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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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Footage from Swiss public television RTS of an alleged Uighur re-education facility in Xinjiang, China.
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Tedros Adhanom, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), discusses the inequities of access to vaccines.
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The UN attracts workers from all over the world to Geneva, including thousands of interns.
4 min
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.
58 s
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.
2 min
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.
1 min
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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The Green Party gained a sensational 17 extra seats, but the right-wing Swiss People's Party, as well as the left-wing Social Democrats, lost out.⁠⁠
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For some it's a chance to work together, for others it's time to tackle long-standing issues. (SRF/swissinfo.ch)
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Regula Rytz, Green Party president, on whether her party's historic gains in the parliamentary elections should result in a government seat.
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