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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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Killings in Egypt Terrorism 20 years after the Luxor tragedy

On November 17, 1997, Islamic extremists killed 36 Swiss tourists in Egypt. It was the deadliest terrorist attack ever involving Swiss citizens.

Security of e-voting Should Swiss vote hackers be rewarded with cash?

A Swiss politician calls on the government to offer a reward to anyone who can hack the e-voting system.

Climate and island nations ‘I am counting on all youth to influence decisions in their countries’

A Swiss youth delegate to the UN Climate Conference speaks with a representative from the Seychelles about climate change's effect on island nations.

Corporate responsibility Paradise Papers fuel Swiss better business initiative - for now

In Switzerland, a coalition of 85 non-governmental organisations and trade unions are backing an initiative called “responsible business”.

Universal Children’s Day What it’s like to be a poor child in wealthy Switzerland

Living in Switzerland has its price. More than 300,000 children in the country are confronted with this every day. Niels is one of them.

Defence decisions Which fighter jets would you buy?

The Federal Council wants to spend CHF8 billion on new fighter jets. These five models are high on the shopping list.

Making ends meet How far does CHF6,000 really get you in Switzerland?

Salaries in Switzerland can seem high to people living in other countries, but a look at the expenses facing Swiss residents tells a different story.