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"10.12.2016 16:56:24" Civilian service increasingly popular over military More and more young men are choosing to do civil service instead of the military because they find their refresher courses as soldiers a waste of time.
"10.12.2016 11:01:03" swissinfo.ch Snapshots from the 'grand theatre of life' A glimpse into the life and work of Swiss photographer Werner Gadliger
"09.12.2016 16:42:27" swissinfo.ch Lake Geneva cities enjoy 'least good' quality of life Crowded accommodation, burglaries, night-time noise, road injuries – Swiss cities aren't perfect. Large Swiss cities along Lake Geneva got the poorest marks in a report on quality of life in the country.
"09.12.2016 16:19:56" swissinfo.ch Gotthard: a 'connection between two cultures' When the Gotthard base tunnel opens for business on Sunday, trains will be quicker but passengers will miss out on sights along the historic route. The long-awaited moment is almost here: the new Gotthard rail tunnel opens to passenger traffic on Sunday. But travellers will now miss out on some key historic sites while riding through the mountain at top speed. Here's an overview.
"08.12.2016 17:21:32" What happens when shoppers go elsewhere? How can Swiss stores compete with cross-border shops that have lower prices? Here's one region's solution.
"08.12.2016 16:53:04" swissinfo.ch Geneva sex workers may have to go back to school New sex workers in Geneva may be obliged to follow courses on prostitution law, health prevention and how to deal with clients, under a draft bill. There's a proposal in Geneva to make sex workers go on courses about prostitution law, health prevention and how to deal with clients.
"08.12.2016 14:15:29" swissinfo.ch Do strict citizenship laws help or hurt integration? A law pushing for better-integrated new citizens has put on hold one couple's dream of becoming Swiss anytime soon. Does it go too far? One couple waited 12 years to become Swiss, only to discover they have to pay back $56,000 in social aid money first. Here's why.
"08.12.2016 12:23:06" swissinfo.ch Light aircraft crashes at Basel-Mulhouse Airport Police have closed Basel-Mulhouse Airport after a small plane crashed on the runway while it was trying to land in thick fog. The small plane crashed and caught fire.
"07.12.2016 19:34:51" swissinfo.ch Stratospheric plane unveiled in Switzerland Swiss adventurer Raphaël Domjan has unveiled a two-seater solar aircraft with which he hopes to become the first pilot to fly in the stratosophere. Test flights start in February.
"07.12.2016 17:26:01" swissinfo.ch The women shaping tech in Switzerland A movement has started in Zurich to bring together women who work in the tech field that could break male dominance in the sector. These women don't take no for an answer. From coding bootcamps to starting up their own firms, they want to shape tech their own way.
"07.12.2016 15:21:21" When cocoa farmers meet chocolate makers What happens when a group of cocoa farmers from Peru launch their own chocolate label but have never made chocolate before? They fly to Switzerland.
"07.12.2016 13:04:49" swissinfo.ch Leuthard elected Swiss president for 2017 Doris Leuthard has been elected to the Swiss presidency for 2017, a position that rotates among the seven cabinet members. Once, twice (but not yet three times) a president.
Doris Leuthard is taking on the job again.
"06.12.2016 18:22:00" swissinfo.ch Swiss wary of Trump protectionism Swiss access to global markets will be a priority when President Schneider-Ammann has his first talk with US President-elect Trump. Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann is set to talk to US President-elect Donald Trump. How do you think that conversation will pan out?
"06.12.2016 17:56:01" swissinfo.ch Keeping up the St Nicholas tradition With Christmas becoming increasingly commercialised, the custom of St Nicholas is still celebrated on December 6 in Switzerland. On December 6th in Switzerland 'Samichlaus' visits children to see if they've been naughty or nice, and leaves fruit, nuts and chocolate (and sometimes some words of advice).Here's more about the tradition in an article from our archive.
"06.12.2016 16:09:00" swissinfo.ch Nina Caprez: 'I knew I had to leave' Nina Caprez is one of the world's best free climbers. To live her life the way she wanted, Nina left Switzerland eight years ago. Nina Caprez is a famous a free climber who moved to France to pursue her sport with the vigour she knew she had to.
"06.12.2016 14:31:00" swissinfo.ch Here comes Swiss St Nick - SWI swissinfo.ch Here's what it takes to be "Samichlaus" - Switzerland's St Nick - and his sidekick "Schmutzli" during the weeks leading up to St Nicholas Day. ... What does it take to become "Samichlaus", or Swiss St Nick? Today's the day when he delivers treats to children around the country. Follow along on one of those visits.
"06.12.2016 13:22:01" swissinfo.ch PISA survey: Swiss are best mathematicians in Europe Swiss teenagers are the best in Europe at mathematics, according to an international survey. They are also strong at science and reading. They're a brainy bunch, Swiss teenagers, especially when it comes to maths.
"06.12.2016 12:45:00" Managing without pesticides Do you prefer to buy organically-grown food?
"06.12.2016 09:12:11" media.giphy.com gph.is An article in a Swiss newspaper remarked on an observation that people in Switzerland tend to stare at others in public. Is that something you've noticed? Or is it just a stereotype? You can read the article here (De): https://swissin.fo/2gy4hrA
"05.12.2016 19:32:37" swissinfo.ch Why one Swiss farmer stopped using chemicals While the total number of Swiss farms continues to decline, more and more are turning their back on conventional methods. Going organic is a huge expense and commitment for a farmer. Here's why one man in Switzerland decided to take the plunge.
"05.12.2016 17:10:00" Asian approach to life and skiing Switzerland has tried out lots of different ideas to attract Chinese tourists year round, including hiring Chinese ski instructors. But this summer season, hotel bookings by Chinese guests dropped. Read more here: https://swissin.fo/2gTsCZs
"05.12.2016 11:47:00" swissinfo.ch Swiss wants India to sign treaty against landmine use Switzerland's ambassador to the UN, Sabrina Dallafior Matter, wants India to ratify the Ottawa convention. Both India and Pakistan are among a handful of countries producing landmines. Can they both jointly renounce the “dirty weapon” that kills innocent civilians along the border?
"05.12.2016 10:34:00" swissinfo.ch Miss Switzerland uses fame to 'market' good causes Two Miss Switzerlands are using their celebrity status to raise the profile of worthy projects. When the winner of a beauty contest visits children growing up in poverty in other countries to raise awareness (and hopefully funds), do both sides benefit?
