Swedish actress Bibi Andersson dies at age 83.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Bibi Andersson, the Swedish actress who starred in classic films by compatriot Ingmar Bergman, including "The Seventh Seal" and "Persona,"has died. She was...
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — When Julian Assange sought asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2012, he was fleeing from sexual assault accusations against him in Sweden. Swedish authorities...
Sweden charges 3 policemen in shooting of disabled man
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's prosecution authority has charged three police officers in the fatal shooting in Stockholm last year of a disabled man who waved a toy gun.
Swedish government pledges support for 2026 Olympics
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Swedish government is getting behind the country's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, aiming to match a rival Italian bid which got a key lawmakers' pledge last...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is set to become the first American metropolis that seeks to ease traffic congestion, cut pollution and boost mass transit by charging motorists a hefty toll for the...
Sweden releases alleged Russian spy from custody
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish prosecutor said Friday a computer specialist suspected of spying for Russia has been released from custody.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Russian diplomat quietly left Sweden following the arrest of a computer specialist he allegedly handled as a spy and met for dinner in Stockholm three weeks ago to...
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The chief executive of one of Sweden's largest banks was fired Thursday in the wake of allegations that the bank was connected to a massive money laundering scandal in...
5 injured in industrial building blast near Stockholm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Five people sustained minor injuries when a pre-dawn blast occurred in an industrial area northwest of Stockholm Wednesday.
Jakub Voracek was psyched at the mere suggestion the Philadelphia Flyers might play an NHL game in his native Czech Republic.
"I'm not going to lie to you, it would be great," Voracek said...
HELSINKI (AP) — A natural gas-powered bus that didn't have any passengers on it caught fire from an explosion in Sweden's capital, but there were no signs it was terror-related, Stockholm police...
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 46-year-old man was found guilty Friday of preparing an attack in Stockholm on behalf of the Islamic State group and sentenced to seven years in jail.
Swedish navy boat hits quay; 7 injured, 2 seriously
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Swedish military says one of its fast assault crafts crashed into a quay in the Stockholm archipelago during a drill, injuring at least seven people.
Swede gets 4 ½ years in prison for royal jewels heist
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 22-year-old Swede was sentenced Friday to four and a half years in prison after he was convicted of stealing 17th-century Swedish royal treasures estimated to be worth...
UN envoy says Yemen ports deal is chance for peace talks
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The expected pullout of forces from three key ports in Yemen provides an opportunity to move to the major goal of ending the four-year conflict that has created the world's...
Sweden to send inspector in detained Swedish publisher case
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden will send an inspector to Beijing to "get a clearer picture of what happened" during meetings in Stockholm between the daughter of a Swedish publisher detained in China, the country's ambassador there and two businessmen to discuss the possible release of her father.
Swedish publisher’s daughter: Chinese men told me to be mum
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The daughter of a Swedish publisher detained in China says two Chinese businessmen she met in Stockholm said her father could be released if she stopped talking to the media.
Angela Gui says that when she questioned the plan, the mood "became really threatening."
Gui spoke Sunday to Swedish broadcaster SVT about the meetings with the men, which were arranged by Sweden's ambassador to China, Anna Lindstedt.
Main suspect in Sweden’s royal jewels heist confesses
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The main suspect in the theft of royal funeral artifacts from a Swedish cathedral confessed Friday to stealing them after his DNA was found on the items that were pulled out last week from a garbage bin north of Stockholm.
Ex-telecom execs acquitted of paying bribes in Uzbekistan
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three former executives of telecom company Telia were acquitted Friday of paying bribes in Uzbekistan, with the Swedish court citing lack of evidence.
The executives were accused of bribing an Uzbek partner from 2007 to 2010 when Telia, then known as TeliaSonera, set up business in the country. Prosecutors alleged that, Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of Uzbekistan's authoritarian president of the time, was the beneficial owner of the Uzbek company.
Sweden probing its envoy to China over ‘threatening’ meeting
BEIJING (AP) — Sweden's ambassador to China is under internal investigation over a meeting she arranged between the daughter of a detained Swedish publisher and two Chinese businessmen who she says threatened her father.
Ambassador Anna Lindstedt returned to Stockholm on Wednesday to meet with officials from the foreign affairs ministry, the Swedish Embassy in Beijing said by phone. Lindstedt is not under criminal investigation.
Sweden calls on Ibrahimovic to offer backing to Olympic bid
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Looking to make one final push ahead of the vote to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, Swedish bid chiefs are calling on the country's most famous sports star to offer his backing.
Swedes arrest man tied to return of stolen royal jewels
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A prosecutor in Sweden says a man has been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods in connection with the return of royal funeral artifacts that were stolen last year from a Swedish cathedral.
