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Ice cold determination

Swiss adventurer trains for lifetime Arctic test

By Jo Fahy, Interlaken

Can pulling car tyres up a Swiss mountain prepare you for crossing on foot the Arctic from Siberia to Canada via the North Pole?

Lifestyle

Human interest

Society

See in other languages: 9

(fr) Un Suisse veut traverser seul l’Arctique √† pied
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(es) Un suizo quiere cruzar en solitario y a pie el √Ārtico
(de) Ein Schweizer Abenteurer will alleine die Arktis durchqueren
(pt) Aventureiro su√≠√ßo treina para teste de resist√™ncia no √Ārtico
(it) Uno svizzero tenta la traversata artica in solitario

Opinion

Trade negotiations in crisis? The real challenges

By Joost Pauwelyn

Nothing seems to work in the world of trade negotiations. Since it was created, the WTO has not been able to complete a single negotiating round.

Opinion

Politics

Business

Latest News

Made in Switzerland
If it contains Swiss water it should be Swiss beer

Business

Winter stats
Tourism stays rise amid strong franc uncertainty

Business

Lifestyle

Easter march
Give peace a space, say Bern activists

Asylum in Switzerland

Politics

Conflict

CERN
‘Big Bang’ particle collider restarts after refit

CERN

Sci & Tech

Nuclear deal
Ex-ambassador sees economic potential in Iran

Business

Bloomberg business

15:12
Swatch Collection Sells for $6 Million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong

12:22
Itau Brokerage Hires Head Trader From Credit Suisse in Brazil

11:02
SNB Foreign-Currency Reserves Hit Record as Franc Appreciates

03:32
Arctic Drilling Protesters Board Shell’s Oil Rig in Pacific

01:32
Swiss Hold Policy Line After Franc Upheaval That Risks Deflation

Reuters International

20:44
U.S. expedites arms shipments to coalition bombing Yemen

15:11
Greece says IMF willing to be ‘flexible’ with Athens’s reform proposals

23:44
Russian hackers reached sensitive White House systems – CNN

20:33
Kenyan university students march to demand security after Garissa

20:55
Germany dismisses Greek demand for billions in WW2 reparations

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Returning stolen assets

The complex case of Tunisia’s blocked funds

By Benjamin Keller, Tunis

Four years after the fall of Tunisian dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, the country is still chasing the fortunes stolen by the disgraced leader.

Arab spring

Law and order

Religion

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(fr) ¬ęLa Tunisie a besoin de cet argent¬Ľ
(de) ¬ę¬†Tunesien braucht dieses Geld¬†¬Ľ
(it) ¬ęLa Tunisia ha bisogno di questi soldi¬Ľ

Bern Jazz Festival

Swiss bastion of traditional jazz turns 40

By Andreas Keiser

The International Jazz Festival Bern's¬†motto of ¬ę¬†40 years hard swinging¬†¬Ľ harks to founder Hans Zurbr√ľgg’s commitment to a purist form of jazz.

Culture

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(fr) Berne, le festival 100% pur jazz, blues & soul
(de) Jazzfestival Bern – seit jeher strikt der Tradition verpflichtet
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(it) Jazzfestival di Berna – da sempre fedele alla tradizione

Controversial act

Coming out to bless same-sex couples

A Swiss priest was dismissed last year for blessing a lesbian couple. Other priests have since begun to speak up. (SRF/swissinfo.ch)

Society

Religion

Competition time

The hunt for the cutest bunny

One of the biggest highlights in the Swiss rabbit breeders’ calendar is the Male Rabbit Show, held every three years. It searches for the most …

Human interest

Culture

Religion

See in other languages: 3

(es) A la caza del conejito m√°s lindo
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Podcast

Becoming Swiss: integration and citizenship

37 years after the hit film "Die Schweizermacher", swissinfo's Jeannie Wurz talks to new citizens, researchers and politicians about …

Human interest

Politics

Diplomacy

Swiss-based voices react to Iranian nuke deal

By Susan Misicka

Switzerland has welcomed the agreement hammered out in Lausanne on the Iranian nuclear programme, yet others are wary.

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Politics

Business

Opinion

The Iran nuclear roadmap

By Daniel Warner

The agreement is an obvious accomplishment for diplomacy, but there are obvious sceptics who could block any final document, says Daniel Warner.

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Opinion

Politics

Business

Campus for Democracy

Getting young people interested in politics

In an election year such as this, more importance is attached to getting young people involved in politics. (SRF/swissinfo.ch)

Elections 2015

Politics

Education

Social media

Politicians neglect potential of Twitter and Facebook

By Daniele Mariani

Six months ahead of October’s federal elections, social media have not yet made much of a breakthrough among candidates.