"05.12.2016 09:43:56" swissinfo.ch Take a look: Picture of the week In this series, swissinfo.ch picture editors choose an image highlighting a news event of the past seven days. Every week our picture editors choose an image from Switzerland. We hope this one will brighten up your day! ❄️
"03.12.2016 12:35:31" Can casinos turn their losses around? While one mountain community is struggling to keep their casino, another cut theirs loose a long time ago and hasn't looked back. Here's why it matters.
"03.12.2016 11:35:58" swissinfo.ch Delivery to your – German neighbour's – front door A couple living just over the border in Germany have set up a business taking in packages for Swiss online shoppers who want to save some money. This is how it works.
"02.12.2016 16:10:24" swissinfo.ch Switzerland's ultra-rich have got wealthier Despite 2016 being a troubled year financially, Switzerland's super-rich have beaten the odds and become even wealthier. Meet the richest of the rich, in Switzerland.
"02.12.2016 14:33:25" swissinfo.ch Where are the women in Swiss tech? We spent an evening with We Shape Tech at Google Zurich. Tech is still a male-dominated industry, but in Zurich these women are trying to club together to make the most of their connections and network to get ahead.
"02.12.2016 12:59:17" Timeline Photos "Yes to foreign trade ties, but no to foreigners." Our cartoonist's view of Switzerland this week. http://s.swissin.fo/nYoSmSZ
"02.12.2016 12:11:46" swissinfo.ch Afghan refugees find their feet in Bern People seeking refuge have to get on with their lives, despite not knowing if they'll be able to stay. We found out how one family is putting down roots. The Sajadis have got to know the city of Bern quite well, but they are all homesick for their country - where war has reigned for more than 35 years.
"02.12.2016 11:50:19" swissinfo.ch Large haul of fake erectile stimulants seized Border guards have seized large quantities of counterfeit medicaments, designed to enhance sexual potency. Most fake drugs coming into Switzerland are from Asia, particularly India.
"02.12.2016 06:33:29" swissinfo.ch in italiano Gli italiani sanno su cosa votano il 4 dicembre? Quali sono gli scenari del dopo referendum costituzionale trasformato in plebiscito pro o contro Renzi e il suo governo? Il punto con Diego Garzia, docente di scienze politiche all'università di Lucerna.
"01.12.2016 18:37:06" swissinfo.ch in italiano Sul risultato del referendum italiano del 4 dicembre aleggia lo spettro di un ricorso riguardo al voto degli italiani all'estero, nel caso in cui risultasse determinante.
"01.12.2016 17:45:18" swissinfo.ch English words in German: a linguistic cliffhanger You're never far from an English word in Switzerland. A linguist explains why – and whether there will be a backlash. English words are constantly being adopted by other languages. What are the best (or worst) examples you've heard?
"01.12.2016 16:29:27" Using music to teach German Students in the French-speaking part of Switzerland don't always like learning German - the language spoken by two-thirds of the country - but one group is hoping they can change that through music.
"01.12.2016 15:40:42" swissinfo.ch Fresh claims of drugs tested on psychiatric patients A historian has claimed that around 1,000 patients at a Zurich psychiatric clinic were used to test medication from the 1950s to 1970s. It seems another Swiss psychiatric clinic tested drugs on its patients in the 1950s.
"30.11.2016 18:37:35" Canton Geneva's treasure box In Geneva, an intricate three-key lock still protects rare treasures from being stolen. Take a look inside this unique safe!
"30.11.2016 18:15:28" swissinfo.ch Watch: Why the elite come to Switzerland for healthcare Swiss luxury clinics are doing a roaring trade, thanks to rich patients from abroad seeking medical help, detox or cosmetic surgery. Wealthy patients from abroad are flocking to specialist Swiss clinics.
"30.11.2016 13:40:18" swissinfo.ch 'Death opens the eyes of the living' What does the fight for truth and justice mean in terrible contexts where impunity persists? How do you get to the bottom of terrible crimes in places where those responsible can't be punished through the justice system? A Swiss research project is trying to figure that out.
"30.11.2016 11:36:59" swissinfo.ch Swiss immigration quotas: where do we stand? February 2017 is looming large as a deadline for Switzerland to implement immigration quotas approved by voters back in 2014. Nearly three years ago, Swiss voters decided they wanted quotas on immigrants from the EU. The clock is ticking towards a February 2017 deadline to implement their decision. Here's where things stand.
"29.11.2016 18:39:08" Historic radio transmitter gets new lease on life An iconic broadcast tower that has stood high above Lucerne since the early days of Swiss radio is getting a new job.
"29.11.2016 15:23:57" swissinfo.ch Harnessing the humble plant cuticle A common plant structure is the driving force behind a new EU research project, thanks to its potential for inspiring novel materials. Plants have many unique traits that could make them useful in developing new materials and technologies. A team in Switzerland is taking a closer look at the possibilities.
"29.11.2016 14:51:31" swissinfo.ch Fribourg very satisfied with new e-voting system Good news from Fribourg for Swiss abroad who want to cast their vote electronically. Switzerland's canton Fribourg just tested a new e-voting system, and the results could be good news for Swiss living abroad who want to vote online.
"28.11.2016 16:23:43" A nation's thirst for organic apple juice People in Switzerland have a thirst for organic apple juice that can't be quenched because there aren't enough organic apples.
"28.11.2016 15:16:15" swissinfo.ch Market value: why the Swiss rise early swissinfo.ch got up in the middle of the night to experience and photograph one of Switzerland's most unusual traditions - the Onion Market. Today is Bern's onion market, where mulled wine, onion cakes and onion decorations lure crowds to the old town in the early morning. We joined them for this tour, in pictures, of the annual tradition.
"28.11.2016 12:23:45" swissinfo.ch Media: 'The days of nuclear energy are numbered' A half-hearted no, a clear no or a snub? Swiss papers can't decide what to make of voters' rejection of phasing out nuclear energy. Even though Swiss voters just rejected a proposal to fast-track the end of nuclear power, reactions the day after the decision are focused around the strong support for a nuclear exit.
"27.11.2016 18:57:42" swissinfo.ch Switzerland's special relations with Castro Switzerland and Cuba have had special ties for more than 50 years and many Swiss intellectuals felt inspired by Castro. Fidel Castro, who died earlier this weekend at the age of 90, had an interesting relationship to Switzerland. Here's a look back at decades of Swiss-Cuban relations.
