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  • Fed Cup: Martina Hingis loses again but Switzerland beat Poland 3-2 Yesterday

    Zielona: Five-time Grand Slam champion Martina Hingis lost both her singles matches but finished on the winning team as Switzerland beat Poland 3-2 on Sunday in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. Swiss victory was sealed when Timea Bacsinszky and Victorija Golubic beat Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska and Alicja Rosolska 2-6, 6-4,...
  • Martina Hingis back in Fed Cup after half a lifetime away 4 days ago

    The last time Martina Hingis appeared in the Fed Cup for Switzerland she was a 17-year-old four-times grand slam champion with the world at her feet. Half a lifetime later, aged 34, she returns to the team competition this weekend in a World Group playoff tie in Poland having re-launched her...
  • Martina Hingis rejoins Swiss Fed Cup team after 17 year absence April 8, 2015

    Bern: Martina Hingis has rejoined Switzerland's Fed Cup team for the first time in 17 years to help gain eligibility for next year's Olympics. The five-time Grand Slam singles winner, now a doubles specialist, has been picked for Switzerland's World Group playoff at Poland on April 18-19. Hingis must play in the...
  • Patent issue halts Apple Watch release in watch-making capital of the world April 5, 2015

    Zurich: Apple is not able to launch its new smartwatch in Switzerland until at least the end of this year because of an intellectual property rights issue, Swiss broadcaster RTS reported on its website. The US tech giant cannot use the image of an apple nor the word "apple" to launch...
  • Switzerland's Davis Cup reign ends swiftly March 9, 2015

    London: Switzerland's reign as Davis Cup holders was swiftly ended when they paid the inevitable price for fielding a second-string team and lost 3-2 to Belgium in the first round in Liege on Sunday. Just over three months since Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka drove them to an historic title in...
  • Davis Cup: Serbia, Britain in control as depleted Swiss hold Belgium March 7, 2015

    Kraljevo, Serbia: Serbia carved out a 2-0 lead over rivals Croatia while Britain led the US by the same score and holders Switzerland were tied with Belgium in the Davis Cup world group first round on Friday. France also raced into a 2-0 lead away to Germany after Gilles Simon overpowered...
  • Davis Cup: Henri Laaksonen gives Switzerland 1-0 lead over Belgium March 6, 2015

    Belgium: Henri Laaksonen rallied from two sets down to beat Ruben Bemelmans and give defending champion Switzerland a 1-0 lead over Belgium in the first round of the Davis Cup on Friday. The 344th-ranked Laaksonen, playing in the team event for the first time since 2013, won 1-6, 6-7 (6), 6-4,...
  • Black money trail: Not just names but proof needed to take action, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday that the details that have emerged are the ones which the Centre already has with it and added that the question was not about names but evidences that the government needs. Speaking to mediapersons on black money, Jaitley said, "In first phase,...
  • Top court says Canadians have right to die, strikes down ban February 7, 2015

    Ottawa: The Supreme Court of Canada overturned a ban on physician-assisted suicide on Friday, unanimously reversing a decision it made in 1993 and putting Canada in the company of a handful of Western countries to make it legal. The top court said mentally competent, consenting adults who have intolerable physical or...
  • Switzerland promises cooperation to India on tax matters January 22, 2015

    Davos: Switzerland on Wednesday assured India of full cooperation on tax information exchange and agreed to discuss the issue of black money stashed in Swiss banks. This assurance was given during a meeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had with his Swiss counterpart Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf on the sidelines of the World Economic...
  • Come with proof, not for fishing expedition on black money: Swiss to India December 7, 2014

    Mumbai: As India continues its pursuit of black money allegedly stashed abroad, Switzerland has said it would not entertain any 'fishing expedition' and authorities cannot ask for names of all Indian account holders in Swiss banks without doing their own independent investigations. Switzerland's Ambassador to India Linus von Castelmur also said...
  • This one's for the boys, says gracious Roger Federer November 23, 2014

    Having stolen the limelight from Davis Cup stalwart Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer quickly turned attention towards his Switzerland team-mates after securing the winning point in the final against France on Sunday. Federer crushed Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to give the Swiss a 3-1 win over the hosts, but the 17-times...
  • Federer beats Gasquet to clinch 1st Davis Cup title for Switzerland November 23, 2014

    Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match Sunday as Switzerland won the Davis Cup final against France by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead. The 17-time Grand Slam champion gave Switzerland their first title in the team competition and added the only big trophy in...
  • Davis Cup final is still all about Roger Federer November 23, 2014

    It could have been Stan Wawrinka's moment, but the Davis Cup final is all about Roger Federer after all. Wawrinka has hit top form again in the wake of a convincing display at the ATP World Tour Finals, giving Switzerland the first point against France on Friday and offering another strong...
  • Switzerland take 2-1 lead over France in Davis Cup final November 22, 2014

    Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka defeated Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to give Switzerland a 2-1 lead over France in the Davis Cup final on Saturday. Federer and Wawrinka did not concede a single break and dominated the key points to withstand their opponent's charge in the second...
  • Stan Wawrinka gives Switzerland lead vs France in final November 21, 2014

    France: Stan Wawrinka gave Switzerland a 1-0 lead against France in the Davis Cup final by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday. The Australian Open champion started strong, and overcame a second-set lapse by regaining control of the opening singles match with an aggressive display that paid off with a 6-1, 3-6,...
  • Roger Federer to face Monfils in Davis Cup final November 20, 2014

    Despite his bad back, Roger Federer will face Gael Monfils on Friday in the second singles match when Switzerland faces France in the Davis Cup final. Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka will open the best-of-five series on clay against Jo-Wilfired Tsonga. Federer, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, was doubtful for the final...
  • Roger Federer's back is key in Davis Cup final November 19, 2014

    Roger Federer was at the top of his game in London last week, sweeping past opponents as if his age were not an issue. A back injury over the weekend changed everything, casting serious doubts over his chances of winning the Davis Cup, or even playing against France in the...
  • Roger Federer skips Davis Cup training with back problems November 18, 2014

    France: Swiss Roger Federer's participation in the Davis Cup final against France was still hanging in the balance on Tuesday as the 17-times grand slam champion said he could not train because of back problems. Federer, however, was hopeful, although not exactly optimistic, he could be ready for Friday's first singles. "It's...
  • France, Switzerland unchanged for Davis Cup final November 11, 2014

    France and Switzerland have announced unchanged teams for the Davis Cup final next week at Lille. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, Julien Benneteau, and Richard Gasquet were re-selected by France, while Gilles Simon, France's third highest-ranked player, was put on standby as a replacement. Switzerland captain Severin Luthi picked the same side for...
  • Federer will be ready for Davis Cup battle, says Wawrinka November 11, 2014

    Stanislas Wawrinka has no doubt fellow Swiss Roger Federer will be ready for the Davis Cup final next week even if the 33-year-old goes all the way at the ATP World Tour Finals. Both men are in action in the season-ender and the early signs are that they could be at...
  • Black money details shared under tax treaty can't be shared even with courts: Swiss govenment October 31, 2014

    New Delhi/Berne: Amid a debate on disclosure of names of suspected black money holders, Switzerland Thursday said information exchanged under Swiss-India tax treaty cannot be disclosed "in principle" to a court or any other body outside the proceedings of a 'specific and relevant' case. The comments come at a time when...
  • Switzerland remains largest offshore financial centre October 30, 2014

    Geneva: A huge global pressure to break secrecy veils of Swiss banks notwithstanding, Switzerland remains the world's largest offshore financial centre with client assets totalling over USD two trillion, a new study said. Besides the country is expected to remain "the biggest offshore centre for private banking in 2018," with...
  • Black money case fallout: India pulls out of multilateral information sharing agreement October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the Centre submitted its list of 627 Indians who have accounts in HSBC bank, Geneva for tax probe for suspected black money to Supreme Court, India has pulled out of multilateral information sharing agreement. The Mutilateral Competent Authority Agreement was signed by 51 countries in Berlin...
  • Will we ever find out names of political beneficiaries? In the black money debate? October 27, 2014

    The central government on Monday revealed the names of three people who have black money stashed abroad in its affidavit to the Supreme Court. ...
  • Black money: Congress demands apology as Centre refuses to declare names of account holders October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Centre announcing its apprehensions regarding declaring names of people having black money stashed away in foreign banks, Congress on Friday launched a scathing attack on the BJP-led coalition. "Declare black money account holders or apologize to Congress for previous attacks," Congress leader and former External Affairs Minister...
  • Swiss will examine India's request for banking information on priority basis October 16, 2014

    In a major breakthrough in India's fight to bring back black money stashed abroad, Switzerland said it will examine India's requests for banking information on a priority basis. ...
  • Black money case: Switzerland says will examine Indian requests for information on 'priority basis' October 15, 2014

    Berne/New Delhi: In a major breakthrough in India's fight against black money allegedly stashed abroad, Switzerland on Wednesday said it will examine Indian requests for banking information on a priority basis and provide requested details in a time-bound manner. The Swiss authorities would also "assist in obtaining confirmation on genuineness of...
  • Black money: Top Indian tax team heads to Switzerland October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A high-level delegation of tax and revenue officials is set to soon travel to Switzerland in order to pursue cases of black money and secret accounts held by Indians in banks in the Alpine nation. Sources said that the delegation, which will lay special focus on a number of...
  • India may have to wait for automatic exchange of Swiss information October 12, 2014

    New Delhi/Berne: India may have to wait longer for joining "selected" countries with whom Switzerland plans to do automatic exchange of information on tax matters, even as Indian and Swiss officials will meet soon to iron out their bilateral arrangements on suspected tax evasion cases. Switzerland has started a process...