compensation scheme for victims of a foster care system that ... Victims of a forceful foster care system will get compensation. Many have waited decades for this outcome.
"15.09.2016 14:29:24" swissinfo.ch in italiano La costruzione di parchi eolici è un vero e proprio rompicapo in Svizzera. Alla lentezza delle procedure amministrative e alla viva opposizione dei difensori del paesaggio si aggiunge ora anche il malcontento dei francesi che abitano nelle zone di
"15.09.2016 14:06:27" swissinfo.ch Commodity traders accused of 'illegitimate' African fuel trade - SWI swissinfo.ch NGO Public Eye accuses Swiss commodity traders of making a fast buck from selling environmentally unsound fuel to Africa. Swiss commodities traders stand accused of purposely selling low-quality, environmentally dangerous fuel to Africa.
"15.09.2016 12:04:29" What's a people's initiative? The Swiss have the ability to weigh in on initiatives brought by the people during votes held several times per year. On #DemocracyDay, a look at how that works.
"15.09.2016 10:01:50" swissinfo.ch Love or hate the wolf? Depends where you live - SWI swissinfo.ch In Switzerland, defenders and opponents of the wolf form irreconcilable camps. Two decades after the return of the predator, which is protected by ... How to handle wolves in Switzerland is a divisive issue. Although they're a protected species, one of Switzerland's houses of Parliament has voted in favour of relaxing the rules on hunting them. There's no final decision yet though.
"15.09.2016 09:37:02" swissinfo.ch #Deardemocracy - a portal for debate What role should democracy play in a modern society? This #Democracyday, join the debate! Have a look at our ongoing coverage of democracy near and far, and let us know your thoughts.
"15.09.2016 09:05:10" swissinfo.ch Calls for change intensify amid bans on gay blood donors Forced to cheat in order to help: this is the reality for gay men in Switzerland, who have been barred from donating blood A gay couple in Zurich have complained they were thrown out of a pub for kissing, but the Nelson pub says they were getting too physical. The pair have drummed up support online, and there have been calls for a kiss-in. Gay men in Switzerland face other
"15.09.2016 06:16:44" swissinfo.ch And the people voted: let there be light Direct democracy kept the people of one Swiss alpine village in the dark for over 40 years. What made them finally see the light? ... On this International Day of Democracy, a story on how voting recently brought the first street lights to one Swiss village.
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"14.09.2016 18:02:54" swissinfo.ch Secret service reforms: 'essential to combat modern threats' The proposed reforms to the Swiss secret service are urgently needed in order to give the agency effective tools to counter threats like terrorism. Security specialist Alexandre Vautravers believes the secret service needs to increase its scope for action if it is to combat serious threats to Swiss security. The Swiss people will have the final say on September 25. For the other side to this debate,
"14.09.2016 16:31:12" swissinfo.ch Secret service reforms: 'a problematic shifting of responsibility' Supporters of the new intelligence law claim the changes to the secret services' competences are an improvement to security. But in reality the ... Green party politician Balthasar Glättli gives 5 reasons why he's against planned changes to the powers of the secret service. The Swiss will vote on September 25th. For the other side of this debate, read more here: http://s.swissin.fo/5kYsdLa
"14.09.2016 15:29:42" swissinfo.ch Poll shows waning support for green economy initiative A proposal to reduce Switzerland's carbon footprint by promoting a sustainable economy has seen a substantial drop in support ahead ... Swiss votes on promoting a green economy and increasing pension benefits are looking unlikely to pass, while a reform to the intelligence law is expected to go through on September 25. These are the latest poll results.
"14.09.2016 14:10:40" swissinfo.ch Online searches reveal US candidates' strengths and weaknesses While Hillary Clinton targets political issues that more closely match issues of greatest interest to internet users, Donald Trump communicates ... Swiss and American researchers have delved into Internet users' habits when it comes to researching Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Here's what they found.
"14.09.2016 11:16:59" swissinfo.ch With 244 million immigrants in the world, which country has the most? With nearly 30% of the population born outside of its borders, Switzerland is the European country with the highest proportion of foreigners. The number of immigrants worldwide has increased by 40% since 2000, but the share of the world's immigrants has only gone up by 0.5 percentage points.
"13.09.2016 19:05:21" Death in the mountains The mountains are beautiful, but they're also dangerous.
"13.09.2016 14:23:20" swissinfo.ch Swiss reflect passion behind Olympic nod Who sticks to indoor walls, when there are Swiss Alps and sunshine beckoning nearby? Sport climbers, in urban settings, whose ranks are swelling. Sport climbing is done indoors on complicated courses, which may seem strange in a country that has an Alpine playground in its backyard. But Switzerland has helped propel the sport to new heights, including being part of the next Olympics.
"13.09.2016 13:53:24" swissinfo.ch The Swiss and negative rates: how is the experiment going? To deter investor inflows after "Frankenschock" on January 15, 2015, the Swiss central bank pushed its main policy interest rate to minus 0.75%. Paying banks to keep your money has been a reality in Switzerland for a while, with negative interest rates having taken hold after the Swiss franc's value skyrocketed. A look at how it's going, from the Financial Times.
"13.09.2016 12:54:57" swissinfo.ch Brexit delivers blow to Swiss EU hopes Should London should seek a Swiss-style relationship with Europe once Brexit is fully consummated? Hardly. Brexit isn't doing Switzerland any favours when it comes to relationship-building with the EU, argues this contributor to our op-ed series.
"12.09.2016 19:56:51" Getting a new heli hub off the ground The Swiss are seen as experts at air rescue, but can a helicopter hub earn them more international recognition?
"12.09.2016 15:28:59" swissinfo.ch Knabenschiessen: Celebrating sure shots in Zurich Every September, Zurich teenagers prove their marksmanship skills in a target shooting competition dating back to the 16th century. Teenagers in Zurich have been competing today at the Knabenschiessen, a traditional shooting competition. The winner is crowned the king or queen of marksmanship!
"12.09.2016 15:04:11" Practicing Islam in Switzerland Today Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha, one of their two main holy days each year. Here's a look at how Muslims practice their religion in Switzerland. Eid Mubarak!
"12.09.2016 14:21:55" swissinfo.ch The complete history of every No. 1 tennis player How do the different men's tennis champions compare? We summed up the complete history of all the number one ranked ATP tennis players in one graphic. Swiss tennis star Wawrinka may have beaten Djokovic in the US Open, but Djokovic is still one of the most dominant men's tennis players in the Open era. Here's how the ATP men's World No.1s compare.
"12.09.2016 12:27:47" Live from Bern: Fact-checking, our new series! We're live in Bern talking about how we're fact-checking claims that the Swiss are world champions in recycling!
"12.09.2016 09:49:56" swissinfo.ch People's initiatives, Iran sanctions and the secret service Here are the top stories we're following in the week starting September 12. These are some of the stories we're publishing or keeping an eye out for this week in Switzerland.
"12.09.2016 09:06:50" swissinfo.ch Who will follow Federer and Wawrinka? Why do some countries have several male tennis players aged 21 or under in the world's top 500 and Switzerland doesn't have one? Stan Wawrinka has taken his first US Open title! But when Switzerland looks to young tennis players to follow in his footsteps, the future doesn't look so bright for Switzerland.
"12.09.2016 08:09:43" swissinfo.ch Swiss will look to Malta for help with EU dealings Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann came away from an official visit to Malta confident that Switzerland will have steady help Switzerland's working on relations with EU member states to try and build up support for negotiations with Brussels over the issue of restricting immigration. Malta holds the rotating EU presidency next year.
"11.09.2016 13:49:46" swissinfo.ch Listen: Lessons in tradition and precision at a Swiss airshow Meet the pilots, and the spectators who show up in their droves. Take to the skies in this week's podcast! We go behind the scenes of the biggest airshow in Switzerland this year.
"11.09.2016 10:30:21" swissinfo.ch Take a look: Picture of the Week In this series, our picture editors choose an image from the week's news. A sculpture of a crescent, where normally a cross is found, atop a mountain in Switzerland caused a stir this week.
"10.09.2016 15:20:12" swissinfo.ch Extreme slackliners head to the Alps Europe's best funambulists have started creeping along lines on the Moléson, a mountain in canton Fribourg. Don't look down!
"10.09.2016 11:17:07" swissinfo.ch How the Swiss army does its laundry The Swiss army makes a lot of laundry. A look at where it all gets done, in pictures.
"10.09.2016 09:13:02" instagram.com Share your #WeAreSwissAbroad pictures on Instagram Are you a Swiss Abroad? Tell us your story using #WeAreSwissAbroad and get featured! Swiss News in 10 languages. Are you a Swiss living abroad? Show us on Instagram where you are in the world and what you're doing there. Use #WeAreSwissAbroad and we'll repost the best photos!
"09.09.2016 14:45:15" swissinfo.ch Digging for 'better' gold in Peru What does it take to produce gold sustainably? It's not easy, as a visit to a Peruvian mine shows. Go inside a Peruvian gold mine, where the terms of the Swiss-led Better Gold Initiative are starting to take hold.
"09.09.2016 13:32:35" swissinfo.ch Swiss Ambassador has Washington simmering - SWI swissinfo.ch William Tell soup, anyone? What led Switzerland's man in Washington to add some spice to his role as ambassador and write a cookbook? In his new cookbook, the Swiss ambassador to Washington goes beyond his job description and beyond just chocolate, cheese and fondue to tell stories behind a host of traditional recipes.
"09.09.2016 12:37:13" swissinfo.ch Cartoon of the week Each week cartoonist Marina Lutz takes a look at a big issue in the news in Switzerland. How much more can be squeezed out of Switzerland's finances for pensioners? It's an issue heading to the public vote on September 25th.
"09.09.2016 08:48:02" swissinfo.ch Special stamp released for victims of Swiss 'care' policies The Swiss Post has dedicated a stamp to victims of Switzerland's forced institutionalisation policies and “discarded children”. Switzerland's trying to make amends for a dark chapter of its history.
"08.09.2016 18:18:16" Recycling in Switzerland How do the Swiss recycle their waste? It's a very particular system, as our video blogger Diccon Bewes explains.
"08.09.2016 14:05:08" A look back: pension payments in Switzerland The Swiss will soon vote on whether pension payments should be increased. Here's a look back into not-so-distant history at when such payments were first handed out.
