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Crash pushes Cancellara out of Tour de France

Crash pushes Cancellara out of Tour de France

Swiss cycling star Fabian Cancellara is abandoning this year's Tour de France after being injured in a spectacular crash involving more than 30 riders during the third stage of the race — when he was wearing the yellow jersey as overall leader.

Fifa bans ex-World Cup bid inspection chief

Fifa bans ex-World Cup bid inspection chief

Football's world governing body Fifa on Monday banned the former head of their bid evaluation committee for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups for seven years for "confidentiality" breaches.

Three Swiss stars advance to quarterfinals

Three Swiss stars advance to quarterfinals

Switzerland's top two men's tennis stars Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka advanced to the Wimbledon's quarterfinals on Monday, while Swiss Timea Bacsinszky qualified for the women's quarters at the All England Club for the first time.

Two foreigners found dead in Zurich river

Two foreigners found dead in Zurich river

UPDATED: City police found the bodies of two foreigners in the Limmat River in Zurich on Sunday, while two people drowned in the canton of Saint Gallen as a sweltering heatwave continued for a fifth day in much of Switzerland.

Swiss franc strengthens on Greek 'no' vote

Swiss franc strengthens on Greek 'no' vote

The euro immediately weakened against the Swiss franc and the US dollar on Sunday night after Greek voters resoundingly rejected financial bailout proposals made by creditors.

Blast kills one at Swiss-owned Montenegro plant

One person was killed and seven others injured in a blast on Sunday at a Swiss-owned weapons factory in Montenegro, police said.