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Sweden cruise, unbeaten Swiss on track for Russia.

Sweden crushed Belarus 4-0 to keep the pressure on their rivals in qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup as Switzerland remain unbeaten with a 1-0 win over Latvia.

- The Daily Star - LB

Dustin Johnson, Mickelson advance to Match Play quarter-finals.

Dustin Johnson used birdies on 13 and 14 to end the match as he defeated double champion Zach Johnson 5&4 in the round of 16 to advance to the last eight, where he will take on Sweden's Alex Noren later on Saturday.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Rights Group: Congo Must Help Search for Missing UN Staff.

Congo's government must cooperate with United Nations efforts to locate experts who have been missing in the violent Kasai region for nearly two weeks, Human Rights Watch said Saturday. Uruguayan peacekeepers and Tanzanian special forces who deployed to find the six people, including ones from the United States and Sweden, ...

- Voice of America - US

Donald Trump fact check: A look at Trump's statements on wiretaps, healthcare and Sweden.

A look at how sensational charges by Donald Trump— on the failed "Obamacare" replacement bill, Russia, immigration and more — met reality checks.

- Global News - CA

How do you feel? Probably not as well as older Swedish men.

Older Swedish men say they feel better than any other group in Sweden, according to a new study.

- The Local - SE

Emma Thompson wants people to shout loudly' about climate change.

British actor was recently in Sweden, protesting against more Arctic oil and gas exploration The post Emma Thompson wants people to shout loudly' about climate change appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Koscielny not taking Luxembourg lightly.

France defender Laurent Koscielny has warned it would be wrong to underestimate the challenge of minnows Luxembourg when they head to Stade Josy Barthel. Les Bleus currently top Group A, three points ahead of Holland and Sweden, while their hosts have just one point from their opening four World Cup 2018 qualifiers. ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Emma Thompson asked out by Trump.

Emma Thompson has said she once turned down an offer from Donald Trump to stay in Trump Tower and have dinner with him. The Saving Mr Banks actress was a guest on Swedish news outlet SVT when she revealed that Trump had asked her on a date years before he became US president. As the host and guests talked about Trump, ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Emma Thompson says wants people to 'shout loudly' about climate change.

STOCKHOLM - From "Sense and Sensibility" to "Love Actually" and "Nanny McPhee", British actress Emma Thompson is known for her memorable roles in costumes dramas, comedies and fantasy films.

- Reuters - US

NHL to stage two regular season games in Sweden.

Two National Hockey League regular-season games will be staged in Sweden next November to mark the 100th anniversary of the NHL.

- The Local - SE

Visit to NATO by the Minister of Home Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden.

The Deputy NATO Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, will meet the Minister of Home Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden, Mr. Anders Ygeman, at NATO Headquarters on Monday, 27 March 2017.


Swedish scientists successfully implant 3D-printed human cartilage cells in baby mice

In what could potentially serve as an important moment in the quest to 3D-print body parts, a team of scientists from Sweden's Sahlgrenska Academy and Chalmers University of Technology have managed to successfully implant human cartilage cells in six-week-old baby mice.

- TechCrunch - US

The universalism of human development

The Human Development Report 2016 was globally launched on March 21, 2017, in Stockholm. Since 1990, the United Nations Development Program has published regular reports that introduce new concepts and approaches related to the human development landscape based on the evolution of development affected by the emergence of ...

- The Daily Star - LB

Emma Thompson says wants people to 'shout loudly' about climate change

STOCKHOLM, March 25 — From Sense and Sensibility to Love Actually and Nanny McPhee, British actress Emma Thompson is known for her memorable roles in costumes dramas, comedies and fantasy films. But like fellow Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio,...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Severe psoriasis predominantly affects men

The fact that men are overrepresented in psoriasis registers and consume more psoriasis care have long led researchers to believe that the common skin disease disproportionately affects men. A unique study with 5,438 Swedish psoriasis patients now reveals that women have a statistically significant lower incidence of severe ...

- ScienceDaily - US

Aussie Rules lovers set to converge on Iceland for first Arctic Cup

Teams from Iceland, Sweden, the UK, the US and Canada will compete to be the AFL's top team in the capital Reykjavik this weekend.

