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Safe bet? 5G tests Switzerland’s limits on cybersecurity

As more governments mull the risks of working with foreign vendors of 5G networks, eyes are on Switzerland as one of the technology’s early adopters.

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Politics Parliamentary elections 2019

Voters elect the members of the Swiss parliament for the next four-year term on October 20.

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2019 parliamentary elections What do Swiss political parties stand for?

Right, left, centre...that's how political parties are usually described. But where do they stand on the main themes dominating Swiss politics?

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.

Cobalt Trafigura bets on Congo even as Glencore shuts mine

Trafigura is helping to finance a $450m Congolese copper and cobalt facility even as Glencore prepares to shut its mine in the country.

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Forced labour Can Swiss assistance help clean up Uzbek cotton?

A Swiss-backed international programme may help bring back investors after a boycott of Uzbek cotton, but not everyone is sure how much has changed.

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.

Economic development Is Geneva struggling to attract firms and staff?

Several US and Japanese multinationals have recently announced downsizing in Geneva. Is it part of a larger trend?

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

#swiss history pics Bally keeps in step with the times

A region in northern Switzerland lived and worked in harmony with the Bally shoe factory. The rest as they say is history.