Switzerland

  • Roger Federer fires Switzerland into Davis Cup final 3 days ago

    Geneva: Roger Federer secured Switzerland's place in the final of the Davis Cup for the first time since 1992 by comfortably beating Italy's Fabio Fognini in Geneva on Sunday. Roared on by a capacity crowd in the Palexpo Arena, Federer dismantled world number 17 Fognini 6-2 6-3 7-6 (4) in just...
  • Switzerland lead Italy 2-1 in Davis Cup semifinal 4 days ago

    Geneva: Roger Federer got the day off on Saturday, and now he needs to play on Sunday to help Switzerland advance to their first Davis Cup final in 22 years. Without Federer, who was rested, Switzerland lost in doubles to Italy and had their lead cut to 2-1 in the semifinal. The...
  • Roger Federer skips doubles in Davis Cup semi-final 4 days ago

    Geneva: Roger Federer has been given the day off as Switzerland seeks to seal its place in the Davis Cup final by winning Saturday's doubles. The Swiss team, leading Italy 2-0 after Friday's singles, has named Stan Wawrinka and Marco Chiudinelli to play Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli. Federer had been provisionally...
  • International diamond thief detained in Switzerland: Interpol 5 days ago

    Paris: A suspected Chinese jewellery thief accused of stealing millions of dollars worth of diamonds across the world has been arrested in Switzerland during another robbery, Interpol said. Chinese national Jianguo Meng, 46, is linked to over a dozen heists since 2012, including the theft of a diamond ring worth...
  • Federer, Wawrinka win as Switzerland lead Italy 2-0 in Davis Cup 5 days ago

    Geneva: Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka took Switzerland close to their first Davis Cup final in 22 years after cruising to straight-sets wins in the opening singles against Italy on Friday. First, Federer beat 76th-ranked Simone Bolelli 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 without dropping serve to delight a crowd of more than...
  • Frustrated Brendan Rodgers slams England's treatment of Daniel Sturridge 6 days ago

    London: Daniel Sturridge's thigh strain "could have been prevented" and the FA must do more to protect international players from injury, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said on Thursday. Striker Sturridge played 89 minutes of England's 1-0 friendly win over Norway at Wembley last Wednesday before returning to training 36 hours later...
  • Roger Federer leads Switzerland's Davis Cup challenge 1 week ago

    Having coming up short in his bid for an 18th Grand Slam title, Roger Federer is quickly turning his focus to the Davis Cup - a trophy still missing from his collection. The former top-ranked player leads Switzerland against Italy in Geneva this weekend as his country bids to reach the...
  • Injured Daniel Sturridge a doubt for England's Switzerland trip September 5, 2014

    London: England striker Daniel Sturridge is in doubt for the team's opening European Championship qualifier against Switzerland on Monday after getting hurt in training. The English Football Association says Sturridge, England's first-choice central striker alongside Wayne Rooney, "felt an injury in training this morning and will go for a scan this...
  • India slips to 71st rank in global competitiveness list September 3, 2014

    Geneva/New Delhi: Weighed down by challenging economic conditions for most part of the past year, India has slipped to the 71st position -- the lowest among BRICS countries -- in an annual global competitiveness list, where Switzerland remains on top. The annual list, released on Wednesday by Geneva-based World Economic...
  • Blackmoney: Indian agencies get Swiss banks' data of hoarders August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Tax investigators pursuing instances of blackmoney stashed abroad by Indians have finally been able to circumvent the Swiss secrecy code by asking over 100 such account holders to submit on their own details of personal balances in these banks, brought under the tax net recently, for lesser penal...
  • 'Suicide tourism' on rise in Switzerland: Study August 21, 2014

    People packing their bags to Switzerland not to rest in its serenity but to end their lives through assisted suicide has doubled in four years, reveals a study. There are six right to die organisations in Switzerland, of which four permit nationals from other countries to use their services. Citizens from Germany...
  • Government cannot bring back black money in our lifetime: BJP MP July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: A Bharatiya Janata Party MP on Thursday said India will not be able to bring back black money from Switzerland "in our lifetime", in a comment that could be seen as embarrassing for his party's government at the Centre which has declared its commitment to fufil this task. "We...
  • Switzerland gets the edge on EU with China trade deal July 7, 2014

    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 was...
  • The Beautiful Game: Di Maria's 118-minute strike seals Argentina's QF place July 2, 2014

    Angel Di Maria scored in the 118th minute to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland in extra time and a spot in the World Cup quarter-finals. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Angel di Maria resuscitates Argentina's campaign July 2, 2014

    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 minutes...
  • World Cup 2014: Di Maria's 118-minute strike seals Argentina's QF place July 2, 2014

    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 July 2, 2014

    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 when...
  • The Beautiful Game: Argentina face Switzerland in the round of 16 July 1, 2014

    Lionel Messi have fired Argentina into the World Cup last 16 but they will look for a better all-round performance when they meet Switzerland ...
  • All information about black money will be made public: Centre June 30, 2014

    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 keeping...
  • World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi's Argentina look to peak against Swiss July 1, 2014

    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 top...
  • List of Indians with unaccounted money in Swiss banks may be out soon June 29, 2014

    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 has...
  • Black money probe: India seeks details of secret accounts from Switzerland June 29, 2014

    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 list...
  • World Cup 2014: Argentina's Lavezzi set to replace Aguero against Switzerland June 29, 2014

    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 Horizonte...
  • Copyright piracy has reached alarming level in China, India: Report June 26, 2014

    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 June 26, 2014

    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 into a...
  • As it happened: Honduras vs Switzerland, Ecuador vs France June 26, 2014

    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 in...
  • World Cup 2014: 4 years later, Switzerland and Honduras meet again June 24, 2014

    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 June 23, 2014

    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 June 22, 2014

    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 Swiss...