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"08.09.2016 11:37:28" swissinfo.ch Study pushes Swiss post-nuclear power potential Wind farms and solar installations already produce almost 50% of the energy that Switzerland gets from nuclear power plants, a new study finds. A new study shows that renewable energy could replace the power from Swiss nuclear plants much faster than people think.
"07.09.2016 19:03:59" play.swissinfo.ch Video: Fighting festival ticket touts When concerts have sold out, music fans often only find tickets online in the over-priced secondary market. Festivals and organisers have often done little about it - until now. Bern's Gurten festival has this year introduced personalised tickets. Have you been to a concert or festival where the tickets are personalised? It's to cut down on tickets being resold at a huge price.
"07.09.2016 18:20:09" The echo hunter This Swiss musician records the sounds of echoes in the Alps.
"07.09.2016 16:46:38" swissinfo.ch The Blue Rider Landscapes, animals, abstract compositions in colourful, wild colors: This is The Blue Rider avant-garde art movement in the early 20th century. These photos give a sneak peek inside a new exhibit on the art movement known as The Blue Rider, now on at Basel's Beyeler Foundation.
"07.09.2016 15:39:18" swissinfo.ch Provocative crescent sculpture appears on mountain top An artist has posed the question of why so many mountain peaks are dominated by Christian crosses. Do religious symbols belong on Swiss mountain tops?
"07.09.2016 13:10:02" swissinfo.ch Apprenticeships require trust in teens Should teenagers be allowed to operate high-tech machinery and be put to work at a young age? Lots of countries want to focus more on vocational training and have asked Switzerland for help in setting up a system. But first, companies have to learn to trust teenagers.
"07.09.2016 08:46:38" swissinfo.ch Promising results for lab-grown skin The new type of skin graft is a European first. Skin cultivated and grown in a lab has been successfully grafted onto patients at the University Children's Hospital in Zurich. The new method is aimed at reducing scarring on children who have suffered burns.
"06.09.2016 19:26:57" play.swissinfo.ch Watch: What makes the perfect business plan? Generations of Swiss start-ups have learnt the importance of a detailed business plan, but that might be changing. (SRF, swissinfo.ch). Is a lean approach the way to success for Swiss start-ups?
"06.09.2016 17:50:19" swissinfo.ch Blowing your own Trump-et Seriously? European public speaking champion John Zimmer shares a Swiss-Canadian's view of America's most controversial presidential candidate. A Canadian living in Switzerland - who always gets mistaken for an American - weighs in on Trump.
"06.09.2016 14:56:40" swissinfo.ch How does Cairo compare with Zurich? - SWI swissinfo.ch The chaos of life in a big city like Cairo offers unexpected rewards. For Swiss filmmaker Sandra Gysi, it's the gift of time. This Swiss filmmaker feels at home in both Cairo and Zurich - though she finds more time for herself in Egypt since life moves at a slower pace.
"06.09.2016 14:35:57" swissinfo.ch Military jet was flying too low, investigators say The F/A-18 military jet which crashed last week in the mountains was given a too low altitude reading by air traffic control, say officials. The jet crashed on August 29 after going missing during a military training exercise. Military officials have been investigating what went wrong.
"06.09.2016 12:13:57" swissinfo.ch Swiss chalets: the end of a myth It's been a shock: the wooden chalet - so long a perfect symbol of Swissness - may not be so Swiss after all. Wooden chalets immediately spring to mind when we picture the countryside in Switzerland. But are they really a Swiss creation?
"06.09.2016 12:11:42" swissinfo.ch em português Uma iniciativa lançada pela sociedade civil pede mais respeito das multinacionais suíças aos direitos humanos e à proteção ambiental
"06.09.2016 12:11:26" swissinfo.ch em português Na Suíça os agricultores são famosos por seus produtos lácteos e a indústria do queijo é considerada como uma das pioneiras da industrialização e do processamento de alimentos
"06.09.2016 10:33:47" Swiss stories: Laura, Nina and Lawrence Swiss students in India and an American discovering his mother's Swiss roots are sending us regular dispatches from their adventures. Are you all caught up? Watch the latest episodes: http://s.swissin.fo/1ZSn9Te
"06.09.2016 08:50:43" swissinfo.ch Probe launched after space entrepreneur 'set on fire' Prosecutors have opened up an investigation into an attack on space technology pioneer Pascal Jaussi. The entrepreneur is recovering ... An investigation has been opened into a recent brutal and mysterious attack on a Swiss entrepreneur in the space industry.
"05.09.2016 19:22:53" Cashing in on Tolkien's Switzerland J. R. R. Tolkien was 19 when he travelled from Interlaken to Zermatt, Switzerland. The Swiss landscape is said to have influenced his books, and now his books are influencing tourism.
"05.09.2016 18:21:12" swissinfo.ch Meeting the need for skilled workers How can the Swiss economy best manage a blow dealt by voters who have demanded a cap on hiring foreign staff? Swiss employers need skilled staff but the Swiss people voted to limit EU immigration. How can the two be compatible? Here's three very different views on how Switzerland can rise to the challenge.
"05.09.2016 15:02:46" What's coming up this week in Swiss news?
"05.09.2016 14:45:17" swissinfo.ch Swiss businesses prepare to challenge Apple Pay - SWI swissinfo.ch A new system for Swiss consumers to make payments through their mobile phones is seen as the competitive answer to Apple Pay. The Swiss are gearing up to take on the Apple Pay mobile phone payment system.
"05.09.2016 14:16:42" swissinfo.ch Recovery from watch slump within sight - SWI swissinfo.ch The past year has been nightmarish for the Swiss watch industry, and this trend continued over the summer. Things aren't looking quite as bad for the Swiss watch industry as many had predicted, and there's some interesting reasons behind it as this article from the Financial Times explains (no paywall!).
"05.09.2016 08:42:28" swissinfo.ch Sommaruga admits major EU concession is 'unrealistic' - SWI swissinfo.ch A proposal to give preference to Swiss job hunters over foreign ones has been welcomed by Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga and ... A Swiss cabinet minister has admitted that a “major concession” from the EU has become “unrealistic” after Britain's vote to leave.
"05.09.2016 08:03:04" swissinfo.ch Gotthard trains struggle with wind resistance The first passenger trains are set to pass through the Gotthard Base Tunnel on December 11 – but how fast will they be travelling? Even Swiss trains can't handle the weather sometimes.
"04.09.2016 12:17:17" swissinfo.ch Seeking a workforce makeover What does it take for an entire country to change its mindset about career training? Have a listen in this week's podcast.
"04.09.2016 09:46:25" Menuhin family tradition lives on The Menuhin Festival is one of the best-known music festivals in Switzerland. This is the story of how it began and has been passed on to the next generation.
"03.09.2016 15:39:42" Glowing in the dark in a cemetary Have you ever seen glow worms in the wild?
"03.09.2016 10:04:41" swissinfo.ch Remembering Switzerland's Formula One legend Switzerland's best-ever Formula One racer has a storied past. Here's a look back, in pictures.
"02.09.2016 17:33:46" swissinfo.ch When Swiss researchers take the initiative A Swiss energy specialist wants to replace oil and gas heating in Zurich with sustainable energy, and is using direct democracy to achieve his goal. This Swiss scientist saw a problem with his city's heating system and set out to fix it.
"02.09.2016 14:59:36" Swiss home for absent Russian Should Switzerland's canton Zug have granted a residence permit to a wealthy Russian who has rarely been seen on his property?
"02.09.2016 10:48:59" swissinfo.ch The 'ambitious but realistic' aims of Swiss climate policy To reach its target, the government has launched the consultation period for three climate projects. Can Switzerland meet its goal of halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030?
"01.09.2016 16:17:17" swissinfo.ch Swiss press case against Beckenbauer, three others Swiss federal prosecutors opened a formal criminal case against German football legend Franz Beckenbauer and three others on Thursday. Scandal in football has also engulfed Germany: Swiss prosecutors are investigating possible fraud related to the 2006 World Cup.
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"01.09.2016 14:49:10" swissinfo.ch The forgotten underground world of Swiss bunkers What's it like to go inside what was once the biggest civilian bunker in the world? Explore what used to be the largest civilian bunker in the world, deep below Lucerne.
"01.09.2016 10:50:33" swissinfo.ch Price hike for public transport tickets Switzerland's public transport service remains tops but consumers faced above average ticket prices over the past five years, a study has found. A survey of public transport systems across Europe shows that Switzerland's is high-quality, but passengers have to dig deeper into their wallets.
"01.09.2016 09:24:06" swissinfo.ch Defining the 25% foreign population in Switzerland For the first time, Switzerland has 2 million foreigners living in its midst. But just who exactly are they? These graphics offer an explanation. For the first time, the number of foreigners in Switzerland has hit two million. Who are they?
"01.09.2016 09:01:39" swissinfo.ch Reducing Switzerland's carbon footprint by 2050 Switzerland needs an economy that is based on the sustainable use of natural resources. At the end of this month, Swiss voters will weigh in on how the country should go about creating fewer carbon emissions.
"31.08.2016 16:06:36" Drones used on Swiss borders Swiss border guards are using drones to keep an eye on who's coming and going.
"31.08.2016 15:16:37" Inside a Swiss nuclear bunker Did you know Switzerland still has underground bunkers in case of a major disaster? Check back tomorrow to find out what it's like deep inside one of the largest.
"31.08.2016 14:45:31" swissinfo.ch The citizens that Switzerland would like to disown Should a young dual citizen be stripped of his Swiss passport after going to fight for the Islamic State in Syria? Authorities are ... Should a young dual citizen be stripped of his Swiss passport after going to fight for the Islamic State in Syria? It's a debate that's been happening across Europe.
"31.08.2016 11:32:13" swissinfo.ch Military pilot found dead after plane crash A Swiss airforce pilot has been found dead following the crash of an F/A-18 military jet on Monday, the defence ministry has confirmed. The pilot of a fighter jet that crashed into the Swiss Alps has sadly been found dead.
"31.08.2016 09:59:17" swissinfo.ch em português Os restos do piloto que desapareceu na segunda-feira com a queda do caça F/A-18 foram encontrados na quarta-feira de manhã nos escombros do avião. Saiba mais aqui: http://bit.ly/2bBlQ6I Notícias da Suíça na sua língua. Curta "swissinfo.ch em português".
"31.08.2016 09:15:51" The Swiss crowd gets larger Would you help fund a scale for weighing elephants at a public zoo? Invest in a small real estate company's construction project? Those are just some of the things being crowdfunded in Switzerland.
