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Environmental protection Parliamentarians reject proposal to tax plane tickets

The idea of introducing a climate tax on plane tickets in Switzerland has failed to win support.

Glencore begins the changing of the old guard

The impending retirement of Glencore’s copper kingpin Telis Mistakidis marks the start of a generational shift at the powerful commodity trader.

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Explainer Why do we need the Global Compact for Migration?

Over 160 UN member states formally adopted the migration pact on Monday in Marrakech. Why is Switzerland not attending?  

Photography 'We recreate borders in people's minds'

Photographer Alberto Campi takes us on the migrant trail.

The 'Santons' come marching in A Swiss nativity scene with a French touch

Joseph, Mary, and the Christ Child are joined by common folk in a priceless nativity scene on show in northern Switzerland.

Cassis on human rights ‘The more we take democracies for granted, the less prepared we are to defend them’

The Swiss foreign minister says human rights and democracy remain at the heart of Switzerland’s agenda, as the UN human rights declaration turns 70.

Seven wonders of Switzerland The capital of the Helvetians

What is today the town of Avenches, in canton Vaud, used to be a Roman metropolis. It was known as Aventicum.