Prosecutor Isabelle Bjursten says the man was arrested Thursday, two days after the items, dating from 1611 and estimated to be worth 65 million kronor ($7.2 million), were found north of Stockholm.
Norwegian Air plane evacuated after receiving threat
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian Air says one of its planes bound for Nice, southern France was forced to return to Stockholm soon after taking off for security reasons after the airline received a bomb threat.
Swedish police said 169 passengers were evacuated. They said that no explosives were immediately found but officers would continue checking the plane.
Izzy Young, who organized Dylan’s first big concert, dies
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Izzy Young, a businessman, political activist and founding patron of the Greenwich Village folk music scene who organized Bob Dylan's first major New York concert and devoted decades to supporting other musicians, has died at age 90.
Men’s downhill training canceled because of airport problems
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The skiers have finally arrived. The skis, however, are still stuck at the snowed-in Stockholm airport.
With many teams still missing equipment, organizers canceled the opening men's downhill training session at the world championships.
The training session, which was scheduled for Tuesday, has been replaced with a free ski session on the race course.
But now that, too, is in question.
Organizers say the free ski is "to be confirmed if/when the truck with the luggage arrives."
Swedish police hopeful stolen royal treasure has been found
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish royal treasure from 1611 that is said to be worth 65 million kronor ($7.2 million) and was stolen last year from a cathedral, might have been found, police said Tuesday.
Police said in a statement that "all seems to indicate King Karl IX's stolen funeral regalia have been found in the Stockholm area."
More details will come "when we know for sure if it is the stolen regalia."
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Yemen coalition alarmed at Houthi cease-fire violations
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Yemen's government and its key coalition partners Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates expressed "growing alarm" at what they say are "persistent, deliberate violations" by rival Houthi Shiite rebels of the December cease-fire agreement in the key port of Hodeida.
H&M profit drops as retailer adapts to more online shopping
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish low-cost fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB said Thursday its fourth-quarter profit dropped about 10 percent to 3.5 billion kronor ($390 million) as consumers continued to shift to online shopping.
The Stockholm-based group retailer said quarterly sales increased by 12 percent to 56.4 million kronor ($6.22 million), while full-year sales rose 5 percent to 210.4 billion kronor ($23.2 billion).
Swede stands trial in royal jewels heist
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A man accused of stealing 65 million kronor ($7.2 million) worth of royal treasure, including a jeweled crown, from a cathedral where they were on display, went on trial Wednesday in Sweden.
Prosecutor Reena Devgun said the 22-year-old Swedish national committed a "serious offense" because it was planned and the stolen objects were "cultural and historically unique and irreplaceable."
Man in Sweden announces apparent murder-suicide on Facebook
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police say a man in his 50s fatally shot his two children before announcing on social media he was killing himself in an apparent murder-suicide.
Police spokesman Johan Thalberg said Thursday in a statement that police had received information the evening before that "a serious incident had occurred" in the village of Möklinta, some 125 kilometers (77 miles) northwest of Stockholm.
North Korean diplomat arrives for meeting in Sweden
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A North Korean diplomat has arrived in Sweden to take part in an unannounced meeting in Stockholm, officials said Friday.
Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman Vilhelm Rundquist said Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui has landed in Sweden "to take part in talks in a minor format where international experts take part."
He declined to give further details. Sweden's TT news agency said Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom would also attend the event.
Sweden charges man in royal jewels heist
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man was charged Thursday with stealing a jeweled crown and two other pieces of Swedish royal treasure from a cathedral where the pieces worth 65 million kronor ($7.2 million) were on display.
The objects taken on July 31 during a daring daytime heist - the jeweled crown, another crown and an orb made in 1611 for the funerals of King Karl IX and Queen Kristina - haven't been recovered, national police investigator Filippo Bassini said.
UN authorizes monitoring of Yemen cease-fire in key port
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to authorize a U.N. mission to monitor implementation of a cease-fire and the withdrawal of rival forces from Yemen's key port of Hodeida agreed to by the government and Houthi Shiite rebels.
Sweden makes bid for 2026 Olympics _ with events in Latvia
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's Olympic Committee says it has filed a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics with the luge competitions to be held in Latvia across the Baltic Sea.
Richard Brisius, spokesman for the Swedish bid, says the Alpine disciplines will be in Are, the ski jump in Falun, the luge competitions in the Latvian town of Sigulda, and the remaining events in Stockholm.
3 Swedish county governors back 2026 Olympic bid
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three county governors in Sweden have expressed "strong support" for the 2026 Winter Olympics to be held in their regions.
Ylva Thorn, Jotan Hagglund and Sven-Erik Osterberg — the heads of the counties of Dalarna, Jamtland and Stockholm — say they are "very proud of the bid."
