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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.
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Geneva will be hosting the first presidential meeting between the American president Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
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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.
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How much do we really know about the World Health Organization – the agency that Covid-19 has thrust into the spotlight?
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The legacy of Napoleon, who invaded Switzerland in the late 18th century.
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All major efforts since 2003 at reforming the Swiss pension system have failed. Is this a case of democracy meeting its limits?
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The UN attracts workers from all over the world to Geneva, including thousands of interns.
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Laure and Nick, two Swiss citizens living in the US, give us their own perspectives on how they are experiencing the 2020 election.
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As the European headquarters of the United Nations, Geneva is marking the 75th anniversary of the founding of the UN.
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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.
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Parliament was cancelled. A referendum was postponed. The government ruled alone by emergency decree. Where does that leave direct democracy?
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Switzerland has a long humanitarian tradition but who can apply for asylum in the country and how?
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Almost 7,000 Swiss residents who were stuck abroad are being brought home.
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Every Swiss political party has backed the government's emergency measures that have been introduced to combat the virus.
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Hundreds of people will have to leave their village for over a decade while tonnes of Second World War ammunition and explosives are cleared.⁠
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We all leave traces on the internet, but did you know how easy it is to build facial recognition tools and use them to trace people online?⁠
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As the US Senate moves ahead with an impeachment trial, US President Trump was all smiles in Switzerland on Wednesday.
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Women are still largely underrepresented in local and cantonal councils, despite their good result in the last parliamentarian election.
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In some cities in Switzerland, population growth and scarce building land are causing houses to reach for the skies. Switzerland experienced its...
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What did swissinfo.ch sound like for the first seven decades of its existence? The short answer: a radio station.
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