Latest Sweden News

Sweden rejects Chinese criticism of press freedom prize

Nov. 15, 2019 4:56 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s culture minister on Friday awarded the annual Tucholsky literary prize to a Chinese author despite a threat from the Chinese ambassador to ban her from entering the country. Author Gui Minhai, a naturalized Swede and co-owner of a Hong Kong store that sold gossipy books...

North Korea say US offered to resume nuke talks in December

Nov. 14, 2019 8:14 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday said the United States has proposed a resumption of stalled nuclear negotiations in December as they approach an end-of-year deadline set by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the Trump administration to offer an acceptable deal to salvage the talks. In a...

Chinese, other students flee Hong Kong as violence worsens

Nov. 13, 2019 10:35 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — University students from mainland China and Taiwan are fleeing Hong Kong, while those from three Scandinavian countries have been moved or urged to leave as college campuses become the latest battleground in the city’s 5-month-long anti-government unrest. Marine police used a boat...

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...

Denmark starts border checks at crossings to Sweden

Nov. 12, 2019 10:27 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish police on Tuesday began performing border checks at the country's crossings with Sweden, moves that followed a series of shootings and explosions around Copenhagen that Danish authorities say were carried out by people crossing the waterway between the Scandinavian...

Shootings, blasts prompt Denmark to tighten border controls

Nov. 11, 2019 10:49 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark will temporarily reinstate border controls with Sweden and step up police work along the border after a series of violent crimes and explosions around Copenhagen that Danish authorities say were carried out by perpetrators from Sweden. The checks, which start Tuesday for...

Shooting in Sweden kills 1 teen, leaves another wounded

Nov. 10, 2019 1:19 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was killed and another teenager was in critical condition after a shooting in a busy square in the southern city of Malmo, Swedish police said Sunday. Similar incidents and explosions in Malmo recently have alarmed politicians and residents. Malmo police said the slain boy...

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 beat Sabres 3-2 in Sweden

Nov. 9, 2019 12:15 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nikita Kucherov scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 20 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Friday night in the first of their two regular-season games in the Swedish capital. They will meet again Saturday night at Ericsson Globe in the NHL Global Series....

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...