"30.08.2016 18:01:47" swissinfo.ch Sensational meteorite fragments unearthed Researchers and collectors have discovered hundreds of meteorite fragments on a field in canton Bern. It's a rare find, and it happened in Bern - hundreds of meteorite pieces in one of the largest scatter fields in Europe.
"30.08.2016 16:19:34" swissinfo.ch Credit Suisse sells off bricks and mortar Credit Suisse's great Zurich property sell-off continues unabated. What's behind the move? Why is Credit Suisse selling off lots of high-value property in Zurich?
"30.08.2016 13:01:19" swissinfo.ch Swiss jet wreckage found in Alps The wreckage of an F/A-18 fighter jet that went missing over the Swiss Alps yesterday has been found in the mountains near the Susten ... The wreckage of a Swiss fighter jet that went missing yesterday has been found, but so far there's no sign of the pilot.
"30.08.2016 12:27:36" The ski resort that's a hit with Indian tourists One lesser-known ski resort in Switzerland is becoming a favourite destination for tourists from India.
"30.08.2016 11:48:26" swissinfo.ch Jean Tinguely, the sculptor of machines The internationally-known Swiss artist died on August 30, 1991, at the age of 66. He was most famous for his whimsical kinetic sculptures. Have you ever seen one of Jean Tinguely's wild, moving sculptures? On the 25th anniversary of his death, here's a look, in pictures, at some of his most spectacular creations.
"29.08.2016 19:42:30" swissinfo.ch Swiss wrestlers – and spectators – feel the heat Around 300,000 wrestling fans braved boiling temperatures for the triennial Federal Wrestling Festival. They came, they wrestled, a king was crowned. A look back - in pictures - at the "Schwingfest" - the Swiss Alpine Games Festival held in the town of Estavayer.
"29.08.2016 17:40:34" swissinfo.ch Swiss resist fear-based childrearing – for now Children in Switzerland typically walk or play outside each day without strict supervision, part of a cultural legacy that might not last. Do your children walk to school on their own? It's common practice in Switzerland, but parents moving to the country from elsewhere often find it hard to get used to.
"29.08.2016 16:26:10" swissinfo.ch Swiss fighter jet missing A Swiss F/A-18 fighter jet has gone missing. It had been flying over the Susten Pass area when it disappeared, reported the Swiss ... Developing story: A Swiss fighter jet and its pilot have gone missing. Stay tuned for the latest.
"29.08.2016 12:52:57" From free-range kids to bunkers below Lucerne, here's a look at all the stories ahead this week on swissinfo https://swissin.fo/2bYyOxq
"29.08.2016 12:16:54" swissinfo.ch Expats rate Uganda more attractive than Switzerland Switzerland is safe and has a high quality of life with excellent schools, but it is overpriced and unfriendly, according to a ... There were two main reasons why Switzerland plummeted down the rankings of favourite worldwide destinations for expats.
"28.08.2016 17:08:27" swissinfo.ch Politics and the potential of nostalgia Nostalgia is a powerful ingredient in the agendas of populist leaders like Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Did you know the concept has Swiss origins?
"28.08.2016 15:19:15" swissinfo.ch The last of their kind Botanical gardens are not just beautiful, they have an important role to play. Love Switzerland's flowers? Then you'll love this beautiful collection of pictures from Swiss botanical gardens.
"28.08.2016 10:05:57" The Swiss farmers' game Besides wrestling, another another uniquely Swiss sport is being featured at this weekend's Alpine games festival. This one involves giant paddles and a "hornet".
"27.08.2016 15:01:18" International Geneva on a bike Ride along with our Geneva correspondent as he tours the sites of Switzerland's most international city on his bike.
"26.08.2016 15:43:38" swissinfo.ch Picture of the week In this series, swissinfo.ch picture editors choose an image highlighting a news event of the past seven days. Switzerland is enjoying a late summer heat wave - the inspiration for our picture of the week. Have a look at the whole series.
"26.08.2016 15:09:48" Gushing for Geneva for 125 years One of Geneva's most famous attractions wasn't originally built for tourists. The history of the Jet d'eau is connected to the Swiss watchmaking industry.
"26.08.2016 14:45:52" swissinfo.ch Cartoon of the week Each week cartoonist Marina Lutz takes a look at a big issue in the news in Switzerland. In this week's cartoon, a king is crowned! It's all part of the traditional Federal Wrestling Festival or 'Schwingfest' that takes place this weekend in Switzerland.
"26.08.2016 14:43:52" swissinfo.ch Five things to know about Swiss wrestling Switzerland is gearing up for a wrestling festival of unparalleled proportions. The traditional event only takes place every three ... This weekend, it's time Switzerland's most popular sporting event - the national festival for Alpine games and "Schwingen", or Swiss wrestling. Here's what all the hype is about.
"26.08.2016 13:32:36" swissinfo.ch Foreigners breach two million mark The number of foreigners living in Switzerland has gone past two million for the very first time, according to the latest population ... People without a Swiss passport living in Switzerland make up almost a quarter of the population.
"25.08.2016 18:58:52" swissinfo.ch International Geneva's metamorphosis gathers pace Colossal amounts of money are being spent on makeovers for many of the international organisation headquarters based in Geneva. So ... An "astronomical" amount of money is going into new buildings and big infrastructure projects in Geneva. This is what's changing.
"25.08.2016 17:38:06" At home with a Swiss artist Visit the home of one of Switzerland's best-known painters, Albert Anker.
"25.08.2016 15:53:18" swissinfo.ch Has social media swallowed the Swiss news? - SWI swissinfo.ch Social media influence on the news in Switzerland is rising - and this is proving to be both a friend and enemy to Swiss media companies. Do you feel better informed because of sites such as Facebook or Twitter?
"25.08.2016 14:45:35" swissinfo.ch Blatter back in Swiss court Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter appeared before the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) in Lausanne on Thursday to appeal against ... The ex-FIFA president was in court today.
"25.08.2016 14:20:34" swissinfo.ch Swiss airline fined in India for serving meat meal An Indian passenger whose vegetarian meal was accidentally switched for one containing meat has succeeded in obtaining compensation. The man is a follower of the Jain religion whose central tenet is non-violence towards all living things.
"25.08.2016 11:21:14" swissinfo.ch Swiss offer aid to Italy as death toll rises Switzerland has offered its condolences and support to neighbouring Italy following an earthquake that reduced three central towns to ... More people continue to be pulled out of the rubble after an earthquake hit Italy yesterday. Neighbouring Switzerland has pledged aid and resources.
"25.08.2016 07:26:53" swissinfo.ch The ski resort that's a hit with Indian tourists To boost low-season turnover, hoteliers and restaurateurs in Leysin in canton Vaud have targeted tourists from India. The results have been ... Small Swiss ski resorts are struggling to survive. Attracting Indian tourists during the off season is one way of coping.
"25.08.2016 06:31:27" swissinfo.ch Swiss offer condolences and aid to Italy Switzerland has offered its condolences and support to neighbouring Italy following an earthquake. As of Thursday morning, the death toll was at least 247.
"24.08.2016 16:01:43" swissinfo.ch Why alternative therapies are covered by health insurance Switzerland is swimming against the tide with its decision to grant complementary therapies the same status as conventional medicine. Swiss health insurers now cover so-called "alternative therapies" like homeopathy and Chinese medicine. Here's why.
"24.08.2016 14:09:56" swissinfo.ch 'Whistleblower' Rudolf Elmer given suspended sentence Former Swiss banker Rudolf Elmer has been sentenced to a 14-month suspended jail term. It's after a long-running legal battle involving his former employer Julius Bär.
"24.08.2016 11:53:35" swissinfo.ch What can be done to boost doctors' numbers? Switzerland has a high number of doctors per capita, so why does everyone think there's a shortage? Switzerland has four doctors per 1,000 people - one of the better ratios internationally. So why is there still talk about a doctor shortage?
"24.08.2016 11:25:07" swissinfo.ch European child abuse network dismantled European police have arrested 75 suspects in 28 countries for having shared images online as part of a huge child sexual abuse network. Swiss police monitored images from a reference database on peer-to-peer networks, and then gave the information to other European countries.
"24.08.2016 10:47:08" swissinfo.ch The eerie calm of the Swiss franc after Brexit Safe, but still vulnerable to aftershocks, Switzerland is a good place to watch financial market earthquakes such as the UK vote to ... From the Financial Times - the Swiss franc has stayed steady following the Brexit shock. But is that a good thing, or an ominous sign?
"23.08.2016 19:57:12" swissinfo.ch Swiss Post to test robot parcel service - SWI swissinfo.ch Starting in September, the Swiss Post will send small, autonomous robots out onto city sidewalks and pedestrian zones to deliver packages in a ... Autonomous robots are taking to the streets in Switzerland - to deliver post! But to make sure they don't get into trouble at first, they'll each have a human companion.
"23.08.2016 18:41:23" swissinfo.ch Destruction of cultural heritage on trial in Mali A trial with over destruction of cultural property in Mali gives the case symbolic significance. This week the International Criminal Court is seeing its first case where the charge is intentional destruction of cultural property. We take a view from Geneva on why it's significant.
"23.08.2016 17:30:43" How wood could boost Kosovo's economy Unemployment and poverty are big problems in Kosovo, but the wood sector is showing great potential.
"23.08.2016 17:08:52" swissinfo.ch Direct democracy in a US election year A representative system in one, a direct democracy in the other? In reality, both the United States and Switzerland are 'hybrid' democracies. This year, of course, American voters will be electing a president. But depending on what state they live in, they'll also be voting on a series of hot-button ballot initiatives - not unlike what goes on in Switzerland.
"23.08.2016 15:39:01" swissinfo.ch Here's to Noah, Emma, Luca, Nico – and Mia Swiss parents have once again snubbed Roger, Belinda and Xherdan – three of the country's top sports stars – and stuck with ... These are the most common baby names in Switzerland right now.
"23.08.2016 13:17:33" swissinfo.ch Whistleblower Rudolf Elmer given suspended sentence Swiss banker turned whistleblower Rudolf Elmer has been sentenced to a 14-month suspended jail term after being found guilty of ... Breaking news: a former Swiss banker who had been suspected of handing over client data to Wikileaks and tax authorities has been found guilty of forgery and threatening his former employer, bank Julius Bär. He faces more than a year in prison.
