Switzerland

  • Federer steers Swiss to Davis Cup semis, Italy edge Britain 07-04-2014 08:58 AM

    London: Roger Federer sealed Switzerland's place in the Davis Cup semi-finals when he completed a comeback win for the hosts over Kazakhstan on Sunday but Britain's last-four hopes were trampled into Italian clay in Naples. France are also in the last four despite looking dead and buried on Friday when...
  • Davis Cup: Switzerland trail Kazakhs, Murray puts Britain on brink 06-04-2014 09:33 AM

    Roger Federer's hopes of adding a Davis Cup winners' medal to his vast collection of silverware were hanging by a thread on Saturday after Switzerland fell 2-1 behind to Kazakhstan in their World Group quarter-final tie. The 17-times grand slam champion teamed up with Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka on...
  • Switzerland, Kazakhstan level at 1-1 in Davis Cup 05-04-2014 09:23 AM

    Geneva: Roger Federer eased to victory over Mikhail Kukushkin on Friday, bringing Switzerland level at 1-1 with Kazakhstan in the Davis Cup quarter-finals. Federer's 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win in less than two hours restored order for the 15,000 Swiss fans who saw Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka surprisingly lose the...
  • Switzerland not sharing information on bank accounts of Indians: Chidambaram 27-03-2014 12:19 PM

    New Delhi: Upping the ante against Switzerland for not sharing information on Indians stashing money in its banks, Finance Minister P Chidambaram has threatened to drag the European nation to multilateral foras like G20 for continuing to block its requests. Chidambaram, in a terse two-page letter to his Swiss counterpart...
  • Germany, France, Swiss advance to Davis Cup quarters 02-02-2014 10:41 AM

    Germany knocked out Spain in the Davis Cup on Saturday and was rewarded with an even bigger hurdle against France in the quarter-finals in April. Since Germany's last title in 1993, Spain had won the cup five times. But without top-five players Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer, Spain exited in...
  • Switzerland advance in Davis Cup, beat Serbia 02-02-2014 12:05 AM

    NOVI SAD: Switzerland won the Davis Cup first-round tie against Serbia after Marco Chiudinelli and Michael Lammer beat Nenad Zimonjic and Filip Krajinovic in the doubles for an unbeatable 3-0 lead on Saturday. Switzerland face Belgium or Kazakhstan in the quarterfinals in April. A confident Chiudinelli and Lammer defeated veteran...
  • Federer gives Switzerland 1-0 lead over Serbia 31-01-2014 11:41 PM

    Novi Sad: Returning to Davis Cup tennis, Roger Federer cruised past Ilija Bozoljac to give Switzerland a 1-0 lead over Serbia in their World Group first-round tie on Friday. Federer won 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in less than two hours, and faced little challenge from Bozoljac, who served well but still...
  • Roger Federer to open Davis Cup series against Serbia 30-01-2014 07:41 PM

    Novi Sad: Roger Federer will open Switzerland's Davis Cup first-round match against Serbia by playing Ilija Bozoljac on Friday, while Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka faces Dusan Lajovic. Switzerland is an overwhelming favorite against Serbia, last year's finalist and the 2010 Davis Cup champion, which will be without Novak Djokovic....
  • Agustawestland deal: Will Haschke's arrest bring more names to light? 18-10-2013 11:53 PM

    New Delhi: The AgustaWestland chopper deal is in the news once again after the Swiss authorities arrested a key middleman Guido Haschke on charges of bribery on Friday. The arrest of Haschke is crucial in exposing the Indian link and also establishing the money trail. Guido Haschke is former consultant...
  • Switzerland among World Cup seeds, Italy miss out 17-10-2013 02:51 PM

    Berne: Switzerland will be among the eight seeded teams at the World Cup draw in December after they leapt to seventh in the latest FIFA rankings announced on Thursday, while Italy were edged out. Spain, Argentina, Germany, Colombia, Belgium and hosts Brazil will also be seeded, as will Uruguay, if...
  • Germany, Belgium, Switzerland book World Cup berths 12-10-2013 08:51 AM

    Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Colombia qualified for next year's World Cup on Friday night, while England and Russia won and moved into position to clinch next week. Germany (8-0-1) defeated Ireland 3-0 at Cologne on goals by Sami Khedira, Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil to guarantee first place in Group...
  • Switzerland call up Fulham midfielder Pajtim Kasami 07-10-2013 05:59 PM

    Bern: Fulham midfielder Pajtim Kasami has been called into Switzerland's squad for two World Cup qualifying matches. Kasami has opted for the Swiss senior national team despite also being eligible to represent Albania, which it faces on Friday in Tirana. The Swiss Football Association says coach Ottmar Hitzfeld has selected...
  • Davis Cup: Switzerland beat Ecuador 3-0 14-09-2013 11:26 PM

    Neuchatel, Switzerland: Switzerland retained their Davis Cup world group status on Saturday, winning the doubles rubber against Ecuador to take a decisive 3-0 lead in their relegation playoff. Stanislas Wawrinka and Michael Lammer completed a 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 6-4 victory against Emilio Gomez and Roberto Quiroz on an...
  • India slips to 60th rank on competitiveness, Switzerland on top 04-09-2013 01:50 PM

    New Delhi/Geneva: India has slipped to 60th position in terms of its competitiveness globally, while Switzerland has retained its top rank. This is India's lowest ever rank and also 31 places below its peer emerging market China. Releasing the annual Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014, Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) on...
  • Modest start for Switzerland's first drive-in 'sex boxes' 28-08-2013 02:24 AM

