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Is Switzerland being overrun by foreigners?
Tama Vakeesan was born in Switzerland to Tamil parents from Sri Lanka. This week, she attends a delegates' conference of the conservative right Swiss ...
Top Swiss guns show off shooting skills
Every autumn, Swiss Air Force pilots show off their professional skills at the highest aerial firing range in Europe. (SRF/swissinfo.ch) The annual Swiss Air Force ...
How to implement successful people's initiatives
After the people vote in favour of an initiative, parliament gets to work. It's their job to figure out how they can make new decisions compatible with existing laws.
Taveyanne: far from the madding crowd
The picturesque hamlet of Taveyanne in the Vaudoise Alps is a place frozen in time. (RTS/swissinfo.ch) Above the clouds at 1649 metres (5400 feet), it's a listed ...
The architecture of the future?
Living self-sufficiently in an eco-friendly house seems to be a dream shared by many Swiss people. Nouvo brings you short videos about Switzerland, Swiss ...
Gun culture: is Switzerland a role model?
Switzerland and the US have something in common: they both love their guns. What are the differences between them, when it comes to owning and using ...
A story about cold water
A Swiss biophysicist received the Nobel Prize for his research in cryo-electron microscopy. Here are five reasons to be a fan. Nouvo brings you short videos ...
The new CHF10 banknote
In Switzerland and around the world, cash is slowly being abandoned. So is the new CHF 10 banknote already outdated? Nouvo brings you short videos about ...
High-tech protection from rockslides
In times of climate change and melting permafrost, modern surveillance systems are a matter of life and death. Researchers are developing new warning ...
The king - and queen - of the castle
Though most of Switzerland's castles and palaces are state owned, the descendants are allowed to live in the wings in some cases - like at Waldegg in canton ...


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