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Egypt's religious body calls for boycott over Quran burnings

Jan. 25, 2023 05:56 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top religious institution on Wednesday called on Muslims world over to boycott Swedish and Dutch products over the desecration of Islam’s holy book by far-right activists in the two European countries. The call by Egypt’s Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim...

New 1994 ferry disaster report: No collision, no explosion

Jan. 23, 2023 07:08 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — There is no indication that either a collision or an explosion caused the 1994 sinking of a ferry in the Baltic Sea in one of Europe’s deadliest peacetime maritime disasters, the accident investigation boards of Estonia, Finland and Sweden said Monday. ...

2 Swedes get lengthy sentences in Russia espionage case

Jan. 19, 2023 12:45 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two Iranian-born Swedish brothers were given lengthy prison sentences on Thursday for spying for Russia and its military intelligence service GRU for a decade in the Scandinavian country's biggest espionage case in decades. The oldest of the two...

Swedish defense minister has been invited to visit Turkey

Jan. 19, 2023 07:08 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish Defense Minister Pål Jonson said Thursday that he had been invited to Ankara by his Turkish counterpart, the first visit by a Swedish official to Turkey since an effigy of the Turkish president was hung from a lamppost in Stockholm, sparking tensions between the two...

EU seeking to offset Biden's green plans with own subsidies

Jan. 16, 2023 12:16 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — From Paris to Stockholm and Brussels, European Union leaders and member nations were putting forward moves Monday to ensure the 27-nation bloc would not be left behind by the United States in the green industry race. Talk of huge subsidies to prop up companies at...

Sweden: Erdogan effigy 'act of sabotage' against NATO bid

Jan. 13, 2023 12:29 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson on Friday denounced a protest by Kurds in central Stockholm, where an effigy of Turkey's president was hung from a lamppost, as an act of “sabotage” against Sweden's bid to join NATO. The protest outside City Hall on...

Turkey summons Swedish envoy over 'heinous' protest action

Jan. 12, 2023 12:52 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has summoned the Swedish ambassador to convey Ankara’s displeasure after a mannequin depicting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was hung outside the city hall in Stockholm, state broadcaster TRT reported. Turkish officials on Thursday described...

Sweden appeals trial starts over 1980s Iranian war crimes

Jan. 11, 2023 05:54 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The appeals trial of an Iranian citizen who was sentenced to life by a Swedish court for committing war crimes and murder during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, started Wednesday in Stockholm. Hamid Noury was given a life sentence for taking part in severe...

Powell: Fed has only narrow role to play on climate change

Jan. 10, 2023 10:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has only a limited role to play in combating climate change, Chair Jerome Powell said Tuesday, a stance that puts him at odds with environmental activists who have pushed central banks worldwide to take steps to restrict lending to energy companies. ...

Teslas of the sea? CES showcases electric hydrofoil boats

Jan. 06, 2023 14:01 PM EST

Flying cars and self-driving vehicles always get attention at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas, but this year electric recreational boats are making bigger waves. Swedish company Candela on Thursday unveiled a 28-foot (8.5-meter) electric-powered hydrofoil speedboat that can cruise...