    Greeted by a press pack rather than prostitutes, the first customer to roll up to Switzerland's sex drive-in on opening night took one lap of the facility before making a hasty exit. The second car, a family vehicle driven by a man in sunglasses under cloudy evening skies, broke down...
  • Scolari not worried about Switzerland loss 15-08-2013 10:58 PM

    Sao Paulo: Luiz Felipe Scolari is not going to lose sleep over Brazil's loss to Switzerland in the team's first match since winning the Confederations Cup at home. Scolari said the 1-0 defeat in Basel on Wednesday should not be taken too seriously as he already expected the team to...
  • Brazil stunned by Swiss 1-0, Argentina beat Italy 15-08-2013 08:59 AM

    London: Tetchy Brazil were upset 1-0 in Switzerland while Argentina beat Italy 2-1 even without Lionel Messi on a mostly successful night for South American teams in friendlies ahead of next month's World Cup qualifiers. Paraguay, bottom of their qualifying group and with almost no hope of reaching a fifth...
  • When a Swiss store refused to show Oprah Winfrey a handbag 14-08-2013 12:45 PM

    Los Angeles: Oprah Winfrey says she's sorry a media frenzy emerged after saying she experienced racism during a trip to Switzerland. "I think that incident in Switzerland was just an incident in Switzerland. I'm really sorry that it got blown up. I purposefully did not mention the name of the...
  • David Luiz mum on Barcelona rumours 13-08-2013 02:29 PM

    Basel: Brazil and Chelsea defender David Luiz has declined to comment on rumours of his possible transfer to Spanish football giants Barcelona after his arrival in Basel for a friendly between Switzerland and Brazil. Barcelona, after recruiting young Brazilian forward Neymar in June, now want the Chelsea defender and are...
  • Luiz Felipe Scolari sticks to Confed Cup Brazil squad for friendly 31-07-2013 12:04 AM

    Sao Paulo: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has picked almost the same squad that won the Confederations Cup for the team's friendly against Switzerland in August. Scolari selected 20 players for the match in Basel on August 14, with 19 of them drawn from the Cup squad. Paris Saint-Germain left-back...
  • Swiss train crash kills driver, injures 35 passengers 30-07-2013 10:54 AM

    Two trains collided head-on in western Switzerland, killing one of the drivers and injuring 35 passengers, at least five of them seriously, police have said. The accident happened on Monday in Granges-pres-Marnand shortly before 7:00 pm (2230 IST), according to regional police. An AFP reporter who arrived at the scene...
  • Train crash in western Switzerland kills driver, injures 35 passengers 30-07-2013 10:54 AM

    Two trains collided head-on in western Switzerland, killing one of the drivers and injuring 35 passengers, at least five of them seriously, police have said. The accident happened on Monday in Granges-pres-Marnand shortly before 7:00 pm (2230 IST), according to regional police. An AFP reporter who arrived at the scene...
  • Del Potro offers hope for men's chasing pack 26-06-2013 08:49 AM

    London: Juan Martin del Potro provided some encouragement for the rest of the chasing pack in the men's game at Wimbledon on Tuesday. Apart from single triumphs by the Argentine and Britain's Andy Murray, the trio of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic have won every one of the...
  • Hewitt beats Wawrinka to advance at Wimbledon 25-06-2013 08:09 AM

    London: An Aussie fan dressed in yellow and green rushed down to where Lleyton Hewitt was signing autographs and handed his cap to the former Wimbledon champion. Hewitt grabbed the hat, placed it backward on his head and kept walking down the line. Yes, for at least one day, this...
  • Wawrinka, Mahut advance to Rosmalen final 22-06-2013 09:11 AM

    Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1, 6-4 Friday to reach the Topshelf Open final. The second-seeded Swiss will play for the title of the grass-court Wimbledon tuneup against France's Nicolas Mahut, a 6-3, 6-3 winner over Belgium's Xavier Malisse. On the women's side, Simona Halep of Romania advanced to her...
  • Indian money in Swiss banks dips to Rs 9,000 cr 20-06-2013 06:23 PM

    Zurich: Indians' money in Swiss banks has fallen to a record low level of about Rs 9,000 crore (1.42 billion Swiss francs), as a global clampdown against the famed secrecy wall of Switzerland banking system made it unattractive for their global clients. The total funds held by Indian individuals and...
  • Switzerland beat Cyprus 1-0 in FIFA World Cup qualifier 09-06-2013 07:00 PM

    Geneva: Switzerland took a huge step toward Brazil on Saturday when substitute Haris Seferovic scored in the 90th minute for a 1-0 victory over Cyprus in a World Cup qualifying match. The Swiss moved four points clear atop their Group One a day after closest challengers Albania and Iceland both...
  • Death toll hits 10 in European flooding; 9 missing 04-06-2013 09:54 PM

    Berlin: Germany dispatched thousands of soldiers Tuesday to help cities and towns cope with flooding from the rain-soaked Danube and other southern rivers - reinforcements that came a day after the Bavarian city of Passau saw its worst flooding since 1501. The death toll rose to at least 10, including...
  • India, Switzerland pact soon to boost healthcare ties 22-05-2013 01:11 AM

    New Delhi: India and Switzerland will soon sign a pact to give further impetus to cooperation in the field of healthcare. Health & Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and his Swiss counterpart Alain Berset held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of World Health Assembly at Geneva and discussed...
  • Martina Hingis to coach Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 15-04-2013 05:01 PM

    Moscow: Rising Russian women's tennis star Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Monday announced that five-time Grand Slam champion Martina Hingis will be coaching her. Pavlyuchenkova rose to 20th in the world on the back of her third title in Monterrey last week, and has enlisted the retired Swiss star's help for this...