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Simms scores in OT to lift US to 1-0 win over Canada in preliminary round of women's hockey worlds

Apr. 08, 2024 23:35 PM EDT

UTICA, New York (AP) — Coach John Wroblewski’s bid to inject youth and speed to the United States women’s hockey lineup proved too much for rival Canada in their preliminary round-closing showdown at the world championships on Monday. Kirsten Simms, one of four college...

Sweden expels a Chinese journalist, calling her a threat to national security, report says

Apr. 08, 2024 06:14 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden has expelled a Chinese journalist, saying the reporter was a threat to national security, Swedish media reported on Monday. The journalist, an unnamed, 57-year-old woman, was arrested by the Swedish security service in October and expelled by the...

Canadian women blank Czechia 5-0 at Worlds; Sweden, Denmark also win

Apr. 07, 2024 22:00 PM EDT

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Kristin O'Neill had two goals and an assist in the first period and Canada breezed to a 5-0 victory over Czechia at the IIHF Women's World Championship on Sunday. The victory sets up a showdown between Canada (3-0-0-0) and the United States (3-0-0-0) on Monday to...

Happy ABBA-versary! Fans mark 50 years since 'Waterloo' took the world by storm

Apr. 06, 2024 13:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It’s 50 years since ABBA won a major battle with “Waterloo.” A half-century ago on Saturday, the Swedish quartet triumphed at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with the peppy love song, which opens: “My my, at Waterloo, Napoleon did surrender, and I have met my...

Norwegians facing a shortage as Easter nears are hoarding eggs from neighboring Sweden

Mar. 28, 2024 09:52 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A shortage of eggs in shops during Holy Week has led Norwegians to flock to supermarkets across the border in Sweden and hoard the traditional Easter food. Norwegian news outlet Nettavisen said Thursday that the Nordby shopping center in Sweden, located just off the...

Quran-burning Iraqi man who faces an expulsion order from Sweden plans to seek asylum in Norway

Mar. 27, 2024 09:47 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — An Iraqi man who carried out several Quran burnings in Sweden told a newspaper on Wednesday that he would seek asylum in neighboring Norway in the wake of a deportation order by authorities in Stockholm. Salwan Momika, 37, has staged several burnings and...

German police detain 2 Afghans for plotting an attack near Swedish parliament over Quran burnings

Mar. 19, 2024 12:13 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police detained on Tuesday two Afghan citizens accused of planning to attack police near the Swedish parliament in response to the burning of copies of the Quran, the Muslim holy book, federal prosecutors said. The suspects, identified only as Afghan citizens...

Iraq's former defense minister wanted in Sweden for fraud is arrested at the Stockholm airport

Mar. 19, 2024 09:33 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Iraq’s former defense minister, who holds dual Iraqi-Swedish citizenship, has been arrested in Sweden, authorities said Tuesday. He is suspected of illegally receiving benefits in the Scandinavian country. Prosecutor Jens Nilsson told Swedish...

Shiffrin caps injury-marred ski season with record-extending 60th win in slalom and 97th overall

Mar. 16, 2024 12:03 PM EDT

SAALBACH-HINTERGLEMM, Austria (AP) — For Mikaela Shiffrin, the award for the best slalom skier this season is different from the 15 crystal globes the American star won earlier in her career. This one, for a change, doesn’t feel like the end of a season. Shiffrin...

The NWSL season kicks off this weekend with 2 new teams

Mar. 14, 2024 13:29 PM EDT

BAY FC 2023 FINISH: Expansion team for 2024. COACH: Albertin Montoya. KEY PLAYERS: Deyna Castellanos, Racheal Kundananji, Asisat Oshoala. OUTLOOK: Bay FC went on a spending spree heading into its first season and if coach Albertin Montoya...