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Sweden: 1986 murder of Palme may be close to being solved

Feb. 19, 2020 4:11 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The unsolved murder of former Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, who was shot dead 34 years ago in downtown Stockholm, may be a step closer being solved. The case’s chief prosecutor, Krister Petersson, says he is “positive about being able to present what happened...

Chairman of the Polar Music Prize jury, Alfons Karabuda announces the 2020 Polar Music Prize winners are singer Anna Netrebkoze and song writer Dianne Warren, in Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020.  American songwriter Diane Warren and Russian soprano Anna Netrebko are the winners of this year's Polar Music Prize. (Janerik Henriksson / TT via AP)

US songwriter, Russian soprano win 2020 Polar Music Prizes

Feb. 11, 2020 9:19 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — American songwriter Diane Warren and Russian soprano Anna Netrebko are the winners of this year's Polar Music Prizes, the Swedish award often described as the Nobel Prizes of music. The judging panel for the 2020 prizes announced Tuesday called Warren “a master of writing...

In this Jan. 16, 2020 photo, skateboarder Oskar Rozenberg poses for a photo, at Bryggeriet Malmo Skatepark in Malmo, Sweden. Skateboarding is coming to the Olympics for the first time at this year's Tokyo Games and a Swedish star known for his creativity and spontaneous routines might be the breakout star. Oskar Rozenberg is the reigning two-time skateboarding world champion from the Vans Park Series Pro Tour. (AP Photo/David Keyton)

Swedish star fronts skateboarding's move to mainstream

Feb. 11, 2020 6:15 AM EST

MALMO, Sweden (AP) — Oskar Rozenberg nonchalantly drifts around the skate park before unleashing a series of high-energy tricks — mounting a wall, sliding down a railing with his arms outstretched, vaulting a stairwell, accelerating into a ramp and giving it some air. “I’m just warming...

A view of a Toyota car in a sinkhole which appeared overnight in the aftermath of Storm Ciara, in Brentwood, England, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Storm Ciara battered the U.K. and northern Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains Sunday, halting flights and trains and producing heaving seas that closed down ports. Soccer games, farmers' markets and cultural events were canceled as authorities urged millions of people to stay indoors, away from falling tree branches. (Nick Ansell/PA via AP)

Fierce storm causes deaths, damage and delays across Europe

Feb. 10, 2020 2:58 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A storm battered Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains, killing at least seven people and causing severe travel disruptions as it moved eastward across the continent Monday and bore down on Germany. After striking Britain and Ireland on Sunday, the storm moved on, leaving a trail...

A Volvo car is parked behind the Volvo logo in the lobby of the Volvo corporate headquarters, prior to a media conference on the 2019 Full Year Financial Results, in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Volvo Cars and owner Geely consider merger deal

Feb. 10, 2020 9:52 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish automaker Volvo Cars and its owner Chinese automaker Geely Holding said Monday they are considering combining their businesses to create a company that “would accelerate financial and technological synergies between the two companies.” A combined company...

Sweden mine blaze injures at least 2

Feb. 6, 2020 9:58 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A fire at a mine in Sweden left at least two people slightly injured on Thursday, authorities said. The blaze broke out at the Garpenberg mine in the Dalarna region north of Stockholm while 130 people were working there, officials said. The workers followed emergency procedures...

Thieves nab 2 huge military vehicles from Swedish army

Feb. 6, 2020 6:52 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police say two four-wheel drive military vehicles weighing nearly seven tons have been stolen from an army storage facility northwest of Stockholm. One of the vehicles was later found, the Swedish Defense Forces said Thursday, without elaborating. Swedish media said it...

Climate activist Vanessa Nakate, left, speaks via video-link as Ell Ottosson Jarl and Greta Thunberg, right, also attend a press conference with climate activists and experts from Africa in Stockholm, Sweden, Friday Jan. 31, 2020. Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate and peers from other African nations on Friday made an urgent appeal for the world to pay more attention to the continent that stands to suffer the most from global warming despite contributing to it the least. (Pontus Lundahl/TT via AP)

Climate activists from African nations make urgent appeal

Jan. 31, 2020 12:51 PM EST

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate and peers from other African nations on Friday made an urgent appeal for the world to pay more attention to the continent that stands to suffer the most from global warming despite contributing to it the least. The Fridays For Future movement...

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, front, and other government officials wear protective face masks before a press conference in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. China has moved to lock down at least three big cities in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and spread to other parts of the world. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

The Latest: WHO: Virus could overwhelm Africa health systems

Jan. 31, 2020 10:41 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Sweden has reported its first case of a new virus that has sickened thousands. The Public Health Agency of Sweden said Friday the woman had traveled to the Wuhan region of China and arrived in Sweden on Jan....

Police at the scene after items were stolen from an exhibition at an art gallery in Stockholm, Sweden, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. Police in Sweden say at least two thieves have stolen items from an art gallery in central Stockholm. Swedish media report the missing artwork includes 10 to 12 table-size bronze sculptures by Spanish artist Salvador Dali. (Ali Lorestani/TT News Agency via AP)

Thieves steal bronze Dali sculptures from Swedish gallery

Jan. 30, 2020 9:58 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — At least two thieves have stolen items from an art gallery in Stockholm, police said, with Swedish media reporting that they include 10 to 12 table-size bronze sculptures by Spanish artist Salvador Dali. Police said “at least two thieves” entered the Couleur gallery...