Latest Stockholm News

Sweden rejects Chinese criticism of press freedom prize

Nov. 15, 2019 8:51 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden rejected on Friday criticism by the Chinese ambassador of the Swedish culture minister’s participation in the awarding of a press freedom prize to a naturalized Swede detained in China. The Swedish news agency TT quoted Culture Minister Amanda Lind as saying Friday that...

Swedes arrest Iranian suspect in ’88 crimes against humanity

Nov. 13, 2019 10:02 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — An Iranian citizen has been jailed in Sweden on suspicion of carrying out crimes against humanity and murder in the late 1980s in Iran, a Swedish prosecutor said Wednesday, the same time period of mass executions by Tehran. Prosecutor Karolina Wieslander said the unidentified man is...

Lightning beat Sabres 5-3 to sweep 2-game series in Sweden

Nov. 9, 2019 6:19 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Pat Maroon and the Tampa Bay Lightning made the most of their long trip to Sweden. Maroon scored twice, and the Lighting beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 on Saturday for a sweep of their two regular-season games in Stockholm. Victor Hedman also scored for the Lightning, delighting the home...

Kucherov scores, Lightning top Sabres 3-2 in Sweden

Nov. 8, 2019 6:28 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nikita Kucherov got the Tampa Bay Lightning off to a fast start in Sweden. Kucherov scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 20 saves to help Tampa Bay beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Friday night in the first of their two regular-season games in the Swedish capital. The sold-out games at...

Bettman: NHL set to return to Europe

Nov. 8, 2019 2:49 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the NHL plans to return to Europe for games in the next two years. Citing huge demand, Bettman said on Friday that the Boston Bruins and the Nashville Predators will open the regular season next year with a game in Prague. The Colorado Avalanche and the...

A$AP Rocky returns to Sweden months after assault conviction

Nov. 8, 2019 8:52 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A$AP Rocky will perform in Sweden several months after he was convicted of assault in a street brawl. Concert promoter Live Nation says the rapper will return to Stockholm "after tremendous support from the Swedish fans." The artist is due to perform Dec. 11 at Stockholm's Ericsson Globe...

In Sweden, wreck could be sistership to iconic vessel

Nov. 8, 2019 7:36 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A marine archaeologist says one of two shipwrecks found in Stockholm's archipelago could be the sister ship of a famed 17th-century Swedish warship that sank on its maiden voyage. Jim Hansson says divers found the vessels on Tuesday off Vaxholm island, an area where several ships —...

Hedman hopes to play for Tampa Bay against Sabres in Sweden

Nov. 7, 2019 3:40 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Victor Hedman has ample motivation to get his banged-up body ready for a regular season game that feels different from any he's played before. Hedman was racing against the clock to recover from a lower-body injury in time not to miss a possibly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play NHL...

Sweden charges Iraqi man with spying for Iran

Nov. 6, 2019 6:04 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A 46-year-old Iraqi man was on Wednesday charged with spying for Iran by gathering information on Iranian refugees in Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands. Prosecutor Hans-Jorgen Hanstrom said the man, who was not identified, collected "personal information" about Iranian Arabs, known as...

Activist Thunberg declines climate prize, urges more action

Oct. 30, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has inspired millions across the world to stage protests urging leaders to better tackle global warming, has declined an environmental prize, saying "the climate movement does not need any more prizes." Two fellow climate activists spoke...