"27.11.2016 15:12:25" swissinfo.ch Looking for wildness in Switzerland Despite Switzerland's abundance of water, few of its rivers are truly pristine. Listen to the story of Switzerland's rivers, which are facing more challenges than you might think.
"27.11.2016 13:55:31" swissinfo.ch In the cantons: voters weigh gay marriage, national park and Sunday shopping On Sunday, Zurich voters overwhelmingly rejected a move to define marriage in the constitution as between a man and a woman only. The ... Today, Zurich voters overwhelmingly rejected defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Meanwhile, those in Graubünden said no to a new national park and Geneva gets more Sunday shopping options.
"27.11.2016 12:24:03" swissinfo.ch Switzerland will keep nuclear power Should there be a 45-year maximum lifespan for Switzerland's five nuclear power plants? Voters said no to that proposition on November 27. Switzerland's five nuclear power plants will remain in operation; 54% of voters and most cantons have rejected an initiative to take them all offline by 2029.
"27.11.2016 11:30:27" swissinfo.ch Vote results: Nuclear power initiative Voters decide on November 27 on a Green Party initiative to ban construction of nuclear power plants and limit the use of existing ... Will Switzerland vote today to get rid of nuclear power? All the results here, as they come in.
"26.11.2016 16:51:58" swissinfo.ch Power on or off for Swiss nuclear plants? The Swiss are at the polls again this Sunday, and they're voting on the future of nuclear energy.
"26.11.2016 12:32:20" Swiss Story, Episode 8: Goodbye India Nina and Laura have been in Bangalore for 6 months, working as interns at swissnex India. Now their time has come ot an end.
"26.11.2016 10:53:41" swissinfo.ch Mountains, as they're rarely seen Taking a look at Switzerland's mountains in a new light...
"25.11.2016 16:35:58" An end for nuclear power? Find out how the Swiss will vote, this Sunday. http://s.swissin.fo/NtW8Gkl
"25.11.2016 15:32:32" swissinfo.ch Child asylum seekers subjected to controversial age tests The number of unaccompanied migrant children arriving in Switzerland has increased tenfold in the past decade. How are their ages checked? Like so many refugees, Ahmad came to Switzerland without any identity documents. So the Swiss authorities needed to determine his age.
"25.11.2016 14:51:13" swissinfo.ch Delayed zero gravity flight gives refunds The operators of a zero gravity flight experience have been forced to hand back around CHF160,000 ($157,000) to clients. People who booked a zero gravity flight experience are going to have to wait to see what it feels like to be in space.
"25.11.2016 14:05:42" swissinfo.ch Cartoon of the week Each week cartoonist Marina Lutz takes a look at a big issue in the news in Switzerland. If Heidi had been written in modern Switzerland, would the characters be more diverse?
"25.11.2016 11:12:32" swissinfo.ch No end in sight for negative Swiss interest rates The Swiss National Bank (SNB) plans to keep interest rates in negative territory for the foreseeable future, SNB chairman Thomas Jordan says. Negative interest rates were introduced to deter foreign investors from piling their cash into Swiss francs, thus keeping the franc from appreciating too far.
"24.11.2016 16:50:51" swissinfo.ch Can we store data safely for 2,000 years? From 'fossilised' data to a salamander robot, here are some of the ways that Swiss scientists have drawn on Mother Nature's expertise. This is how nature-inspired innovation, or biomimicry, can lead to technologies that are sustainable as well as useful.
"24.11.2016 15:43:53" The plane crash that led to better rescues This is the story of an American military plane that crashed on a Swiss glacier 70 years ago, sowing the seeds for the beginning of Switzerland's air rescue service.
"24.11.2016 13:33:00" youtube.com Queen rocks Montreux A permanent exhibition has been opened in Montreux, honouring the works of the legendary rock band Queen. Freddie Mercury died 25 years ago today. In Montreux, Switzerland, fans can still celebrate his life and music at the Queen Studio Experience.
"24.11.2016 07:03:19" swissinfo.ch Why people are for – and against – a new national park An initiative to create Switzerland's second national park could fail to win support at the very level it began, the grassroots. The great outdoors is a wonderful thing, but plans to set up Switzerland's second national park could fail to get off the starting block.
"23.11.2016 17:59:08" swissinfo.ch A Swiss girl born today can expect to live into the 22nd century The government has released its annual demographic treasure trove, including births, deaths, marriages and divorces and much more. Women in Switzerland now typically have their first child later than they used to, at just over 30 years of age. What else has changed in Swiss demographics?.
"23.11.2016 17:25:11" How will robots impact the Swiss job market? The Swiss aren't alone in wondering how robots will affect jobs. Although some economists think robots will first lead to a loss of jobs, in the long term they see the future as bright (SRF/swissinfo.ch).
"23.11.2016 16:09:53" swissinfo.ch Why there are 250,000 different prices for one health insurance Premiums have more than doubled since compulsory basic health insurance was introduced in Switzerland in 1996. This is the time of year when those in Switzerland who want to change their health insurance are scrambling to get the paperwork in before the end of the month. A look at the system, which has seen rates double in the last 20 years.
"23.11.2016 11:38:44" 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 from 2017 onwards. Compulsory dog courses for owners will stop next year. Of course, this being Switzerland, the cantons could still have their own rules...
"23.11.2016 10:07:51" swissinfo.ch Half a million struck by poverty in Switzerland Although Switzerland has a reputation for being exceptionally wealthy, more than half a million people in the country are affected by poverty. A national poverty conference is looking for answers on how to prevent more people slipping into a bad situation with their finances.
"22.11.2016 21:34:32" swissinfo.ch A climate rulebook for uncertain times What lies ahead following the UN climate talks in Marrakech? “The developing countries are really revving up the issue. The pressure will be back on developed countries like Switzerland that will have to make sure they provide the support that they promise.”
"22.11.2016 18:22:39" Record-breaking solar plane back in Switzerland Solar Impulse flew around the world powered by the sun, and now the plane has come home.
"22.11.2016 17:49:00" swissinfo.ch The Swiss vote on nuclear-free energy An initiative calling for a 45-year maximum lifespan for Switzerland's five nuclear power plants goes to a nationwide vote on November 27. On November 27th the Swiss will head to the polls, this time to decide if there should be a ban on building new nuclear power plants.
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"22.11.2016 13:42:52" swissinfo.ch India and Switzerland sign bank information sharing deal The two countries have signed a joint declaration that will ensure that financial information on accounts held by Indians in ... Is this the end of Switzerland as a tax haven for Indians? India and Switzerland have signed an automatic information sharing deal.
