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  • India, Sweden for closer coordination among UN member states 1 week ago

    United Nations: India and Sweden have stressed the need for closer cooperation among the UN member states on providing humanitarian aid in crises situations, saying sovereignty and territorial integrity of a nation must be fully respected in providing relief assistance. "The several ongoing humanitarian crises in different parts of world reflect...
  • Swedish woman in search of her biological parents in India November 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Adopted by a Swedish couple 33 years ago, Swedish national of Indian origin Rebecca Aditi Sandlert is on a unique quest in India to find her biological parents in northern West Bengal's Siliguri. Born in Siliguri in 1980 to a Nepali mother and Bengali father, 34-year-old Sandlert was adopted in...
  • Swedish woman returns to India to find her roots November 29, 2014

    Kolkata: A 34-year-old woman who was adopted by Swedish parents has returned to India seeking to find her roots. Rebecca Aditi Sandlert was adopted from an orphanage in Kolkata where she had been abandoned. Rebecca said her biological mother was from Nepal and her father was Bengali. She is now...
  • Swedish appeal court upholds Assange detention order November 20, 2014

    Stockholm: A Swedish appeals court rejected on Thursday an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to revoke a detention order over allegations of sexual assault, but called on prosecutors to make more effort to question him. The 43-year old Australian has been stuck inside Ecuador's London embassy since June 2012 to...
  • Barack Obama names Indian-American as ambassador to Sweden October 24, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama has nominated investment banker and philanthropist Azita Raji to the coveted diplomatic post of US ambassador to Sweden. Raji, a top bundler for Obama who raised more than $3 million for his 2012 re-election campaign, was earlier appointed to the president's Commission on White House Fellowship last...
  • Euro Qualifiers: Ibra-less Sweden huff and puff in downing Liechtenstein October 13, 2014

    Without captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic for a second straight game, Sweden struggled to convert their chances but still beat Liechtenstein 2-0 in their Group G Euro 2016 qualifier at the Friends Arena on Sunday. With striker Ibrahimovic confined to the bench due to a persistent heel injury, the Swedes spent most of...
  • Aida Hadzialic fled from war as a child; she is now the youngest minister of Sweden at just the age of 27 October 8, 2014

    Aida Hadzialic was five years old when her family fled from war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Swedish politician for the Social Democrats is now the Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education Initiative in Sweden.A law graduate from the University of Lund, Hadzialic became the deputy mayor of the Swedish...
  • Sweden to recognize Palestine as independent country October 3, 2014

    Stockholm: Sweden's new prime minister on Friday said that his government will recognize a Palestinian state, a move that drew praise from Palestinian officials. In a declaration listing his government's priorities, Social Democratic leader Stefan Lofven told lawmakers that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can only be resolved through a two-state solution requiring...
  • Swede's homemade submarine sells for $98,500 September 21, 2014

    London: A submarine built from scratch by a Swedish man using his "common sense" and constructed over the course of two years has sold for a whopping $98,500 in an online auction. Eric Westerberg, 33, from Robertsfors in northern Sweden, spent over 3,500 hours to build the six metre long submarine,...
  • Left wins Sweden vote as far right makes gains, says exit poll September 15, 2014

    Stockholm: A Social Democratled coalition appeared to be heading for victory in Sweden's general election on Sunday, with an exit poll as voting closed also showing major gains for the farright Sweden Democrats. The Social Democratled redgreen group, which also includes the Green and Left parties, was tipped to get 44.8...
  • Sweden launches life science & healthcare platform in India September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Sweden on Tuesday launched a life science and healthcare platform in India with an aim to promote sustainable best practises in the sector. The platform will be an amalgamation of ideas within the Swedish model of healthcare Symbiocare, Health by Sweden and best practises in India. ...
  • Ibrahimovic breaks 82year record in Sweden win September 5, 2014

    Stockholm: Captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck twice in a 20 friendly win over Estonia on Thursday to become Sweden's alltime leading scorer with 50 goals. The Paris St Germain striker netted a thumping leftfoot volley from a corner after three minutes before surpassing Sven Rydell's tally of 49 goals, which had stood...
  • I will leave the Ecuadorian embassy soon, confirms WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange August 18, 2014

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has confirmed that he will soon leave the Ecudorian embassy, while addressing a press conference. Assange did not state the reasons behind his decision although speculations are rife that he might be surrendering. The 49yearold Australian national, who is reportedly battling heart defect and chronic...
  • Belgium beat Sweden 20 in World Cup warmup June 2, 2014

    Stockholm: Goals by Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard gave Belgium a 20 win over Sweden in a World Cup warmup game on Sunday. After a slow start, the Belgians took advantage of a Swedish defensive mistake that allowed Axel Witsel to set up the Everton striker in the 34th minute. Hazard easily...
  • Pirate Bay cofounder Peter Sunde arrested after two years on the run June 1, 2014

