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Noah and Emma When it comes to baby names, Swiss favour tradition over novelty

Switzerland may hold the crown for most innovative nation but when it comes to baby names the country reflects its penchant for stability. Noah ...

#WeAreSwissAbroad – Evelina Stampa 'Never a stranger in Los Angeles'

Swiss citizen Evelina Stampa refelects on life in Los Angeles as part of our #weareswissabroad series.

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Back to the books When school holidays might be too long

Children in Switzerland are returning to school after the long summer break. But do they have summer learning loss?

Paid to relocate Albinen cash incentives attract new residents

Albinen offered a cash bonus to new residents to stop the village dying out. The mayor says the scheme is working.

#WeAreSwissAbroad – Billi Bierling From orderly Switzerland to the chaos of Nepal

Never content to be in one place for very long, naturalized Swiss citizen Billi Bierling divides most of her time between Switzerland and Nepal.

Cute but destructive Beaver attack!

Wild animals like bears, wolves and beavers are protected by law and cannot, as a rule, be hunted. But now Parliament wants to amend the Hunting ...