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'Congo as Fiction' Congo’s past and present interact at Zurich exhibition

The Rietberg Museum in Zurich is devoting an exhibition to artists from the 'diverse' and 'creative' Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Landscapes and flora The lost world of Swiss Alpine biodiversity

An illustrated volume containing some of the first colour images of Swiss landscapes traces the beginnings of research into ecosystems. 

Geneva Ballet director Philippe Cohen Dancing is not technique, but art and pleasure

Philippe Cohen, ballet director of the Grand Théatre de Genève, speaks positively about how dance training has evolved.

Photo gallery Peru cracks down on illegal gold mining

Wildcat mining has devastated chunks of the Peruvian Amazon, where gold is extracted and makes its way to the refineries and banks in Switzerland.

Gallery: witness to history  The last Swiss Holocaust survivors 

Some of those who lived through the Holocaust live in Switzerland. Photographer Beat Mumenthaler has taken their portraits. 

New trends E-sports arrive on Swiss public TV

Swiss public television RTS is launching a channel dedicated to video games and e-sports. At the end of January, RTS, the French-language Swiss ...

Girl’s Sunday The women who catch men in nets

Diving record Sixty years on, Jacques Piccard remains the ‘deepest man in the world’

On January 23, 1960, Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh dived to the bottom of the deepest underwater trench in the world. 

#WEF20 Is stakeholder capitalism the answer?

Oliver Classen from the Swiss NGO Public Eye offers perspective on the new Davos Manifesto, launched for the 50th anniversary of the Forum.

women in politics Wanted: Female mayors

Women are still largely underrepresented in local and cantonal councils, despite their good result in the last parliamentarian election.

Security, criticism and success Ten questions about the World Economic Forum

How much does Switzerland spend on WEF security? How much does it cost to be a WEF partner or member? We answer all your questions.