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Invasive species Asian tiger mosquito found in southwest Switzerland

A tiger mosquito, an invasive species from Asia which can carry tropical diseases, has been discovered in the southwestern canton of Valais.

This content was published on October 17, 2019 8:15 AM

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following william england What iconic Swiss spots looked like 150 years ago

William England's Alpine pictures, made using an innovative photographic technique, were a resounding success. Today, they're being re-created.

Parliamentary elections 2019 The Green wave, women lawmakers, and new majority-makers

Senior political analyst Claude Longchamp looks beyond the October 20 parliamentary elections and analyses the most probable party constellations.

elections Young people and poorer people don’t vote, says report

About 20% of eligible Swiss never vote. They include the younger age group and people on lower incomes.

This content was published on October 13, 2019 3:32 PM

Take a look Picture of the week

In this series, swissinfo.ch picture editors choose an image highlighting a news event of the past seven days.

Illustrations At the School of Equality

Teachers across French-speaking Switzerland are now able to integrate gender issues into ordinary classroom activities.

International Day of the Girl The princess does woodwork, superman looks after the baby

In Switzerland, gender inequality still has a big impact on girls and boys. The School of Equality helps pupils tackle sexist stereotypes.

Mental health Mad Pride in Geneva aims to destigmatise mental illnesses

Some 500 people have taken to the streets of Geneva as part of the first Mad Pride to be held in Switzerland.

This content was published on October 10, 2019 6:50 PM

Centenary When a Swiss won a Nobel Prize for literature

The 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature went to Austrian writer Peter Handke. One hundred years ago it was Swiss poet Carl Spitteler who won the award.