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The changing face of adoption ‘My parents loved me as if I were their own child’

With photographs and audio recordings, the photographer Carmela Harshani Odoni shows how adoption can be a stroke of good luck or bad luck.

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Back to the books When school holidays might be too long

Children in Switzerland are returning to school after the long summer break. But do they have summer learning loss?

September 23, 2018 ballot Swiss to vote on enshrining cycling in the constitution

Promote bike transport and build suitable infrastructure: this is the objective of a proposal to enshrine cycle paths in the Swiss constitution.

How the swiss give birth The rift between natural birth and on-demand C-sections

When it comes to giving birth, for some women the process can't be natural enough while others request a C-section from the early stages of pregnancy.

Critics Academy From China, with love and grief

Richard Bolisay from the Philippines provides his insights into some of the Chinese entries at this year's edition of the Locarno Festival. 

Alpine guides This profession calls for you to put your life at risk

When a fatal accident happens in the mountains, many question the judgement of the guide. speaks to one about how to keep safe.

Swiss-EU relations Brussels’ man in Bern hints at Swiss protectionism

The EU ambassador to Switzerland highlights the benefits for Switzerland of close relations with the EU but warns against anti-EU discrimination.