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Fair and sustainable beans Changing the coffee trade one farmer at a time

One couple in Switzerland is connecting consumers with coffee farmers in Ethiopia to make the best and most sustainable cup of coffee.

Living together Homeless to hip: How Swiss housing cooperatives developed

Many of the cooperatives set up to alleviate the urban housing shortage following the First World War celebrate their 100th anniversary this year.

Class of 2009 Where are they now? Switzerland’s teenage football world champions

When Switzerland won the under-17 World Cup exactly ten years ago, fans and the media feted the multicultural team. What happened next?

Anglo Leasing  When will the Swiss release Kenya’s millions? 

It’s been about a decade since funds embezzled in a Kenyan corruption scandal were frozen in Switzerland, so why hasn't the money moved?

Employment Switzerland sees record number of cross-border workers

Ticino and Geneva in particular saw marked increases in the number of workers crossing the border, thanks partly to a stable Swiss economy.

100 years of Multilateralism Geneva exhibition examines human struggle between war and peace

A unique exhibition in Geneva features priceless documents, including a 4,500-year-old peace treaty and Tolstoy's "War and Peace".

Has beans Why are the Swiss debating stockpiles of coffee?

Here’s what you need to know about the issue and why it's been brewing for months. 

Cost of Living Raising two children in Switzerland costs at least half a million francs

How much does it cost to raise a child in a wealthy country like Switzerland?

Explainer How well does the new Swiss asylum system work?

The Swiss asylum policy was streamlined in last March to accelerate the procedure, but critics have raised serious objections.

Facts behind myths Why are Swiss mums assumed to be ‘stay-at-home’?

Despite making strides in the workplace, women still do most of the childcare, as we find out in our latest reader-driven fact check.

Customs check They do what? Five frankly bizarre Swiss traditions

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting decapitated. Brace yourself for five of the weirder Swiss customs. 

Parliamentary elections 2019 When the world is in a fever, stable Switzerland feels it too

Not much has been written so far about the historical significance of the recent Swiss elections. Yet a look back in history can help us.