"23.08.2016 12:11:13" Sensational meteorite fragments unearthed in Bern field The hunt for meteorites is on in Switzerland after hundreds of fragments were found in a farmer's field.
"22.08.2016 16:20:50" swissinfo.ch Podcast: Inside the world's best restaurant What does it take to run the best restaurant in the world? After top chef Benoît Violier committed suicide earlier this year, his second-in-command and old friend Franck Giovannini stepped up to take on running the Hôtel de Ville in Crissier, one of the best restaurants in the world. We went to meet him.
"22.08.2016 15:08:46" swissinfo.ch When a tree is worth more than air conditioning In Sion, the Swiss city where temperatures have risen the most in recent years, an anti-heat plan has begun transforming how people live. Summer in the city is usually hotter than in the countryside, and the hottest city in Switzerland - which gets the same amount of rain as Morocco - is finding innovative ways to keep cool in the face of a changing climate.
"22.08.2016 12:44:29" In this US election year, we take a look at direct democracy in the United States and Switzerland, plus lots of other stories coming up this week on swissinfo.ch.
"22.08.2016 12:08:00" swissinfo.ch Where do the Swiss go, when they live abroad? More than one in ten Swiss lives abroad. The number has more than doubled since 1980. This graphic illustrates that the Swiss don't like to stray ... Where in the world do the Swiss abroad end up?
"22.08.2016 11:09:46" swissinfo.ch Watch: Olympian, but broke Winning an Olympic medal takes years of practice, and in the case of some Swiss athletes, money out of their own pockets. (SRF, swissinfo.ch) ... Switzerland won 7 Olympic medals at Rio compared to India's 2. But despite coming from a rich country, Swiss athletes struggle to make ends meet just like their Indian counterparts.
"22.08.2016 10:04:09" swissinfo.ch Swiss teacher shortage hits new school year Swiss teachers are warning that there is a shortage of special needs' staff, and high levels of dissatisfaction are convincing more ... The Swiss Teachers' Union says there aren't enough staff trained to help children with special needs.
"22.08.2016 07:49:08" swissinfo.ch Picture of the week In this series, swissinfo.ch picture editors choose an image highlighting a news event of the past seven days. is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's something else entirely in our picture of the week.
"22.08.2016 06:34:37" swissinfo.ch in italiano Con l'oro vinto domenica da Nino Schurter in mountain bike, la delegazione svizzera ai Giochi conclude i Giochi con un bilancio soddisfacente.
"21.08.2016 17:33:14" swissinfo.ch Silver screen themes played with a golden touch Switzerland-based pianist See Siang Wong is atop the classical music charts with his new album of film music. Critics may look down their noses at so-called "crossover" between the classical and film genres, but Wong says it's just music he loves to play.
"21.08.2016 12:13:43" swissinfo.ch In pictures: Dear old cinema! It's thanks to the accuracy and patience of skilled film technicians that the public at Locarno can still savour the magic of cinema in 16mm or 35mm. Take a peek inside the bunker below the Palazzo Fevi in Locarno, Switzerland where reels of old film and discs are stored for the annual film festival.
"21.08.2016 11:19:29" Swiss story, episode 6: To Bali and beyond Nina's a Swiss who's interning at swissnex India for six months. This week she heads off to Bali and Singapore and finds out if she likes eating frog...
"21.08.2016 10:06:21" The spice trail: small Indian farms to Swiss plates Crowdfunding's meant Swiss consumers have been able to get boxes crammed with spices and condiments sourced from a farmers' cooperative in India.
"20.08.2016 11:27:02" Tourism in one of Europe's poorest countries The Swiss have set up a tourism board in the west of Kosovo, it's all part of efforts to make the country a popular tourism destination.
"20.08.2016 10:51:07" swissinfo.ch swissinfo In Zurich, a field of lavender grows between the houses. One woman watches over it and uses the organic lavender to make essential oils. See the full gallery here (Photos by Ester Unterfinger, swissinfo): http://s.swissin.fo/izMMpaA
"20.08.2016 09:31:33" Swiss Story, Episode 5: Journey to Sri Lanka Laura, a Swiss intern at swissnex India has been keeping a vlog for us, and this week she ventures off to see traditional dancing, visits a national park and goes on safari. Wow!
"19.08.2016 15:44:05" The Swiss Olympians paying their own way Heidi Diethelm won a bronze medal for Switzerland in the women's 25m pistol shooting in Rio, but to chase her Olympic dream, she had to quit her job and dig deep into her savings.
"19.08.2016 14:22:52" swissinfo.ch In Pictures: My life in Alaska Silvia Brugger has been been living in Alaska for 17 years. For nearly a decade she ran a hunting and fishing lodge north of Anchorage with her ... Silvia Brugger is a Swiss Abroad who has lived and worked in Alaska for 17 years. For nearly a decade she ran a hunting and fishing lodge north of Anchorage. Read more about her here: http://s.swissin.fo/bo9Z1nH
"19.08.2016 13:47:27" swissinfo.ch UK financial sector targets Swiss-style deal to access EU market The City of London has given up hope of universal access to the EU single market and is now seeking a bespoke deal for its different ... From the Financial Times - post-Brexit, the city of London is seeking sector-specific trade deals with the EU, like the ones Switzerland has.
"19.08.2016 12:53:26" swissinfo.ch Syrian child victim draws strong Swiss reaction The image of a bloodied and dazed five-year-old Syrian boy, has gone around the world. This is the reaction in Switzerland to the heart-wrenching picture of a child in Syria.
"19.08.2016 11:35:38" swissinfo.ch US-EU trade deal raises Swiss fears The controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which is entering a decisive phase of negotiations, could ... Have you heard of TTIP? It's a trade deal that's making waves across Europe, including in Switzerland.
"19.08.2016 09:36:00" swissinfo.ch Cartoon of the week Each week cartoonist Marina Lutz takes a look at a big issue in the news in Switzerland. She has worked with different Swiss media as a ... Founded in Switzerland, the Red Cross celebrates its 150th anniversary this year!
"19.08.2016 08:53:53" swissinfo.ch Watch: The key to integration? Feeling welcome A Swiss study has found that when local authorities ask newcomers to Switzerland to a 'welcome interview' they have a better chance at fitting in. Could a "welcome interview" for newcomers in Switzerland help them find their footing?
"18.08.2016 18:55:24" swissinfo.ch Does Switzerland have fewer police than neighbouring countries? After an attack on a regional train in canton St Gallen, calls have multiplied to boost security. The system could possibly be ... Fact check: how does Switzerland's police force stack up against other countries?
"18.08.2016 15:47:10" swissinfo.ch Small farmers reap benefits of Swiss crowdfunding boom Would you pay in advance for something you've never seen if it's for a good cause? Crowdfunding projects in Switzerland are giving ... What if you could order specialty products from a farmer half a world away? That's now possible in Switzerland, thanks to crowdfunding.
"18.08.2016 12:57:54" swissinfo.ch Decades on, hundreds of meteorite pieces found More than 30 years ago, a Swiss farmer came across a single piece of a meteorite that fell to earth around 160,000 years earlier. When a Swiss farmer came across an unusual piece of rock in a field in 1984, it turned out to be a piece of a rare meteorite that fell to earth around 160,000 years ago. Now more than 600 pieces have been dug up!
"18.08.2016 12:14:39" swissinfo.ch Switzerland ranked highly for 'authoritarian populism' Switzerland has been ranked fifth in a European study comparing support for populist parties and their influence. The Swedish ... Switzerland has come in near the top in another ranking - this one measuring the power of authoritarian and populist political parties.
"18.08.2016 11:34:42" swissinfo.ch Podcast: Dancing and dumplings As a Westerner, what's it like to live in Egypt or China? Two global citizens share their experiences and advice. Would you leave your home country for somewhere completely foreign? That's what these two Swiss did - one in Egypt, the other in China. Have a listen.
"18.08.2016 09:04:47" swissinfo.ch A huge battery made of air Deep in a cavern in the Swiss Alps, an innovative system that stores electricity as compressed air is being developed in a pilot ... Air stored deep in the Swiss Alps could become a game-changer for renewable energy.
"18.08.2016 07:57:28" swissinfo.ch Hoax sacrifice video prompts CERN investigation The administration at the Switzerland-based European Organization for Nuclear Research – or CERN – has opened an internal ... A video of a fake human sacrifice on the CERN premises near Geneva has prompted an internal investigation. The ritual was performed in front of a statue of the Hindu God Shiva.
"18.08.2016 07:15:06" swissinfo.ch Can Swiss commuters have it all? If I can only ride one bicycle at a time, then why do I own five? The simple answer: I belong to the middle class of a rich country ... Who rode their bike to work today? The Swiss government say they support an initiative to make Switzerland more bike-friendly (even if they do think it goes a little too far).
"17.08.2016 20:01:10" The next generation of Olympians Switzerland has won five medals so far at this year's summer Olympics. They can hope for even more at future Games, considering that so many promising young athletes are coming up.
"17.08.2016 18:04:47" swissinfo.ch Trying to make Kosovo work Switzerland is one of the countries trying to help create jobs in Kosovo and stop people leaving in droves in search of better lives abroad. Kosovo wants to turn itself into a tourist destination after war and unemployment troubles. As the third-largest donor to the country, here's how Switzerland is lending a hand.
"17.08.2016 14:59:51" swissinfo.ch Strong public service media are good for democracy The existence of solid, well-financed public service media is a sign of an equally solid democracy. Out of TV, radio, the internet and newspapers, which news source do you trust the most? A new EBU study has looked into trust and the media.
"17.08.2016 13:10:56" swissinfo.ch em português O Kosovo é um país em reconstrução desde a guerra de 1999. Mas o alto desemprego e a pobreza generalizada está levando muitos kosovares a emigrar. A Suíça é um dos países que tentam ajudar a criar um mercado de trabalho no país
"17.08.2016 09:49:55" swissinfo.ch The pros and cons of hosting sporting events Is it better for a city's bottom line and image to host a smaller contest like the European Gymnastics Championships instead of a ... Publicity and tourism are just two of the reasons why a city would hold a major sporting event.
"17.08.2016 08:00:44" swissinfo.ch Swiss train attacker did not know victims There is also no indication of links to political or religious extremism. Here's an update on the train attack that happened last Saturday in Switzerland.
"16.08.2016 18:41:43" Swiss food for Syrian babies Civil war in Syria has also affected baby formula sales in the war-torn country. Some people desperate to feed their children have taken to bartering, even offering their camels in exchange for the product.
