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In photos These Swiss inventions have become iconic

The Swiss are often perceived as cautious and meticulous, but they also have a creative spirit that has produced many inventions.

150th birth anniversary When Gandhi visited Switzerland

Gandhi spent five days in Switzerland (December 6-11, 1931) at the home of his friend Nobel-prize-winning French writer Romain Rolland. 

Health policy Abortion in Switzerland: the debate and the law

A Christian group “March for Life” is demonstrating in Zurich on Saturday to raise awareness about the consequences of abortion.

'Einstein on the Beach' in Geneva Swiss theatre gets high on Philip Glass and physics

The Grand Théâtre de Genève starts its 2019/20 season with Einstein on the Beach, the milestone Philip Glass/Robert Wilson opera. 

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250th fundraiser The story behind Swiss Solidarity

Launched on Thursday, the humanitarian charity Swiss Solidarity has devoted its 250th fundraising campaign to women in crises.

International Day of Democracy Press freedom becomes a test case for Swiss foreign policy

As Switzerland and other countries back multilateral efforts to bolster a free press, NGOs are watching to see if concrete actions will follow.

Parliamentary elections Record number of women running for parliament

Never before have so many candidates entered the race for a seat in the Swiss parliament.

E-mobility Micro-cars come to Swiss cities

After e-scooters and bikes, you can now also hire electric micro-cars in Switzerland. A company from Biel is leading the way.

Full powers How Swiss direct democracy made a comeback after authoritarian rule

It wasn’t until 1949 – exactly 70 years ago – that Switzerland returned from authoritarian rule and put direct democracy back on solid footing.