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Fintech Switzerland

A new wave of digital financial technology (fintech) innovations are springing up in Switzerland that could either transform traditional financial companies - or replace them.

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Intersex in Switzerland ‘I feel like a man and a woman’

Edward learned he was intersex at age 16 – a diagnosis that changed his life. After some nightmare years, he’s learned to accept himself.

Democracy Labs How to implement successful people's initiatives

After the people vote in favour of an initiative, parliament gets to work. How do they make new decisions compatible with existing laws?

Air show Top Swiss guns show off shooting skills

Every autumn, Swiss Air Force pilots show off their professional skills at the highest aerial firing range in Europe.

How to spend it Here’s what (the new) Swiss ten-franc note will get you

Crisp and yellow, the new CHF10 banknote will soon be in circulation across Switzerland. But what can you buy with it?

(Non) electrifying Taveyanne: far from the madding crowd

What was it like to live in the Alps before the age of electricity? The people in a small alpine village still know. (RTS/swissinfo.ch)

Terminally ill children Paediatric palliative care still hard to find

A Swiss specialist says there is much to be done in terms of providing support for children suffering from incurable diseases, and for their families.