A file photo  showing the Fifa logo at the Fifa headquarters in Zurich. Photograph: EPA

The US has asked Switzerland to extradite seven Fifa officials who were arrested in May as part of an investigation into alleged corruption, the Swiss(...)

Zurich-based Ace Ltd has agreed to purchase Chubb Corp for $28.3 billion in cash and stock. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Ace Ltd agreed to purchase Chubb Corp, the New Jersey-based insurer of high-end homes and mega-yachts, for $28.3 billion in cash and stock. Chubb sh(...)

Tidjane Thiam (52), started work as chief executive of Credit Suisse on Wednesday. File photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Credit Suisse’s new chief executive told staff in a memo on Wednesday the Swiss bank needed a strong balance sheet to help it through rough times and (...)

The Swiss bank’s stocked soared nearly 6 per cent to an all-time high. Photograph: Steffen Schmidt/EPA

Julius Baer stock jumped nearly 6 per cent to an all-time high on Wednesday after the Swiss private bank said it would book an initial $350 million fo(...)

Martin Fagan: 31-year-old athlete said he is “happier not running right now”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

So after much consideration it seems Martin Fagan has had enough of competitive running, retiring less than two months after becoming the first and s(...)

Brazil’s Ronaldinho and Argentina’s Lionel Messi during their friendly football match at Khalifa Stadium in Doha on November 17th, 2010. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

The Swiss criminal investigation into suspected irregularities and money-laundering over Fifa’s award of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and (...)

Walter De Gregorio, Fifa’s former director communications and public affairs. Photograph: EPA/ENNIO LEANZA

Walter De Gregorio has left his post as Fifa’s head of communications days after making a joke on television about the world governing body, despite(...)

Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke at a news conference in the southern Russian city of Samara yesterday. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

OWEN GIBSON Fifa has suspended bidding for the 2026 World Cup in light of the chaos that has enveloped the organisation on a day when Swiss invest(...)

French parents never discipline or punish; they ‘educate’ in a loving manner, while also letting children know they are not the centre of their parents’ universe. Above, al fresco dining in France. Photograph: Philip Game/Lonely Planet via Getty Images

French parents have better- behaved children because they look after themselves first. The majority of babies are breastfed in the beginning, but i(...)

Sepp Blatter rocked the world of soccer on Tuesday by saying he would step down as Fifa president in the wake of a corruption investigation that now includes the 79-year-old chief himself. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire. 1:14

South African Football Association officials did not appear at a scheduled Wednesday press conference to address allegations around a possible brib(...)