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All aboard… ‘Chinese trains could one day travel through the Gotthard’

Chinese trains are on track to be a major force in the European market, says a Swiss-based railway expert and consultant.

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Greenland field trip Swiss president views Arctic climate change

Swiss President Doris Leuthard is in Greenland learning about the impact of climate change on the Arctic.

Emissions monitoring Can Swiss data help catch climate cheaters?

Scientists monitoring emissions from an Alpine station want international monitors to use their data, since other reporting could be flawed.

Swiss bunkers and tunnels ‘We want concrete over our heads’


The author of a book about underground Switzerland discusses 'beautiful drinking-water reservoirs' and Switzerland's collective agoraphobia.

Digital democracy The man who wants to revolutionise online government services


“Civic tech” activist Daniel Gasteiger is a former investment banker who wants to digitise Swiss government.

Climate change Gruesome discoveries a sign of rapidly retreating glaciers


The finds of human remains in the Alps are a reminder that glaciers are melting rapidly, and could disappear entirely by the end of the century.

A drone's-eye view


The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world was officially opened in Switzerland on Saturday 29 July, measuring in at just under ...