The trio says in a statement "the whole concept" is to "include already existing arenas and use already planned investments as a go ahead for the games."
UN envoy: No new Yemen talks until major progress on Hodeida
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Progress on implementing a cease-fire and withdrawing rival forces from Yemen's key port has been "gradual and tentative" and new talks between the warring sides won't take place until there is "substantive progress," the U.N. envoy said Wednesday.
Martin Griffiths told the Security Council that Yemen's government and Houthi Shiite rebels "have largely adhered" to the cease-fire in the port of Hodeida and surrounding area agreed to outside Stockholm, Sweden, on Dec. 13.
Terror trial starts in Sweden against 6 Central Asian men
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A trial has started in Stockholm of three men suspected of preparing an extremist attack in Sweden.
Swedish Radio, quoting the prosecutor, said the men had gathered some 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) of chemicals, knives, gas masks and military equipment, and photos of potentials targets in Stockholm were found on their cell phones.
Sweden: No Ebola virus detected in hospital patient
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish health officials say a suspected Ebola case reported by a hospital has turned out to be a false alarm with tests carried out on the unidentified patient showing no signs of the deadly virus.
Medical authorities said late Friday that the young male patient was admitted to an isolated emergency ward at a hospital in Enkoping, northwest of Stockholm, with symptoms including blood in his vomit and stools.
Swedish hospital isolates patient amid Ebola suspicion
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A suspected case of the deadly Ebola virus has been reported by a Swedish hospital, officials said Friday, adding the patient has been isolated.
Region Uppsala, which oversees several hospitals and medical clinics north of Stockholm, says a test had been carried out on the patient, who was not identified, adding a result would be available late Friday.
UN council authorizes monitors for truce at key Yemen port
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to authorize the deployment of U.N. monitors to observe the implementation of a cease-fire in Yemen's key port of Hodeida and the withdrawal of rival forces from that area.
The limited cease-fire and pullout, if implemented, could offer a potential breakthrough in the four-year civil war that has brought the Arab world's poorest country to the brink of starvation and created the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
Sweden arrests 1 person suspected of preparing attack
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A man has been arrested in western Sweden on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack, the country's security services said Thursday.
The SAPO agency said "preparations for the suspected terrorist offense have been underway for some time" and added that "there are international links." It did not elaborate.
The person was not identified.
Several raids were carried out early Thursday in western Sweden and several people were brought in for questioning.
Nobel Peace winners urge global action vs. sexual violence
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Congolese doctor who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the use of rape and sexual violence as weapons of war called Monday for strong international action against the abuse, including reparations for victims.
Rebel delegates at Yemen peace talks report some progress
RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemeni rebel delegates at talks underway in Sweden to try end their country's ruinous civil war reported progress on Saturday on the key issues of reopening the airport at the capital, Sanaa, and the implementation of an agreement reached earlier this week on the exchange of prisoners.
Nobel prize winner: no progress from Trump on carbon taxing
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Economics who advocates carbon taxes as the best way to address greenhouse gas emissions says he does not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to back his view.
William Nordhaus's comments to The Associated Press on Friday followed Trump's recent dismissal of his own government's report warning of the dire consequences of climate change.
Nobel laureates: Despite progress, cancer won’t be wiped out
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine say they expect substantial advances toward treating cancer in the next several decades, although it is unlikely the disease could be eradicated.
James Allison of the United States and Tasuku Honjo of Japan made the assessments at a Thursday news conference ahead of receiving the 9 million-kronor ($999,000) prize.
Swedish court acquits soccer player of match-fixing charges
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish court has acquitted a former Premier League player of match-fixing charges.
Dickson Etuhu, a former central midfielder with Swedish club AIK and Nigeria's national team, had been charged with trying to bribe teammate Kenny Stamatopoulos to fix the result of a league match against IFK Gothenburg in May 2017. The game was canceled after Stamatopoulos, AIK's goalkeeper, told the team he had been approached by Etuhu.
Swedish police look for man in clown mask after scare
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish police say they are searching for a man wearing a clown mask and a yellow outfit holding "something sharp" who scared an 8-year-old boy on his way to school, the latest incident involving adults in creepy outfits in the Scandinavian region.
Police spokesman Stefan Dangardt says a passing motorist saw what happened and honked his horn, enabling the boy to run away.
Expectations low as Yemen’s warring parties meet for talks
CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's warring parties will meet in Sweden this week for another attempt at talks aimed at halting their catastrophic 3-year-old war, but there are few incentives for major compromises, and the focus is likely to be on firming up a shaky de-escalation.
U.N. officials say they don't expect rapid progress toward a political settlement but hope for at least minor steps that would help to address Yemen's worsening humanitarian crisis.