Elections 2015

Culture

Sci & Tech

Politics

Epidemic

Ebola vaccine passes safety test in Geneva trial

By Simon Bradley in Geneva

The experimental Ebola vaccine partially tested at Geneva University Hospital (HUG) is safe and effective, results show.

Health

Did you know?

What is the capital of Switzerland?

In his video blog series for swissinfo.ch, author Diccon Bewes travels around Switzerland with the aim of giving insight.

Lifestyle

Asylum row

Testing the limits of a 160-year-old dream

By Clare O’Dea, Fribourg

From orphans to the obese, and now asylum seekers. The changing roll-call of residents in the Guglera institute, set in the quiet …

Politics

Society

See in other languages: 3

(fr) Une v√©n√©rable institution sociale √©branl√©e par l’asile
(de) 160-jährige Institution bricht zu neuen Ufern auf
(it) L’accoglienza dei profughi mette alla prova 160 anni di solidariet√†

Election outlook

Poll finds Swiss wary of political change

By Urs Geiser

Fear for the economy could see Swiss citizens sticking to the political status quo in parliamentary elections in October, a survey shows.

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Elections 2015

Politics

Swiss workers 45-plus

Too old to be hired, too young to retire

By Jeannie Wurz, in Bern

Politicians see a need for older workers to work longer, but only 1% of Swiss job ads are aimed at people over 45. More efforts need …

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Jobs

Work

Society

Politics

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(fr) Trop vieux pour être engagé, trop jeune pour la retraite
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(es) Muy jóvenes para el retiro, muy viejos para contratarlos
(de) Zu alt f√ľr den Job, zu jung f√ľr die Rente
(pt) Velhos demais para trabalhar, jovens demais para se aposentar
(it) Troppo vecchio per essere assunto, troppo giovane per la pensione

By the people for the people

Voting opens on six potential new Swiss anthems

By Jeannie Wurz

A shortlist has been put forward for a new Swiss anthem. Six semi-finalists have been chosen in the latest stage of a contest …

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Culture

Out of this world

Switzerland backs more space start-ups

Seventy Swiss companies are already involved in the space industry and, thanks to a new deal with the European Space Agency (ESA), the branch is …

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Business

Sci & Tech

Men’s refuge

A safe place from violence and judgement

By Jo Fahy

When Switzerland’s first refuge for male victims of domestic violence opened five years ago, many questioned the need for such a place.

Law and order

Society

The big players

How will energy trading respond to climate change targets?

By Paula Dupraz-Dobias

As other countries follow Switzerland’s lead in setting targets for greenhouse gas cuts, questions arise as to how industry will respond.

Climate change

Environment

Business

Politics

Soaring with Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse whets India’s appetite for innovation

Analysis
10 questions about the Solar Impulse – answered

From the archives
Historic Piccard submarine restored

A place in the sun for Swiss solar power

Coronary research

Can you die from a broken heart?

Zurich has the biggest databank in the world documenting ¬ę¬†Broken heart syndrome¬†¬Ľ (BHS). (SRF/swissinfo.ch)¬† BHS is a recently recognised heart …

Society

Health

Beyeler Foundation exhibit

Gauguin: the stars, the ¬ę¬†show¬†¬Ľ… and the crowds

By Ariane Gigon

A retrospective of the works of artist Paul Gauguin is set to attract record crowds – because of the art or an audacious marketing campaign?

Culture

Business

Easter procession in Mendrisio

‘My life has changed!’

Several characteristics distinguish the centuries-old historical processions in the holy week leading up to Easter from similar representations.

Culture

See in other languages: 4

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Podcast

When Aussie grit meets Swiss savoir faire

Have you ever dreamt of doing something different but the timing was never quite right? An entrepreneur from Australia transformed his life by …

Business

Interactive map

Switzerland’s Bollywood hotspots

By Duc-Quang Nguyen and Anand Chandrasekhar

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of¬†the Indian film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, that was extensively filmed in Switzerland, …

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Indian intersection

Culture

Stolen childhoods

Victims’ champion wins over Swiss establishment

By Isabelle Eichenberger

Guido Fluri, former boys home resident turned multimillionaire, is mustering all his energy and influence to ensure the voices of the …

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Child victims

Society

Human interest

Ride-sharing

What makes people become Uber cabbies in Lausanne?

