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Swiss adventurer gains funds for space plane

Swiss adventurer gains funds for space plane

A Swiss adventurer planning to fly a plane to the edge of space has announced that work to build the SolarStratos aircraft will start in January next year.

Wawrinka praised as key to Switzerland's victory

Wawrinka praised as key to Switzerland's victory

Roger Federer was the toast of Switzerland once again as his victory on Sunday gave his country's first ever Davis Cup win, but the tennis great was quick to deflect the spotlight onto team-mate Stan Wawrinka.

Cyclist on runway halts Zurich airport traffic

Cyclist on runway halts Zurich airport traffic

A 23-year-old cyclist evaded Zurich airport’s costly security system and pedalled onto a runway, bringing air traffic to a halt for around 40 minutes, according to a media report that is embarrassing authorities at the Kloten terminal.

Federer gives Swiss first Davis Cup tennis title

Federer gives Swiss first Davis Cup tennis title

Roger Federer gave Switzerland its first Davis Cup tennis title in Lille on Sunday by defeating Richard Gasquet of France in straight sets in the first of the final's reverse singles.

Win puts Swiss on verge of Davis Cup glory

Win puts Swiss on verge of Davis Cup glory

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka gave Switzerland a 2-1 lead over France in the Davis Cup tennis final with a commanding doubles win over Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet in Lille on Saturday.