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Stockholm pioneers life science research

ICT startups offer investment opportunity

Swedish companies ready for exit

Five med-tech investment opportunities

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Sweden tops English-language skills ranking

Sweden ranked world's best country to grow old

Swedish passport world's best for travellers

Sweden second best country for mothers

Stockholm climbs in competitiveness rankings

Sweden among best countries to be born

Fortune: 'Stockholm top place for startups'

Sweden tops first global Web Index

Sweden world's second most innovative country

Stockholm world's 6th 'best city'

'Cool Stockholm' most competitive Nordic capital

Sweden has (second) best reputation in the world

Sweden among top in Internet download speed

Sweden scores highest in 'Rule of law index'

Stockholm world's No1 in intellectual capital

Sweden the world's most ICT-competitive country

Sweden great place for moms – but Norway better

Swedes place 4th in English skills ranking

Sweden among top ICT countries

Sweden’s 10 greenest brands

‘Sweden needs to sell itself more’

Sweden overtakes the US in competitiveness

Sweden 10th ‘most admired country globally’

Sweden climbs in 'doing business' ranking

Sweden among world's least corrupt nations

Sweden's mortality rates world's second lowest

Sweden a good place to die – but Britain is best

Children in Sweden have best lives

Sweden the most competitive EU nation

Safe to do business with Swedes

How Sweden became an innovation frontrunner

Nordic countries world's most food-secure

Sweden the world’s best country – politically

Swedish firms among world's top brands

Swedish brands climb in global ranking

Sweden tops government ranking - while US lags 

'Swedish model' outranks 'American dream'  

Sweden among world's least corrupt nations

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Thai violence close Canada's embassy in Bangkok

The Canadian government announced Friday the temporary closure of its embassy in Bangkok over "security concerns in the immediate area" as violence in the city claimed several lives.


Bangkok clashes left seven people dead

Thai troops opened fire on protesters Friday after a military lockdown of their vast rally site in the heart of the capital sparked fierce clashes that left seven people dead and more than 100 wounded.


Facebook biggest publisher of display ads

Facebook has passed Yahoo! to become the top US publisher of display ads on the Web, another milestone for the fast-growing social network, according to figures released on Thursday.


Facebook's new privacy settings 'unacceptable'

Facebook new privacy settings allows the profiles of its users to be made available to third party websites.


One dead as violence erupts in Bangkok

Thai "Red Shirt" protesters clashed with troops in the heart of the capital Thursday, leaving one dead and several wounded, including a renegade general allied with the demonstrators.


Pope blasts gay marriage as 'dangerous'

Pope Benedict XVI criticised gay marriage and abortion as "insidious and dangerous threats to the common good" in a speech at Fatima as Portugal prepares to legalise same-sex unions.


Europe takes steps to tame debt crisis

Europe took steps Wednesday to tame its debt crisis as Spain announced deep cuts to public sector salaries and Brussels sought unprecedented powers to scrutinise national budgets.


Angela Merkel calls EU stability drive 'step in right direction'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed new proposals Wednesday to shore up eurozone financial stability as a "step in the right direction" and said she was unfazed by EU plans to vet states' budgets.


All Spanish airports reopened Wednesday


Gordon Brown: 'Thank you, and goodbye'

Herewith British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's resignation speech, made Tuesday after his Labour party lost last week's election.


David Cameron at Buckingham Palace to become the new British prime minister

Conservative leader David Cameron arrived at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday to ask Queen Elizabeth II for permission to form a government and become the new British prime minister.


Editorial: Japan must deal with debt

Worries about the sovereign debt crisis in Greece have disrupted stock and foreign exchange markets worldwide, threatening to throw cold water on the global economic recovery.


Why didn't anyone see this economic crisis coming?

I had tuned in to one of the local talk shows in The Bahamas, and the host was on about the economic crisis and why hadn't anyone seen it coming -- particularly the economists and business persons.


Britain, you're on your own

"If you don't want to show solidarity with the eurozone, wait and see what happens outside it," France's chief financial regulator said.


'I'm no Robin Hood' French security guard says

A French armoured van driver of the Swedish security firm Loomis who became an Internet hero when he made off with millions in cash told his trial Tuesday that he was no Robin Hood but simply upset with his boss.


180 flights to Canaries and Spain cancelled

Four airports reopened.


BMW and Mercedes find value-for-money

BMW India Pvt. Ltd and Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd are discovering that the value-for-money proposition, generally associated with budget brands, is working for them too.


Bill Gates met rural women in India with Rahul Gandhi

American business magnate, philanthropist and chairman of Microsoft, Bill Gates accompanied by All India Congress Committee general secretary, Rahul Gandhi met rural women in the Rae Bareli and Sultanpur on Tuesday.


OPEC eyes 'modest growth' for oil demand

The OPEC oil producers' cartel on Tuesday held steady its forecast for modest growth in world oil demand this year, noting uncertainty about the global economic outlook.


Euro Disney reports deepening losses

Theme park operator Euro Disney on Tuesday reported a 32.4 percent deepening in its first half net earnings loss that it blamed on falling attendance – notably by British visitors.


Swedish fashion store H&M opens at Tucson Mall

H&M, a popular clothing retailer, announced Monday it will open at Tucson Mall this summer.


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