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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 key to integration? Feeling welcome - Duration: 2 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 1 day ago
      A Swiss study has found that when the local authorities ask newcomers to Switzerland to a ‘welcome interview’ they have a better chance at fitting in to local communities. (SRF, swissinfo.ch)

    • Gushing for Geneva for 125 years - Duration: 67 seconds.

      • 3 days ago
      One of Geneva’s most famous attractions wasn’t originally built for tourists. The history of the Jet d’eau is connected to the Swiss watchmaking industry.(SRF/RTS/swissinfo.ch)

      Every second, five ...
    • From small Indian farms to Swiss plates - Duration: 40 seconds.

      • 5 days ago
      How does the idea of fresh spices from the rain-fed farms of southern India sound to you? Crowd Container is a crowdfunding project that is connecting Swiss consumers with small farmers in Kerala. ...
    • Sensational meteorite fragments unearthed in Bern field - Duration: 55 seconds.

      • 5 days ago
      Researchers and collectors have discovered hundreds of meteorite fragments on a field in canton Bern. It’s the largest meteorite find in Switzerland so far and an important one for science. (SRF/sw...
    • The ski resort that's a hit with Indian tourists - Duration: 6 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 5 days ago
      To boost low-season turnover, hoteliers and restaurateurs in Leysin in canton Vaud have targeted tourists from India. The results have been positive, 8,000 overnight stays in three months. The prog...
    • Swiss theatre group makes waves - Duration: 3 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      The Swiss theatre group, Karls Kühne Gassenschau, is still managing to pull the crowds, after 32 years in the business. It's latest show predicts a dark future, but the story is told with high dive...
    • Swiss upset the Germans with high speed races - Duration: 3 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      Swiss speedsters are crossing over into Germany for high octane car races in souped up sports cars. Their favourite haunt is the town of Singen between Schaffhausen and Lake Constance. Even speedin...
    • How wood could help boost Kosovo’s economy - Duration: 2 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      Kosovo’s wood sector shows great growth potential in a country currently suffering from high unemployment and poverty. (Julie Hunt, swissinfo.ch)
      swissinfo.ch is the international branch of the...
    • Promoting tourism in one of Europe's poorest countries - Duration: 3 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      Could Kosovo one day become a popular tourism destination? By setting up a tourism board in the west of the country, the Swiss are helping to put it on the map. (Julie Hunt, swissinfo.ch)
    • Death by artificial coma - Duration: 2 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      Increasingly, terminally ill in Switzerland are requesting to die through “palliative sedation”. An unregulated form of assisted suicide that raises many ethical questions. (SRF, swissinfo.ch)
      Be t...
    • Business booms for Swiss companies - Duration: 101 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      River cruises in Europe are becoming very popular, and Swiss tour operators are getting their piece of the action, and have expanded to Russia. (SRF/swissinfo.ch)
      swissinfo.ch is the internatio...
    • All the cathedral is a stage - Duration: 104 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      The cathedral in St Gallen has served as the backdrop to the opera “Le Cid” by Jules Massenet. The piece centring around Spanish war hero Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, better known as El Cid, used light p...
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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.

      • 8 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.

      • 4 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.

      • 5 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.

      • 8 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...
    • Seeking residences for super rich Russians - Duration: 4 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 5 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...
    • A new way to protect sheep from wolves - Duration: 2 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 2 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 ...
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