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  • Belgium beat Sweden 2-0 in World Cup warm-up 02-06-2014 10:33 AM

    Stockholm: Goals by Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard gave Belgium a 2-0 win over Sweden in a World Cup warm-up 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....
  • Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde arrested after two years on the run 01-06-2014 08:40 AM

    Stocholm: One of the founders of file-sharing 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...
  • Brazil favourites, tough for European teams in Football World Cup: Ibrahimovic 15-05-2014 05:48 PM

    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 widely-travelled Ibrahimovic...
  • Swedish cosmetics company plans to brighten Moon 20-04-2014 05:23 PM

    A Sweden-based cosmetics companyhas proposed a bizarre new method to eliminate the need forstreetlights - brighten the surface of the Moon. The idea is to use materials already on the Moon tolighten its surface. The goal is to reflect slightly moresunlight onto Earth, making the night sky brighter, accordingto the...
  • Just a bunch of girls hanging out: Photo of women defence ministers of Norway, Sweden, Netherlands and Germany go viral 04-02-2014 02:13 PM

    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 24-01-2014 11:45 AM

    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 05-12-2013 06:07 PM

    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...
  • I don't need Ballon d'Or to know I'm the best: Zlatan Ibrahimovic 28-11-2013 04:42 PM

    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...
  • Watch: All the goals from Tuesday's football World Cup Qualifiers 20-11-2013 10:02 AM

    A sublime second-half hat-trick by Cristiano Ronaldo took Portugal to the World Cup finals, while France made a stunning comeback to beat Ukraine 3-0 and book their ticket to Brazil as well. Croatia hit top gear at crunch time to beat Iceland 2-0 in the return leg which helped them...
  • Ronaldo's hat-trick sends Portugal to World Cup 20-11-2013 08:22 AM

    The irrepressible Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dazzling hat-trick 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...
  • Portugal aren't a one-man team, says coach Bento 19-11-2013 08:41 AM

    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 1-0 from the first leg, can conjure goals from sources other than...
  • Portugal look to seal World Cup spot in Sweden 18-11-2013 12:01 PM

    Stockholm: Portugal are 1-0 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...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo puts Portugal in sight of World Cup 16-11-2013 08:22 AM

    London: Cristiano Ronaldo upstaged Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a showdown of superstar forwards Friday, sending Portugal past Sweden 1-0 in a World Cup playoff. France's hopes of qualifying took a big hit with a 2-0 loss in Ukraine. Ronaldo transferred his prolific scoring touch from Real Madrid to the international stage,...
  • Sweden cannot rely on Ibrahimovic alone, says coach 15-11-2013 08:30 AM

    Lisbon: Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic can be the match-winner 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...
  • It's not about me and Ronaldo, says Zlatan Ibrahimovic 14-11-2013 08:36 AM

    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,"...
  • Ronaldo or Ibrahimovic: Only one man will play World Cup 14-11-2013 08:21 AM

    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 head-to-head between Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. It will take something special to budge...
  • Portugal face Sweden in World Cup playoff 21-10-2013 06:38 PM

    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 two-leg series scheduled for November 15 and 19. Also, France will play Ukraine, with the return...
  • Germany must plug leaky defence ahead of World Cup 16-10-2013 07:28 PM

    Berlin: Germany may have displayed their attacking prowess in a 5-3 demolition of Sweden in their final World Cup qualifier on Tuesday but their hopes of ending an 18-year wait for international success hinge on the sealing of a porous defence. The Germans conceded a staggering seven goals in their...
  • Germany call up Heiko Westermann for World Cup qualifiers 07-10-2013 06:16 PM

    Berlin: Germany coach Joachim Loew called up Hamburger SV defender Heiko Westermann to replace the injured Sven Bender for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Ireland and Sweden. Borussia Dortmund midfielder Bender dropped out after suffering a muscle strain in his groin and lower back area during his side's 2-0 loss...
  • Sarabjit Singh's Pakistani lawyer gets asylum in Sweden 30-09-2013 10:39 PM

    Lahore: Awais Sheikh, the Pakistani lawyer who defended slain Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, and his family have taken asylum in Sweden after receiving threats, his colleagues and friends said on Monday. "Mr Sheikh has taken asylum in Sweden along with his family as he was facing serious threats to his...
  • 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...
  • Johan Elmander joins Norwich on season-long loan 21-08-2013 11:41 PM

    Norwich: Sweden striker Johan Elmander has sealed a return to the Premier League by signing a season-long loan deal with Norwich. The 32-year-old Elmander played for Bolton from 2008-11 before moving to Turkish side Galatasaray. Norwich manager Chris Hughton said on Wednesday that "I'm really delighted to bring in a...
  • Ibrahimovic double helps Sweden stumble to win over Faroes 12-06-2013 08:22 AM

    Stockholm: Two goals from captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped stuttering Sweden to an unconvincing 2-0 win over the Faroe Islands in their Group C World Cup qualifier in Stockholm on Tuesday. Sweden had no shortage of possession but struggled to penetrate the massed ranks of the Faroese defence, with the home...
  • 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...
  • Finland best place to be a mother; India behind China, Pakistan 08-05-2013 05:47 PM

    Beijing: Finland has topped the list of countries where mothers enjoy the best conditions in the world, while India ranks a low 142nd, below China and Pakistan, according to a new global report. The annual report called 'State of World's Mothers 2013' was issued by an international NGO "Save the...
  • Serena, Venus lead United States to Fed Cup win 22-04-2013 09:17 AM

    Florida: Venus Williams needed eight match points in the final game to beat Johanna Larsson 6-3, 7-5 and give the U.S. an insurmountable 3-1 lead against Sweden in the Fed Cup World Group Playoff. It marked the first time that the 21st ranked Venus Williams, a former No. 1, has...
  • Serena Williams beats Johanna Larsson in Fed Cup 21-04-2013 08:31 AM

    Florida: Serena Williams evened the United States' Fed Cup World Group playoff match against Sweden, waiting out a long rain delay to beat Johanna Larsson 6-2, 6-2 on Saturday night. In the opening match, Sweden's Sofia Arvidsson beat Sloane Stephens 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. The top-ranked Williams finished off the 66th-ranked...
  • American Sloane Stephens opens Fed Cup vs Sweden 19-04-2013 11:36 PM

    Delray Beach: American Sloane Stephens, ranked 16th, will open the Fed Cup World Group Playoff tie against 54th-ranked Sophia Arvidsson of Sweden at the Delray Beach Tennis Center on Saturday. The second match on Saturday features world No. 1 Serena Williams of the US against 66th-ranked Johanna Larsson of Sweden....
  • Swedish judges says Assange allegations 'a mess' 03-04-2013 11:28 PM

    Adelaide: A senior Swedish judge has described the sex crime allegations in his country against fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as "a mess." In a speech at Australia's University of Adelaide on Wednesday, Justice Stefan Lindskog, chairman of the Supreme Court of Sweden, listed legal obstacles to extraditing the 41-year-old...