Stockholm

  • Stockholm employment office calls 61,000 people for recruitment meeting by mistake 27-02-2014 04:18 PM

    Police dispersed an angry crowd of job-seekers outside an employment office in Stockholm on Wednesday after it called 61,000 people for a recruitment meeting by mistake. "Something has gone wrong with the mailing list...it has set off a very messy situation at the city office," said Clas Olsson, acting director...
  • Is Alia Bhatt's 'Highway' setting a wrong precedent? 21-02-2014 04:24 PM

    As soon as we discuss Bollywood's perception of reality in films, we come across two theories - cinema as the source of pure entertainment, and as a tool that holds a mirror to our society. Imtiaz Ali's 'Highway' isn't inspired by a true story, but the film won't go down...
  • Dimitrov beats Ferrer to win Stockholm Open 20-10-2013 10:03 PM

    Stockholm: Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria secured his first ATP tour title Sunday at the Stockholm Open by beating top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. The 22-year-old Dimitrov broke the No. 3-ranked Ferrer's serve three times to finish off the match in just over two hours. Dimitrov opened the...
  • Ferrer, Dimitrov reach final of Stockholm Open 19-10-2013 11:33 PM

    Stockholm: Top-seeded David Ferrer became the first Spaniard in 37 years to reach the Stockholm Open final when he beat fifth-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday. In Sunday's title match, Ferrer will play seventh-seeded Grigor Dimotrov of Bulgaria, who defeated wild card Benoit Paire of France...
  • Paire upsets Raonic to reach Stockholm semis 19-10-2013 09:14 AM

    Stockholm: French wild-card entry Benoit Paire beat second-seeded Milos Raonic 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the Stockholm Open. Paire will face seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday after the Bulgarian beat left-handed Kenny De Schepper of France 6-4, 6-2. Top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain also advanced...
  • David Ferrer, Milos Raonic make Stockholm quarters 18-10-2013 08:28 AM

    Stockholm: Favorites David Ferrer and Milos Raonic were made to sweat by first-time opponents to reach the Stockholm Open quarter-finals on Thursday. Top-seeded Ferrer made the last eight in Stockholm at his third attempt when he overcame Jack Sock of the United States 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, while second-seeded Raonic was...
  • Sock, Gulbis advance at Stockholm Open 16-10-2013 08:59 AM

    Stockholm: American Jack Sock beat Australia's Bernard Tomic in straight sets on Tuesday to set up a second-round match with No.1-seed David Ferrer in the Stockholm Open. The 21-year-old Sock finished off Tomic 6-4, 6-2 in just under an hour. Fifth-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia had more of a struggle...
  • Benoit Paire reaches 2nd round of Stockholm Open 15-10-2013 09:04 AM

    Stockholm: Sixth-seeded Benoit Paire of France defeated Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-4, 6-4 on Monday to reach the second round of the Stockholm Open. Paire will next face Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain, who advanced when Jurgen Zopp of Estonia quit because of injury at 5-5 in the first set....
  • Higgs, Englert get Physics Nobel for God particle research 08-10-2013 05:19 PM

    Stockholm:Francois Englert of Belgium and British scientist Peter Higgs have shared the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics, announced the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on Tuesday. The Nobel was awarded to the two scientists "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the...
  • US-Russia relation has hit a wall, says Obama 04-09-2013 08:57 PM

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday acknowledged that the US-Russia relationship has hit a wall, but asserted that he has not given up on improving ties with it. "There's no doubt that, as I indicated a while back, we've kind of hit a wall in terms of additional progress. But I...
  • Julian Assange alleges his suitcase was stolen in 2010, Sweden investigates 04-09-2013 11:16 AM

    Swedish police opened an investigation on Tuesday after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange urged them to find out what happened to a suitcase he suspects was stolen from him in 2010 by intelligence agents as he travelled from Sweden to Germany. The suitcase contained three laptops that had WikiLeaks materials, including...
  • Merritt wins as world champions triumph in Stockholm 23-08-2013 08:43 AM

    Stockholm: American LaShawn Merritt eased to victory in the 400 metres as one of several newly-crowned world champions to shine at the Stockholm Diamond League meeting on Thursday. Fresh from his success in Moscow earlier this month, Merritt (44.69 seconds) was slower by nearly a second than his time at...
  • Sweden's Princess Madeleine marries New York banker 09-06-2013 07:08 AM

    Stockholm: Princess Madeleine, fourth in line to the Swedish throne, married US-British banker Christopher O'Neill on Saturday at a ceremony attended by royals and socialites from around the world. The 30-year-old princess married O'Neill, 38, before some 600 guests in the chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. O'Neill fought...
  • Mikko Ilonen ends six-year wait by winning Nordea Masters 02-06-2013 11:36 PM

