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Sweden frees an Iranian man convicted over 1988 mass executions in exchange for 2 men held by Iran

Jun. 15, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran and Sweden carried out a prisoner swap Saturday that saw Tehran release a European Union diplomat and another man in exchange for an Iranian convicted in Stockholm of committing war crimes over his part in 1988 mass executions in the Islamic Republic. ...

European elections are 1st electoral setback for Sweden's populist party with far-right roots

Jun. 10, 2024 09:00 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The elections in Sweden to the European Parliament marked the first electoral setback for the Swedish populist party with far-right roots that grabbed more than 13% of the votes but came fourth, according to preliminary figures Monday. That made Sweden one of the few...

Swedish defense chief says actions against Philippines in South China Sea threaten global security

Jun. 07, 2024 07:02 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Sweden’s defense chief has expressed alarm over Beijing’s repeated dangerous maneuvers against Philippine vessels in the South China Sea, saying such actions threaten global security, undermine stability and underscore the need to invest “for our security and...

Sweden to donate $1.23 billion in military aid to Ukraine

May. 29, 2024 07:46 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Swedish government said Wednesday that it will donate 13 billion kronor ($1.23 billion) in military aid to Ukraine, in the largest package of assistance Sweden has so far donated. “It consists of equipment that is at the top of Ukraine’s priority...

Sweden seeks to answer worried students' questions about NATO and war after its neutrality ends

May. 29, 2024 02:34 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — The teacher's opening question to students in Stockholm is blunt: “Has joining NATO increased the threat to Sweden?” Sweden became the Western military alliance's 32nd member in March. The abrupt end to the Scandinavian country’s 200 years of...

Baltic Sea nations react warily to a reported Russian proposal to revise its maritime border

May. 22, 2024 12:36 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Leaders around the Baltic Sea reacted warily Wednesday to reports that Russia could revise the borders of its territorial waters in the region, with Lithuania's foreign minister calling it an "obvious escalation” that must be met with an "appropriately firm...

Swedish premier hosts German, Nordic leaders to deepen cooperation shadowed by a threat from Russia

May. 13, 2024 10:44 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson said Monday that Nordic and Baltic cooperation is now "deeper than at any time in modern times,” underpinned by increasing security threats from Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. Kristersson was hosting a...

Fans are following Taylor Swift to Europe after finding Eras Tour tickets less costly there

May. 08, 2024 19:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of ride-or-die Taylor Swift fans who missed out on her U.S. concert tour last year or didn't want to buy exorbitantly priced tickets to see her again found an out-of-the-way solution: Fly to Europe. The pop star is scheduled to kick off the 18-city Europe...

Fans are following Taylor Swift to Europe after finding Eras Tour tickets less costly there

May. 08, 2024 11:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of ride-or-die Taylor Swift fans who missed out on her U.S. concert tour last year or didn't want to buy exorbitantly priced tickets to see her again found an out-of-the-way solution: Fly to Europe. The pop star is scheduled to kick off the 18-city Europe...

Danish King Frederik and his Australian-born wife visit Sweden on their first official trip abroad

May. 06, 2024 05:59 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s King Frederik X arrived in Stockholm on Monday with his Australian-born wife Queen Mary, as they begin their first official visit abroad as new Danish monarchs. The 55-year-old Frederik was proclaimed king on Jan. 14 after his 83-year-old...