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Swiss Glacier Series: 0-1,000m Melting Swiss glaciers to fuel conflicts over water

Switzerland's melting glaciers are set to affect the agriculture sector, hydropower production and transport on Europe’s main waterways. 

30th anniversary A ‘revolution’ in how we see the rights of children

Thirty years ago, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child presented its take on juvenile justice: a child is the best judge of his or her ...

Health data  Switzerland, land of big pharma, tries to reel in AI startups

Artificial intelligence could do wonders for hospitals: sharper diagnosis, fewer admin chores and more time spent with patients. 

Participatory democracy Switzerland’s militia system – a tradition under threat

The Swiss militia system is one of the cornerstones of participatory democracy in Switzerland. But what’s behind this concept? 

Fair and sustainable beans Changing the coffee trade one farmer at a time

One couple in Switzerland is connecting consumers with coffee farmers in Ethiopia to make the best and most sustainable cup of coffee.

Living together Homeless to hip: How Swiss housing cooperatives developed

Many of the cooperatives set up to alleviate the urban housing shortage following the First World War celebrate their 100th anniversary this year.

Class of 2009 Where are they now? Switzerland’s teenage football world champions

When Switzerland won the under-17 World Cup exactly ten years ago, fans and the media feted the multicultural team. What happened next?

Anglo Leasing  When will the Swiss release Kenya’s millions? 

It’s been about a decade since funds embezzled in a Kenyan corruption scandal were frozen in Switzerland, so why hasn't the money moved?

Employment Switzerland sees record number of cross-border workers

Ticino and Geneva in particular saw marked increases in the number of workers crossing the border, thanks partly to a stable Swiss economy.