- ABC News - AU

Swedish embassy investigates possible bribery scheme

Sweden's embassy in Jordan is launching a probe into the black market for skipping ahead in the queue for residence applications, following an investigation by Swedish Radio and Swedish Television .

- Radio Sweden - SE

Report: Children seeking asylum in Sweden lack support

Children seeking asylum in Sweden receive inadequate support, according to a report by the Ombudsman for Children .

- Radio Sweden - SE

Sweden Democrats fear Russia link attacks in 2018 campaign

Mattias Karlsson, parliamentary leader of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats, has warned that measures intended to counter Russian attempts to influence the 2018 election threaten to stifle political debate in Sweden.

- Radio Sweden - SE

The director of the mind-blowing new sci-fi thriller 'Life' explains how he pulled it off

SonyPerhaps it's because he refuses to live in LA or he tends to liken the way he makes movies to the classics he grew up on, but when Swedish filmmaker Daniel Espinosa was given the chance to direct the sci-fi thriller "Life," he didn't see a blockbuster. Instead, he saw a chamber piece about life back on earth. "People ...

- Business Insider - US

No 'Love Actually' when Trump asked actress Emma Thompson for date

LONDON, March 24 — British actress Emma Thompson says President Donald Trump once called her out of the blue years ago and asked her for a date. The Love Actually star turned him down. Thompson told a Swedish television talk show that the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

SAS flight makes forced landing in Munich after engine trouble

STOCKHOLM - An SAS flight carrying 119 passengers and 5 crew made a forced landing in Munich on Friday after one of its engines...

- Townhall.com - US

Actress Emma Thompson says Trump hit on her: 'I didn't know what to do with myself'

YouTube/SkavlanEnglish actress Emma Thompson told a shocking story while being interviewed by Swedish talk-show host Fredrik Skavlan on Thursday. President Donald Trump once asked out her on a date, she said. "I was doing a film called 'Primary Colors' with John Travolta in Hollywood," the two-time Oscar winner said on the ...

- Business Insider - US

This hotel says relationships will improve during a stay or your money back

A Swedish hotel chain wants to bring more couples together - and has promised to reimburse them for their stay if the marriage doesn’t work out. The Countryside Hotels group initiative wants to encourage spouses to spend quality time together to improve their relationship at its hotels.

- City AM - UK

Sweden's Larsson has no intentions of retirement soon

The 31-year-old wants to continue playing for another few years The post Sweden's Larsson has no intentions of retirement soon appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Volvo to increase car prices by 2.5% in April

New Delhi, March 24 Luxury car manufacturer Volvo Auto India on Friday said the prices of all models across its range of cars will see an upward revision by over two per cent, effective from April 2017. "All the models will undergo an upward revision in their ex-showroom prices by up to 2.5 per cent," a company statement ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Sweden to get new anti-segregation authority

Sweden is to get a new government agency tasked with tackling segregation in Swedish society.

- The Local - SE

Support provided to refugee children in Sweden inadequate: report

The support provided to children during the asylum process in Sweden is often inadequate, according to the Ombudsman for Children , which is tasked with representing the rights and interests of children in Sweden.

- The Local - SE

Swedish hotel will give you your money back... but only if you get divorced

A Swedish hotel chain is offering all couples a refund – but only if they get divorced within a year of their stay.

- The Local - SE

'Facebook rape video' trial begins in Uppsala

The trial of three men in Sweden charged in connection with the alleged rape of a woman in an Uppsala apartment which witnesses said was live streamed on Facebook has got under way.

- The Local - SE

Sweden to bask in warm spring weather this weekend

At last, balmy temperatures. That's "balmy" by Swedish standards.

- The Local - SE

Swedish agencies hit by stinky fermented herring attack

A trio of Swedish agencies have been forced to hold their noses through the end of the week after their offices were attacked by pranksters who hid smelly fermented herring on the premises.

- The Local - SE

Report: 9 in 10 Gang Rapists In Sweden Have Foreign Origins

A new report suggests that in cases of gang rape or sexual assaults involving two or more attackers in Sweden, 85 percent of the attackers come from a foreign origin.

