The U.S. is broken up into 50 states, plus territories like Puerto Rico and Guam, and a federal district, Washington, D.C. Most other countries have smaller parts too.
The Covid-19 pandemic raises the question of the precariousness of foreigners dependent on social assistance in Switzerland - a precariousness that is still growing.
Switzerland is a key case study for understanding how a global health crisis affects the stability of well-established democratic institutions and shifts political debates.
Possessing heroin, cocaine, meth and other drugs for personal use is no longer a criminal offense in Oregon. The idea is to get people with problem drug use help, not punishment.
Sunlight is not a cure for everything, and certainly not for COVID-19, but 100 years ago it was a popular treatment.
When the holes – also called ‘eyes’ – don’t appear in a batch, cheesemakers say the cheese is ‘blind.’
Will the all-time lowest rate in the world of -0.75% be enough for these alpine explorers?
Even when countries have broken ties with each other, they can communicate – as the US and Iran did just a few days ago.
Why do some people greet each other with a kiss? How does the custom vary from place to place? This article is excerpted from the forthcoming ‘Atlas of Regional Expressions.’
There’s an assumption that a change of ownership would automatically mean a change in the role the Bank plays
The future of chocolate is in question as producers face challenges to keep up with new threats as well as rising demand from new consumer markets.
The world’s largest financial scandal has toppled a government, threatened a currency, and revealed deeply problematic failings at a buccaneering Swiss bank.
How to move beyond the warm words about tackling urban heat islands to doing something about them.
The Victorian assisted dying laws are based on those in Oregon, which are quite conservative. Laws in the Netherlands, Belgium and Canada are more relaxed.
Policy needs to focus on making the teaching profession stable and more appealing. South Africa must ensure its locally trained teachers have more reason to stay in the country.
The Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Ireland are among the rich countries that funnel major corporate money into secret offshore tax shelters, according to a new study.
Scotland is the latest place to look at piloting the concept.
In Switzerland, specific and often costly environmental policies are put to test through direct democracy.
Euroscepticism, referenda and debates about national identity: the similarities betwen Switzerland and the UK are striking.
Radical right populists are on the brink of power in Austria and making gains across the region. And the European leaders who once were willing to publicly condemn them are silent now.