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Biodiversity threat Hunting down invasive plant species

Bern volunteers make war on invasive plants that threaten biodiversity.

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beetles, squirrels and palms How Switzerland is battling invasive species

Switzerland has waged war on invasive species. The fight is starting to bear fruit, but private citizens have to lend a hand.

#swisshistorypics American aerial photos show Switzerland in 1946

After the Second World War, American bombers took to the skies over Switzerland on a peaceful mission to capture photos from the air.

Counselling service Human trafficking remains a problem for Switzerland

A support group for female migrants provided care for 108 new cases of human trafficking in Switzerland last year. The “Advocacy and Support for ...

This content was published on May 20, 2019 5:37 PM

Hive of activity Breeding bees in Swiss valleys

Swiss photographer and beekeeper Marc Latzel has documented a special type of bee that thrives among the Alps.

Caritas  Swiss charity withdraws from five countries  

Catholic charity Caritas has announced that it will close offices in five out of the 20 countries in which it operates in the coming months.

This content was published on May 17, 2019 3:16 PM

Old age in New Zealand Kiwi pension tension heads for showdown

Swiss in New Zealand often suffer when it comes to pensions, although many make use of a workaround – for the moment.

12,000 strong Record-breaking Chinese tourist party descends on Switzerland

Some 12,000 Chinese guests are arriving in Switzerland for the largest work incentive tour party ever to visit the Alpine state.

Housing Geneva has most expensive family flats to rent

Family apartments in Geneva are the most expensive to rent, while those in St Gallen in the east of the country are the cheapest.

This content was published on May 9, 2019 3:13 PM

Guns for sport How the Swiss show their ‘great love of shooting’

Sport shooting has long history and is popular in Switzerland, as a visit to two shooting clubs in Geneva shows.

Hygiene  Infections down in hospitals and care homes 

Progress has been made in reducing infections picked up in hospitals and care homes in Switzerland, thanks to improved prevention efforts.

This content was published on May 3, 2019 2:35 PM

Coronation of Rama X The new Thai king's Swiss childhood

In 1960 and 1961, Thailand’s new king lived with his parents and sisters in Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Geneva, as old photos show.

World Press Freedom Day Government ‘should do more’ for press freedom

The Swiss government should get “more clearly and actively” involved in press freedom issues, four Swiss journalism organisations have said.

This content was published on May 3, 2019 10:25 AM

Corpse flower A big smelly beauty blooms in Zurich

At the University of Zurich’s botanical garden, people are lining up to see – and smell – the largest flowering plant in the world.

This content was published on April 26, 2019 2:11 PM

Life expectancy One in four Swiss girls born in 2017 could reach 100

A Swiss boy or girl born in 2017 could well live to the age of 81.4 and 85.4 years, respectively.

This content was published on April 25, 2019 4:57 PM

SWISS PRESS PHOTO AWARD 2019 Stefan Bohrer named Swiss press photographer of the year

Stefan Bohrer has been chosen as Swiss press photographer of the year by the Reinhardt von Graffenried Foundation.

This content was published on April 25, 2019 2:34 PM