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Pricey Switzerland 'I can't afford to come back home for holidays'

Due to high prices and a strong franc, some Swiss abroad say they can no longer afford to come home to visit on holidays.

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Tama's Tales Re-visiting a refugee centre

Tama Vakeesan visits a refugee centre for the first time since she herself was an asylum- seeker. Her Tamil parents fled the war in Sri Lanka.

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Jura conflict Why the vote in the Swiss town of Moutier was historic

It may have been just a local ballot, but it marked a decisive stage in a long-term Swiss territorial conflict.

Costly fix Why Swiss watch repairs are becoming a pain

Even a Swiss-brand watch will not run forever. Nowadays, a minor repair can be very expensive or take months.

Success story From refugee to lawyer

Seth Médiateur Tuyisabe arrived in Switzerland as a refugee at the age of nine. Now he is taking exams to become a lawyer.

People and predators Wolves: welcome or worrying?

Should an area in south-western Switzerland be a predator-free zone? A local initiative wants to eliminate protected species like wolves.