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Failed war on drugs Southeast Asia seeks new solutions to drug crisis

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Former Swiss President Ruth Dreifuss tells swissinfo.ch about a shift in drugs policy in Thailand and Myanmar.

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Educating Switzerland

How does Switzerland turn out enough skilled workers? Do Swiss universities fare well on the world stage? Which languages are taught in Swiss schools?

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Making Switzerland home

Expat, immigrant, foreigner: Whatever you call yourself, you’re in good company. One in four people living in Switzerland is not Swiss.

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Mont-Soleil Switzerland celebrates 25 years of solar innovation

Solar power has made significant strides in Switzerland but is still struggling to truly emerge from the shadows.

Tama's Tales Episode 2: My big fat Tamil wedding

Tama Vakeesan was born in Switzerland – to Tamil parents from Sri Lanka. Tama and her best friends have a clear vision of their dream man.

Diversity Religious recognition in Switzerland—a cantonal affair

A multicultural society is often a multi-religious one. How can Switzerland best manage its growing diversity and the frictions which can arise?

Yemen crisis ‘We look on as people starve to death, and we do nothing’

Despite the catastrophic situation in Yemen, political scientist Elham Manea still believes the situation is not hopeless in her country.

Spring parade Zurich’s traditional festival a stress test for horses

Could being made to ride through crowds and around a bonfire during Zurich's spring festival, Sechseläuten, constitute animal cruelty?

#WeAreSwissAbroad Martina Fuchs: a cultural diplomat at Chinese state TV

Polyglot journalist Martina Fuchs works for Chinese state television. But she says that China’s strict media censorship doesn’t affect her much.

Calendar controversy Time is money: why the Swiss switched calendars

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Catholics and Protestants in Switzerland fought, literally, for more than 200 years over the “correct” calendar.