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Swisscontact projects Talking business in Bosnia and Uganda

Start-ups in developing countries have been getting some sound business advice, thanks to the Swisscontact development foundation.

Insect Day The endangered insects that we never see

Can the decline of insects in Switzerland be halted? The first national day of the insect is calling on politicians and public to act.

Healthcare Home-care services increase, nursing home stays stagnate

Better at home than in a home: almost 350,000 people made use of assistance and home-care services (Spitex) last year, 10,000 more than in 2016.

Death by choice The global fight for assisted suicide

Swiss right-to-die organisations are politically and legally active abroad in a drive to legalise assisted suicide worldwide.

Vote November 25 Support for ‘Swiss law first’ initiative remains limited

A rightwing proposal to put Swiss law above international law has failed to win more support. It looks set for rejection by voters on November 25.

Fact check True or false: ‘Cows need horns to communicate’

The farmer behind the nationwide vote on November 25 to save Swiss cow horns has often claimed that cows need horns to communicate. Is he right?