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Innovation The blockchain revolution emerges on main street

A blockchain ski resort, new ways of investing in real estate, financing oil shipments and incorporating a company.

Take a look Picture of the week

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

Low season, high up After the crowds leave: when you’re alone in the Alps

What’s it like to be in the mountains when the last skiers have gone home and summer hikers have yet to arrive?

Swiss religious Traditions The medieval Easter ceremony where women weep silently

Veiled women in black mourn the death of Christ in a traditional Good Friday ceremony in the medieval town of Romont.

Libyan conflict ‘We haven’t yet learned from the 2015 refugee crisis’

Is Europe set for another migration wave? A complex civil war in Libya, the third since 2011, could spark a new stream of asylum requests.

Opinion New gun law stands for ‘more safety and prosperity’

Failure to accept tighter gun control rules could spell the end of Switzerland’s participation in the European security system, warns Pascal Vuichard.

Opinion Reject the de facto ‘disarming’ of Swiss gun owners

The reform of Swiss gun law implementing EU rules on gun control rules go against the Swiss constitution and the public opinion, says Luca Filippini.

Crime statistics Why most of Switzerland’s prisoners are not Swiss

Almost three-quarters of all detainees in Swiss prisons are of foreign origin, a study shows. An analysis of the factors behind the numbers.

In pictures Orell Füssli – the 500-year-old Swiss printer

The Swiss printing house that started out producing Bibles half a millennium ago now makes its money from... making money.

Losing a landmark How would Switzerland rebuild a national treasure like Notre-Dame?

For many Swiss, the fiery devastation of Notre-Dame Cathedral sparks another memory – that of Lucerne’s wooden Chapel Bridge in flames.

Swiss education Are 14-year-olds ready to make a career choice?

Students make big decisions about their professional futures at a young age in Switzerland. Too early, or just right?

Mining and human rights How Glencore does its homework

Swiss commodity giant Glencore is often under fire for its human rights record. Glencore’s sustainability chief explains its due diligence approach.

Mining in the DRC ‘Phones come at the price of shattered health and environment’

​​​​​​​A Congolese nun, lawyer and civil rights activist takes on mining giant Glencore on its home turf.