Latest Sweden News

Swedes can't give residence permit to terror attack victim

Jul. 18, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's justice minister says a Ukrainian woman who lost her leg in the deadly Stockholm terror attack cannot be granted a permanent residence permit out of compassion. Morgan Johansson said Thursday such a permit can't be given to Iryna Zamanova because "clemency only applies...

Small plane carrying parachutists crashes in Sweden, 9 dead

Jul. 14, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish officials said a small plane carrying parachutists crashed in northern Sweden soon after takeoff on Sunday and all nine people on board were killed. The accident took place a little after 2 p.m. local time on Storsandskar island. Swedish media quoted witnesses reporting that some of...

Congressman, celebs push for A$AP Rocky's release from jail

Jul. 12, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Following an outcry from celebrities and a Change.org petition with half a million signatures, U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat is pushing for the release of A$AP Rocky, who has been behind bars in Sweden while police investigate a fight involving the rapper. Last week a Swedish court ordered...

Swedish court will not extradite fugitive sought by China

Jul. 9, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's top court said Tuesday it won't extradite a fugitive to China, saying he risks the death penalty, torture or degrading treatment that would violate the European Convention on Human Rights. The Supreme Court said the extradition of Qiao Jianjun "cannot take place," adding...

Sweden detains rapper A$AP Rocky after street fight

Jul. 5, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky was ordered held by a Swedish court Friday for two weeks in pre-trial detention while police investigate a fight in downtown Stockholm. Prosecutor Fredrik Karlsson said Friday after the hearing at the Stockholm District Court that A$AP Rocky — the...

Sweden wants to detain rapper A$AP Rocky after street fight

Jul. 4, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky should be formally arrested over a fight in downtown Stockholm and should be held for two weeks while police investigate the case. The Swedish Prosecution Authority says the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and two of his...

Rapper A$AP Rocky detained in Sweden after street fight

Jul. 3, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say rapper A$AP Rocky has been detained for a suspected attack on an unknown person in downtown Stockholm. The Swedish Prosecution Authority says the investigation was "at an initial stage" and should be decided by midday Saturday, whether A$AP Rocky — real name...

Morgan scores and Naeher saves in 2-1 victory over England

Jul. 2, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — With Alex Morgan's cheeky tea-sipping celebration and a postgame mobbing of goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, the United States has moved a step closer to successfully defending its latest Women's World Cup title. Morgan scored the go-ahead goal and Naeher preserved the 2-1 semifinal victory...

Berglund ends hockey hiatus, signs with Sweden's Djurgården

Jul. 2, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

Former NHL forward Patrik Berglund is ending his hiatus from hockey by signing a one-year contract with Djurgården in his native Sweden. The Stockholm-based team announced the signing on its Twitter account Tuesday. Berglund says he's looking forward to "this new adventure," in a story published on the...

For Sweden's coach, it's all about taking the pressure off

Jul. 1, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Sweden's coach has a simple message for his players ahead of their Women's World Cup semifinal against the Netherlands. Approach Wednesday's game like when you first kicked a ball around, playing soccer with your friends all those years ago. "As a kid you start to play football because...