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  • Berdych beats Dimitrov to win Stockholm Open title October 20, 2014

    Stockholm: Top-seeded Tomas Berdych beat defending champion Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Stockholm Open for the second time. Berdych claimed his 10th career title despite wasting a 5-3 lead in the first set. He broke Dimitrov early in each of the next two sets to wrap...
  • Tomas Berdych into quarters of Stockholm Open October 17, 2014

    Stockholm: Top seed and former champion Tomas Berdych beat Dustin Brown of Germany 7-5, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Stockholm Open on Thursday. The Czech, who had a bye into the second round, is coming off finals appearances in the last two weeks in Beijing and Shanghai. He needs...
  • Dimitrov reaches Stockholm Open quarterfinals October 16, 2014

    Stockholm: Defending champion Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the quarterfinals of the Stockholm Open by defeating Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili 7-5, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday. The Bulgarian, who had a bye into the second round, was put under pressure in both sets but needed just one match point to seal his tie-breaker victory. Spain's...
  • Fernando Verdasco, Leonardo Mayer advance at Stockholm Open October 15, 2014

    Fernando Verdasco is through to the second round of the Stockholm Open after beating Marinko Matosevic of Australia 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 on Tuesday. The Spaniard hit eight aces and saved as many break points to advance. Fifth-seeded Leonardo Mayer also reached the second round after a 6-4, 6-4 win over Donald Young,...
  • Teymuraz Gabashvili, Jarkko Nieminen advance at Stockholm Open October 14, 2014

    Finland's Jarkko Nieminen and Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia both advanced to the second round of the Stockholm Open with straight-set wins on Monday. Nieminen beat Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-4, 6-4 while Gabashvili defeated Alejandro Falla of Colombia 6-2, 6-4. Nieminen put constant pressure on his opponent's serve but only converted three of...
  • Stockholm employment office calls 61,000 people for recruitment meeting by mistake February 27, 2014

    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 of...
  • Is Alia Bhatt's 'Highway' setting a wrong precedent? February 21, 2014

    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 October 20, 2013

    Stockholm: Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria secured his first ATP tour title Sunday at the Stockholm Open by beating topseeded David Ferrer of Spain 26, 63, 64. The 22yearold Dimitrov broke the No. 3ranked Ferrer's serve three times to finish off the match in just over two hours. Dimitrov opened the year by...
  • Ferrer, Dimitrov reach final of Stockholm Open October 19, 2013

    Stockholm: Topseeded David Ferrer became the first Spaniard in 37 years to reach the Stockholm Open final when he beat fifthseeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 36, 64, 61 on Saturday. In Sunday's title match, Ferrer will play seventhseeded Grigor Dimotrov of Bulgaria, who defeated wild card Benoit Paire of France 46,...
  • Paire upsets Raonic to reach Stockholm semis October 19, 2013

    Stockholm: French wildcard entry Benoit Paire beat secondseeded Milos Raonic 76 (3), 63 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Stockholm Open. Paire will face seventhseeded Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday after the Bulgarian beat lefthanded Kenny De Schepper of France 64, 62. Topseeded David Ferrer of Spain also advanced when his...
  • David Ferrer, Milos Raonic make Stockholm quarters October 18, 2013

    Stockholm: Favorites David Ferrer and Milos Raonic were made to sweat by firsttime opponents to reach the Stockholm Open quarterfinals on Thursday. Topseeded Ferrer made the last eight in Stockholm at his third attempt when he overcame Jack Sock of the United States 46, 63, 61, while secondseeded Raonic was hardpressed...
  • Sock, Gulbis advance at Stockholm Open October 16, 2013

    Stockholm: American Jack Sock beat Australia's Bernard Tomic in straight sets on Tuesday to set up a secondround match with No.1seed David Ferrer in the Stockholm Open. The 21yearold Sock finished off Tomic 64, 62 in just under an hour. Fifthseeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia had more of a struggle as...
  • Benoit Paire reaches 2nd round of Stockholm Open October 15, 2013

