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UN Migration Pact Where Swiss development aid meets migration

Controversial and currently on hold in Switzerland, the UN Migration Pact strives to help people live in peace and follow their dreams.

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From pharmaceuticals to agribusiness, tobacco, and commodity trading, we look behind the glossy façade of the largest multinational companies.

Holiday traditions 24 days of Swiss-mas

With the holiday season underway, uncover a new Swiss tradition each day.

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new drugs Do we need clinics for internet and sex addicts?

One in ten people in Switzerland suffers from some form of behavioural addiction: they cannot live without the internet, gambling, sex or shopping.

Underrepresented women Men appointed to boards because it’s ‘easier’

Few women sit on company boards in Switzerland. Parliament has put off deciding about quotas, but business has ideas about what should be done.

Inside Geneva What now for Syria?

Millions have been displaced, hundreds of thousands killed, many regional powers have joined the fight, and Syria’s historic cities lie in ruins.

Corruption Venezuelan ex-minister hoarded money in Switzerland

As US justice authorities investigate corruption among Venezuela’s former leaders, there is evidence that embezzled funds flowed into Swiss banks.

Something to sing about How to get a bachelor’s degree in yodelling

People are expected to take singing lessons before applying to join a yodelling club. Now a college is offering a bachelor course in yodelling. 

Environmental protection Parliamentarians reject proposal to tax plane tickets

The idea of introducing a climate tax on plane tickets in Switzerland has failed to win support.

Explainer Why do we need the Global Compact for Migration?

Over 160 UN member states formally adopted the migration pact on Monday in Marrakech. Why is Switzerland not attending?  

Photography 'We recreate borders in people's minds'

Photographer Alberto Campi takes us on the migrant trail.

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.

The 'Santons' come marching in A Swiss nativity scene with a French touch

Joseph, Mary, and the Christ Child are joined by common folk in a priceless nativity scene on show in northern Switzerland.