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Digital and more local Parag Khanna gives his prescription for democracy talks to political scientist Parag Khanna about Singapore, the state of global democracy, and why 'boring' countries are best.

A way out Growing number of people sign up for assisted suicide

Every year, thousands of people become members of Exit, the largest assisted suicide organisation in Switzerland. Last year was no exception.

learning disabilities A special school for special needs

At eight years old, Manarekha still has difficulty speaking and counting. But now she is helped by a pioneering school in the Swiss canton of Ticino.

Democracy Index 2017 Is global democracy in decline or development?

Swiss-Swedish democracy expert dismisses findings of Economist magazine about worst decline in democratic values in years. ​​​​​​

Eurasian lynx Big cats find love and habitat in Switzerland

Once hunted to extinction in Switzerland, lynx are doing well now – thanks partly to the successful matchmaking services of the Swiss government. 

March 4 vote Swiss small-business owners debate media fee

A leading Swiss business organisation supports doing away with licence fees for public service broadcasters. Two of its members discuss the issue.

25 years of victim support Swiss victim of crime abroad? Tough luck

Switzerland has one of the most generous, state-funded victim support services in the world. However, it doesn’t benefit anyone attacked abroad.

Sports snapshot An alpine ski shelter

The Alps are full of huts and shelters for farmers and their cows to use in the summer, but in the winter, they can provide welcome respite for ...