"16.08.2016 15:53:01" Timeline Photos Our readers and fans are all over the world - and we want to get to know you better! If you're interested in being interviewed by swissinfo for an article profiling a reader, comment below or send us your email address or phone number by direct message.
"16.08.2016 15:16:24" swissinfo.ch What can be done to boost doctors' numbers? Switzerland has a high number of doctors per capita, so why does everyone think there's a shortage? If Switzerland wants to prioritise domestic labour over foreign, it's going to have to train more doctors.
"16.08.2016 12:53:03" swissinfo.ch Smokers offered financial rewards Lower earners smoke more than higher earners and could be particularly receptive to financial incentives to give up, according to ... Should smokers be paid to kick the habit? A Swiss-led research team wanted to find out.
"16.08.2016 11:16:20" Podcast: Dancing and Dumplings Press play to hear the adventures of two Swiss living abroad - one in Egypt, the other in China. (More podcast episodes available here: http://s.swissin.fo/As2fkLq)
"16.08.2016 09:06:49" Navigating the village of Surrein at night Just how dark is it in Switzerland's last village without streetlights? Read more about how a bright change is coming for the villagers: http://s.swissin.fo/f5P5TMi
"16.08.2016 08:46:22" swissinfo.ch Why no name for train attacker? The name of the person believed responsible for a deadly attack on train passengers in northeastern Switzerland has not been released. Media in Switzerland haven't named the person who recently attacked passengers on a train with flammable liquid and a knife. Here's why.
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"15.08.2016 18:39:29" swissinfo.ch And the people voted: let there be light Direct democracy kept the people of one Swiss alpine village in the dark for over 40 years. What made them finally see the light? ... Surrein is the last village in Switzerland without streetlights, but that's all about to change.
"15.08.2016 18:13:48" swissinfo.ch Five reasons why Switzerland's top in innovation Switzerland is top in the world when it comes to innovation, according to an index by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Switzerland's been ranked as the best in the world when it comes to innovation. Here's how they're doing it.
"15.08.2016 15:19:47" swissinfo.ch Why no name for train attacker? The name of the person believed responsible for a deadly attack on train passengers in northeastern Switzerland has not been released. This is why the man who attacked six people on a train in Switzerland on Saturday hasn't been named.
"15.08.2016 12:47:24" Join us live for a look at the stories we're publishing this week! From gymnastics to crowdfunding.
"15.08.2016 12:21:20" swissinfo.ch Switzerland's 'most wanted' asylum seeker Brahumdagh Bugti entered Switzerland in 2010 but is no ordinary asylum seeker. The Indian Prime Minister's expressed solidarity with the Baloch people during his Independence Day speech. Here's what a Baloch leader exiled in Switzerland and termed “Pakistan's most wanted man”, had to say on the Baloch situation.
"15.08.2016 09:52:08" swissinfo.ch Where do the Swiss go, when they live abroad? More than one in ten Swiss lives abroad. The number has more than doubled since 1980. This graphic illustrates that the Swiss don't like to stray ... More than 1 in 10 Swiss don't live in Switzerland. Here's where they end up instead.
"14.08.2016 18:14:37" swissinfo.ch Sports, streetlights, and small farms As you make plans for your upcoming week, here's what's on our agenda. Join us here tomorrow for a live look at all these stories.
"14.08.2016 12:33:43" Death by artificial coma Choosing to die through palliative sedation is a loophole being used by more and more terminally ill patients in Switzerland. But it raises many ethical questions.
"14.08.2016 12:10:00" swissinfo.ch This is how Switzerland's addressing its doctor shortage Universities have been announcing plans to boost the number of places to study medicine following the decision to inject millions ... The Swiss don't produce enough home-trained doctors, and the government wants to change this.
"14.08.2016 10:05:52" swissinfo.ch No terrorist link in Swiss train attack Police have said an attack on a train on the eastern Swiss border was not connected to terrorism. A 27-year-old Swiss man attacked ... Police say there is no terror connection to a man who attacked passengers with a knife and flammable liquid on a Swiss train.
"14.08.2016 10:00:59" Timeline Photos In our picture of the week, Swiss cyclist Fabian Cancellara looks sad, but he's not - he's just overcome with emotion after winning a gold medal in Rio. (Copyright Keystone)
Find all our weekly pictures here: http://s.swissin.fo/3SC7kjO
"13.08.2016 15:46:09" Swiss theatre group makes waves This group of Swiss performers has become a household name through its wacky, daring, off-kilter performances.
"13.08.2016 15:17:54" When all the cathedral is a stage The cathedral in St Gallen has served as the backdrop to the opera “Le Cid” by Jules Massenet.
"13.08.2016 10:25:18" swissinfo.ch Travels in a poor alpine valley Take a trip back in time to the Blenio valley in Switzerland, where a photographer captured these shots of life in the early 1900s.
"13.08.2016 09:57:30" swissinfo.ch Francia e Germania sono le mete predilette di chi lascia la Svizzera L'Italia è tra i paesi preferiti dagli svizzeri che espatriano. Anche voi siete svizzeri residenti all'estero? Raccontateci dove vivete e perché avete scelto di trasferirvi lì.
"13.08.2016 09:53:01" swissinfo.ch swissinfo Der Tessiner Roberto Donetta (1865-1932) gehört zu den grossen Aussenseitern der Schweizer Fotografie. Er fristete sein Leben als wandernder Fotograf und Samenhändler. Donettas Bilder halten das archaische Leben seiner Landsleute im damals noch
"12.08.2016 17:54:23" swissinfo.ch The continuing appeal of Switzerland for British VIPs After a hectic first month in office, British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband have begun a two-week hiking holiday on Swiss soil. The British PM is the latest high profile Brit to head to Switzerland for a holiday, but the Swiss Alps have long been popular with the nation.
"12.08.2016 15:15:22" Drone detects illegal border crossings Drones are being used in southern Switzerland to detect people trying to cross the border illegally.
"12.08.2016 14:01:29" swissinfo.ch What's happening to Europe's longest glacier? The mighty Aletsch Glacier is melting at an ever-quickening pace and could almost disappear by the end of this century. The shrinking ... Have you ever visited Switzerland's Aletsch glacier? It might not be there much longer.
"12.08.2016 11:51:03" swissinfo.ch An attack on human rights or strengthening democracy? The conservative right Swiss People's Party today handed in the signatures collected for its people's initiative 'Swiss law instead ... Should Swiss laws trump international ones? Today, the Swiss People's Party handed in enough signatures to force a vote on the issue.
"12.08.2016 09:55:36" Timeline Photos Insomnia thanks to church bells = a problem in Switzerland, as a court recently confirmed. http://s.swissin.fo/YrXv6s7
More cartoons from our weekly series here: http://s.swissin.fo/7xywPZS
"12.08.2016 07:59:55" swissinfo.ch Watch: The key to integration? Feeling welcome A Swiss study has found that when local authorities ask newcomers to Switzerland to a 'welcome interview' they have a better chance at fitting in. A local authority in Switzerland asks newcomers to the country to a 'welcome interview' when they first arrive. They say it's helping integration.
"11.08.2016 20:22:07" swissinfo.ch Reducing Switzerland's carbon footprint by 2050 Switzerland needs an economy that is based on the sustainable use of natural resources. You might not think it, but Switzerland has a large carbon footprint. The Swiss will vote at the end of September on a way to try and change this.
"11.08.2016 17:26:25" swissinfo.ch Learning from each other: China-Switzerland On an official visit to China, Swiss environment minister, Doris Leuthard, has applauded progress the Chinese are making to reduce ... The Swiss environment minister visited pilot projects that are part of an emissions trading scheme.
"11.08.2016 15:49:11" swissinfo.ch Swiss rowers power through to gold Switzerland has picked up its third medal at the summer Olympics in Rio. On Thursday the Swiss team took gold in rowing. Switzerland's won another gold medal in Rio!
"11.08.2016 14:05:31" swissinfo.ch Busking business blossoms in Bern and beyond Regardless of whether the street performers strike it rich, buskers festivals are striking a chord in many parts of the world. The Buskers Festival starts Thursday in Bern, a 3-day party with live music for all tastes (and we mean all!) in the streets of Bern's old town. What to expect? Here's a taster from last year. http://trib.al/Pjt8RVd
"11.08.2016 11:58:49" swissinfo.ch Clouds gather for Swiss hoteliers The Swiss Hotel Association is seeing red. Overnight stays by foreign guests have dropped by 2.5%. Bad news for Swiss hotels: fewer guests came from abroad and stayed the night so far this year.
"10.08.2016 21:46:34" www.swissinfo.ch Swiss cyclist Cancellara strikes gold in time trial - SWI swissinfo.ch Retiring cyclist Fabian Cancellara has scored Switzerland's first gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio. It's Switzerland's first gold this Olympics!
"10.08.2016 18:37:55" swissinfo.ch A huge battery made of air Deep in a cavern in the Swiss Alps, an innovative system that stores electricity as compressed air is being developed in a pilot ... Have you ever heard of an air battery? Switzerland is working on the world's first large-scale example.
"10.08.2016 16:27:34" swissinfo.ch Fast internet to bring digital nomads to Alps This article on Switzerland you are about to read was actually written on the island of Bali, in Indonesia. Whatever work we do, it's increasingly place-independent thanks to the virtual world in which we live.
"10.08.2016 09:33:06" swissinfo.ch Swiss scientists to analyse returned satellite On Tuesday, a retired European Space Agency research satellite called Eureca (European Retrievable Carrier) left the Lucerne Museum ... It's rare for satellites to come back from space in one piece but Eureca did. It's been living at the Swiss Museum of Transport, but now scientists are going to analyse it for the effects of space travel.
"10.08.2016 08:10:32" swissinfo.ch The 'harmful custom' of forced marriage Following the report by a specialist Swiss website of 119 cases of forced marriages involving minors in the country so far this year, swissinfo.ch ... We spoke to the woman in charge of a specialist help centre for forced marriages in Switzerland. She told us that England is a role model for how to deal with the problem.
"09.08.2016 20:57:06" HOUSE OF SWITZERLAND Heidi Diethelm Gerber wins the first medal for Switzerland in Rio 2016!