"22.11.2016 13:20:39" swissinfo.ch Switzerland is 'open' to Britain rejoining EFTA Switzerland would welcome Britain, its sixth biggest trading partner, back into the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). It looks like Switzerland's got Britain's back...
"21.11.2016 13:57:31" swissinfo.ch A climate rulebook for uncertain times What lies ahead following the UN climate talks in Marrakech? Morocco was the next stop for action on the recently agreed upon Paris climate accord. Here's what happens next.
"20.11.2016 12:14:10" swissinfo.ch Listen: The horses and their boy Join us for a carriage ride and the story of a unique apprenticeship at the Swiss Feldschlösschen brewery in our podcast.
"20.11.2016 10:40:12" Timeline Photos Bird flu has been found in a number of wild birds in Switzerland, so the flamingos at a zoo in Bern are being kept inside. http://s.swissin.fo/VnmB6iU
"19.11.2016 23:29:45" swissinfo.ch Swiss jets escort Russian plane The Russian Embassy wants to know why the Swiss Air Force sent three fighter jets to escort a Russian government aircraft. The Russian Embassy to Switzerland said it was bewildered by the military escort on Friday.
"19.11.2016 11:09:40" swissinfo.ch The Switzers - the 193 nationalities of Switzerland The immigrant experience in Switzerland told through portraits. "Whenever i'm packing to fly to Sweden, I say 'I'm going home'. Five weeks later, when I'm packing for Switzerland, I say 'i'm going home' again.
"18.11.2016 16:21:14" swissinfo.ch The MPs fighting to keep climate on political agendas Inside the Swiss-backed coalition of parliaments discussing how to translate climate policy into concrete law in their home countries. The Climate Parliament is a Swiss-backed coalition of MPs from around the world with an interest in renewable energies and climate.
"18.11.2016 14:58:31" swissinfo.ch Grassroots projects bring locals and immigrants together What's the best way for people to find a place in Swiss society? Help them to help themselves. Have you ever played Jass? Getting people round a table, and playing the card game is one way newcomers to Switzerland are being helped to become part of a community.
"18.11.2016 14:15:44" swissinfo.ch Cartoon of the week - SWI swissinfo.ch Each week cartoonist Marina Lutz takes a look at a big issue in the news in Switzerland. The new speedy rail journey through the Swiss Alps in the Gotthard tunnel is the topic behind this week's cartoon.
"18.11.2016 12:27:09" swissinfo.ch Democratic Dispatches Ongoing coverage of the 2016 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy, an international conference about the role of citizen power in today's world. Revolution in Tunisia, Podemos in Spain and a surprise US election result - what's behind these and other social movements and what role does the media play? That's the topic at hand on day two of democracy's global forum, now happening in Spanish Basque
"18.11.2016 10:26:53" swissinfo.ch Coffee in Zurich is the most expensive in the world Coffee lovers in Zurich will be frothing as much as their cappuccinos to discover that they pay more for their caffeine boost. The average coffee in Zurich is the priciest on the planet! What's the most you've ever paid for a coffee?
"18.11.2016 09:29:10" SRF Kultur Everyday should be #philosophyday! Everyday can be philosophyday. Try these thought experiments. #filosofix now available in English: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EHnUsV1J2M&list=PL1NXgjXDUNJk_51d5AJzCj0Rl7avL5E9W Would you jump into a pond to save a drowning child? Would you donate money to save a child's life? What's the difference? Check out these though-provoking videos in English by our friends over at SRF Kultur.
"17.11.2016 18:19:47" Controversial modernism in the Alps A look back at how two brothers introduced American-styled architecture to a remote Swiss village in the 1950s. (SRF, swissinfo.ch)
"17.11.2016 17:57:43" swissinfo.ch Christian group wants to 'protect' marriage Voters in and around Zurich will soon decide on whether to define marriage in the constitution as between a man and a woman only. An ultra-conservative Christian party in Zurich wants to define marriage as being a "lasting and legally regulated cohabitation between a man and a woman”.
"17.11.2016 17:22:32" play.swissinfo.ch Video: Vaud farmers are experimenting with quinoa In 20 years close to 30% of Switzerland's traditional crops have disappeared. Quinoa has made it to Swiss farms! It's one way the farming sector is changing to survive.
"17.11.2016 16:48:01" swissinfo.ch Head to head: Apple Pay vs Twint This year's launch of Apple Pay in Switzerland is expected to set up a showdown with local rival Twint. Apple Pay or Twint? Here's how the two major mobile payment systems are competing in Switzerland. Have you used either or even a different system where you live?
"17.11.2016 14:33:59" swissinfo.ch US ambassador to leave on presidential inauguration day The US ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein Suzan G. LeVine, has announced that she will be leaving Switzerland. The American ambassador to Switzerland will leave her position on the day Donald Trump is inaugurated as President.
"17.11.2016 11:00:00" swissinfo.ch Democratic Dispatches Ongoing coverage of the 2016 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy, an international conference about the role of citizen power in today's world. What's the path forward for democracy? The Global Forum on modern Direct Democracy is tackling that question this week with participants from around the world. Follow along here.
"16.11.2016 18:14:17" swissinfo.ch The end of a Swiss nuclear power plant Ahead of a vote calling for 45 year limits to nuclear power plants, we look at what dismantling a nuclear power plant involves. In two years time, a nuclear power plant in canton Bern will be completely taken offline. Here's what that involves.
"16.11.2016 17:43:10" swissinfo.ch Have Switzerland's nuclear reactors become too old and dangerous? Swiss voters may have little reason to fear a major nuclear accident triggered by age-related issues. We check the facts behind the claims.
"16.11.2016 17:19:43" swissinfo.ch How Berber women are fighting desertification The sale of oil from a drought-resistant tree has become a lifeline for a group of Berber women in Morocco. A women's cooperative in Morocco is playing an important role in the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of the community.
"16.11.2016 16:33:04" A Swiss surrealist Swiss surrealist Meret Oppenheim died in November 1985, leaving behind a wealth of work. Back in 2010, her niece Lisa Wenger looked at Meret Oppenheim's legacy in this item from our archive. You'll need your sound on!
"16.11.2016 16:09:29" swissinfo.ch When charitable giving raises suspicion A 'questionable' 2011 donation to a Clinton Foundation project has raised questions of how humanitarian organisations choose their aid targets. When do donations from a neutral country become ethically questionable? We look at where Switzerland's development aid goes.
