The future of the internet

Brazil is playing host this week to the “World Cup of internet governance”, as technology magazine Wired put it. States, hi-tech firms and civil society players will compete over how the net is managed. A Swiss negotiator gives his insights.  

Spanish Civil War

A new book sheds fresh light on Swiss attitudes toward the regime of General Franco in Spain, suggesting that Swiss diplomats worked with it in order to protect Switzerland’s economic and political interests – at the cost of human rights.  

Klee, Macke, Moilliet

It’s 100 years since the three artists and friends Paul Klee, August Macke and Louis Moilliet made their legendary journey to Tunisia. To celebrate this significant moment in modern art, the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern is bringing together more than 140 works of art and putting on a rich and varied programme of activities. 

Anti-crisis tool

The debate on the merits of a minimum wage can be heard far beyond the borders of Switzerland, where voters will decide on May 18 whether to adopt a nationwide limit. Many western and emerging nations are also grappling with the issue. 

Stopping traffic

Turn a corner in the village of Koblenz and you’ll see cars and ten-wheeler trucks backed up waiting to enter or exit Germany, blocking the idyllic view of the Rhine River. It’s one of many Swiss border towns struggling to cope with growing traffic.  

Swap shop

Offset, as it’s known in the trade, is a term that has frequently been heard in the Swiss debate on buying 22 Swedish Gripen fighter jets. But, ahead of a nationwide vote, past experience of industrial back-scratching isn’t exactly encouraging.  

Sovereignty for seeds

What farmer wouldn’t want an insect-resistant pepper? Yet opposition is growing to a pepper patent granted to Swiss agrochemical giant Syngenta. A coalition has stepped up the fight against patents and the threat they pose to farmers everywhere. 

 

Credit Suisse ploughs on

Brady Dougan reassures sceptics in interview

Credit Suisse will continue to cooperate with the United States authorities in the ongoing tax dispute, although no end to the probe is in sight, CEO Brady Dougan has said in an interview with the Swiss investment magazine Finanz und Wirtschaft.  [...]

Not child’s play

The art of extraordinary origami

Swiss artist Sipho Mabona has turned a big pile of paper into a life-size elephant. Creating the animal was a technical challenge for the origami expert. (SRF-swissinfo.ch)  [...]

Beating cancer

Innovations in cancer prevention and treatment

From an ultrasound breast bath to a state-of-the-art research hub, we hear the latest cancer news out of Switzerland.
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Ukraine annexation

Geneva talks end in roadmap to calm tensions

Smoking warning

E-cigarettes stubbed out by lung experts

Unique job ad

Swiss town seeks outgoing hermit

Erasmus+

Study abroad still possible for Swiss students

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