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Swedish lawmakers to vote next week on Andersson after chaos

Nov. 25, 2021 09:46 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish lawmakers will vote next week on whether Magdalena Andersson, who briefly became the country's first female prime minister before resigning after a budget defeat, can form a minority government, the parliament speaker said Thursday. ...

Sweden offers COVID-19 booster shot to those ages 18 to 65

Nov. 24, 2021 05:57 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden recommended Wednesday that everyone between the ages of 18 and 65 should get a booster shot against COVID-19 six months after having received the second jab. Social Affairs Minister Lena Hallengren said about 7 million people in Sweden,...

Swedish parliament to vote on new govt despite failed talks

Nov. 22, 2021 09:30 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The speaker of Sweden’s parliament said Monday lawmakers will vote later this week on whether Swedish Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson should become the country’s first female prime minister even though she has not succeeded in securing the support of a...

Swedish clubs sign Qatar protest, demand action from FIFA

Nov. 18, 2021 08:11 AM EST

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Sweden’s top soccer leagues signed an Amnesty International protest on Thursday that gives “a red card to FIFA” and demands that the governing body stand up for the rights of migrant workers in Qatar during next year’s World Cup. Qatar...

Sweden joins European trend, adopts COVID vaccination pass

Nov. 17, 2021 10:48 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden is introducing a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate for public gatherings and events with more than 100 people indoors, authorities said Wednesday. The move follows similar steps by other European Union countries amid a recent...

Trip to 1994 Baltic Sea ferry disaster backs earlier report

Nov. 16, 2021 13:35 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — The Estonian and Swedish accident investigation boards said Tuesday that a research expedition earlier this year to the wreck of a ferry that sank in the Baltic Sea 27 years ago hasn’t provided new evidence contradicting the official accident investigation report. ...

Andersson gets more time to form Sweden's new coalition govt

Nov. 16, 2021 10:14 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson said Tuesday she needs more time to form a coalition government that could make her the country’s first female prime minister because discussions with one of the two support parties she needs has reached an impasse. ...

Italy stumbles into playoffs again in World Cup qualifying

Nov. 15, 2021 18:39 PM EST

Italy is facing another detour to get to a World Cup final. The playoffs beckon for the Azzurri — just like four years ago — after stumbling to 0-0 at Northern Ireland on Monday, plunging the recently crowned European champion to a second-place finish behind...

Children fall from building in Sweden, 1 dies; 2 adults held

Nov. 15, 2021 06:57 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police said Monday they have arrested two adults on suspicion of murder after two children fell “from a great height” and one of them died. Those arrested are a man and a woman, police said. The children, who...

'You can't even cry loudly': Counting Ethiopia's war dead

Nov. 15, 2021 06:35 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The man who counts the dead sees them everywhere. They’re in the handwritten lists of names smuggled out of a region cut off from the world by war. They’re in the images of people shot and tossed off a cliff, tortured and pushed into a river, left...