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  • 125 years of popular initiatives

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    Looking back at how popular initiatives shaped Switzerland. (SRF/swissinfo.ch)
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    • The cost of educating refugee children - Duration: 113 seconds.

      • 3 days ago
      An estimated 10,000 refugee children will attend a Swiss school this year. This is a challenge for public schools which can rarely offer integration classes owing to cost-cutting measures. (SRF/swi...
    • Bashar al-Assad speaks to Swiss television - Duration: 20 minutes.

      • 3 days ago
      In an interview with Swiss public television, SRF, aired on Wednesday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denied government forces bombed hospitals indiscriminately.
      swissinfo.ch is the internati...
    • The return of chestnuts from Ticino - Duration: 107 seconds.

      • 6 days ago
      In recent years, Ticino chestnut harvests have been modest or even non-existent. This was due to disease and an immigrant wasp. This year, the trees have turned a new leaf. (SRF/swissinfo.ch)

    • Carpenters break clapping world record - Duration: 77 seconds.

      • 6 days ago
      Over 1,000 carpenters gathered in Basel to set a new Guinness record for playing a clapping game. (SRF/swissinfo.ch)

      The young craftsmen of the Association of Righteous Journeymen Carpenters and S...
    • Hydrogen-powered street sweeper hits the road - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      Over the next two years, the municipality of Dübendorf, in canton Zurich, will be testing a hydrogen powered street cleaning vehicle. The trial is intended to show the viability of hydrogen power f...
    • A cross-border city lowers barriers - Duration: 2 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      A Swiss city that is closed in on two sides by Germany and France shows its efforts to do away with borders (SRF/swissinfo.ch/cp)

      The underlying theme of the Basel 2020 International Building Exhi...
    • An engineer's devotion to healthy footware - Duration: 4 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      The football stadium in St Gallen was just renamed to “Kybunpark”. The man behind the name Kybun is Karl Müller, an engineer who invented the MBT health shoes. After selling the brand, the devout C...
    • Sailors from a landlocked country - Duration: 4 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      The Swiss merchant navy celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2016. Up until the 1960s, the crews of Swiss ocean-going freighters were still mainly Swiss. (SRF, swissinfo.ch)
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    • Bumper wine harvest expected this year - Duration: 113 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      Swiss winegrowers are expecting a bumper harvest, despite an early threat from frost and a small invasive fruit fly. The flies died out thanks to the hot weather in August and September (SRF/swissi...
    • Europe’s highest wind park - Duration: 4 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      Europe's highest wind park is being built on the Griespass in Canton Valais. From spring 2017, it will produce electricity for 2,800 households. More wind parks planned for Valais are being opposed...
    • Building more thrills on the mountains - Duration: 3 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      The "Thrill Walk" walkway 200 metres high above an abyss opened on the Schilthorn peak in the Bernese Alps this summer. Alpine destinations are increasingly reliant on this kind of attraction to at...
    • Manufacturing opportunities with robots - Duration: 109 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      Swiss manufacturing is often associated with quality and precision. Automation could soon be part of the equation too. (srf/swissinfo.ch/cp)

      According to an index by the World Intellectual Propert...
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    Stories about animals living in Switzerland - like bats, cows and rhinoceros...
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    See how Swiss people pushing the limits - with Bertrand Piccard, Yves "Fusionman" Rossy, Michi Schwery and more...
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    • To infinity and beyond - Duration: 3 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      Daredevil Swiss pilot Yves "Fusionman" Rossy shows off his birdman skills. His new book "Yves Rossy: homme volant" (flying man), recounts his flying exploits over the past ten years. Simon Bradley ...
    • Swiss "Jetman" flies over Grand Canyon - Duration: 105 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      Full story and reports on Yves Rossy: http://www.swissinfo.ch/jetman
      Details about the flight, achieved one day later than planned and away from the media spotlight, were announced by Rossy's publi...
    • Cow doctors - Duration: 5 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      The operating theatre is not where you would expect to see a Swiss cow, but at the Clinic for Ruminants in Bern more than a few sick animals are undergoing treatment. (swissinfo)

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    • Wolf attack - Duration: 2 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      Wolves crossing into Switzerland from the south are thought to be responsible for two attacks on sheep flocks in canton Bern over the past few months, in which 14 animals have died. The wolf is an ...
    • iPhone vs Android - Duration: 111 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      swissinfo.ch released new apps for both Android and iPhone today, along with a short clip stating our neutrality on the subject... and a message of hope for world peace and more understanding among...
    • Yodel family Oesch - Duration: 3 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      Yodelling has been experiencing a renaissance of sorts in Switzerland. Twenty-year-old Melanie Oesch grew up in a yodelling family, and she has become the star of the Oesch band. (SF/swissinfo)

    • Hornussen - the sport of Swiss farmers - Duration: 3 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      Hornussen is a traditional team sport popular in the countryside of German-speaking Switzerland. swissinfo attended preparations for a match of the current champion "HG Wäseli" to get a better unde...
    • Swiss solar boat on a world-wide mission - Duration: 96 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      The largest solar boat in the world has set sail from Monaco at the start of a world tour aimed at promoting the use of sustainable energy. The 'Tûranor', a Swiss creation, is set to become the fir...
    • Rösti recipe - Duration: 3 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      The goodness of potatoes: how to make real farmers' rösti.
      In Switzerland the basic food staple is the potato.

      swissinfo.ch is the international branch of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (S...
    • Stone houses and almost no electricity - Duration: 3 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      Valle Bavona is surrounded by hydroelectric power plants, but in the 1950s its inhabitants rejected electricity. Keeping away from modernity has been a plus for the valley. Since it had no electric...
    • A new way to protect sheep from wolves - Duration: 2 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      The Swiss authorities are experimenting with a new way of protecting sheep flocks from wolves: llamas could be used in some cases to replace protection dogs, which are frightening hikers in remote ...
    • Seeking residences for super rich Russians - Duration: 4 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      Nina and Manfred Grossniklaus are perfect partners when it comes to finding suitable houses for well heeled Russian clients. Former banker Nina, with her contacts in Ukraine, and successful Swiss p...
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