By Simon Bradley in Lausanne

Uber has entered its latest Swiss city – Lausanne – ¬†but for a controversial company in a place with low unemployment and high wages, how easy is …

Business

Politics

See in other languages: 7

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(es) ¬ŅPor qu√© volverse conductor en Uber?
(de) Wieso fahren Leute in Lausanne f√ľr Uber?
(pt) O que leva alguém a se tornar motorista da Uber em Lausanne?
(it) Perché si diventa tassisti di Uber a Losanna?

Deporting undesirables

Squaring the rule of law with the people’s will

By Armando Mombelli

Parliament has finally come to an agreement on implementing a controversial initiative to expel foreign criminals. This issue has put …

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Direct democracy

Politics

Law and order

Time to shine

Plucky outsiders take on Swiss giants at Baselworld

By Anand Chandrasekhar

Emerging foreign watchmakers have to play to their unique strengths to¬†stand out at the world’s biggest watch fair.

Business

Citizenship test

Facilitated naturalisation, a bitter pill?

By Clare O’Dea

Facilitated naturalisation for spouses of Swiss nationals used to be seen as the easy route to citizenship. However the integration …

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Society

Politics

See in other languages: 9

(fr) Les faiseurs de Suisses modernes
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(es) Naturalizaci√≥n facilitada, ¬Ņun trago amargo?
(de) Erleichterte Einb√ľrgerung, eine bittere Pille?
(pt) Naturalização facilitada pode ser pílula amarga
(it) Naturalizzazione agevolata: una pillola amara?

In memoriam

The achievements of Hans Erni

Swiss painter and sculptor Hans Erni, described as "one of the most important living artists of our time" and the "Swiss Picasso", has died at the …

2

Culture

See in other languages: 4

(es) El artista Hans Erni, muere a los 106 a√Īos
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(pt) A realização de Hans Erni

The Big Bang machine is back

What’s next for Cern’s Large Hadron Collider?

By Simon Bradley at Cern in Geneva

The new and improved Large Hadron Collider (LHC)¬†–¬†the world's most powerful particle accelerator¬†–¬†is being prepared to be restarted, at almost …

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CERN

Sci & Tech

See in other languages: 3

(fr) Au CERN, le LHC va tracer la voie pour la physique de demain
(de) Wie weiter mit der Urknall-Maschine?
(it) L’acceleratore di particelle del CERN traccia la strada verso la fisica di domani

Time for something new

Cheap Swiss watches made by robots

When Swatch announced the introduction of a new, cheap, and revolutionary mechanical watch, it was hailed as a milestone in watchmaking.

5

Business

Podcast

The universe at midnight

We tour the cosmos with the University of Zurich's Ben Moore, a professor and musician who uncovers the universe's history – to his own soundtrack.

Sci & Tech

Culture

Council of the Swiss Abroad

Expat community launches election manifesto

By Urs Geiser

The Swiss expatriate community is pushing for the promotion of electronic voting and improved postal services to facilitate …

9

Swiss Abroad

Politics

Ups and Downs

Why a central bank hates a safe haven

The Swiss franc has traditionally been a safe haven for investors in times of crisis. Why exactly has the Swiss National Bank been doing …

1

Currency Value

Business

See in other languages: 2

(fr) Pourquoi il n’est pas toujours bon d’√™tre une valeur refuge
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Congress of Vienna

The day Switzerland became neutral

By Olivier Pauchard

The neutrality so strongly associated with modern Switzerland originated in a congress 200 years ago, when the Great Powers met in …

9

Politics

Conflict

Organ shortage

A donor card on your phone

Will a new app attract more young people to become organ donors? Its makers hope so. (SRF/swissinfo.ch) The world’s first digital organ donor …

3

Sci & Tech

Health

Fresh food and flowers

The colourful stalls of Swiss markets

Warm weather draws people out of their homes and down to the squares of their towns and villages for the weekly market, a place where flowers, …

Lifestyle

Culture

Baselworld

Watch firms in a ‘high-level consolidation phase’

By Samuel Jaberg

2014 saw record sales of Swiss watches abroad worth CHF22.2 billion ($22 billion), a 1.9% rise on the previous year. But the …

Business

See in other languages: 5

(es) ¬ę¬†La relojer√≠a entr√≥ en una fase de consolidaci√≥n de alto nivel¬†¬Ľ
(fr) ¬ęL’horlogerie est entr√©e dans une phase de consolidation √† haut niveau¬Ľ
(de) Uhrenindustrie: ¬ę¬†Konsolidierungsphase auf hohem Niveau¬†¬Ľ
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(it) ¬ęL’orologeria √® entrata in una fase di consolidamento ad alto livello¬Ľ

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