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"The world was turned on its head in 2016. With its balanced, professional reporting of outstanding quality, swissinfo.ch placed the global upheaval into context from the Swiss point of view."

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A modern-day school for witches
There are said to be around 1000 modern-day 'witches' living in Switzerland. One of them is Calluna, whose real name is Jacqueline Schaller, from Kallnach, ...
Bernhardiner Nachwuchs
The Barry Foundation celebrated the arrival of two St Bernard litters at the end of March. The dogs were traditionally used to rescue people from avalanches in ...
Swiss army shoemakers given the boot
The Swiss army has decided not to have the new generation of boots for soldiers repaired. It's a catastrophe for Swiss shoemakers, who fear dwindling revenues ...
If you go down to the woods today
As winter sports enthusiasts are no longer bringing in money for the cable cars, Arosa is increasingly targeting summer tourism. But instead of focusing on bike ...
Quiet old age? No, thank you!
The number of elderly people in Switzerland is growing, the fastest being pensioners aged 65-84. Swiss public television, SRF met two of them and asked them ...
Helping depressed Swiss farmers
In Canton Vaud eight farmers committed suicide in 2016. One reason is that many are struggling to make a living, and that leads to depression. A pastor, who ...
A non-toxic dye for jeans
The production of most jeans involves chemicals and toxic dyes. A young engineer from Valais is now working on a new blue, that gives jeans their typical colour ...
Young people taking more interest in politics
Young people are taking to the streets to fight for what they believe in, and smartphones are partly to blame. A political scientist explains the resurgent trend.
An exclusive move for flashy cars
The historic Swiss 'Monteverdi' luxury cars have moved from Binningen in canton Basel to the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne. Swiss public television ...
Ancient form of assembly rejects burka ban
By a traditional show of hands at an outdoor assembly, voters in Glarus on Sunday voted against a proposal to ban the burka in public places in the mountain ...

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