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Terrorist funding? Qatari investments in Swiss firms start to look awkward

The isolation and blockade of Qatar has raised uncomfortable questions about the country’s global investments – including those in Switzerland. 

Reactions Switzerland: US shooting itself in the foot on climate deal

Swiss leaders are disappointed at Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate deal but agree the country is mostly hurting itself.

Right to life Switzerland’s fight to abolish the death penalty


Switzerland is pursuing an ambitious goal to abolish capital punishment around the world by 2025.

Treaty of Rome Fragile but resilient EU marks low-key anniversary


Six decades after the signing of its founding treaty, the EU appears more fragile than ever. But a Swiss expert puts things in perspective.

Divisive populism Political shift challenges Human Rights Council

The first session of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council in 2017 must contend with a global shift towards the political right.

President Doris Leuthard ‘Switzerland is a rock in turbulent waters’

Switzerland's president for 2017, Doris Leuthard, says her job is to give the people a feeling of security in a time of great uncertainty.