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Swimming season Leaping into summer

There are more than 500 outdoor and natural swimming pools in Switzerland. For many of them, the summer season has begun.

Take a look Picture of the week

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

Digital Pioneers: Peter Gloor The Swiss inventor whose story is the internet

Peter Gloor had a front-row seat to the early days of the World Wide Web. Today, he is driven by the desire to connect and improve the world. 

Switzerland – EU Face-off continues between Brussels and Bern

A colder wind will soon blow from Brussels towards Switzerland, the European Union’s (EU) top civil servant has said.

beetles, squirrels and palms How Switzerland is battling invasive species

Switzerland has waged war on invasive species. The fight is starting to bear fruit, but private citizens have to lend a hand.

#swisshistorypics American aerial photos show Switzerland in 1946

After the Second World War, American bombers took to the skies over Switzerland on a peaceful mission to capture photos from the air.

Mass tourism Who are the tourists on the Chinese mega-tour of Switzerland?

Members of the largest-ever group of Chinese tourists to visit Switzerland talk about the experience and the company that organised the trip.

Worst-case scenarios What a Swiss nuclear disaster could do to Europe

If there were a serious accident at one of Switzerland’s nuclear reactors, many of the radiation victims would be residents of other countries.

Commuter life How to behave on a Swiss train

Jump on, ride to your stop, hop off — without offending anybody. Sounds easy, but it’s not, warns a guru of Swiss transport etiquette.