    Stockholm: Sixthseeded Benoit Paire of France defeated Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 64, 64 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 55 in the first set. In Monday's...
  • Higgs, Englert get Physics Nobel for God particle research October 8, 2013

    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 origin...
  • US-Russia relation has hit a wall, says Obama September 4, 2013

    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 have...
  • Julian Assange alleges his suitcase was stolen in 2010, Sweden investigates September 4, 2013

    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 evidence...
  • Merritt wins as world champions triumph in Stockholm August 23, 2013

    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 the...
  • Sweden's Princess Madeleine marries New York banker June 9, 2013

    Stockholm: Princess Madeleine, fourth in line to the Swedish throne, married USBritish banker Christopher O'Neill on Saturday at a ceremony attended by royals and socialites from around the world. The 30yearold princess married O'Neill, 38, before some 600 guests in the chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. O'Neill fought back tears...
  • Mikko Ilonen ends sixyear wait by winning Nordea Masters June 2, 2013

    Stockholm: Mikko Ilonen has won the Nordea Masters by three shots to end a sixyear trophy drought. The 33yearold Finn shot a 69 on Sunday to win with an overall 21under 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 May 22, 2013

    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 schools...
  • Drugs found on Justin Bieber's tour bus in Sweden April 26, 2013

    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 The...
  • China among top five arms exporters, India top buyer March 18, 2013

    Beijing: China has become the world's fifth largest exporter of major conventional arms buoyed by Pakistan's growing import from its communist ally, even as India emerged as the leading buyer of weapons, a Swedish think tank said on Monday. China displaced UK to be in the top five arms exporters since...
  • Woman steals train, crashes into building in Sweden January 15, 2013

    Stockholm: A woman stole an empty commuter train from a depot on Tuesday and drove it to a suburb of Stockholm where it derailed and slammed into an apartment building, officials said. The woman was seriously injured in the early morning crash and was flown to a Stockholm hospital, police spokesman...
  • Venus Williams storms to Luxembourg Open title October 21, 2012

    Luxembourg: Venus Williams won her first WTA tournament in more than two years, beating Monica Niculescu of Romania 62, 63 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 proved...
  • Berdych beats Tsonga to win Stockholm Open October 21, 2012

    Stockholm: Tomas Berdych won his second ATP title this year by rallying to beat topseeded JoWilfried Tsonga of France 46, 64, 64 in the Stockholm Open final on Sunday. The sixthranked Czech saved seven of nine breakpoint chances in the hardfought match to improve to 31 against Tsonga and add to...
  • Tsonga to face Berdych in Stockholm Open final October 20, 2012

    Stockholm: JoWilfried Tsonga and Tomas Berdych will contest the Stockholm Open final after contrasting semifinal wins on Saturday. Topseeded Tsonga advanced after 2009 champion Marcos Baghdatis retired with a left groin strain in the deciding set, with Tsonga leading 64, 46, 52. Secondseeded Berdych recorded a comfortable 63, 62 win over...
  • Nieminen, Youzhny advance at Stockholm Open October 16, 2012

    Stockholm: Jarkko Nieminen of Finland and Russia's Mikhail Youzhny advanced to the second round of the Stockholm Open on Monday with straightset wins. Nieminen, who lost last year's final to Gael Monfils of France, was down 42 in the second set but recovered to win the match 63, 64. Niemenen says "I...
  • SC asks Centre to file report on endosulfan October 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to firm up its plans on the deadly chemical endosulfan. The apex court sought a report from the Centre and asked it if it has decided to ban or permit the usage of endosulfan. Thousands of people have been affected due...
  • Swedish man survives for months in snowedin car February 19, 2012

    Stockholm: A Swedish man was dug out alive after being snowed in to his car on a forest track for two months with no food, police and local media reported on Saturday. The 45yearold from southern Sweden was found on Friday, emaciated and too weak to utter more than a few...