Society

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.

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.

Game on Women’s childbearing stress cut by video game

A pilot study found the brief use of a computer game helped women reduce post-traumatic stress symptoms after an emergency cesarean section.

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?

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.