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Swiss head to Davis Cup semis after comeback

Swiss head to Davis Cup semis after comeback

Switzerland, Italy and France all staged thrilling comebacks on Sunday to reach the Davis Cup tennis tournament semi-finals.

Near-collision of two planes at Zurich probed

Near-collision of two planes at Zurich probed

A collision between two planes was narrowly avoided at Zurich airport last month when the pilots of the aircraft attempted to land on the same runway from opposite directions, authorities say.

US terror experts 'wanted entry to Swatch plants'

US terror experts 'wanted entry to Swatch plants'

Swatch group faced pressure from the United States after refusing to open its factories to inspection by American terrorism experts, the head of the world's largest watch company says.

Cancellera wins third Tour of Flanders

Cancellera wins third Tour of Flanders

Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara won his third Tour of Flanders cycling race in a four-up sprint to the line following 259 kilometres of racing from Bruges to Oudenaarde on Sunday.

Swiss building provides refuge for the sensitive

Swiss building provides refuge for the sensitive

No smoking, no perfume, no mobile phone use — the list of rules at a newly opened apartment building in Leimbach on the outskirts of Zurich is long.

Holcim, Lafarge boards clear cement firm merger

Holcim, Lafarge boards clear cement firm merger

The boards of Switzerland's Holcim and French rival Lafarge have agreed to the merger of their companies to create the world's largest cement maker, Le Figaro newspaper reported on Sunday.