Sweden

  • Left wins Sweden vote as far right makes gains, says exit poll 4 days ago

    Stockholm: A Social Democrat-led 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 far-right Sweden Democrats. The Social Democrat-led red-green 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 82-year record in Sweden win September 5, 2014

    Stockholm: Captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck twice in a 2-0 friendly win over Estonia on Thursday to become Sweden's all-time leading scorer with 50 goals. The Paris St Germain striker netted a thumping left-foot 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 49-year-old Australian national, who is reportedly battling heart defect and chronic...
  • Belgium beat Sweden 2-0 in World Cup warm-up June 2, 2014

    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. Hazard easily...
  • Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde arrested after two years on the run June 1, 2014

    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 in...
  • Brazil favourites, tough for European teams in Football World Cup: Ibrahimovic May 20, 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 widely-travelled 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 29, 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 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 November 20, 2013

    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 in...
  • Portugal aren't a one-man 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 1-0 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 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 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 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, diving...
  • Sweden cannot rely on Ibrahimovic alone, says coach November 15, 2013

    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 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 head-to-head 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 two-leg series scheduled for November 15 and 19. Also, France will play Ukraine, with the return match in...
  • Germany must plug leaky defence ahead of World Cup October 16, 2013

    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 two...
  • Germany call up Heiko Westermann for World Cup qualifiers October 7, 2013

    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 to...
  • Sarabjit Singh's Pakistani lawyer gets asylum in Sweden September 30, 2013

    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 life,"...
  • 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...
  • Johan Elmander joins Norwich on season-long loan August 21, 2013

    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 player of...
  • Ibrahimovic double helps Sweden stumble to win over Faroes June 12, 2013

    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 side...
  • 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...
  • Finland best place to be a mother; India behind China, Pakistan May 8, 2013

    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 Children"...
  • Serena, Venus lead United States to Fed Cup win April 22, 2013

    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...