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Sunday vote on healthcare costs and electricity law: this special edition of the briefing comes to you today from Switzerland’s political centre.
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Taiwan’s secondary schools come top of global rankings in civic education, leaving Swiss schools in the dust. What makes Taiwan different?
3 min
Colombia has included people in exile for the first time in a truth commission. Jehisson Santacruz, who fled to Switzerland, is one of them.
5 min
What to do about annual and daily traffic congestions. Read up on some of the most frequently discussed measures and join the debate!
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More and more cities are now using “digital twins” to visualise and plan the urban experience of tomorrow. Swiss researchers are helping to source the data for these visions.
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«While living in Russia I knew about direct democracy but had little faith in it». Activist Oleg Nenashev was one of the main organisers of collecting signatures for opposition Russian presidential candidate Boris Nadezhdin. This Russian expat, an IT specialist from Neuchâtel, told us what he believes about the participation of ordinary people in politics.
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In this annual report, we take you on a journey through a selection of articles that gave readers around the world something to talk about.
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In this annual report, we take you on a journey through a selection of articles that gave readers around the world something to talk about.
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In this annual report, we take you on a journey through a selection of articles that gave readers around the world something to talk about.
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Born in Colombia, Nathalie Favre was adopted by Swiss parents when she was seven months old. She describes her return to her native country.
4 min
Switzerland is one of the most heavily armed countries in the world. It is also one of the safest, and shootings are rare. How is this possible?
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Switzerland is one of the most heavily armed countries in the world. It is also one of the safest, and shootings are rare. How is this possible?
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Switzerland’s first female defence minister is set to step into the rotating presidency of the country.
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Having a hard time choosing Christmas presents? Spare a thought for world leaders who have to offer each other the perfect gift when they meet.
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The Geneva-based IFRC suspended the Belarusian chapter, after its chief said it was ferrying Ukrainian children to Belarus.
25 min
Who could have prepared Volker Türk, the current UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, for his eventful first year in office?
16 min
The ICRC facilitates the release of hostages held in Gaza, a delicate operation made possible by its neutrality. But its work remains misunderstood.
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News that the European Commission is to open talks with Switzerland on Horizon Europe and Erasmus+ has been welcomed by university leaders.
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Switzerland is offering training in forensics to Mexican officials involved in searching for, and identifying, victims of enforced disappearances.
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