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Police evacuate about 500 people from Sweden's security agency over suspected gas leak

Feb. 23, 2024 09:44 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A suspected gas leak at the headquarters of Sweden’s security agency on Friday forced the authorities to evacuate some 500 people from the facility, Swedish broadcaster TV4 said. Police spokesman Anders Bryngelsson told the TT news agency that emergency services...

Scandinavian storm tears a roof off a Swedish train station and leaves ferries idle but no one hurt

Feb. 23, 2024 08:53 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A storm packing strong winds in Sweden tore a roof off of the main train station in Goteborg on Friday, knocking out power and temporarily halting rail traffic in and out of the country's second largest city. There were no immediate reports of injuries. ...

Hungary and Sweden agree on defense deal ahead of final vote on Sweden's NATO accession

Feb. 23, 2024 07:25 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The prime ministers of Hungary and Sweden concluded a defense industry agreement on Friday that will expand Budapest's fleet of Swedish-built fighter jets, paving the way for Hungary’s likely ratification of Sweden’s long-delayed NATO bid. The meeting...

Sweden and Hungary move to smooth over tensions ahead of vote on Sweden's NATO accession

Feb. 22, 2024 09:52 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Nearly two years after Sweden formally applied to join NATO, its membership now hinges on convincing one country — Viktor Orbán’s Hungary — to formally ratify its bid to join the military alliance. Hungary’s nationalist government has delayed...

Hungary's governing party says it's ready to approve Sweden's NATO accession on Monday

Feb. 20, 2024 06:58 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A vote in Hungary's parliament on ratifying Sweden's bid to join NATO could come as early as Monday, according to a senior member of the country's governing Fidesz party. It would bring an end to more than 18 months of delays by the nationalist government that have...

Hungary's government declines offer to meet US senators seeking approval for Sweden's NATO bid

Feb. 18, 2024 14:46 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A bipartisan delegation of U.S. senators made an official visit to Hungary's capital Sunday and called on the nationalist government to immediately approve Sweden's request to join NATO. Hungary is the only one of NATO's 31 existing members not to have...

Embattled Orbán addresses Hungary in first appearance since country's president quit in a scandal

Feb. 17, 2024 11:12 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán sought to contain the political fallout of a presidential pardon scandal during an annual state of the nation address on Saturday, his first public appearance since Hungary's president, his ally, resigned a week ago. ...

Sweden: Police find dead person inside charred remains of a water park under construction

Feb. 16, 2024 08:54 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A human body was found inside the charred remains of a water park that was under construction at one of Sweden's biggest amusement centers, police said Friday. A huge fire on Monday destroyed a large part of the Oceana water park that was scheduled to open this...

Sweden won't reopen an investigation into 1994 Baltic Sea ferry disaster

Feb. 15, 2024 08:03 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden won't reopen an investigation into a 1994 ferry sinking in the Baltic Sea that killed 852 people in one of Europe’s deadliest peacetime sea disasters, after investigators in Estonia, Finland and Sweden found no indication of a collision or an explosion, the prosecutor...

12 hurt after a fire breaks out at a water park under construction in Sweden’s second-largest city

Feb. 12, 2024 10:35 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Black smoke rose over Sweden’s second-largest city on Monday after a fire broke out at a water park under construction at one of the country's biggest amusement centers. The blaze at the Oceana water park in the popular Liseberg amusement complex in...