Congrats for this beautiful achievement in the 25m Pistol by dominating the Bronze Medal Match 8-4. Switzerland's first medal at Rio 2016! Read more about Heidi here: http://ow.ly/LCpd3035hFZ
"09.08.2016 18:38:14" swissinfo.ch When the public bankroll films What would you pay for a meal cooked by a film director or to have an associate producer credit at the end of a film? If you balk at ... Would you stump up the cash for your friend to make a film?
"09.08.2016 16:15:01" play.swissinfo.ch Video: Swiss upset the Germans with high speed races And even speeding fines aren't putting them off. (SRF/swissinfo.ch) Swiss speed freaks are crossing over into Germany for high octane car races in souped-up sports cars.
"09.08.2016 14:13:56" swissinfo.ch Wanted: world-beating young tennis players Swiss kids love Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka – but why aren't they playing tennis? With Federer and Wawrinka to look up to, you might think there would be more Swiss kids getting into Tennis. Think again.
"09.08.2016 06:31:48" swissinfo.ch Forced underage marriages rise in Switzerland The number of forced marriages involving minors has increased significantly in Switzerland. One case involved a ten-year-old girl at a Swiss school.
"09.08.2016 06:01:05" swissinfo.ch Quadruple amputee climbs Matterhorn Scottish mountaineer Jamie Andrew has laid claim to being the first quadruple amputee to climb Switzerland's iconic Matterhorn ... "In the end, climbing the mountain was the easy bit." Never say never.
"08.08.2016 16:45:04" swissinfo.ch Should Switzerland have a national parliament for young people? Moves are afoot to create a new national youth parliament in Switzerland. The time has come to empower young people in politics, ... There are already 66 youth parliaments at local and cantonal levels in Switzerland!
"08.08.2016 16:08:21" play.swissinfo.ch Video: Business booms for Swiss companies River cruises in Europe are becoming very popular, and Swiss tour operators are getting their piece of the action, and have expanded to Russia. (SRF/swissinfo.ch)
Swiss tour operator Twerenbold has just inaugurated its eighth ship of its river cruise River cruises in Europe are becoming very popular. Swiss tour operators are getting in on the action, and have expanded to Russia.
"08.08.2016 14:15:22" swissinfo.ch Swiss gymnastics legend Jack Günthard dies The Swiss gymnastics legend Jack Günthard, who won Olympic Gold on the horizontal bar in 1952 and was known for his 1970's television ... He was a gymnastics legend, who went on to inspire the Swiss to keep fit at home in his TV programme 'Fit with Jack'.
"08.08.2016 13:16:30" swissinfo.ch When the Swiss met Japan's Emperor in waiting The Japanese emperor has strongly indicated that he wants to retire, in a rare video address to the public on Monday. It's put the Crown Prince ... The Japanese Emperor has strongly suggested he wants to retire, which could see his son next in line for the role. The Swiss already got to know the Crown Prince Naruhito, when he visited in 2014.
"08.08.2016 13:12:29" Who's representing the Swiss at the Olympics and what are their chances? Join us live from Bern! Read more here: http://ow.ly/OY0Y3031TSF
"08.08.2016 06:50:59" s.swissin.fo Harvey Keitel wins Lifetime Achievement Award The Locarno International Film Festival has honoured Hollywood actor Harvey Keitel for his life's work. On Sunday, the 77-year-old ... The Hollywood actor was given the honour at Locarno Film Festival.
"07.08.2016 13:10:42" swissinfo.ch Direct democracy as safeguard against extremism Interior Minister Didier Berset says citizens' participation in politics has helped Switzerland to avoid an extreme polarisation of ... Swiss society is not split into two camps, like in other countries, and that's thanks to direct democracy. That's the opinion of one cabinet minister.
"07.08.2016 09:30:00" swissinfo.ch Will Swiss voters increase retirement payments? On September 25, the Swiss will vote on a people's initiative calling for a 10% increase in payments from the state retirement fund. Can the system support an additional CHF4 billion ($4 billion) annually? Pension payouts could go up by 10% if Swiss voters approve reforms in September.
"06.08.2016 22:01:42" swissinfo.ch What future for Switzerland in a globalised world? A look back into its 100-year history and glimpses of the future marked a series of speeches given by business experts and ... Business leaders and researchers line up to give the state of the union at the Swiss Abroad Congress.
"06.08.2016 16:33:51" swissinfo.ch British climbers freeze to death on Matterhorn The dead bodies of two missing British climbers have been found on the Matterhorn. It seems they were surprised by bad weather and ... The bodies of two missing British climbers have been found on the Matterhorn. It seems they were surprised by bad weather.
"06.08.2016 12:17:31" swissinfo.ch Changing Rio Swiss photographer Michael von Graffenried turns his gaze on the megalopolis. How does a city prepare for an Olympic Games? This photo-led reportage looks at how Rio was transformed.
"05.08.2016 20:45:00" swissinfo.ch Expats push for e-voting and electoral reform The Council of the Swiss Abroad (CSA) has decided to broaden its electorate and boost the younger generation. The assembly also ... Expats who are not members of Swiss clubs or associations will now have the right to take part in elections for the Swiss Abroad Council.
"05.08.2016 20:04:19" swissinfo.ch Animated film to represent Switzerland at Oscars The French-language film “Ma vie de courgette” (My life as a courgette) by director Claude Barras has been chosen as Switzerland's ... A stop-motion animation with a message of hope has been picked as the Swiss entry for best foreign film at the Oscars.
"05.08.2016 19:05:00" swissinfo.ch Migrants in limbo on the Swiss-Italian border More and more migrants who want to travel via Switzerland to northern Europe are becoming stranded in Como, Italy, just a few ... The upmarket Italian town of Como is becoming a hub for migrants trying to reach Switzerland. Most caught entering illegally are being sent back.
"05.08.2016 18:03:22" Timeline Photos We now have an Instagram account to tell the stories of the Swiss abroad! Find us here: https://www.instagram.com/swissinfo.ch/ If you post a photo of yourself on Instagram using #WeAreSwissAbroad and tell us who you are, where you are in the world and
"05.08.2016 16:04:00" swissinfo.ch Swiss rightwing takes aim at EU accords Switzerland's rightwing strongman launched a campaign against the government's efforts to clinch a “framework treaty” with the European Union. The gloves are off for rightwing politician Christoph Blocher, as he launches a campaign against EU accords.
"05.08.2016 14:23:34" swissinfo.ch FIFA chief Infantino cleared of wrongdoing Gianni Infantino, the Swiss head of the Zurich-based world football governing body FIFA, has been cleared of any breach of ethics by ... Swiss FIFA chief Gianni Infantino did not break FIFA ethics codes. That's the findings of an independent probe into his use of free flights and expense claims including a personal exercise machine.
"05.08.2016 12:07:00" swissinfo.ch Escaping the golden cage Switzerland is beautiful, affluent, safe and convenient, yet many Swiss move on. Some find it dull or even claustrophobic. Here are the stories of seven Swiss people who've “escaped the golden cage”. What makes people move away from the security of life in Switzerland and try their luck abroad? Seven people from different parts of the globe told us their stories.
"05.08.2016 10:00:17" swissinfo.ch Learning how to be Swiss at summer camp For young Swiss who live abroad, it can be hard to know what their citizenship really involves, or means. Inside the summer camps where young people are getting a crash course in learning how to be Swiss.
"05.08.2016 08:22:49" swissinfo.ch Swiss Olympians - the solo specialists When it comes to Swiss Olympic athletes, one trend in the data is particularly striking: There are no team players. That's not a value judgement. For Switzerland's Olympic athletes, team sports aren't really their forte.
"04.08.2016 19:09:45" srf.ch Video: Mani Matter singt «Dene wo's guet geit» (1972) Der «Donnschtig-Jass» ist auf Schweizer Tournee. Die Sendung vom Donnerstag live aus Visp (VS) hat als prominenten Gast aus der Region Bundesrätin Micheline Calmy-Rey eingeladen. Im Zuschauerwettbewerb stellt sich die welsche Bundesrätin der Aufgabe, ein Who recognises this song? Today would have been the 80th birthday of Mani Matter, famous among Swiss German-speakers for his songs in dialect. Read more about him here in an article from our archives: http://s.swissin.fo/gSJfzOi
"04.08.2016 18:17:50" swissinfo.ch In Basel, it's the Pokémon that are on the hunt Basel Tourism, the tourism agency of the northwestern Swiss city, has pulled off a publicity stunt inspired by the popular Pokémon Go ... Gotta catch 'em all...in Basel!
"04.08.2016 17:48:02" swissinfo.ch in italiano Burqa e niqab banditi in Ticino: il bilancio del primo mese di divieto è positivo.
"04.08.2016 17:18:45" swissinfo.ch Swiss Olympic success – and failure – over the years Paris, 1924. Those were the days when Swiss Olympians returned home weighed down by a record 25 medals – 25 more than in London and ... The Swiss have set themselves a target of five medals for the Olympics, but there was a time when they brought home far larger hauls.
"04.08.2016 15:17:29" swissinfo.ch What's the future of the Swiss Abroad Organisation? This weekend the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad is celebrating its centenary, but never before in its history has the OSA faced ... The organisation is worried that younger people aren't joining its ranks.
"04.08.2016 13:39:03" swissinfo.ch Chances for refugees boosted by short asylum procedure Long asylum procedures seriously hamper the chances of refugees of finding a job in Switzerland, according to a study published in ... The authors say the survey is the first scientific evidence worldwide of the impact of a short asylum application procedure.
"04.08.2016 12:28:36" Join us live to find out about our special coverage of Swiss who live outside of the country, as the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad celebrates its centenary. More here on our coverage this week: http://h.swissin.fo/zjet302V4cq
"04.08.2016 08:21:50" Swiss maps are better than ever The new Swiss national maps are now more detailed than ever. You can even see how a certain place has changed over time.
"03.08.2016 16:44:14" swissinfo.ch Ode to unity: New words for the Swiss anthem It's not easy changing course in a country that values its history and autonomy as much as Switzerland does. If you think hammering ... Who here can honestly say they know all the words to their national anthem? How would you feel if the words were changed, and one verse was a mix of four languages...?
"03.08.2016 16:21:14" swissinfo.ch Old celluloid films in good hands for festival Dozens of 16mm or 35mm films are shown as part of the traditional retrospective at the Locarno festival every year. It's a conscious ... Can you remember the last time you saw a 16mm or 35mm film? At the Locarno Film Festival they make a special effort to show films in their original celluloid versions.
