Switzerland

  • Switzerland gets the edge on EU with China trade deal 07-07-2014 12:04 PM

    Basel: Switzerland has one-upped its European Union neighbours with a free trade deal with China that its politicians and business sector say is crucial to boosting ties with the world's second-largest economy. The free trade agreement (FTA), in force since Tuesday, is China's first with a mainland European country and...
  • World Cup 2014: Angel di Maria resuscitates Argentina's campaign 02-07-2014 10:07 AM

    Sao Paulo: Cometh the hour, cometh the 'saviour' Angel di Maria. It is true great players never give up. Great players do historic things in key moments to get everything for their club or country. And Di Maria did the same at the jam-packed Arena de Sao Paulo. With 117...
  • World Cup 2014: Di Maria's 118-minute strike seals Argentina's QF place 01-07-2014 11:49 PM

    Sao Paulo: Angel Di Maria scored in the 118th minute on Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland after extra time and a spot in the World Cup quarter-finals. With a penalty shootout looming, Lionel Messi made a surging run toward the Swiss area and laid the ball...
  • As it happened: Argentina vs Switzerland, Round of 16 01-07-2014 08:38 PM

    Catch all the live updates from the Round of 16 match between Argentina and Switzerland at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Messi's goals have fired Argentina into the World Cup last 16 but they will look for a better all-round performance...
  • All information about black money will be made public: Centre 30-06-2014 08:28 PM

    Lucknow: The Centre will put in public domain all information it gets about black money stashed in foreign banks, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday. "The government will put all the information it gets regarding black money in public domain when the time comes. We will take steps...
  • World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi's Argentina look to peak against Swiss 30-06-2014 12:38 PM

    Sao Paulo: Messi's goals have fired Argentina into the World Cup last 16 but they will look for a better all-round performance when they meet Switzerland on Tuesday. The diminutive four-time player of the year has finally sparked for his country, hitting four of their six goals as Argentina qualified...
  • List of Indians with unaccounted money in Swiss banks may be out soon 29-06-2014 07:42 PM

    New Delhi: In a step towards bringing back all the black money allegedly stashed away in Swiss banks as promised during the election campaigns, the new government at the Centre on Sunday wrote to the Switzerland government seeking bank details and names of Indians having unaccounted money. The latest request...
  • Black money probe: India seeks details of secret accounts from Switzerland 29-06-2014 03:35 PM

    New Delhi: As the Indian government expands its efforts to combat the menace of black money, it has made a fresh request to Switzerland seeking secret bank details and names of Indians who have unaccounted money in Swiss banks. Earlier this week, the Switzerland said that it was readying a...
  • World Cup 2014: Argentina's Lavezzi set to replace Aguero against Switzerland 29-06-2014 10:08 AM

    Argentina look set to play Ezequiel Lavezzi instead of the injured Sergio Aguero in a continued three-man attack for Tuesday's last-16 match against Switzerland in Sao Paulo. Coach Alejandro Sabella had Lavezzi in an 11-man formation, assumed to be the probable starting lineup, for training at their base in Belo...
  • Copyright piracy has reached alarming level in China, India: Report 26-06-2014 09:41 AM

    Washington: An influential Congressional caucus in a latest report has expressed concern over alarming level of copyright piracy in four countries China, Russia, Switzerland and India. It has added India to the 2014 Watch List. The report "2014 International Piracy Watch List," by International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus highlights the...
  • World Cup 2014: Switzerland meet Argentina in last 16 as Shaqiri sinks Honduras 26-06-2014 03:13 AM

    Manaus: Xherdan Shaqiri scored all three goals on Wednesday to put Switzerland into the second round of the World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Honduras. The Swiss will next face Lionel Messi and Argentina on Tuesday in Sao Paulo. Shaqiri scored his first goal in the sixth minute, dribbling...
  • As it happened: Honduras vs Switzerland, Ecuador vs France 26-06-2014 12:41 AM

    Catch all the LIVE updates from both the Group E matches as Honduras take on Switzerland whereas Ecuador face France. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Exactly four years after their last World Cup meeting, Switzerland and Honduras will face each other under almost identical circumstances. If France beat Ecuador...
  • World Cup 2014: 4 years later, Switzerland and Honduras meet again 24-06-2014 10:28 AM

    Manaus: Exactly four years after their last World Cup meeting, Switzerland and Honduras will face each other under almost identical circumstances. The teams drew 0-0 at the last World Cup on June 25, 2010, a result that led to the elimination of both teams. On Wednesday - June 25, 2014...
  • Switzerland to work with new Indian government on tax evasion 23-06-2014 07:25 PM

    New Delhi: As the debate on alleged black money stashed by Indians in Swiss banks continues, Switzerland on Monday said it is looking forward to working together with the new government of India in its fight against tax evasion. The European nation's Ministry of Finance also said that "Switzerland understands...
  • Swiss government prepares list of Indians with suspected black money 22-06-2014 04:44 PM

    Zurich: In a major boost to India's fight against black money, Switzerland has prepared a list of Indians suspected to have stashed un-taxed wealth in Swiss banks and the details are being shared with Indian government. The names of these Indian individuals and entities have come under scanner of the...
  • Football World Cup 2014: How the world tweeted #SUI versus #FRA 22-06-2014 03:33 PM

