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Conference on Disarmament Can the Swiss help revitalise nuclear talks?

Switzerland is taking over the presidency of the world's main multilateral forum for nuclear disarmament, which has been deadlocked for two decades.

Disarmament Why Switzerland hasn’t (yet) signed the treaty banning nuclear weapons

Switzerland has not yet signed or ratified the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty, adopted by the United Nations last summer.

Electrifying Geneva motor show: Mechanics gear up for revolution

Swiss mechanics at the International Motor Show in Geneva find out how best to serve their clients.

International democracy Switzerland promotes democracy where it hurts

Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Taiwan: all countries in which Switzerland is actively engaged for more democracy.

Criminal law What does ‘life sentence’ mean in Switzerland?

The trial of a quadruple murderer has reignited the debate on lifelong imprisonment in Switzerland.

Pro Helvetia ‘We must not impose politics on the artists’ work’

Philippe Bischof, the new director of the Swiss arts council Pro Helvetia, talks to about the significance of cultural exchanges abroad.

Physicist dies at 76 Watch Stephen Hawking's Swiss visit in 1987

Physicist Stephen Hawking, who died on Wednesday, gave a speech at the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich in 1987. Here is an excerpt.