"16.11.2016 12:35:07" How we used to consume 'reel' news Before TV, news reels were shown at Swiss cinemas every week. The “Schweizer Filmwochenschau” was commissioned by the government in 1940 to counteract Nazi propaganda.
"16.11.2016 12:20:04" swissinfo.ch in italiano Alto almeno un metro e settanta, cattolico, svizzero, diplomato. Sono alcuni dei requisiti che deve possedere un'aspirante guardia pontificia. 15 di loro sono in formazione attualmente in Ticino.
"16.11.2016 12:11:40" Longest rail tunnel clears major safety hurdle The world's longest rail tunnel has passed a major safety hurdle, and run a full day of passenger and freight trains to the normal timetable. Full speed ahead!
"16.11.2016 11:44:13" swissinfo.ch Swiss behind many European countries on English skills The Dutch are the best non-native English speakers, according to a survey. The Swiss speak so many languages well, including English, but a new survey says they're not in the top 10 worldwide.
"16.11.2016 11:23:12" swissinfo.ch Multinationals fear for Switzerland as a business location Foreign multinationals that have chosen to settle in Switzerland for its business-friendly qualities are beginning to worry. Multinational companies based in Switzerland are worried about what the future holds for the location.
"16.11.2016 11:02:41" swissinfo.ch in italiano La notizia di una donazione di mezzo milione di franchi alla Fondazione Clinton, effettuata dalla Svizzera nel 2011, ha suscitato non poche critiche negli scorsi giorni. Ma dove vanno a finire i soldi della Svizzera per l'aiuto pubblico allo sviluppo?
"15.11.2016 12:45:16" swissinfo.ch Indian student takes on luxury Swiss watch industry Would you hire a complete amateur living halfway around the world to design a Swiss watch, costing tens of thousands of dollars? The watch designed by a young man in India, but made in Switzerland.
"15.11.2016 10:43:41" swissinfo.ch In pictures: The Hungarians who sought a new home in Switzerland The people of Hungary launched an uprising against their Communist rulers. In the aftermath, thousands fled to Switzerland. Sixty years ago Hungarian refugees were welcomed to Switzerland with open arms.
"15.11.2016 09:49:32" swissinfo.ch Helpline set up for homophobic attacks Gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people are being urged to report violent homophobic or transphobic attacks. It's a first in Switzerland, and it's anonymous.
"14.11.2016 18:01:20" play.swissinfo.ch Video: Swiss Post wants to make Sunday deliveries Swiss Post wants to increase deliveries to include Sundays in future. Due to legal hurdles, it is using taxi drivers to do the job. (SRF/swissinfo.ch) Imagine if your post or mail showed up at your home on a Sunday...and it came in a taxi?
"14.11.2016 17:35:16" swissinfo.ch Cities attempt a democratic new start At the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy 2016, some 200 experts are gathering to help push forward the development towards more local democracy. What is direct democracy's role in society? We're headed to the Global Forum on the topic this week, but first, here's why it matters.
"14.11.2016 15:38:49" swissinfo.ch Pharma companies graded in drugs-access ranking A ranking of how pharmaceutical companies are improving access to medicines for all patients has shown which have progressed already. There are a number of Swiss-based pharma companies, but whether the firms are in Switzerland or not, many have more work to do when it comes to making medicines more accessible.
"14.11.2016 13:01:36" swissinfo.ch The Gotthard Base Tunnel in numbers (SRF, swissinfo.ch) Today is the first official full test day for trains going through the new Gotthard tunnel on the normal timetable, but because the new route is faster than going over the mountain pass, passengers will have to wait on the train for 20 minutes.
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"13.11.2016 19:40:14" swissinfo.ch Animals in the circus of democracy Animals are almost always popping up in politics. This is because politics is almost always a question of grabbing people's attention. From bears to cows and even camels, here's a look, in photos, of how animals have been used in campaigns for votes in Switzerland.
"13.11.2016 19:19:14" swissinfo.ch Musical encounters of the cinematic kind Films have provided some of the most popular and recognisable melodies in popular culture, from The Piano to Amélie. Listen to the story of a successful pianist living in Switzerland who has recorded a hit album of classic film music.
"13.11.2016 10:28:53" Episode 7: The Swiss army knife Did you know that soldiers and officers in the Swiss army each get a different kind of knife? Our video blogger Diccon Bewes looks at what they're truly used for. More episodes here: http://s.swissin.fo/yyTA2Eq
"12.11.2016 16:55:19" swissinfo.ch 'Trumpism' – an import from Europe? Many Europeans see Donald Trump, the next president of the United States, as an example of the stereotypical American rude loudmouth. Trump isn't a purely American construct, argues our contributor.
"12.11.2016 09:51:54" swissinfo.ch Montreux Jazz Festival opens concert 'time capsule' “Daah, daah, daaaaaah… daah, daah, da, daaaaaah...' The iconic riff of Deep Purple's 'Smoke on the Water' can now be experienced 'live' on a Swiss ... Now, music fans can take a trip back in time by visiting a visual sound archive that plays decades of recordings from the Montreux Jazz Festival.
"11.11.2016 16:49:43" swissinfo.ch Could Trump cut purse strings for International Geneva? The international city of Geneva, home to the United Nations and other organisations, is nervous after Donald Trump's upset presidential election win. What will happen to the Geneva's international organisations under a Trump presidency?
"11.11.2016 15:43:48" swissinfo.ch 'So Long, Leonard': Cohen's Montreux concerts The Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who has died at the age of 82, performed five times at the Montreux Jazz festival. A retrospective. A look back at Leonard Cohen's concerts at the Montreux Jazz Festival, after his passing at the age of 82.
"10.11.2016 19:02:25" swissinfo.ch Restored Belle Époque steamer returns to Lake Geneva The “Italie”, a 108-year-old Belle Époque paddle steamer, has been restored and relaunched on Lake Geneva. An old steamer ship on Lake Geneva was returned to its former glory today.
"10.11.2016 17:45:48" swissinfo.ch Watch: When weather extremes cause plants to climb mountains Swiss scientists are carrying out a long-term study into the effects of climate change on Alpine plants. (RTS/swissinfo.ch/jh) The research, ... Swiss researchers are investigating what the effect of climate change is on Alpine plants.
"10.11.2016 17:22:56" swissinfo.ch How To: Become a Swiss citizen Swiss citizenship laws have undergone dramatic changes in the past 20 years. Here's everything you need to know. We heard some people were looking for this...
