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Fête des Vignerons How Vevey organises its once-in-a-lifetime winegrowers’ festival

Throwing the Fête des Vignerons, a traditional winegrowers’ festival held roughly every 20 years in the lakeside town of Vevey, is no small endeavour.

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A new wave of digital financial technology (fintech) innovations are springing up in Switzerland that could either transform traditional financial companies - or replace them.

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Weather What ‘dangerously hot’ means in Switzerland

High temperatures expected across the nation this week have caused MeteoSwiss to issue the highest heatwave warning since 2015.

Federal Gymnastics Festival Nearly 70,000 gymnasts perform at rare event

The 76th edition of the Federal Gymnastics Festival in Aarau, northern Switzerland, ended on Sunday with a colourful closing ceremony.

Winegrowers’ celebration A journey back in time at the Fête des Vignerons

A historical look at the once-in-a-generation Fête des Vignerons (Winegrowers’ Festival) held in the small Lake Geneva town of Vevey.

Take a look Picture of the week

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

Klöntalersee Ice cream by boat on a picturesque Swiss lake

André van Sprundel is a successful businessman with an unusual hobby. He is the only person in the country who sells ice cream to bathers by boat.

Black holes & glam rock Starmus, the festival where stars and music align

Astrophysicist Garik Israelian and Queen guitarist Brian May are coming to Switzerland with their unique festival combining guitars and galaxies.

Swiss aid for rohingya Life in the world’s biggest refugee camp

Alexa Mekonen works in a camp in Bangladesh housing one million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. What is it like?

Neutrality What will happen to Switzerland’s bid for the UN Security Council? 

Switzerland is hoping for a seat on the UN Security Council in 2023-24 but now more parliamentarians are opposed on grounds of neutrality.

Digital payments What does Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency aim to achieve?

Libra Association head of policy and communication explains how Facebook's cryptocurrency project could democratise finance.

Equality How the women’s strike is affecting politics in Switzerland

What concrete political changes, if any, are set to emerge from last week’s historic women’s strike in Switzerland?

health and environment Pesticide companies ‘seriously deficient’ on human rights, says UN toxics expert

The UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics believes pesticide companies and the Swiss government should do more to phase out hazardous chemicals.