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Trump names hostage envoy O'Brien national security adviser

Sep. 18, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, as his new national security adviser. O'Brien, the fourth person in two years to hold the job, becomes the administration's point person on...

4 Nations tournament canceled because of Swedish boycott

Sep. 13, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation has canceled the Four Nations women's hockey tournament in November because it can't guarantee its players' participation due to an ongoing pay dispute. The federation announced the decision Friday and noted the uncertainty regarding their players' status...

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...

Ramos equals Casillas record; Spain, Italy win qualifiers

Sep. 8, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Sergio Ramos equaled the record for the most appearances for Spain as his team continued its march toward qualifying for the 2020 European Championship by beating Faroe Islands 4-0 on Sunday. The 33-year-old Ramos matched goalkeeper Iker Casillas' milestone with his 167th game for...

Mysterious disease killing dogs in Norway

Sep. 7, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian authorities haven't been able to detect the cause behind an unexplained disease that is estimated to have killed dozens of dogs in the country in recent days, officials said Saturday. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority said that it had been informed of another six cases of dogs...

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...

Tribute concert of Avicii's music to benefit mental health

Sep. 3, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A benefit concert for suicide prevention featuring the music of the late star Avicii is being planned for Dec. 5 in Stockholm, Sweden. Proceeds will support the work of the new Tim Bergling Foundation, named for the musician who killed himself in April 2018. His songs "Wake Me Up!,"...

Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen rebel-run prison kill over 100

Sep. 2, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni medics said on Monday they pulled dozens of bodies from the rubble of a Houthi rebel-run detention center that was hit a day earlier by Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, killing over 100 people and wounding dozens. The attack was one of the deadliest in more than four years of war...

US and Poland sign agreement to cooperate on 5G technology

Sep. 2, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The U.S. and Poland signed an agreement Monday to cooperate on new 5G technology as concerns grow about Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. Vice President Mike Pence and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki signed the deal in Warsaw, where Pence is filling in for President...

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...