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Crypto spying affair Former Swiss defence minister denies knowledge of Crypto-CIA links

Was former Swiss cabinet minister Kaspar Villiger aware that the Swiss firm Crypto was controlled by the CIA?

This content was published on February 13, 2020 12:19 PM

Crypto spying affair How manipulated Swiss tech shaped world politics

Camp David, Iran, Argentina, Panama: These are just a few examples of how the US steered world politics with the help of Swiss firm Crypto.

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Weapons exports  How do Swiss arms end up in conflict zones?

How have arms found their way from neutral Switzerland, a country that likes to underline its humanitarian tradition, to conflict countries?  

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. 

Heroic tradition Historic bravery rewarded with three days of women’s power

In a 300-year-old tradition, two Swiss villages see women stake their claim to power every January.

Iranian ambassador in Bern Iran: ‘Without Switzerland the situation could be worse’

Without Switzerland’s good offices, the situation in the Persian Gulf could deteriorate, says the Iranian ambassador in Bern.

Earthquake Haiti ten years on: the lasting benefits of Swiss donations and aid

On January 12, 2010, an earthquake devastated Haiti. Swiss aid work included providing water and rebuilding homes.

US-Iran tensions  The Iranian paradox: a regional powerhouse but weak at home 

Analysis: the US killing of a top Iranian commander has not diminished Iran’s regional power, but internally the regime faces an impasse.

Crimea conflict Swiss court orders Russia to pay damages to Ukrainian firms

The Swiss federal court has ordered Russia to pay CHF80 million in damages to 12 Ukrainian firms expropriated after the 2014 annexation of Crimea.

This content was published on January 9, 2020 12:27 PM

Five years after terror attack ‘The Charlie Hebdo spirit has completely disappeared’

The magazine survived, but neither it nor its medium are the same.

National security In 2019, Switzerland deported those with Italian mafia or jihadist links

Switzerland witnessed its first deportations over links to the Italian mafia in 2019. It also conducted extensive security screenings for nearly ...

This content was published on January 5, 2020 11:46 AM