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Photography What does Swiss security look like?

Switzerland is one of the world's safest countries. But who should be protected from what, and what does this protection look like?

UN Human Rights Council China steps up diplomatic efforts in Geneva to deflect censure

China and its alleged mistreatment of Uighurs and other Muslims in the Xinjiang region was at the centre of the 40th UN Human Rights Council session.

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WORLD WATER DAY The ‘virtual’ water that the Swiss consume abroad

A Swiss resident consumes 4,200 litres of water per day - just over the global average.

Art therapy How patients in Swiss psychiatric clinics painted their experience

An exhibition traces how early Swiss psychiatric patients used art to come to terms with life inside an institution.

Troubling trend Anti-Jewish conspiracy theories make a comeback

Last year, cases of anti-Semitism rose in French-speaking Switzerland. The phenomenon is also noticeable in the German-speaking part of the country.

Airborne adventure Record-setting balloon flight marks 20th anniversary

How a Swiss scientist from a family of adventurers pulled off his round-the-world balloon challenge.

Bless you! Why are allergies on the rise in Switzerland?

Soon, even people living high up in the Swiss Alps will no longer be safe from allergies like hay fever.

2019 parliamentary elections Europe, not the economy, will decide Swiss political fate

Almost everywhere in the world, the state of the economy is seen as the decisive factor determining the outcome of elections. Not so in Switzerland.

Trendy and sustainable The new chic: pre-loved watches

With the rise of e-commerce and retro fashion trends, watches are finding a second life around new wrists.

higher ed EPFL marks 50 years of scientific progress

Over the past five decades, the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) has been the home of many scientific discoveries.

#LivinginSwitzerland How young Swiss differ from older generations

We’ve come up with ten major differences between the generations in Switzerland.

Media under pressure Proposed UN convention aims to better protect journalists

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) explains why it believes a new treaty is needed to protect media workers’ rights worldwide.

Notional rental value Home owners and tenants wary of reform plans

A new attempt is underway in Switzerland to do away with tax breaks for home owners who live in their own property.

International Geneva Red Cross develops war video games – with rules

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is developing video games as a training tool to teach the rules of war.