Sci & Tech
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?
How the Swiss asylum system works
Switzerland has a long humanitarian tradition but who can apply for asylum in the country and how?
Swiss catch last flights home during Covid-19 travel freeze
Almost 7,000 Swiss residents who were stuck abroad are being brought home.
How Swiss democracy helps in the fight against coronavirus
Every Swiss political party has backed the government's emergency measures that have been introduced to combat the virus.
Unexploded munitions under the Alps are a ticking time bomb
Hundreds of people will have to leave their village for over a decade while tonnes of Second World War ammunition and explosives are cleared.
Will it make you think twice about sharing pictures online?
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?
Trump on US Senate: ‘They know what they’re doing’
As the US Senate moves ahead with an impeachment trial, US President Trump was all smiles in Switzerland on Wednesday.
Wanted: Female mayors
Women are still largely underrepresented in local and cantonal councils, despite their good result in the last parliamentarian election.
A new skyline for Basel
In some cities in Switzerland, population growth and scarce building land are causing houses to reach for the skies. Switzerland experienced its...
When the world got its news from shortwave radio
What did swissinfo.ch sound like for the first seven decades of its existence? The short answer: a radio station.
swissinfo.ch - a branch of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation