A bomber who apparently killed himself in central Stockholm on Saturday was probably on his way to a more crowded location, but his bomb went off prematurely, Swedish authorities said Monday.
The explosions that killed one person and wounded two others in central Stockholm, Sweden, were "an act of terrorism," a Swedish police official said Sunday.
A failed terrorist attack in a central Stockholm district full of Christmas shoppers could have been catastrophic, Swedish authorities said late Saturday.
You say: "To his credit, [Roger] Federer has taken questions on this unpleasant episode. And absent more information, we ought to divorce him from [IMG's Teddy] Forstmann's colossally bad judgment [in betting on Federer's match against Rafael Nadal in the 2007 French Open final]." So, Jon, why don't you "divorce" him from this? You bring it up more than anyone. But you brush it off when Nadal admits his uncle coaches him? --Anna Brit, Towson, Md.
Roger Federer claimed his third title of the season with a 6-4 6-3 victory over Germany's Florian Mayer in the final of the Stockholm Open on Sunday.
World No. 2 Roger Federer will seek to win just his third title this year when he takes on German Florian Mayer in Sunday's final of the Stockholm Open.
Roger Federer marked his 900th career singles match with a straight sets thrashing of Taylor Dent of the United States at the Stockholm Open.
Roger Federer aims to bounce back from his crushing final defeat in Shanghai as he enters his final four tournaments of 2010 with a long-awaited return to Sweden this week.
A Stockholm, Sweden-bound train carrying at least 270 passengers derailed Friday, the train operator confirmed to CNN.
Tourists arriving in Stockholm usually look forward to the Swedish capital's mix of history -- in places like Gamla Stan -- the vitality of its city center, and the tranquility provided by its unique archipelago.
American sprinter Tyson Gay handed world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt his first 100 meters defeat in two years in Sweden on Friday night.
As sprinting announcements go, this one isn't official until all the hamstrings and egos are actually in the starting blocks, but barring a late withdrawal, the 100 meters at the DN Galan Diamond League track meet in Stockholm on Friday night could be the highlight of the season. Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt has announced that he will be sprinting against a field that includes his countryman Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay of the U.S., a loaded roster that the sport rarely sees outside of Olympics and world championships. Since athletes often duck and dodge rivals to protect their reputation, Bolt's participation is further sign that -- with his most recent defeat coming in 2008 -- he has no serious challengers.
In the coming year, travelers to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Scandinavia's Baltic neighbor, Estonia, will find fun new innovations that many have come to expect from these creative Nordic countries. And most of the action is taking place in their capital cities, where new sights and exciting events are sure to keep visitors entertained.
Swimming legend Michael Phelps struggled in his attempt to adapt to the old-style racing suits at the World Cup short-course event in Sweden on Tuesday.
When I try to explain my ardor for HBO's trashy-fabulous soap opera "True Blood" to my dude friends, they either shrug and change the topic, or question whether I've been writing for ladyblogs for too long and am suffering from a form of Stockholm Syndrome.
In these eco-conscious times, there are few areas of life that have not been touched by the drive to go green, and golf is no exception.
The company that owns a cash depot targeted in a daring helicopter raid this week said Friday it is offering a reward of more than $1 million for information about the heist.
Thieves using a helicopter and explosives staged an elaborately planned, early-morning raid on a cash depot in Stockholm, Sweden, making off with bags filled with money, police said Wednesday.
Bjorn Ulvaeus, former member of group ABBA, shows CNN the vast landscape of Stockholm.
Bjorn Ulvaeus was one half of the songwriting genius behind Swedish pop legend ABBA. After the band split up in 1982 Ulvaeus turned his talents to writing musicals, including "Mamma Mia," now a blockbuster movie.
Although most Swedes would be too modest to say so themselves, Stockholm can stake a decent claim to being the capital of Scandinavia.
Here are some tips to help scratch below the surface of the Swedish capital.
David Bartal is a journalist who grew up in Los Angeles and moved to Sweden after marrying a Swedish woman. He has lived in Stockholm for more than 20 years and writes the blog "Cool Stockholm," which looks at the hottest trends in the Swedish capital.
Stockholm's natural beauty makes it the perfect setting for outdoor happenings. Many of the city's seasonal events have their roots in the city's Viking past, giving a taste of Sweden's long lost Viking heritage.
For 18 years, a girl who was whisked away into a secret backyard compound was forced to grow up in isolation.
A Somali woman and five of her daughters were killed Saturday night in an apartment fire in Stockholm, Swedish authorities said.
With its steel-and-glass Modernist buildings and dedication to green living, Stockholm has the feel of a gleaming metropolis, but it offers a satisfying mix of old and new, from a well-preserved 17th-century warship to its glittering 20th-century City Hall.
I am sitting in a Stockholm hotel over a breakfast of meatballs, eggs, crisp bread covered with salty caviar paste, toast with a dollop of lingonberry jam and a cup of strong Swedish coffee. Life is good.
You can cover a lot of territory in Scandinavia without ever checking into a hotel. Overnight luxury cruise liners stacked with saunas, smorgasbords and duty-free shopping sail nightly between Stockholm and Helsinki. Imagine enjoying a Scandinavian feast with a vista of archipelago scenery. Budget travel rarely feels this hedonistic.
Hurricane Ike rips into southeastern Texas, blowing jagged tree limbs onto power lines all over the Houston metropolitan area. Like firemen responding to an alarm, gumshoe utility workers packing flashlights and rain slickers scour the region for broken branches as 2 million homes sit in the dark. In some areas the search takes weeks. The total cost of the outage runs in the billions.
With cd sales tanking (by nearly 50 percent since 2000) along with the economy and record stores going under by the score, album artwork ought to be placed on the endangered species list. So let us give thanks for the modest revival of the vinyl LP record.
I've never been a fan of the cold. As a kid, my favorite part of skiing was the hot chocolate, and I relished blizzards for the snow days, not the snowball fights. So when I booked a trip to the Icehotel in northern Sweden, my family and friends were amused -- and a bit concerned, especially when I got sick days before my flight. "You can't go to the Arctic with a cold!" my mother admonished.
The NHL is heading back to Europe.
Wary of blowing your travel budget on another characterless hotel room? Hoping for a trip with a certain 'je ne sais quoi'?
People with a stable mood and better capacity to handle stressful situations without anxiety have a reduced risk of developing dementia, according to a study published this week in the journal Neurology.
If history is any guide, this year's Nobel economics prize will award the developers of economic theories that have had the time to take root, grow and prove resilient
What do you make of Roger Federer's withdrawal from Stockholm (citing fatigue) and, more importantly, his possible closing of the door on the remainder of his 2008 season (per his noncommital, vague press release)?
Two Frenchmen and a German won the 2008 Nobel Prize in medicine for their discoveries of viruses that cause HIV and cervical cancer, the organization's Web site said Monday.
Federer or Nadal, who's your pick at the U.S. Open? -- Chas, New York
A new study suggests that 40% of people are never told their spouse has incurable cancer, or don't find out until just before their death
Sweden's Parliament narrowly approved a law Wednesday that gives authorities sweeping powers to eavesdrop on all e-mail and telephone traffic that crosses the Nordic nation's borders
Swedish police arrested two maintenance workers on suspicion of plotting sabotage after they tried to enter a nuclear power plant Wednesday with traces of a powerful explosive like that used in the 2005 London transit bombings, officials said
Stockholm has a reputation for being one of Europe's most expensive cities. T+L hits the streets of the fashionable capital and proves otherwise.
A Swedish appeals court has fined a kennel owner $3,100 (20,000 kronor) for refusing to sell a puppy to a woman because she is a lesbian, the state news agency said.
The Swedish capital of Stockholm will be the final stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 before its finish in the Russian Baltic port of St Petersburg in July 2009.
Philips CFO Pierre-Jean Sivignon explains to CNN why quarterly profits are down, despite its forecast.
Sounds like something got lost in translation when Bill Murray was approached by police in Stockholm while driving a golf cart.
Nobody worry about me, says Bill Murray. He was just dropping off people after a party when he was stopped in downtown Stockholm driving a golf cart.
Sweden has suspended its commercial flights to and from Iraq following a report that an aircraft traveling to Stockholm was targeted by attackers, a spokesman for the country's Civil Aviation Authority says.
In May Jessica Biel visited Justin Timberlake while he was touring in the U.K. - and this week she met up with him in Amsterdam and Stockholm.
Surrounded by water and wilderness, and cocooned in darkness by the Scandinavian winter, Stockholm emerges from hibernation in the summer months for a brief but glorious celebration of light.
A movie about the birth of Jesus Christ made its world premiere Sunday at the Vatican, the first time a feature film debuted here.
Business development executives are tasked with creating profits in an industry that's making multi-million dollar losses. It's they who decide where airlines fly, and when.
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See: Stockholm reflects Swedes' obsession with style, design and culture. To get a sense of the importance of all three, visit the Kulturhuset, a stunning 1970s building dedicated to art, design, fashion, photography and multimedia exhibitions that is described as "Stockholm's Sitting Room."
Top-seeded Rafael Nadal defeated Raemon Sluiter of the Netherlands 6-4 6-2 in the first round of the Stockholm Open Tuesday.
Surrounded by water and wilderness, cocooned in darkness by the Scandinavian winter and bathed in insomia-inducing sunshine during the brief summer months, Stockholm languishes in melancholic isolation beside the Baltic. Built over a series of 14 islands and linked together by more than 50 bridges, the Swedish capital itself sits like an island amid a bleak existential vista of forests and frozen lakes. With around one and a half million people huddling together for warmth, Stockholm's spirit has been shaped by its solitude on the periphery of Europe. You have to travel some 700 kilometers southwest to Copenhagen, or venture east across the Baltic to Helsinki to reach its nearest neighbors. The neat architecture, the focus on design, art, music and creativity and the orderly living for which Swedes are renowned, all exist in direct and dramatic contrast to the rugged landscape that cuts through the heart of the city. Little wonder then that Stockholmers cling to their culture with such dedication through
Chinese third seed Zheng Jie upset world number 11 Anastasia Myskina 6-4 6-1 in the final of the Stockholm Open on Sunday, to claim her third career title.
John McEnroe is to launch another foray onto the main ATP Tour by teaming up again with Sweden's Jonas Bjorkman to play in the doubles event at the Stockholm Open in October.
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The Scene gets melancholic in Stockholm with Swedish pop video director Johan Renck.
The Scene spent a day each in Stockholm with video directors Jonas Åkerlund and Johan Renck. Where are your favorite hang-outs in the Swedish capital? Do you have a favorite Jonas Åkerlund or Johan Renck video? Send us your suggestions and ideas and read your comments below.
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