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Death by choice The global fight for assisted suicide

Swiss right-to-die organisations are politically and legally active abroad in a drive to legalise assisted suicide worldwide.

Historical baubles Marie-Antoinette’s jewels offered to highest bidder in Geneva

An exceptional collection of royal jewellery, including items that once belonged to Marie-Antoinette, are for sale at an auction in Geneva.

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Fintech Switzerland

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

in depth Vote November 25, 2018

Three issues are before Swiss voters on November 25: cow horns, social welfare detectives and international law.

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Vote November 25 Topsy-turvy campaigning styles enliven controversial vote

The political right has surprised many with unusually plain and sober ad designs ahead of the vote about the "Swiss law first" initiative.

Swiss industry᾽s hidden gems Meet a company at the heart of Swiss-made high precision

Swiss industry owes much of its success to the thousands of SMEs that export extreme precision parts, tools and machines around the world.

Vote November 25 Social sleuths to snoop on Swiss Abroad too?

Surveillance of social insurance clients abroad may take place only if provided for by international treaties, according to the Swiss authorities.

First World War Switzerland’s armistice memories, carved in stone

On Sunday, many countries are celebrating the centenary of the end of the First World War. Monuments to the fallen have a special place.

#WeAreSwissAbroad – Claudio Ghizzo ‘Switzerland is the model I always refer to’

Claudio Ghizzo was born in Italy to a Swiss mother. The 32-year-old nurse believes his Swiss origins have influenced his civic spirit.

Opinion ‘Insurance fraud is unfair and asocial’

Taxpayers and honest citizens will have to foot the bill for insurance cheats if a new law is not accepted by voters, argues Mauro Tuena.

Opinion ‘Insurance surveillance law is open to interpretation’

Social Democratic parliamentarian Silvia Schenker argues the new law on social security insurance fraud was drafted in haste and is of poor quality.

Vote November 25 Swiss farmers divided over removal of cows’ horns

The vote on cow horn removal has revealed divisions within the Swiss agricultural community. A visit to two farms reveals why.