    Stocholm: One of the founders of filesharing website Pirate Bay has been arrested in southern Sweden to serve an outstanding sentence for copyright violations after being on the run for nearly two years, Swedish police said on Saturday. Peter Sunde had been wanted by Interpol since 2012 after being sentenced in...
  • Brazil favourites, tough for European teams in Football World Cup: Ibrahimovic May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: No European team has won a World Cup across the Atlantic and the trend is expected to continue in the upcoming extravaganza, according to iconic Swedish striker Zlatan Ibramohivic, who is backing Brazil to lift a record sixth world title and their first at home. The widelytravelled Ibrahimovic is...
  • Swedish cosmetics company plans to brighten Moon April 20, 2014

    A Sweden-based cosmetics company has proposed a bizarre new method to eliminate the need for streetlights - brighten the surface of the Moon. The idea is to use materials already on the Moon to lighten its surface. The goal is to reflect slightly more sunlight onto Earth, making the night sky brighter, according to the company's...
  • Just a bunch of girls hanging out: Photo of women defence ministers of Norway, Sweden, Netherlands and Germany go viral February 4, 2014

    If you saw this photo out of context, you'd think it's just another bunch of women posing for a group photo during a night out perhaps? Actually, these are the female defence ministers of Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany got together for a group photo at Munich's Bayerischer Hof...
  • Watch: Musicians play instruments made of ice at Swedish concert January 24, 2014

    A Swedish city hosted a concert where all the instruments are made of ice. The performance was held in an igloo. Along with the violins and a viola, cellos and a bass, there was an ice banjo too. ...
  • India ranked 98th on list of best countries for business: Forbes December 5, 2013

    India has been ranked 98th in the Forbes list of world's best countries for doing business that has cited poverty, corruption and discrimination against girls among the challenges facing the country. According to the list compiled by the US publication, among the BRIC economies, Brazil was placed higher at the 80th...
  • I don't need Ballon d'Or to know I'm the best: Zlatan Ibrahimovic November 28, 2013

    Paris: Cristiano Ronaldo or Franck Ribery can have the Ballon d'Or, Zlatan Ibrahimovic does not need it. The Swedish striker has been in superb form this year for Paris St Germain, scoring eight goals in this season's Champions League as many as Real Madrid's Ronaldo to help the French...
  • Watch: All the goals from Tuesday's football World Cup Qualifiers November 20, 2013

    A sublime secondhalf hattrick by Cristiano Ronaldo took Portugal to the World Cup finals, while France made a stunning comeback to beat Ukraine 30 and book their ticket to Brazil as well. Croatia hit top gear at crunch time to beat Iceland 20 in the return leg which helped them...
  • Ronaldo's hattrick sends Portugal to World Cup November 20, 2013

    The irrepressible Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dazzling hattrick to send Portugal into the 2014 World Cup finals at the expense of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden on Tuesday, while France advanced by conjuring a remarkable turnaround against Ukraine. There was disappointment in the playoffs for Iceland, however, after the Nordic country failed in...
  • Portugal aren't a oneman team, says coach Bento November 19, 2013

    Stockholm: If Sweden succeed in shackling Cristiano Ronaldo other players will step up and score, Portugal coach Paolo Bento said on the eve of the second leg of their World Cup playoff. Bento is confident his team, leading 10 from the first leg, can conjure goals from sources other than their...
  • Portugal look to seal World Cup spot in Sweden November 18, 2013

    Stockholm: Portugal are 10 up after the first leg of the World Cup playoff against Sweden but with the return match being held at a stadium dubbed the 'Zlatan Arena' the job is by no means done. Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic was relatively subdued in the first leg in Lisbon on...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo puts Portugal in sight of World Cup November 16, 2013

    London: Cristiano Ronaldo upstaged Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a showdown of superstar forwards Friday, sending Portugal past Sweden 10 in a World Cup playoff. France's hopes of qualifying took a big hit with a 20 loss in Ukraine. Ronaldo transferred his prolific scoring touch from Real Madrid to the international stage, diving...
  • Sweden cannot rely on Ibrahimovic alone, says coach November 15, 2013

    Lisbon: Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic can be the matchwinner in their World Cup playoff against Portugal if his team mates also rise to the challenge, coach Erik Hamren said on Thursday. He told a news conference on the eve of the first leg that it was hard to escape talking about...
  • It's not about me and Ronaldo, says Zlatan Ibrahimovic November 14, 2013

    Stockholm: Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic has dismissed talk of his nation's World Cup playoff with Portugal in Lisbon on Friday being just a contest between him and Cristiano Ronaldo. "I see two different players, two players who do things fantastically well and represent their countries in the best possible way," Ibrahimovic...
  • Ronaldo or Ibrahimovic: Only one man will play World Cup November 14, 2013

    Two of world football's biggest names will meet Friday in the playoffs to determine Europe's final four World Cup qualifiers. Ever since last month's draw pitted Portugal against Sweden, the matchup has been billed as a headtohead between Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. It will take something special to budge them...
  • Portugal face Sweden in World Cup playoff October 21, 2013

    Zurich: Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal must beat Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sweden in a playoff to advance to the World Cup in Brazil. The two were drawn to face each other on Monday in a twoleg series scheduled for November 15 and 19. Also, France will play Ukraine, with the return match in...