"10.11.2016 17:01:15" swissinfo.ch Trumpism as a stress test for democracy Swiss immigration curbs, Brexit, and now Donald Trump. A series of populist anti-globalism shocks is a test for Western democracies. When you look at the world's democracies, Trump is not an isolated case.
"10.11.2016 13:59:28" swissinfo.ch Most British red squirrels have this highly contagious disease... Up until now, the biggest threat to British red squirrels was thought to be competition from their grey cousins. A team at Lausanne's Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) teamed up with Scottish researchers to study red squirrels in Britain. They made a worrying discovery.
"10.11.2016 10:20:14" swissinfo.ch How the Swiss capital reacted to Trump's win Donald Trump's election had strong reverberations on the streets of Bern, with some saying they were reduced to tears. We asked people in the Swiss capital how they felt after Trump was elected.
"10.11.2016 08:25:38" swissinfo.ch The thousand-franc note is here to stay The CHF1,000 bill – the most valuable banknote in the world worth about $1,000 – is an integral part of Swiss culture. India might have decided to get rid of high denomination currency notes but the Swiss are still holding on to the world's most valuable banknote.
"10.11.2016 06:51:58" swissinfo.ch Increase in Swiss weapons sales to Pakistan Switzerland exported around 45 times more weapons and ammunition to Pakistan in the first nine months of this year compared to the same timeframe last year. Tensions between nuclear-armed neighbours Pakistan and India are at a high. Should Switzerland's sale of over $25 million worth of war materiel to Pakistan this year be a cause for concern?
"09.11.2016 17:42:00" swissinfo.ch Trump triumph stretches Swiss business nerves The unexpected election of Donald Trump as next President of the United States has created a sense of unease among the Swiss business ... The US is Switzerland's second largest trading partner. So the business community is understandably uneasy about what future ties now hold.
"09.11.2016 17:37:57" swissinfo.ch A Trump presidency: Swiss interests With Donald Trump headed to the White House, we examine the intersection of US-Swiss priorities. How do Swiss and US interests compare when it comes to trade, climate, jobs, guns and more?
"09.11.2016 16:56:22" How the Swiss capital reacted to Trump's win The election of Donald Trump as US president had strong reverberations on the streets of the Swiss capital Bern, with some saying they were reduced to tears.
"09.11.2016 12:11:38" swissinfo.ch Swiss media say 'only in America' The Swiss press were as surprised as anyone by Trump's victory. How the controversial businessman will act on the foreign stage is their big question. Here's what the Swiss press had to say about Trump's election.
"09.11.2016 06:39:14" We're live from a US Embassy event in Bern. Follow our election coverage here: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/liveblog/america-elects-a-president
"09.11.2016 06:04:31" A view from Bern: Rita Where are you watching or following the US Election? How are you feeling right now? http://s.swissin.fo/LrrqB7V
"09.11.2016 05:52:25" We're in Bern at an election party hosted by the US Embassy.
"08.11.2016 22:28:40" swissinfo.ch Live blog: America elects - the Swiss view What will this historic election mean for you? We bring you perspectives from Swiss abroad and Americans in Switzerland, as well as voices from Swiss-founded towns in the US. How will the result impact political, cultural or economic relations between the How will America's choice of a president affect Switzerland and the people with ties to both countries? Follow along here.
"08.11.2016 21:27:25" How Swiss is the US electoral system? The US electoral system may seem rather unique, but it actually has a lot in common with Switzerland's brand of democracy. Here's how they compare.
"08.11.2016 15:47:47" swissinfo.ch Swiss writer covered FDR re-election from New York Eighty years ago, Americans were choosing between Roosevelt and Landon. Swiss journalist Annemarie Schwarzenbach was in New York on election day. November 3, 1936. Election night in New York. Here's how a Swiss journalist at the time wrote about a different election.
"08.11.2016 15:25:55" swissinfo.ch Benefits of reducing emissions go beyond climate A new report by the Swiss Academy of Sciences highlights the economic and social opportunities that climate change adaptations can bring. A new reports says climate change is felt especially keenly by alpine ecosystems, where warming is double the global average.
"08.11.2016 15:05:01" swissinfo.ch Live blog: America elects - the Swiss view What will this historic election mean for you? We bring you perspectives from Swiss abroad and Americans in Switzerland, with voices from Swiss-founded towns in the US. And, how will the result impact political, cultural or economic relations between the We're following the US elections every step of the way, and bringing you unique coverage from a Swiss-American perspective.
"08.11.2016 15:02:59" swissinfo.ch Peak Brexit? Toblerone redesign angers British fans The introduction of lighter, more affordable versions of the Swiss-made chocolate for the British market has sparked indignation. As if Brits needed another reason to visit Switzerland - now they'll have to come here to find a 'proper' Toblerone.
"08.11.2016 11:22:55" swissinfo.ch Why you should follow our US election night coverage If you are reading this, chances are you have a strong interest in both Swiss and American affairs. People in the US will start voting soon in what's become a tense and exciting election. We'll be following it every step of the way and seeing how it affects Swiss-American ties and the people connected to both nations. Updates here:
"07.11.2016 18:11:33" swissinfo.ch Watch: How Swiss is the US electoral system? From cantons and states to the number of representatives, here's the lowdown. How do the Swiss and US electoral systems compare? They actually have a lot in common!
"07.11.2016 17:25:39" swissinfo.ch The complete history of every No. 1 male tennis player How do the different tennis champions compare? We summed up the complete history of all the number one ranked ATP players in one graphic. Andy Murray has taken the top spot in the ATP World rankings, pushing Roger Federer out of the top 10 for the first time in 14 years.
"07.11.2016 16:55:18" swissinfo.ch Why the elite come to Switzerland for healthcare Swiss luxury clinics are doing a roaring trade, thanks to rich patients from abroad seeking medical help, detox or cosmetic surgery. Luxury health treatments in Switzerland are in vogue among the world's elite. Here's how the industry works.
"07.11.2016 16:33:02" swissinfo.ch Marrakech: devil lies in detail for Swiss Swiss negotiators in Marrakech will strive to reach agreement on “robust and efficient” regulations for the Paris accord. Morocco is the next stop for global climate negotiations, and the Swiss will be at the table. Here's where their priorities lie.
"06.11.2016 17:47:30" swissinfo.ch Increase in Swiss weapons sales to Pakistan Switzerland exported around 45 times more weapons and ammunition to Pakistan in the first nine months of this year compared to the ... Pakistan spent almost 45 times as much on Swiss arms in the first 9 months of this year compared to last.