    New Delhi: Switzerland central defender Steve von Bergen is out of the World Cup after breaking a facial bone in his team's 5-2 loss to France. Von Bergen was kicked in the face by France striker Olivier Giroud as they challenged for the ball in the seventh minute of Friday's...
  • World Cup 2014: Switzerland defender Steve von Bergen out with an injury 21-06-2014 06:16 PM

    Salvador: Switzerland central defender Steve von Bergen is out of the World Cup after breaking a facial bone in his team's 5-2 loss to France. Von Bergen was kicked in the face by France striker Olivier Giroud as they challenged for the ball in the seventh minute of Friday's match...
  • World Cup 2014: France showing spirit of '98, says Didier Deschamps 21-06-2014 09:36 AM

    France coach Didier Deschamps said his side were showing the grit and determination he and his team mates had when they swept to World Cup victory in 1998 after they demolished Switzerland 5-2 on Friday. France are now virtually assured of qualification from Group E after a superb attacking display...
  • World Cup 2014: France crush Switzerland 5-2 to lead Group E 21-06-2014 02:02 AM

    Salvador: Forwards Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema each scored one goal and created another as a rampant France blew away Switzerland 5-2 Friday to take control of Group E and all but seal a place in the next round. France has six points and can qualify if Ecuador and Honduras...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Switzerland vs France 20-06-2014 11:33 PM

    Catch all the Live action from the Group E encounter between Switzerland and France at the Arena Fonte Nova stadium in Salvador. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Coach Didier Deschamps is trying to take the spotlight away from striker Karim Benzema heading into France's potentially decisive clash with Switzerland....
  • World Cup 2014: French take on Swiss in potential Group E decider 19-06-2014 12:39 PM

    RIBEIRAO PRETO: Coach Didier Deschamps is trying to take the spotlight away from striker Karim Benzema heading into France's potentially decisive clash with Switzerland on Friday. Whoever wins in Salvador will take a significant step toward clinching top spot in Group E and therefore avoid a likely match against Lionel...
  • World Cup 2014: Seferovic's late-strike seals Switzerland win over Ecuador 15-06-2014 11:16 PM

    Brasilia: A goal deep in stoppage-time by Haris Seferovic gave Switzerland a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ecuador in their Group E opener at the World Cup on Sunday. A low-quality match looked destined to end in a draw until substitute Seferovic fired home the winner from close range in the...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Switzerland vs Ecuador 15-06-2014 08:28 PM

    Switzerland have improved since the last World Cup in 2010 and are confident they can reach the last 16 as one of two qualifiers from Group E. Speaking ahead of Sunday's opening game against Ecuador, the experienced Hitzfeld said an injection of youth and creativity allied with traditional Swiss defensive...
  • World Cup 2014: What to watch on day four 15-06-2014 03:31 PM

    Rio de Janeiro: France are preparing for their first World Cup match since leaving South Africa in disgrace four years ago following a player strike and a group-stage exit. Didier Deschamps' inexperienced squad needs to perform on the sport's biggest stage to win back supporters and is expected to beat...
  • World Cup 2014: Switzerland upbeat ahead of first game against Ecuador 15-06-2014 01:40 PM

    Switzerland have improved since the last World Cup in 2010 and are confident they can reach the last 16 as one of two qualifiers from Group E, coach Ottmar Hitzfeld said on Saturday. Speaking ahead of Sunday's opening game against Ecuador, the experienced Hitzfeld said an injection of youth and...
  • World Cup 2014: Lichtsteiner could have wings clipped by pacey Ecuador 14-06-2014 04:23 PM

    Stephan Lichtsteiner, whose marauding runs down right flank for Switzerland have earned him the nickname Forrest Gump, may find his style cramped by Ecuador's pacey wingers in Sunday's World Cup match. The Swiss right back, one of his team's most potent attacking weapons, could find himself bogged down with less-favoured...
  • Black money SIT decides to solve tax treaties' secrecy puzzle 08-06-2014 11:56 AM

    New Delhi: Tasked with the job of recovering illicit wealth stashed away by Indians, the SIT on black money has decided to look into the contentious issue of secrecy clauses in India's tax treaties with Switzerland and other countries. India has signed tax information exchange treaties with many countries, but...
  • Xherdan Shaqiri heads young Switzerland World Cup squad 13-05-2014 04:25 PM

    Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri is the star player in a youthful 23-man Switzerland squad selected for the World Cup. The only player above 30 picked by Ottmar Hitzfeld on Tuesday is central defender Steve von Bergen, who turns 31 five days before the Swiss open play on June 15...
  • Info requests beyond tax pact cannot be entertained: Swiss government 08-05-2014 01:29 PM

    New Delhi: With India stepping up pressure for data on alleged illicit funds parked in Swiss banks, Switzerland has asserted that it cannot positively respond to requests which are beyond the ambit of bilateral tax treaty. Reiterating that it is committed to fighting tax evasion, Switzerland also said both nations...
  • Swiss black money probe: Over 100 entities under scanner 07-05-2014 11:48 AM

    New Delhi: As India steps up its pressure on Switzerland to get details of suspected tax evaders having bank accounts in the European nation, a discreet probe is underway of each stock market dealing of over 100 entities linked to these cases to detect possible re-routing of black money. The...