Sci & Tech
Why did Syrians turn to Europe for shelter? A filmmaker explains
Syrian-Kurdish-Swiss filmmaker Mano Khalil shares tough childhood memories and discusses his new film Neighbours at the Locarno Film Festival.
Asylum seeker: we all need freedom of expression
Ellie Kisyombe has managed to make her voice heard as one of the first ever asylum seekers to run for public office in Ireland.
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.
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.
Freedom of Expression, Ishigaki Style
A small island southwest of Tokyo has become a centre of direct democratic activity.
Speaking freely in an unfree society
Establishing and working with an independent media organization in Cuba involves a lot of challenges. But this is what Jessica Dominguez Delgado...
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...
Swiss President Parmelin welcomes Biden and Putin
"I wish you both presidents a fruitful dialogue, in the interests of your two countries, and the world," said Swiss President Guy Parmelin at the...
Putin arrives in Geneva
Russian President Putin touched down shortly before 12.30 pm in Geneva, ahead of this afternoon's summit meeting with US President Joe Biden.
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.
How Geneva is preparing for Biden and Putin
Geneva will be hosting the first presidential meeting between the American president Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
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.
Covid-19: WHO really calls the shots?
How much do we really know about the World Health Organization – the agency that Covid-19 has thrust into the spotlight?
Napoleon Bonaparte's impact on Switzerland
The legacy of Napoleon, who invaded Switzerland in the late 18th century.
Pension reform in Switzerland: a democratic balancing act
All major efforts since 2003 at reforming the Swiss pension system have failed. Is this a case of democracy meeting its limits?
Surviving as a UN intern in Geneva
The UN attracts workers from all over the world to Geneva, including thousands of interns.
What is it like to experience the US elections as a Swiss living in America?
Laure and Nick, two Swiss citizens living in the US, give us their own perspectives on how they are experiencing the 2020 election.
Geneva, a global centre for multilateralism and diplomacy
As the European headquarters of the United Nations, Geneva is marking the 75th anniversary of the founding of the UN.
Diplomacy suffers under the pandemic
Unofficial meetings in the corridors of power are the stuff of diplomacy, but the pandemic has put a stop to that at the United Nations in Geneva.
What remains of Swiss democracy after Covid-19 measures?
Parliament was cancelled. A referendum was postponed. The government ruled alone by emergency decree. Where does that leave direct democracy?
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