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Has beans Why are the Swiss debating stockpiles of coffee?

Here’s what you need to know about the issue and why it's been brewing for months. 

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Seismic activity Seven small earthquakes shake southwest Switzerland

Switzerland was hit by seven small earthquakes early on Tuesday morning in the high mountain region between cantons Bern and Valais.

This content was published on November 5, 2019 11:17 AM

Fatal collision Eritrean man killed by train in apparent accident

A man lost his life after getting hit by a train on Monday in the northwestern Swiss town of Burgdorf. The victim is a 42-year-old Eritrean ...

This content was published on November 4, 2019 5:44 PM

Fatal accident Swiss woman dies climbing Ecuador volcano

A 57-year-old Swiss woman lost her life on Sunday when she climbed the Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador. The accident occurred at around 6am, according ...

This content was published on November 4, 2019 4:48 PM

Narrow escape Four hikers escape unharmed after Swiss avalanche strikes

Four people have escaped injury after being hit by an avalanche in western Switzerland. Swiss public broadcaster SRF says two hikers were ...

This content was published on October 26, 2019 3:57 PM

Natural disasters Rocks on mountain trails

The shrinking of the glacier has resulted in rocks falling on the mountain trail which leads up to the Lauteraar mountain hut, at 2,9392 metres ...

SERIES ON SWISS GLACIERS: 2,000 – 3,000 METRES As glaciers shrink, are the Alps more dangerous?

Melting of the glaciers means more risk of landslides and flooding. Yet it is also opening up new opportunities for Alpine tourism. 

Glass Ceiling in the Himalayas In Nepal, an uphill battle for gender parity

Nepal's quota system that has made the country among the most politically progressive in Asia, but its women say true equality remains a long way off.

Great outdoors What you need to know about hiking in Switzerland

Autumn — often described as “golden” in Switzerland — is great for hiking. With 65,000km of marked hiking trails, there are routes for everyone.

Public transport in numbers Are Swiss trains becoming less punctual, pricier and more dangerous?

Long known for its efficiency, critics say service on the Swiss Federal Railways is deteriorating. Do they have a point?

250th fundraiser The story behind Swiss Solidarity

Launched on Thursday, the humanitarian charity Swiss Solidarity has devoted its 250th fundraising campaign to women in crises.