Stockholm

  • 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 24, 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 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 year by...
  • Ferrer, Dimitrov reach final of Stockholm Open October 19, 2013

    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 4-6,...
  • Paire upsets Raonic to reach Stockholm semis October 19, 2013

    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 when his...
  • David Ferrer, Milos Raonic make Stockholm quarters October 18, 2013

    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 hard-pressed...
  • 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 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 as...
  • Benoit Paire reaches 2nd round of Stockholm Open October 15, 2013

    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. 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 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 back tears...
  • Mikko Ilonen ends six-year wait by winning Nordea Masters June 2, 2013

    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 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 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 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 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 to...
  • Tsonga to face Berdych in Stockholm Open final October 20, 2012

    Stockholm: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Tomas Berdych will contest the Stockholm Open final after contrasting semi-final wins on Saturday. Top-seeded Tsonga advanced after 2009 champion Marcos Baghdatis retired with a left groin strain in the deciding set, with Tsonga leading 6-4, 4-6, 5-2. Second-seeded Berdych recorded a comfortable 6-3, 6-2 win over...
  • Nieminen, Youzhny advance at Stockholm Open November 16, 2012

    Stockholm: Jarkko Nieminen of Finland and Russia's Mikhail Youzhny advanced to the second round of the Stockholm Open on Monday with straight-set wins. Nieminen, who lost last year's final to Gael Monfils of France, was down 4-2 in the second set but recovered to win the match 6-3, 6-4. 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 snowed-in 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 45-year-old from southern Sweden was found on Friday, emaciated and too weak to utter more than a few...
  • Monfils beats Nieminen in Stockholm Open final October 24, 2011

    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 a...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi win Stockholm Open October 23, 2011

    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 their...
  • Monfils to play Nieminen in Stockholm final October 22, 2011

    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 James Blake...
  • Monfils reaches semifinals in Stockholm October 22, 2011

    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 the...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi reach Stockholm Open final October 21, 2011

    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 68...