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Laurence Boillat Meet the woman who investigates domestic violence and political assassinations

What’s it like to be an expert investigator on international crimes? We talk to Laurence Boillat, a Swiss prosecutor who likes to get things done. 

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

In photos: Schaffhausen The woman who guards a Swiss town

The small town of Schaffhausen, on the border with Germany, is being guarded by a woman for the first time.

Biel-Bienne Can participatory democracy raise voter turnouts?

Citizens in Biel are among the least likely in Switzerland to get out and vote. Local authorities want to change this.

Intrusion test Hackers wanted for Swiss e-voting system

Now open: Registration for anyone who wants to help reveal cracks in Switzerland’s future e-voting system – and maybe earn a cash bounty.

Extreme conditions Swiss architect makes a mark in Antarctica

What does an Antarctic architect do? Gianluca Rendina designs “buildings” capable of withstanding extreme temperatures and icy, furious winds.  

Swiss drone valley Startup makes life-saving robots inspired by flies

The drones of Lausanne start-up Flyability can reach inaccessible areas, reducing not only costs but also the risk of a fatal accident.

Conservation Using Swiss AI and drones to count African wildlife

After a promising first run in Namibia, a Swiss project could aid savanna conservation using drones and automatic image analysis.

Past and present Religious groups advocate ‘conversion therapy’ for homosexuals

Meet the Swiss people who had to deny they were gay.