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The changing face of adoption ‘My parents loved me as if I were their own child’

With photographs and audio recordings, the photographer Carmela Harshani Odoni shows how adoption can be a stroke of good luck or bad luck.

Back to the books When school holidays might be too long

Children in Switzerland are returning to school after the long summer break. But do they have summer learning loss?

Living the Good Life Zurich and Geneva ranked in top five most liveable cities in Europe

Zurich and Geneva perform well in 2018 Economist Intelligence Unit survey.

Geneva attack Demonstrators condemn violence against women

More than 500 people have demonstrated across Switzerland after five young women were attacked in Geneva last week.

Prostitution Red alert for diseases in Swiss red-light districts

One in five sex workers in Switzerland has a sexually transmitted disease (STD) – often without knowing it.  Pietro Vernazza, head of the ...

Paid to relocate Albinen cash incentives attract new residents

Albinen offered a cash bonus to new residents to stop the village dying out. The mayor says the scheme is working.

Human trafficking In Europe, Nigerian prostitutes are held captive by ‘black magic’

Switzerland is playing host to a mysterious trend in which Nigerian migrants, convinced they are bewitched, are enslaved as prostitutes.

Naturally Swiss Federal Court orders Iranian refugee be granted Swiss citizenship

Switzerland’s highest court has sided with an Iranian refugee seeking Swiss citizenship after his requests for naturalisation were rebuffed locally.