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Knife attack at park in French Alps critically wounds 4 young children as people cry for help

Jun. 08, 2023 16:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — As bystanders screamed for help, a man with a knife stabbed four young children at a lakeside park in the French Alps on Thursday, assaulting at least one in a stroller repeatedly. Authorities said the children, between 22 months and 3 years old, suffered life-threatening injuries,...

France's prime minister says suspected knife attacker in Annecy had refugee status in Sweden

Jun. 08, 2023 09:36 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister says suspected knife attacker in Annecy had refugee status in Sweden.

Japan supports Sweden's NATO membership as defense ministers strengthen ties

Jun. 07, 2023 08:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's defense minister expressed his country's support for Sweden's NATO membership during talks Wednesday with his Swedish counterpart, as the two sides called for stronger military ties amid shared concern over threats from Russia and China. Swedish Defense...

PGA Tour heads north to Canada, LPGA stays in New Jersey

Jun. 06, 2023 10:01 AM EDT

PGA TOUR RBC CANADIAN OPEN Site: Toronto. Course: Oakdale Golf & CC. Yardage: 7,264. Par: 72. Prize money: $9 million. Winner's share: $1.62 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday,...

Swedish royal family marks Sweden's 500 years as independent country

Jun. 06, 2023 09:50 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's royal family has taken part in ceremonies Tuesday marking 500 years since the Scandinavian country emerged as an independent nation. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia were first in the town of Strangnas, 60 kilometers (37 miles) west of the...

Swedish defense minister says NATO full membership is top priority

Jun. 06, 2023 06:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sweden's defense minister said Tuesday his country's top priority is to gain full NATO membership before the allied leaders gather for their next summit, saying an addition will make the trans-Atlantic alliance even stronger. NATO wants to bring Sweden into the fold...

Driver gets fined $129,544 after latest speeding episode in Finland

Jun. 05, 2023 10:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A wealthy driver has been fined 121,000 euros ($129,544) for speeding in Finland, where such penalties are calculated on the basis of an offender’s income. “I really regret the matter,” the main newspaper for the Aaland Islands, an autonomous region...

No breakthrough in NATO-Turkey talks about Sweden joining

Jun. 04, 2023 13:35 PM EDT

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg made no breakthrough on Sunday in talks about Sweden’s membership in the military organization with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with officials from the two countries to meet in just over a week to try to bridge their...

Turkey's Erdogan takes oath of office, ushering in his third presidential term

Jun. 03, 2023 16:03 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was sworn into his third presidential term on Saturday, reappointed an internationally respected former banker as finance minister in a sign that his new government might pursue more conventional economic policies. Erdogan,...

NATO chief heading to Turkey this weekend in fresh push on Swedish membership

Jun. 02, 2023 08:29 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg will hold talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other senior Turkish officials this weekend as pressure mounts on Turkey to lift its objections to Sweden joining the military organization. In a statement on Friday,...