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Swede has arm amputated after Castro's crocodile bit him

Sep. 13, 2019 5:34 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish newspaper says a man who was bitten by a crocodile that once belonged to late Cuban leader Fidel Castro has had his arm amputated. The Aftonbladet tabloid says 79-year-old Lars Liedegren was told doctors had to amputate above the elbow after he put his arm the wrong side of the...

Swedish lawyer won't appeal A$AP Rocky's assault verdict

Sep. 4, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The lawyer for American rapper A$AP Rocky says his client won't appeal his assault conviction for a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm. Slobodan Jovicic told Sweden's TT news agency Wednesday that the rapper doesn't have the energy to appeal. A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim...

Sweden's FM to tour Mideast to relaunch Yemen talks

Aug. 30, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Sweden's foreign minister said Friday she was heading to the Middle East in an attempt to relaunch talks between Yemen's internationally recognized government and the country's Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Margot Wallstrom told Swedish Radio that she wants to "speak with as many people as...

Swedish prosecutor won't appeal A$AP Rocky verdict

Aug. 27, 2019 4:31 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish prosecutor said Tuesday he won't appeal a verdict against American rapper A$AP Rocky and his two bodyguards who were found guilty of assault for a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm. Daniel Suneson said the Stockholm District Court "has dismissed the plea of...

Swedish hockey players boycott training, tournament over pay

Aug. 15, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The top female hockey players in Sweden refused to attend training camp Thursday or play in an upcoming international tournament in Finland, the latest such move by a women's national team to get better compensation. The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation said it had been informed of the...

Man in Sweden suspected of conspiracy to commit terror

Aug. 15, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say a man arrested in northern Sweden who initially was suspected of planning a murder is now suspected of conspiracy to commit terrorism. In a statement, the Swedish Prosecution Authority said Thursday no further details were available pending the investigation but...

A$AP Rocky found guilty of Sweden assault, won't face prison

Aug. 14, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky was found guilty of assault Wednesday by a Swedish court, six weeks after a street brawl in Stockholm that had attracted the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump. A judge and jury found the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and his two bodyguards...

The Latest: A$AP Rocky lawyer 'disappointed' by verdict

Aug. 14, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on A$AP Rocky's trial for assault in Stockholm (all times local): 2:55 p.m. The lawyer for U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky says he is "disappointed" by the decision of a Stockholm court to find his client guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in the city. Slobodan...

Swedish court finds American rapper A$AP Rocky guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm

Aug. 14, 2019 8:04 AM EDT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish court finds American rapper A$AP Rocky guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm.

Freed from Swedish jail, rapper A$AP Rocky lands in US

Aug. 3, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly a month after he was arrested in Sweden, rapper A$AP Rocky returned to the United States as the verdict in an assault case against him and two other Americans looms. Los Angeles television stations reported the 30-year-old artist was among a group of people shown emerging from a...