"03.08.2016 15:58:56" swissinfo.ch On your marks, get set, tweet! Of the 105 Swiss Olympians heading to Rio, 57 have Twitter accounts. Here's what they're sharing with their fans. Which Swiss sports star competing in the Olympics do you think is most popular on Twitter? Fabian Cancellara or Martina Hingis?
"03.08.2016 11:33:19" swissinfo.ch Swiss tennis nightmare in Rio continues with Wawrinka World number four Stan Wawrinka has become the third Swiss tennis player to withdraw from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio because of ... Swiss tennis hopes for the Olympics are fading fast.
"02.08.2016 18:30:54" swissinfo.ch How biomedical science is being revolutionsed Miniature organs grown in the lab could give doctors the chance to identify the most effective drugs and therapies, before they are given to patients. If the term "mini brains in a vat" makes you feel queasy - look away now. Otherwise, read on to find out how synthetic human cells are being grown in Switzerland.
"02.08.2016 14:43:11" swissinfo.ch On the image offensive at the Olympics For many Brazilians, Switzerland is the place where corrupt politicians stash their money. The Swiss are trying to change that. The Swiss want to use the Olympics as an opportunity to tell Brazil more about Switzerland.
"02.08.2016 14:31:05" Photos from swissinfo's post Mount Rigi is less than half as high as Switzerland's tallest mountains, yet it's attracted famous writers, painters, composers and even royalty. (Photos © Keystone). Read more here: http://h.swissin.fo/Ioo8302QpWn
"02.08.2016 13:43:11" swissinfo.ch Diners in Zurich eat among the masters The dishes served at Zurich's Kronenhalle restaurant are decorative if not necessarily works of art. The real masterpieces hang on ... The Kronenhalle restaurant in Zurich has been placed in the top 10 restaurants in the world by magazine 'Monocle'. We paid it a visit in this article from our archives, and found out more about the masterpieces that adorn its walls.
"02.08.2016 08:34:40" swissinfo.ch Take a look: Our picture of the week In this series, swissinfo.ch picture editors choose an image highlighting a news event of the past seven days. As seen in Gryon, canton Vaud.
"02.08.2016 06:36:07" youtube.com House of Switzerland in Rio: Where Sport Meets Passion The HOUSE OF SWITZERLAND opened in Rio on Monday. It's the Swiss hub in the city during the Olympics, where anyone can go to watch the games, and hopefully find out a bit more about Switzerland in the process (video by House of Switzerland).
"01.08.2016 12:43:12" swissinfo.ch em português Feliz aniversário Suíçaaa!! Curta "swissinfo.ch em português" para comemorar o dia nacional da Suíça na sua língua!
"01.08.2016 12:09:38" swissinfo.ch Presidential speech to the Swiss Abroad The Swiss president gives an annual speech on National Day - listen to this year's here, in English.
"01.08.2016 11:41:34" Timeline Photos It's Swiss National Day, and to celebrate we mined more than 22,000 photos online to find the most photogenic spots in Switzerland. http://s.swissin.fo/osj8HUJ
"01.08.2016 10:23:45" Swiss birthplace stays true to its origins Happy Swiss National Day!
"31.07.2016 11:15:24" youtube.com Travel the Gotthard in 360 degrees The longest rail tunnel in the world, the Gotthard, is set to open in Switzerland on June 1. An immersive video tour gives a behind-the-scenes look at one of... The Gotthard tunnel is always busy with Swiss heading south for some sun on bank holiday weekends. Here you can see inside the new Gotthard tunnel, in a 360 degree experience. Turn your sound on for the guided tour!
"30.07.2016 11:01:01" swissinfo.ch Inside the European Biennial of contemporary art: It's nearly all about work Does your job define you? An exhibition in Zurich looks at what people do for money.
"29.07.2016 13:47:16" swissinfo.ch Picking up the baton as the world's best chef Being a chef is a high pressure job, especially if you're running the top restaurant in the world. Meet the man who thinks he can handle it.
"28.07.2016 17:50:29" swissinfo.ch 'Switzerland can make better use of its diaspora' The world has become a smaller place, where the Swiss go, how long they stay there and why, are all evolving. How has the Swiss abroad community changed over the past century?
"28.07.2016 14:55:54" swissinfo.ch Secret service reform pitches security vs privacy Could reform of Switzerland's intelligence service lead to widespread state snooping? The political left think so. But parliament and ... The Swiss will vote in September on how much power to give their national security services. It could mean bugging phone lines and snooping on emails.
"28.07.2016 12:43:34" swissinfo.ch Cartoon of the week Each week cartoonist Marina Lutz takes a look at a big issue in the news in Switzerland. She has worked with different Swiss media as a ... It's the injury that's dealt a blow to Swiss medal hopes in Rio: Roger Federer's knee.
"28.07.2016 11:58:01" swissinfo.ch Switzerland pledges more money for South Sudan The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has announced that it will provide additional aid for South Sudan, where ... Switzerland's upping the amount of money it gives to the country, after violence broke out at the beginning of July.
"27.07.2016 18:48:44" swissinfo.ch Why we should reclaim the supernatural A researcher has found a new way to interpret ghost stories that could deepen our understanding of Victorian literature and astrophysics. Ghost stories are a timeless form of entertainment: they draw us in with a mixture of fear, intrigue, mystery and amusement. For postdoctoral researcher Zoë Lehmann Imfeld, they offer even more.
"27.07.2016 16:10:07" swissinfo.ch US-Swiss ties: business as usual post Obama? Clinton or Trump: as far as Swiss interests go, it might not matter. Bilateral relations between the two countries have been ... Banks, trade, vocational training - what could happen to those key US-Swiss issues under either President Clinton or President Trump?
"27.07.2016 14:49:18" swissinfo.ch Kalam, not Modi, was the real rock star Former Indian president Abdul Kalam had a bigger impact on the Swiss people than current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as seen during ... Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be able to fill Madison Square Gardens, but in Switzerland it's the late president Abdul Kalam who remains the real rock star, one year after his death.
"27.07.2016 13:25:18" swissinfo.ch Hoax prompts extra security at Geneva airport The extra security checks at the airport in the Swiss city of Geneva were the result of a false alarm called in by a woman who wanted ... A woman who didn't want her husband to fly called in a bomb threat to Geneva airport, creating a heightened security situation.
"27.07.2016 11:35:53" swissinfo.ch Bern study helps explain duds in bee sperm Insecticide seems to be harming the health of male honey bees and their sperm. There has been much talk in scientific communities about how pesticides may be harming bee colonies. For the first time, researchers in Switzerland have found out how, specifically, that's happening.
"27.07.2016 09:28:26" swissinfo.ch em português A fundição Blondeau em La Chaux-de-Fonds fabrica desde 1980 sinos para as Olimpíadas. Para a Rio-2016, o fabricante de relógios Omega encomendou 21 peças Não espere a última badalada para curtir "swissinfo.ch em português"!
"27.07.2016 09:26:53" swissinfo.ch Deadly 'superbug' strain found in tourists to India Over 75% of Swiss tourists that visited India recently and were analysed by researchers, returned home with antibiotic-resistant ... A deadly superbug is making its way to Switzerland from Swiss tourists coming from India - how and why?
"27.07.2016 09:25:50" swissinfo.ch em português O que encontrarão para comer no Rio de Janeiro os turistas, jornalistas e atletas suíços que ficarem com saudade da comidinha de casa? Curta agora "swissinfo.ch em português" para desgustar a Suíça em sua língua!
"26.07.2016 19:49:08" The new campus to train for civil service More and more Swiss are choosing to do civil service instead of military service, so a new centre has just opened up where they can prepare for the responsibility.
"26.07.2016 18:08:04" s.swissin.fo Federer pulls out of Olympics and rest of tennis season Swiss tennis player and Olympic medal hopeful Roger Federer has pulled out of all remaining tournaments in 2016 as well as the ... Roger Federer's 2016 tennis season has come to an end. The Swiss tennis great has told his fans he won't be competing at any more tournaments this year or at the Rio Olympics because of an injury. It may have been his last shot at an Olympic medal.
"26.07.2016 17:49:07" s.swissin.fo Vote on fresh ideas to tackle immigration policy How to break a perceived stalemate in Switzerland's immigration policy? More than 100 ideas gathered in a crowd-sourcing project are ... The public have been submitting their ideas to a think tank that wants to find a better way to handle immigration policy.
"26.07.2016 15:44:21" s.swissin.fo HSBC client data to be handed to US Switzerland is poised to hand sensitive client data from HSBC's Geneva-based private bank to United States tax fraud investigators. Switzerland has said it will hand over requested data on American bank accounts at the HSBC Geneva branch. This comes on a day when Switzerland was ruled "largely compliant" on international tax issues by the OECD. http://s.swissin.fo/j2cVlHV
"26.07.2016 15:07:52" s.swissin.fo Switzerland condemns continuing Syria violence Switzerland has issued a fresh condemnation of the continuing violence in Syria following the bombing of residential areas in Aleppo ... The Swiss foreign affairs ministry directly supports two NGOs that were caught in the crossfire in Syria at the weekend.
"26.07.2016 12:18:52" Solar Impulse adventurer Bertrand Piccard: 'We did it!' The Swiss solar-powered plane made it round the world. Look at the joy on his face! ✈️
"26.07.2016 09:25:05" s.swissin.fo Swiss aid money used for GMO research in India Despite a current ban on genetically modified crops in agriculture in Switzerland, taxpayer money is being used to develop transgenic ... Is it ethical for Switzerland to export genetically modified crop technology to India, when it's banned their use in agriculture at home?
"26.07.2016 08:24:52" s.swissin.fo Swiss solar plane ends round-the-world tour Solar Impulse 2 completes its record-breaking, round-the-world tour. Here are the facts on this high-flying project. They gained a lot of important friends along the way, and in the early hours of this morning, Solar Impulse landed safe and sound after flying around the world.
"26.07.2016 08:14:10" s.swissin.fo US-Swiss ties: business as usual post Obama? Clinton or Trump: as far as Swiss interests go, it might not matter. Bilateral relations between the two countries have been ... What will happened to the US-Swiss ties after the new US president gets elected?
"25.07.2016 21:49:49" s.swissin.fo Swiss solar plane ends round-the-world tour - SWI swissinfo.ch Solar Impulse 2 is completing its round-the-world tour. Follow the cockpit action live, and get the low-down on this high-flying project. The Swiss sun-powered airplane Solar Impulse should be landing in Abu Dhabi very soon. When it does, it will complete a historic round-the-world journey that its founders say proves that a clean energy future is possible.