    Stockholm: Mikko Ilonen has won the Nordea Masters by three shots to end a six-year trophy drought. The 33-year-old Finn shot a 69 on Sunday to win with an overall 21-under total on the Bro Hof Slott course. It is Ilonen's first European Tour victory since he won the same...
  • Sweden's capital hit by worst riots in years 22-05-2013 04:44 PM

    Stockholm: Hundreds of youths have set fire to cars and attacked police and rescue services in poor immigrant suburbs in three nights of rioting in Stockholm, Sweden's worst disorder in years. On Tuesday night, a police station in the Jakobsberg area in the northwest of the city was attacked, two...
  • Drugs found on Justin Bieber's tour bus in Sweden 26-04-2013 11:48 AM

    Stockholm: The list of troubles linked to Justin Bieber's tour of Europe grew again after Swedish police said Thursday they had found drugs and a stun gun on the pop singer's bus. No arrests were made since the bus was empty at the time, Stockholm police spokesman Lars Bystrom told...
  • Venus Williams storms to Luxembourg Open title 21-10-2012 11:35 PM

    Luxembourg: Venus Williams won her first WTA tournament in more than two years, beating Monica Niculescu of Romania 6-2, 6-3 to take the Luxembourg Open title on Sunday. Slowed by injuries and illness for two seasons, Williams showed she still had the winning touch and played steady tennis while Niculescu...
  • Berdych beats Tsonga to win Stockholm Open 21-10-2012 11:31 PM

    Stockholm: Tomas Berdych won his second ATP title this year by rallying to beat top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the Stockholm Open final on Sunday. The sixth-ranked Czech saved seven of nine breakpoint chances in the hard-fought match to improve to 3-1 against Tsonga and add...
  • Monfils beats Nieminen in Stockholm Open final 24-10-2011 02:14 AM

    Stockholm: Top-seeded Gael Monfils won his first title of the year on Sunday after defeating Jarkko Nieminen 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 in the Stockholm Open final. The win is 25-year-old Monfils' fourth title on the ATP tour and he said he was surprised to win his first tournament since picking up...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi win Stockholm Open 23-10-2011 06:09 PM

    Stockholm: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi won the Stockholm Open men's doubles title after comprehensively outplaying Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares in the summit clash on Sunday, enhancing their chances of qualifying for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals. The top-seeded Indo-Pak pair lived up to its top billing, downing...
  • Monfils to play Nieminen in Stockholm final 22-10-2011 11:32 PM

    Stockholm: Top-seeded Gael Monfils defeated Milos Raonic 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday to set up a Stockholm Open final against Jarkko Nieminen. The 10th-ranked Monfils converted three of nine break points against the hard-serving Canadian. He is looking for his first title of the year. Nieminen beat American player...
  • Monfils reaches semifinals in Stockholm 22-10-2011 08:24 AM

    Stockholm: Top-seeded Gael Monfils beat South Africa's Kevin Anderson 7-5, 7-5 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Stockholm Open. The 10th-ranked Frenchman made heavy weather of the win, though, allowing his fifth-seeded opponent to break service twice to draw level after racing into a 5-1 lead in...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi reach Stockholm Open final 21-10-2011 05:31 PM

    Stockholm: India's Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan staged a commendable fightback to defeat Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis and Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina and enter the final of the 600,000 Euros Stockholm Open on Friday. The top-seeded India-Pakistan pair won 2-6, 6-2, 10-8, in a match that lasted...
  • Monfils the lone seed to advance in Stockholm 21-10-2011 09:04 AM

    Stockholm: Gael Monfils of France was the only seeded player to advance during a day of upsets in the second round of the Stockholm Open on Thursday. The top-seeded Monfils beat Bernard Tomic of Australia 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-4 and will next face fifth-seeded South African Kevin Anderson in the...
  • Blake upsets Del Potro to reach Stockholm quarters 20-10-2011 01:27 PM

    Stockholm: James Blake of the United States upset second-seeded Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the Swedish Open. South Africa's Kevin Anderson and Milos Raonic of Canada also advanced in the Royal Tennis Hall. Anderson needed three sets to beat 33-year-old...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi enter Stockholm Open quarters 19-10-2011 04:48 PM

    Stockholm: India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi advanced to the men's doubles quarter-finals of the 600,000 Euros Stockholm Open. The top-seeded India-Pakistan pair defeated Julian Knowle of Austria and Poland's Lukasz Kubot 6-4, 6-4 in the first round in Sweden on Tuesday. They now await the winner...
  • Nalbandian advances at Stockholm Open 19-10-2011 01:07 PM

    Stockholm: David Nalbandian dropped the first set before going on to beat Xavier Malisse of Belgium 4-6, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (3) in the first round of the Stockholm Open on Tuesday. The Argentine will next face Ivan Dodig of Croatia, who beat Adrian Mannarino of France 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5)....