"06.11.2016 17:13:53" swissinfo.ch In Depth: Trump vs Clinton - the view from Switzerland Join us for unique live coverage from Switzerland about the United States election on November 8, and find out why the results matter to you. If you're interested in Switzerland and the US, the relationship and the connections between the two countries and their people, then our unique election coverage is just for you. From opinion to analysis, here's our coverage so far.
"06.11.2016 16:02:14" swissinfo.ch Podcast: Fighting invisible pollutants We depend on sewage treatment plants to clean up our dirty wastewater, but these systems can't handle many modern chemicals. Meet the couple spending their free time picking up the rubbish that washes up on Switzerland's riverbanks and lake shores.
"06.11.2016 11:14:53" swissinfo.ch End of the line for printed transport timetable The Swiss Federal Railways has announced the detailed volume must come to an end. Who has bought one of these before? The three-volume, 3,800-page Swiss Federal Railways Official Timetable – which gives the times for every train, bus, boat and cable car journey across the country.
"06.11.2016 10:53:26" swissinfo.ch Picture of the week - Merkel and Schneider-Ammann In this series, swissinfo.ch picture editors choose an image highlighting a news event of the past seven days. When Merkel met Schneider-Ammann: our latest picture of the week.
"05.11.2016 15:18:45" 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. Where do migrants come from and where do they go to? Find out what the situation is in your country.
"05.11.2016 13:26:13" swissinfo.ch Volunteer refugee aid worker honoured A former IT employee who gave up his job to devote himself to helping refugees in Greece has won this year's Prix Courage prize. He gave up a job in IT to help refugees in Greece. Now he's been awarded a prize.
"05.11.2016 13:02:53" swissinfo.ch Swiss-Mexican alliance for apprenticeships An alliance between Mexico and Switzerland has been set up to help improve training prospects for young people. The US has been trying to work together with Switzerland to learn more about its highly-acclaimed vocational training system. Now Mexico is working with the Swiss to establish apprenticeships there too.
"05.11.2016 11:38:58" If you're interested in Switzerland and the US, our unique US election coverage on November 8 is just for you. Sign up here, and don't miss a thing!
"05.11.2016 11:05:12" swissinfo.ch In pictures: A neutral eye on the US elections "As a Swiss I am an uninvolved observer, I represent nothing, no interests – just small Switzerland." A photographer from Switzerland set out to capture the human emotions of ordinary people as Americans prepare for the US elections. And he found that being Swiss opened doors.
"04.11.2016 15:53:45" swissinfo.ch The Hungarians who sought a new home in Switzerland Sixty years ago, the people of Hungary launched an uprising against their Communist rulers. In the aftermath, thousands fled to Switzerland. Sixty years ago, large groups of Hungarians fled to Switzerland following an uprising in their country. A look back, in photos.
"04.11.2016 14:10:34" swissinfo.ch Reports of death of minority language greatly exaggerated Tough times for Romansh, Switzerland's least-spoken national language, with the Romansh chair at the University of Zurich under threat. Is Switzerland's minority language Romansh really dying out? We looked into the latest developments.
"04.11.2016 10:25:02" swissinfo.ch The risks of a rapid nuclear exit The Green Party initiative before voters on November 27 endangers the security and cleanliness of the energy supply. Should Switzerland get rid of nuclear power? Not a good idea, says our contributor. Here's another view on the matter: http://s.swissin.fo/PKCHZ2J
"02.11.2016 21:17:40" swissinfo.ch What do kids want to be when they grow up? It's 2016, yet gender bias still affects how people manage work-life balance in Switzerland. Have you found yourself pushing your children to do their best in any particular subject at school? Or will you be happy whatever path they choose?
"02.11.2016 20:40:58" play.swissinfo.ch Watch: Artists' friendship in a museum A glimpse of the exhibition at the Picasso Museum in Paris. (SRF/swissinfo.ch) Artists Alberto Giacometti and Picasso first met in Paris. Now a museum in the city is hosting an exhibtion that centres around their friendship.
"02.11.2016 20:17:11" swissinfo.ch Switzerland faces shortage in IT staff Swiss companies will face a shortfall of 25,000 qualified IT specialists by 2024. IT companies in Switzerland will need 75,000 new employees in the next eight years just to keep up with retirements and people leaving the workforce for other reasons.
"02.11.2016 15:09:27" swissinfo.ch Swiss photographer completes 'E-bike diaries' voyage What kind of Latin America road trip would Che Guevara go on if he were alive today? He may have ridden an electric bike. One Swiss adventurer travelled across South America and made the "E-bike Diaries" in the spirit of Che Guevara's Motorcycle Diaries.
"02.11.2016 13:29:55" Allegra! Today we're giving some insights into Switzerland's minority language, Romansh, ahead of a story where we investigated to what extent it's under threat.
"01.11.2016 18:52:12" swissinfo.ch Watch: The cost of quitting nuclear energy Is Switzerland ready to phase out nuclear power? Experts weigh in on the November 27 nationwide vote on the country's nuclear plants. At the end of November the Swiss people will vote on whether to start phasing out nuclear power. Do you think it's a wise move?
"01.11.2016 16:55:13" swissinfo.ch Why big data is good for your health Computers meet flesh and bones in a bid to drive down the cost of drugs and patient waiting times. Computers like IBM's Watson can beat humans at jeopardy and store an incredible amount of data. But researchers in Switzerland have also found that they can help identify the right medical treatment.
"01.11.2016 14:14:03" swissinfo.ch Chemical disaster still burns in Swiss memory Thirty years after a fire caused a major chemical spill near Basel, many open questions remain. It's been 30 years since a massive chemical spill near Basel that still hasn't fully been cleaned up. Could something similar happen again in Switzerland?
"01.11.2016 13:23:24" swissinfo.ch The Swiss yogi who never returned home Hans Hablützel renounced worldly ambitions to embark on a spiritual journey from Switzerland to India, never to return. Would you give up everything in the quest for spiritual enlightenment? A Swiss man did just that to become a yogi in India.
"01.11.2016 10:23:43" 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. As the population ages, can skills competitions for health care workers help address the need for staff in nursing homes and hospitals? Switzerland is banking on it.
"31.10.2016 18:51:30" swissinfo.ch Eastern targets Credit Suisse chief executive Tidjane Thiam is pushing ahead in Asia in the hope of managing the fortunes of the region's rich. Can Credit Suisse build its future on managing wealth for rich Asians? That's the plan.
