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Olympics in Sweden music to ears of Spotify founder

Jun. 17, 2019 5:38 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Winter Olympics in Sweden is music to the ears of the head of Spotify. Daniel Ek, the founder and chief executive of the popular digital music service, is among a slew of high-profile business leaders and politicians getting behind Sweden's bid to host the 2026 Games, a week before the...

Russia, other key powers discuss Venezuelan crisis in Sweden

Jun. 13, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Sweden is hosting talks between major global powers with stakes in dealing with Venezuela's political turmoil, the latest effort to jumpstart flagging attempts to find a peaceful solution to the country's crisis. A European diplomat said Thursday that representatives of Russia, the...

Swedish regions show support for 2026 Winter Olympics

Jun. 12, 2019 5:40 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — All three regions proposing to stage events at the 2026 Winter Olympics in Sweden have committed their backing for the bid for the first time. With less than two weeks to go before the vote, the leaders of the executive councils in Stockholm, Jamtland and Dalarna have published a joint...

Swedish appeals court acquits Uzbek man of preparing attack

Jun. 12, 2019 5:34 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish appeals court has acquitted a 46-year-old man of preparing an attack in Stockholm on behalf of the Islamic State group. The Svea Court freed David Idrisson, an Uzbek national who previously had been sentenced to seven years in jail for having gathered some 500 kilograms (1,100...

European officials frustrated over faltering Iran nuke pact

Jun. 11, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The foreign ministers of Germany and Sweden expressed frustration Tuesday over the possible demise of the Iran nuclear deal, warning Tehran that withdrawing would bring "international isolation" and criticizing the United States for jeopardizing a decade of diplomatic efforts. Speaking at...

Second Swede jailed for royal jewels heist

Jun. 11, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A second man was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison in connection with the theft of 17th-century royal treasures estimated to be worth 65 million kronor ($7 million) from a cathedral west of Stockholm last year. Martin Cannermo was convicted of complicity in stealing two crowns and...

25 injured in Swedish blast that hits 2 apartment buildings

Jun. 7, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A powerful explosion ripped through two adjacent apartment buildings in a southern Swedish city on Friday, slightly injuring 25 people, officials said. The cause of the blast wasn't immediately known. "So far, it is unclear what exploded and what the location for the blast was," police...

Italian bid edges Swedish rival in 2026 Olympic host study

May. 24, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Italian bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo looked stronger than the Stockholm-Are project in an IOC analysis of the candidates published Friday. Polling by the International Olympic Committee, which typically looks to get a warm welcome from host nations,...

Sweden requests detention order for WikiLeaks' Assange

May. 20, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish authorities on Monday issued a request for a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, a Swedish prosecutor said. Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson says if the Swedish court decided to detain Assange "on probable cause suspected...

Another man charged in theft of royal jewels from church

May. 16, 2019 4:49 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish prosecutor says a second man has been charged with grand larceny in connection with last year's theft of royal funeral artifacts from a cathedral west of Stockholm. Prosecutor Isabelle Bjursten said Thursday she believes the unnamed 26-year-old "is one of the people who...