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Diplomatic back channels: when Reagan and Gorbachev met in Geneva
Biden and Putin will meet in Geneva in June 2021. Back in 1985, the Reagan-Gorbachev summit in the Swiss city had proved to be a turning point in the Cold ...
How robot cars may transport freight under Switzerland
Cargo sous terrain, or underground cargo, is a futuristic Swiss freight project aimed at relieving pressure off existing roads and other infrastructure. The plan is to ...
Swiss woman's grandchildren held in Syrian camp
This is the story of a Swiss woman who desperately wants her grandchildren to be brought back from a Kurdish-controlled camp in Syria, even if it means taking ...
Protest over academic collaboration with China
The Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) is one of three European institutions cooperating with a university in China with ties to the military. Not all ZHdK staff and ...
Hollywood gives Swiss bankers a bad rap
To foreigners, Switzerland often means Alpine mountains, cows, chocolates – and tax evasion. As Frédéric Maire, director of the Swiss national film archives, ...
Napoleon Bonaparte’s impact on Switzerland
To mark the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's death, Swiss Public Television SRF takes a closer look at the changes he brought about in Switzerland, as he ...
Covid-19: WHO really calls the shots?
How much do we really know about the World Health Organization – the agency that Covid-19 has thrust into the spotlight? Its job it is to promote universal ...
Lynx thrive in Switzerland 50 years after reintroduction
It's been 50 years since lynx were reintroduced to the wild in Switzerland after dying out. ⁠ ⁠ The species became extinct due to population growth leading to ...
A positive mindset through the Covid pandemic
The pandemic blues is affecting different age groups in many countries around the world, as people keep on fighting the third wave of Covid-19 and patiently ...
What Switzerland and North Korea have in common
In both North Korea and Switzerland, the omnipresence of high mountains most probably affects the national psyche. An exhibition at the Alpine Museum in Bern ...


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