Sci & Tech
How the Swiss Abroad celebrate their national day
The Swiss are celebrating their National Day, not only here but in every country where Swiss people are now living and working.
Diplomatic back channels: Switzerland helps end the Algerian War
Switzerland offered its good offices to arrange negotiations between Algerian and French delegations, which led to the end of the Algerian War.
Daily dispatches from the 74th Locarno Film Festival
On August 4, 2021, the Locarno Film Festival opens for the 74th time. We'll be there to bring you insights and behind-the-scenes exclusives.
Diplomatic back channels: Switzerland represents US interests in Iran
The rupture of diplomatic ties between the US and Iran in the wake of the Iranian revolution led Switzerland to represent US interests in Iran.
Diplomatic back channels: years of USA-Syria talks in Geneva
Stretching over several decades, meetings in Geneva between American presidents and Syrian president Hafez al-Assad, raised hopes of peace in the...
Diplomatic back channels: Castro stretches out a hand to Clinton in Geneva
Castro flew to Geneva in 1998. His hopes to initiate ties with Clinton were dashed, but he left a lasting impression on the international community.
Telling stories of the past and present
The Israeli film “The Dead of Jaffa” is screening as part of Yesh! Film Festival in Zurich.
Diplomatic back channels: when Reagan and Gorbachev met in Geneva
When Joe Biden meets Vladimir Putin in Geneva on June 16, it won’t be the first time the leaders of two superpowers hold a summit in the Swiss city.
Protest over academic collaboration with China
The Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) is one of three European institutions cooperating with a university in China with ties to the military.
Debunking the myths surrounding Joseph Beuys
Published in German in 2013, Hans Peter Riegel's biography of Joseph Beuys destroyed many myths created by the artist himself.
What Switzerland and North Korea have in common
An exhibition at the Alpine Museum in Bern investigates the similarities between the two mountain nations, North Korea and Switzerland.
How are young dancers coping with the video edition of the Prix de Lausanne?
The prestigious Prix de Lausanne international ballet competition began last Sunday. But this year's edition is taking place by video.
Switzerland’s four languages
In Switzerland, over two-thirds of the population aged 15 or over in Switzerland regularly use more than one language.
Semih Yavsaner introduces himself and his stage character.
Les années suisses de Coco Chanel
Dès 1945, Gabrielle Chanel a vécu une dizaine d’années sur les bords du lac Léman.
Why the rock band Queen loves Montreux
SWI swissinfo.ch travelled to Montreux to find out why the rock group Queen has such a lasting appeal in the sleepy lakeside town.
Zurich by Koyo
Koyo Kouoh speaks about Switzerland and her upbringing in the Zurich of the 1980s and 1990s.
The war on stolen artefacts
Switzerland was once a hot destination for stolen cultural artefacts. But now it’s trying hard to secure the return of treasures.
Heard the one about the Swiss sense of humour?
The Swiss have a reputation for being rather humourless. But are they just misunderstood?
Peter Preisig demonstrates the rich tones of his 'singing bowls' (Klanggshalen).
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