"31.10.2016 15:23:17" swissinfo.ch National museum highlights life as a refugee Various Swiss offices have joined forces to present an exhibition at Switzerland's national museum in Zurich to showcase the plight of refugees. What's it like to live as a refugee? Switzerland's national museum has tried to re-create the experience for its visitors. A look at the exhibit, in photos.
"31.10.2016 14:35:59" swissinfo.ch The 15 most peculiar buildings in Switzerland All in all, Swiss homes are pretty conventional, but there are a few exceptions. From an underground bunker to a castle, here are some of Switzerland's most unique living spaces.
"31.10.2016 13:24:56" Who let the witches out? Happy Halloween! In Switzerland, you're more likely to see witches on skis than out trick-or-treating...https://swissin.fo/2e5aMQu
"30.10.2016 15:28:57" 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. Switzerland is experiencing a baby boom.
"30.10.2016 13:32:04" swissinfo.ch Swiss non-profit status gives wings to ex-UN news agency The humanitarian news agency IRIN has been around for a long time, but it's re-inventing itself after becoming independent from the United Nations.
"29.10.2016 15:29:43" Episode 11: That's all folks In the final episode of his #Swissstory, our contributor looks back on time spent in Switzerland researching his roots. Catch up on his whole story here: http://s.swissin.fo/DQhVmxB
"29.10.2016 11:12:27" swissinfo.ch The most calorie-packed food festival ever? Take a virtual visit to a festival in the mountaintop town of Gruyères dedicated to its delectable double cream.
"28.10.2016 11:52:56" Switzerland's endangered species on show Certain animal breeds aren't as popular anymore because they don't yield as much milk or meat for farmers. One Swiss organisation is trying to make sure they don't disappear.
"28.10.2016 11:22:50" swissinfo.ch Swiss rail travel more expensive than driving Rail transport has been steadily becoming more expensive than driving in Switzerland, according to an investigation conducted by the ... Costs for riding trains in Switzerland are outpacing those for driving.
"27.10.2016 19:44:56" swissinfo.ch Cross-border workers in Geneva face bumpy ride They keep Geneva's economy afloat but don't live in the city. Yet more barriers are going up to hinder cross-border commuters' access to jobs. Geneva needs its cross-border workers to fill jobs, but new policies are set to make working in Switzerland more difficult for them.
"27.10.2016 18:48:39" swissinfo.ch Swiss cheese threatened by trade deals Chemical products and cheese top the list of Swiss exports endangered by a proposed trade deal between the European Union and the ... Cheese from Switzerland is one of the products that could be affected by a potential trade partnership between the European Union and the United States.
"27.10.2016 14:28:40" swissinfo.ch Dear Swiss living abroad… We've set up an Instagram account for you! Please share your pictures using the hashtag #WeAreSwissAbroad. People love to hear about ... Are you Swiss and live outside Switzerland? Join our Instagram community!
"27.10.2016 13:10:32" swissinfo.ch Weighing up the cost of childcare Switzerland is home to the world's most expensive childcare. To change this, the government is suggesting introducing special tax breaks. Switzerland has the most expensive child care in the world, leaving many working parents struggling to find solutions. Here's one plan that's been proposed to give them some relief.
"26.10.2016 19:55:00" swissinfo.ch Going underground in an nuclear bunker What would it have been like to be live deep below a Swiss city in case of a major catastrophe? We went into the depths of a nuclear bunker, built ... Listen: What would it be like to live underground for weeks, crammed in with tens of thousands of people? Find out in our podcast.
"26.10.2016 17:41:26" swissinfo.ch Archaeologists in Switzerland prepare for post-war Syria What goes through an archaeologist's mind when they see historic sites being blown up or demolished? How can Syria's cultural heritage be preserved amid the death and destruction happening there? Swiss archaeologists are giving it lots of thought.
"26.10.2016 14:42:27" swissinfo.ch Swiss 'outcry' reflects global study - An online campaign revealed that many women in Swiss parliament deal with everyday sexism. A study shows it's an issue around the world. Swiss female parliamentarians recently exposed sexual harassment ranging from lewd comments to outright come-ons in the halls of government through an online campaign. A new study from the Inter-Parliamentary Union shows they're far from alone in the
"26.10.2016 09:59:55" swissinfo.ch Traditional post offices to give way Switzerland's postal service has announced plans for a major overhaul that would cut hundreds of traditional post offices – ... Do you still rely on a local post office in your everyday life? The Swiss Post has just announced a major overhaul that would get rid of almost half of its traditional post office locations in the next three years.
"26.10.2016 08:26:07" swissinfo.ch Geneva Twitter bot flags up dictators' planes An open-source computer programme identifies planes flying into Geneva airport which belong to authoritarian regimes and raises the ... Every plane that lands in Geneva belonging to an authoritarian regime is tracked and automatically reported thanks to Twitter.
"25.10.2016 16:02:22" Sensational Roman find exhibited Last summer, a Swiss farmer stumbled upon 4,000 ancient Roman coins on his land. He got a reward for the find, and the coins are now on display at a museum.
"25.10.2016 14:15:27" swissinfo.ch The Swiss yogi who never returned home Hans Hablützel renounced worldly ambitions to embark on a spiritual journey from Switzerland to India, never to return. He was supposed to become a banker. Instead, he left for India to find inner peace and never came back to Switzerland.
"25.10.2016 09:56:54" swissinfo.ch Swiss scientists build model of exoplanets Astrophysicists at Bern University say terrestrial exoplanets orbiting the habitable zone of law mass stars are most likely to be ... Deep oceans with ice at the bottom, and 500 times more water than Earth - researchers in Bern are modelling what "Goldilocks planets" similar to our own might look like.
"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.
"15.09.2016 05:45:52" youtube.com What's it like to work at swissinfo.ch? Follow us during a day of work at SWI swissinfo.ch. Do you have language skills and the ability to lead? We're looking for a new head of our Swiss department at an exciting time at swissinfo.ch. Applications via the following link: http://s.swissin.fo/HE9ZkSz
"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.
"08.09.2016 12:30:55" youtube.com What's it like to work at swissinfo.ch? Look behind the scenes. Follow us during a day of work at SWI swissinfo.ch. Work for us as swissinfo.ch! We're looking for a new head of our Swiss department. Applications via the following link: http://s.swissin.fo/q7b3wVh
"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.