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Democratic crisis ‘Elections are the only solution for Venezuela’

We talk to a Swiss based researcher about the crisis in Venezuela and Switzerland's position.

WEF19 Humanitarians and Davos: Pure as the driven snow?

Is it ethical for humanitarian NGOs to rub shoulders with the rich elite at the World Economic Forum in Davos?

WEF report Weakened cooperation hampers efforts to tackle global risks

The inability to foster collective action to deal with urgent major crises has reached a critical level, the latest WEF Global Risk Report warns.

outlook 2019 A host of unburied issues: the Swiss political agenda in 2019

Some political monsters lie dormant under the winter snow, but they are sure to rise again in spring. What can Switzerland expect in 2019?

Direct democracy Initiative launched to stop relaxation of Swiss arms exports

Campaigners have launched a people’s initiative to prevent the Swiss government from relaxing rules for exporting arms to conflict-ridden states.

This content was published on December 11, 2018 2:53 PM

Photography 'We recreate borders in people's minds'

Photographer Alberto Campi takes us on the migrant trail.

Ethical investing Huge drop revealed in cluster munitions investments

Some 88 financial institutions, including the Ticino firm Lemanik, reportedly invested $9 billion (CHF9 billion) in cluster bombs producers this year.

This content was published on December 3, 2018 12:23 PM

Geneva summit Switzerland ready to host Afghanistan peace talks

Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis has offered Switzerland’s services as a peace broker between the warring factions in Afghanistan. Cassis was ...

This content was published on November 28, 2018 12:42 PM

Conflict ICRC: Fighting intensifying around key Yemen port

The Swiss-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has welcomed the renewal of peace efforts in Yemen which it hopes will alleviate ...

This content was published on November 22, 2018 12:14 PM

First World War Switzerland’s armistice memories, carved in stone

On Sunday, many countries are celebrating the centenary of the end of the First World War. Monuments to the fallen have a special place.

WWI Lausanne ceremony held in honour of Swiss WWI volunteers

Lausanne held a special ceremony on Saturday to pay tribute to Swiss volunteers who served alongside French forces during the First World War.

This content was published on November 10, 2018 2:52 PM

Seven Wonders of Switzerland A Swiss revolution that started in a pulpit

Switzerland nowadays might be known for being a peaceful and neutral country, but that hasn't always been the case.

100 years ago When Switzerland went on strike

Photographs give a sense of what it was like in Switzerland during the 1918 General Strike.