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DEMOCRACY LAB Politics: the tough task of educating the Swiss

Is it a surprise that it can be a challenge to promote political education even in a country with a highly developed system of direct democracy?

Photography Charlie Chaplin family photos shown for first time

An exhibition at the Chaplin's World Museum in Corsier-sur-Vevey, western Switzerland, shows previously unpublished photographs from Chaplin's life.

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Election barometer Ties with EU become key issue for Swiss voters

A new poll shows that bilateral relations with the EU are a crucial policy issue for Swiss voters ahead of October’s parliamentary elections.

Foundation for the future Switzerland moves to boost International Geneva

The government has moved to help bring science and diplomacy together in International Geneva.

This content was published on February 20, 2019 4:57 PM

Alpine Initiative at 25 Has Alpine rail transport come far enough?

The Alpine Initiative aimed to shift the transport of goods through the Alps from road to rail. Where do things stand, 25 years on?

Mountain accident Crans-Montana avalanche claims a life

A 34-year-old man, who was pulled out of a Swiss ski resort avalanche, died from his injuries overnight. Three others sustained lesser injuries.

This content was published on February 20, 2019 10:11 AM

Laurence Boillat Meet the woman who investigates domestic violence and political assassinations

What’s it like to be an expert investigator on international crimes? We talk to Laurence Boillat, a Swiss prosecutor who likes to get things done. 

On this day The day Palestinian militants attacked Zurich Airport

Fifty years ago, an airplane about to take off from Zurich for Tel Aviv was attacked by four armed Palestinian militants.

employment problems Older jobless struggle to find work

An estimated 100,000 people in Switzerland are jobless and on welfare. Many of them are over 50. We find out why.

Take a look Picture of the week

In this series, picture editors choose an image highlighting a news event of the past seven days.

In photos: Schaffhausen The woman who guards a Swiss town

The small town of Schaffhausen, on the border with Germany, is being guarded by a woman for the first time.