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Syrian-Kurdish-Swiss filmmaker Mano Khalil shares tough childhood memories and discusses his new film Neighbours at the Locarno Film Festival.
3 min
Ellie Kisyombe has managed to make her voice heard as one of the first ever asylum seekers to run for public office in Ireland.
3 min
Switzerland offered its good offices to arrange negotiations between Algerian and French delegations, which led to the end of the Algerian War.
8 min
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.
7 min
A small island southwest of Tokyo has become a centre of direct democratic activity.
2 min
Establishing and working with an independent media organization in Cuba involves a lot of challenges. But this is what Jessica Dominguez Delgado...
4 min
Stretching over several decades, meetings in Geneva between American presidents and Syrian president Hafez al-Assad, raised hopes of peace in the...
8 min
"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...
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Russian President Putin touched down shortly before 12.30 pm in Geneva, ahead of this afternoon's summit meeting with US President Joe Biden.
57 s
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.
9 min
Geneva will be hosting the first presidential meeting between the American president Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
3 min
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.
8 min
How much do we really know about the World Health Organization – the agency that Covid-19 has thrust into the spotlight?
11 min
The legacy of Napoleon, who invaded Switzerland in the late 18th century.
4 min
All major efforts since 2003 at reforming the Swiss pension system have failed. Is this a case of democracy meeting its limits?
5 min
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.
57 s
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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