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Inside Geneva What now for Syria?

Millions have been displaced, hundreds of thousands killed, many regional powers have joined the fight, and Syria’s historic cities lie in ruins.

Explainer Why do we need the Global Compact for Migration?

Over 160 UN member states formally adopted the migration pact on Monday in Marrakech. Why is Switzerland not attending?  

Trade dispute Swiss complaint over US tariffs to be reviewed by WTO panel

A Swiss complaint to the World Trade Organization (WTO) against United States import tariffs on aluminium and steel will be decided by a WTO panel.

This content was published on December 4, 2018 7:05 PM

Collider scope Large Hadron Collider shuts down for two years

The world’s most powerful particle accelerator has been switched off for about two years to enable a major upgrade and renovation work.

This content was published on December 3, 2018 3:07 PM
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Expat Life

Home away from home Basel and Zug rated most popular Swiss expat cities

Although expats in Basel, Zug and Lausanne enjoy a very high quality of life, those in Zurich and Bern struggle with settling in. 

citizenship fees Price paid to become Swiss varies widely, report finds

The administrative fees that go with becoming a Swiss citizen vary considerably across cantons, a newspaper report has shown.

This content was published on October 21, 2018 2:07 PM

Million-dollar home Steep increase in Swiss housing prices in last decade

Apartment prices have risen in every district in Switzerland in the last eleven years except for one.

This content was published on October 16, 2018 5:06 PM

Demography Almost 40% of Swiss residents have a migration background

The percentage of people in Switzerland who have foreign roots increased slightly last year to 37.2% – much lower than previous annual increases.

This content was published on October 12, 2018 11:25 AM
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Tour International Geneva on a bike

swissinfo.ch's Simon Bradley takes us on a whirlwind bicycle tour of the international district.

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