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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 ...

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Animal welfare How well are Swiss animals protected?

Strict welfare legislation makes Switzerland one of the better places to have fur, fins or feathers. Here’s why.

Tourism Château de Chillon sets visitor record

Château de Chillon, the most visited historical building in Switzerland, set a new record last year.

This content was published on January 14, 2020 4:31 PM

Feeling lucky? Swiss Lotto – creating and dashing dreams for half a century

Exactly 50 years ago the first national lottery draw took place in Switzerland. Since then 962 millionaires have been made. 

Young athletes Winter Youth Olympics set to start in Lausanne

On your marks, get set, go! The 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games start Thursday, and this time it’s happening in Lausanne, Switzerland.

This content was published on January 8, 2020 2:26 PM

Recycling Plastic bottle recycling gets easier in Switzerland 

The Swiss PET Recycling association set up 3,000 new collection points last year, taking the total number to over 53,000 across the country. 

This content was published on January 7, 2020 3:42 PM

Seismic shifts in society Switzerland in 2019: the year in pictures

From climate change to the Green wave in the national elections: our relationship with nature marked 2019.

Perspectives on Intern Life A broke intern’s guide to enjoying Geneva

Geneva has a reputation for being one of the most expensive cities in the world. But the reality can be quite different, says UN intern Amanda Haydar.

High mountains Alpinism gains UNESCO heritage status

The art of scaling high mountain peaks in the Alps, known as alpinism, has been awarded coveted UNESCO intangible cultural heritage status.

This content was published on December 12, 2019 10:51 AM

Train popular Swiss remain European champions of rail commuting

The Swiss took the train on average 71 times last year, travelling 2,398 kilometres by rail, according to the latest figures from the European ...

This content was published on December 10, 2019 2:05 PM

Online consumption Internet-shunning shoppers are almost extinct

Only 3% of adult internet users buy nothing online, with the elderly most likely to stick to bricks-and-mortar shops, according to a survey. 

This content was published on November 26, 2019 10:37 AM

Transport Lugano Airport gets financial lifeline

Lugano authorities have approved a series of loans to help save the regional airport in southern Switzerland.

This content was published on November 26, 2019 10:22 AM