- Breitbart - US

Emma Thompson says Donald Trump once asked her out but she turned him down

"Hi, it's Donald Trump here." That's what Emma Thompson heard as soon as she picked up the phone. What followed next is a pretty incredible story. It was the late 1990s, and Thompson was doing a film called Primary Colors with John Travolta, the British actress said during an interview for Swedish news outlet SVT. SEE ...

- Mashable! - US

Tests show 3D bioprinted human cartilage cells can be safely implanted

Scientists in Sweden successfully implanted 3D bioprinted human cartilage cells in an animal model.

- UPI - US

English-style plurals now officially OK in written Swedish

Sweden's language watchdog, the Institute of Language and Folklore, is to stop censuring Swedes' use of the English -s' plural, ruling that it has become common usage.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Moderate leader to address party members after Sweden Democrat talks

Moderate Party Leader Anna Kinberg Batra is expected on Saturday to try to win back voters lost by her party's talks with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats. A former Moderate supporter tells Radio Sweden she faces an uphill struggle.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Sweden's Prince Carl, Princess Sophia expecting second child

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden announced wife Princess Sophia is pregnant with a baby due in the fall.

- UPI - US

Trump defends unsubstantiated claims, saying he foresaw events and 'I'm president'

U.S. President Donald Trump has defended making unsubstantiated claims about wiretapping and election fraud that have damaged his credibility, saying in a new interview that he has “predicted a lot of things.” When questioned about a litany of controversial statements — from unrest in Sweden, to Brexit to dues ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Football news

Defender Jonas Olsson has left West Brom for Sweden's Djurgarden IF. The 34-year-old, who has spent nine years at West Brom, reached an agreement with the club to terminate his contract so he could join the Stockholm-based side in time for the start of the Swedish top-flight season in 10 days. It's all happened so quickly ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Royal baby joy! Swedish princess pregnant with second child

Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are expecting another child, the Royal Court has revealed.

- The Local - SE

Trump: 'Sweden. I make the statement, everyone goes crazy'

US president Donald Trump has insisted that he was right about "last night in Sweden".

- The Local - SE

Recipe: How to make delicious Swedish almondy tosca cake

Swedishfood.com's recipe for classic Swedish tosca cake is courtesy of none other than Great British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber. Try it!

- The Local - SE

Emma Thompson had a bizarre proposition from Donald Trump in 1997

Emma Thompson, a British Hollywood actress, was once asked out for a date by President Donald Trump in 1997. The “Love Actually” actress spoke about the incident on SVT, a Swedish news outlet, Thursday. She revealed that soon after her divorce from Irish actor, Kenneth Branagh, and betwe...

- The Raw Story - US

English-style plurals now officially OK in written Swedish

Sweden's language watchdog, the Institute of Language and Folklore, is to stop censuring Swedes' use of the English -s' plural, ruling that it has become common useage.

- Radio Sweden - SE

How to make Australian trolls angry: Tell them their country isn't real

Find it difficult to tell when something on the internet is a joke? Maybe don't fly into an abusive rage. 17-year-old Shelley Floryd from Stockholm has been penning Facebook posts claiming "Australia is not real" and man, have they gone viral. SEE ALSO: Twitter turns a discriminatory hashtag into LOLs "It's a hoax, made for ...

- Mashable! - US

Time magazine presses Trump on his slew of evidence-free and false claims

President Trump says he doesn't necessarily need facts before making such evidence-free claims as, say, former President Barack Obama's wiretapping the phones at Trump Tower, because they've later been proved right. I'm a very instinctual person,' Trump told Time magazine's Michael Scherer in a phone interview from the Oval ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Stockholm supermarket showcases international art

A supermarket with a difference opened in the Swedish capital Thursday, showcasing artist-run galleries from around the world, as part of Stockholm Art Week.

- Radio Sweden - SE

British ambassador thanks Sweden for support after London attack

David Cairns, Britain's ambassador to Sweden, is grateful to Sweden's government and people for their support following Wednesday's attack in London.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Expert: Sweden is not as prepared as UK in terrorist attack response

Peder Hyllengren, a terrorism researcher at the Swedish Defence University, says Sweden is not as prepared to respond quickly to an attack similar to the one in London on Wednesday.

- Radio Sweden - SE