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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.

Nouvo The devil's avocado

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Avocados are great for our health but not so good for our conscience. From deforestation in Mexico to using up water resources in Chile, the fruit ...

#WeAreSwissAbroad Soontorn Leoni: from troubled childhood to successful businessman

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The 45-year-old Thai-Swiss Soontorn Leoni had a difficult start to life, but following a stay in a children’s home, found his way thanks to sport.

Spring ahead The century-old fight over an hour of daylight

A look into the history books shows Daylight Saving Time has been a hotly debated political issue in Switzerland for 100 years.