"25.07.2016 18:39:11" s.swissin.fo Video: Stricter medical checks for older drivers As part of a government programme to make Swiss roads safer, pensioners who drive now have to undergo stricter medical checks.
"25.07.2016 17:08:46" s.swissin.fo Terror convicts' release puts Switzerland in a bind The first of three men convicted of plotting a terror attack in Switzerland was just ordered released from prison. What happens next?
"25.07.2016 14:58:41" Working and commuting at the same time Around 270,000 people in Switzerland take the train for more than 45 minutes each way, every day. And many of them use this time to get work done. Do you work in your daily commute?
"25.07.2016 13:32:50" Join us live for a look at the stories we'll be covering in this week's Swiss news: from terror sentencing to Michelin-star food! more details on the stories here http://h.swissin.fo/iv7a302zRnV
"25.07.2016 10:14:40" s.swissin.fo IOC 'runs away' from courageous decision Swiss papers state that sport was sacrificed at the altar of geopolitics after the Lausanne-based International Olympic Committee ... "The IOC leadership instead looked for a cowardly solution that would delegate the responsibility": just one quote from the Swiss newspapers this morning after yesterday's decision on Russian athletes at Rio 2016.
"25.07.2016 09:55:51" s.swissin.fo Le Corbusier's works listed among UNESCO World Heritage sites The importance of Le Corbusier's works has finally been recognised by UNESCO. Why did it take Switzerland so long to appreciate the ... These artists say that it's usual for Switzerland to wait for an artist to become famous abroad before it pays homage, they're talking about Le Corbusier.
"24.07.2016 16:38:15" s.swissin.fo No blanket ban for Russia at Olympics The Lausanne-based International Olympic Committee (IOC) will not introduce a blanket ban on Russian competitors at the next Olympic ... The Swiss Olympic Association has responded angrily to the IOC's decision today not to ban Russia entirely from the Olympic Games in Rio, after a report accused Russia of state-sponsored doping.
"24.07.2016 15:30:57" s.swissin.fo A 'choiceless choice' Being a socialist in America was so frustrating that Kali Tal left the country for Europe a decade ago. She saw Democratic candidate ... "Clinton is simply the next step in the long shift to the right: she embodies heartless corporate elitism, just as Donald Trump embodies megalomaniacal corporate elitism." Our latest opinion piece.
"24.07.2016 14:27:00" s.swissin.fo Swiss want more guns despite lower crime Switzerland is becoming safer. Police flagged up that crime rates fell by 7% in 2015, reaching a seven-year low. In 2015 there was a surge in people applying for a gun permit in Switzerland, even though crime fell overall.
"24.07.2016 12:11:04" s.swissin.fo Podcast: Learning how to trust your children It's common for kids to go to school or the playground by themselves in Switzerland and some other wealthy, industrialized countries. In Switzerland it's common for young children to walk to school on their own, but for parents who've moved to the country from abroad, letting go can be hard.
"24.07.2016 10:10:23" s.swissin.fo One week, one picture: our pick In this series, swissinfo.ch picture editors choose an image highlighting a news event of the past seven days. This week in Switzerland - a photo highlight.
"24.07.2016 08:57:45" s.swissin.fo Solar Impulse takes off for final leg of world trip The plane, which is powered completely by energy from the sun, left Cairo, Egypt in the early hours of this morning. The Swiss solar powered plane is in the air, and headed for Abu Dhabi - it's final destination.
"23.07.2016 16:52:22" s.swissin.fo Memorial service held for famous Swiss clown A funeral service for the beloved Swiss clown, Dimitri has taken place in southern Switzerland. Family, friends and local people turned out to celebrate the life of the famous Swiss clown, Dimitri, and to say 'goodbye'.
"23.07.2016 15:44:07" A house for Refugees In his latest #SwissStory blogpost Lawrence tracks down his grandmother's house in Basel, where she let refugees stay during World War Two.
"23.07.2016 15:07:11" s.swissin.fo All Swiss bonds are now costing investors One of the most curious developments of the global economic malaise has been the rise of negative yielding bonds – investments that ... Given the terrible returns being offered by bonds In Switzerland, it seems remarkable that the market is booming.
"23.07.2016 14:21:10" s.swissin.fo Becoming a mom after age 50: two viewpoints Around 30 women over 50 gave birth in Switzerland last year. In fact, there were even three newborns whose mothers had already ... Women who become mothers after the age of 50 can face public criticism, but is it fair? Our editors take two opposing points of view.
"23.07.2016 12:01:19" s.swissin.fo Newborn left in Swiss baby-hatch A baby has been left in one of Switzerland's 'baby boxes' at a hospital in Einsiedeln, canton Schwyz. Switzerland has 6 'baby-hatches', where babies can be given up anonymously. One was used on Thursday.
"23.07.2016 11:21:06" s.swissin.fo The Olympic bells - made in Switzerland The Blondeau foundry in La Chaux-de-Fonds, canton Neuchâtel, has been producing bells for the Olympic Games since 1980. The latest examples will ... Take a look inside the Swiss foundry that makes the bells for the Olympic Games.
"23.07.2016 10:15:09" s.swissin.fo Swiss press reflect on 'summer of fear', 'week of terror' The media in Switzerland has reacted gloomily to the latest violent attack to take place in one its neighbouring countries. This is how newspapers in Switzerland are responding to Friday's shootings in Munich.
"23.07.2016 01:19:00" swissinfo.ch Yverdon remembers Nice attack victims A ceremony took place on Friday in the Swiss town of Yverdon to commemorate the deaths of a local mother and daughter who were killed ... A Swiss mother and child were among the victims of the Nice terror attack. They have been remembered in a special ceremony in their hometown of Yverdon.
"22.07.2016 21:00:00" swissinfo.ch The Swiss who fought for change in Nicaragua About 800 Swiss volunteered to rebuild Nicaragua after the 1979 Sandinista political uprising against US occupation, and some died in ... Hundreds of Swiss went to Nicaragua in the 1980s to volunteer. What makes someone decide to do voluntary work? Would you spend your spare time helping a country going through major change?
"22.07.2016 20:01:39" swissinfo.ch Gülen supporters under threat in Switzerland The Turkish Embassy in Switzerland threatened on Friday to take legal action against local supporters of Fethullah Gülen, whom ... Turkey just threatened to take legal action against Swiss supporters of Fethullah Gülen, the man President Recep Tayyip Erdogan alleges is responsible for last week's coup.
"22.07.2016 17:38:08" s.swissin.fo Swiss fintech faces uphill struggle for toehold Despite a large, established financial centre and top marks in global innovation scoreboards, the Swiss lag behind in a creative ... Swiss fintech start-ups attract just a fraction of the venture capital as other locations, the graph in this articles compares it with different countries.
"22.07.2016 16:38:08" s.swissin.fo Scientists offer solution to protect your emails Meet the man who believes he's come up with a foolproof way of keeping your emails safe from the prying eyes of governments and hackers. The ... Meet the man who has found a way to keep your e-mails safe from hackers and governments.
"22.07.2016 15:17:06" s.swissin.fo Money laundering proving tough nut to crack Despite a focused international crackdown lasting several years, the BSI bank scandal shows that the dirty stains of money laundering ... Are Swiss banks doing enough to detect fraud like the 1MDB scandal?
"22.07.2016 12:58:06" s.swissin.fo How many passports do you have? We asked our followers and fans on Facebook and twitter if they have a second, or even third passport, and why. From ease of travel to family ties, there are lots of reasons why people have two or even more passports.
"22.07.2016 09:53:12" swissinfo.ch Swiss unconvinced by 'egomaniac' Donald Trump Swiss papers reacted with criticism, uneasiness and cynicism to Donald Trump's US Republican Party presidential nomination acceptance speech. "A messiah he ain't." Swiss papers weigh up Donald Trump's convention speech.
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"22.07.2016 09:30:00" swissinfo.ch Novartis boss keeps faith in new cancer treatments The head of Swiss pharma giant, Novartis, explains why he thinks the company's cancer drugs strategy will keep it on top. (SRF/swissinfo.ch) ... Cancer drugs are big business. Swiss pharma giant Novartis is now making cancer treatment a priority. Here CEO Joe Jimenez explains why.
"22.07.2016 08:12:00" swissinfo.ch Expat life, a foot in two worlds Meet one British woman who lives in the Bernese Oberland, a second home for many British citizens; they offer her a palpable sense of ... Are you an expat? What is your relationship to your homeland? One Brit tells us what it was like to move to Switzerland but still keep a strong connection to England.
"22.07.2016 06:12:06" s.swissin.fo The sleep of the grateful dead Is being asleep a passive state? Can you mourn for a dead person you don't know? Two Indian artists give the Swiss a taste of blurred ... Sleep and death are both inevitable and important parts of life. Two Indian artists show the Swiss why they shouldn't be taken for granted.
"21.07.2016 20:16:06" s.swissin.fo Are Swiss banks doing enough for due diligence? The practice of verifying clients, aided by sophisticated software, is growing at Swiss banks. Just how are wealth managers supposed to tell the good guys from the corrupt? With difficulty it seems.
"21.07.2016 19:47:05" How to stop prisoners becoming radicalised What's the solution when putting criminals in prison can lead to radicalisation?
"21.07.2016 17:52:11" s.swissin.fo Controversy around release of black swan in Swiss lake The release of a black swan in Lake Geneva by a government official has created a controversy as it is an exotic species. Bird groups ... A rare black swan was recently released into Lake Geneva even though it's considered an exotic species. Today, it was found dead near Montreux, possibly having been injured by other animals such as foxes or dogs.
"21.07.2016 14:51:24" s.swissin.fo Cartoon of the week Each week cartoonist Marina Lutz takes a look at a big issue in the news in Switzerland. She has worked with different Swiss media as a ... In this week's cartoon we say goodbye to Dimitri, the famous Swiss clown who passed away this week.
"21.07.2016 13:37:28" s.swissin.fo UBS & Falcon banks censured in 1MDB probe The Singaporean authorities have uncovered serious lapses in anti-money laundering controls at UBS and Falcon banks, in relation to ... Swiss banks UBS and Falcon have been named by the Singapore authorities in the anti-money laundering 1MDB corruption investigation.