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Sweden's spy agency probes drones over 3 nuclear plants

Jan. 17, 2022 09:47 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's domestic security agency said Monday it has taken over the preliminary investigation into drones that last week were seen hovering over or near the country's three nuclear power plants. At first police said there had been drones over two nuclear...

Sweden's most endangered Christmas decorations burnt, again

Dec. 17, 2021 08:58 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The two straw goats of Gavle, Sweden's most endangered Christmas decorations, have gone up in flames after surviving nearly a month on a downtown square. The animals are a beloved Swedish Christmas symbol, dating back to pagan times. But in what’s...

Ukrainian defense minister: Our troop buildup is defensive

Dec. 14, 2021 09:55 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said Tuesday that the former Soviet republic has “no plans to attack anyone,” and its gathering of troops is purely defensive amid speculations of a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine as soon as next month. ...

Nobel Peace Prize winners call for journalist protections

Dec. 10, 2021 12:15 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The two journalists who shared this year's Nobel Peace Prize received their awards Friday during a pomp-filled ceremony in Norway, with both warning that the world needs independent reporting to counter the power of authoritarian governments. Maria Ressa...

Nobels for medicine, economics given in California ceremony

Dec. 08, 2021 20:35 PM EST

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — The 2021 Nobel Prize laureates for medicine and economics received their awards in Southern California on Wednesday during a scaled-down ceremony adapted for pandemic times. Swedish Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter was on hand in Irvine, south of Los Angeles, to...

Nobel Prizes awarded in pandemic-curtailed local ceremonies

Dec. 06, 2021 12:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Three 2021 Nobel Prize laureates said Monday that climate change is the biggest threat facing the world — yet they remain optimistic — as this year's winners began receiving their awards at scaled-down local ceremonies adapted for pandemic times. For a second...

Official: Blinken, Russian FM to meet amid Ukraine tensions

Dec. 01, 2021 06:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet separately with his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts on Thursday on the margins of a meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, at a time of tension over Russian military deployments on Ukraine's borders. A State...

Sweden's 1st female prime minister names a center-left govt

Nov. 30, 2021 08:39 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark. (AP) — Sweden's first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, on Tuesday presented her one-party center-left minority government with only a few changes compared to the previous Cabinet. Andersson, who had been Sweden's finance minister, picked...

'You can't even cry loudly': Counting Ethiopia's war dead

Nov. 15, 2021 06:35 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The man who counts the dead sees them everywhere. They’re in the handwritten lists of names smuggled out of a region cut off from the world by war. They’re in the images of people shot and tossed off a cliff, tortured and pushed into a river, left...

'You can't even cry loudly': Counting Ethiopia's war dead

Nov. 15, 2021 06:33 AM EST

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — The man who counts the dead sees them everywhere. They’re in the handwritten lists of names smuggled out of a region cut off from the world by war. They’re in the images of people shot and tossed off a cliff, tortured and pushed into a...