Women who hurl rocks and tree trunks onto unsuspecting attackers, women who make a huge din to alarm and fool the enemy, women who dress up as soldiers – Swiss women have always shown themselves ingenious and brave. Or so the legends have it. [...]
Jobs vs ethics
Parliament has decided to ease the export of war materiel, saying the Swiss arms industry has suffered from strict regulations introduced five years ago. Humanitarian groups and centre-left politicians say they are appalled by the move. [...]
Clubs as catalysts
Once seen as vibrant and tight-knit, today many old farming communities-turned-commuter villages in Switzerland are struggling to keep their social fabric together. But change can often come down to one person. [...]
The recent hijacking of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner by its co-pilot to Geneva has members of a politically divided community guessing the man’s intentions. What’s more, they are suspicious of each other’s interpretations. [...]
Conserving Switzerland’s rich photographic heritage well into the future is going to be tricky. It’s not so much the technical challenge of archiving collections twice – digital and analogue – but the political and financial problems it also brings.
Switzerland may have acted swiftly to freeze the accounts of Viktor Yanukovych and his cronies, but the image of the country could yet be severely dented if any of the funds turn out to be criminal, according to two money laundering experts. [...]