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Iran recalls ambassador to Sweden over court decision

Jul. 21, 2022 06:29 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s state TV said Thursday the country’s foreign ministry recalled its ambassador from Sweden after an Iranian citizen was sentenced to life by a Swedish court for committing war crimes and murder during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. The...

Jim Thorpe reinstated as sole winner for 1912 Olympic golds

Jul. 15, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Jim Thorpe has been reinstated as the sole winner of the 1912 Olympic pentathlon and decathlon in Stockholm — nearly 110 years after being stripped of those gold medals for violations of strict amateurism rules of the time. The International Olympic...

Iran's envoy protests Swedish war crime verdict for Iranian

Jul. 15, 2022 08:34 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Iranian ambassador to Sweden went to the Swedish Foreign Ministry on Friday to protest the sentencing of an Iranian citizen to life by a Swedish court for committing grave war crimes and murder during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. The Stockholm District...

Iranian gets life in prison in Sweden for 1980s crimes

Jul. 14, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — An Iranian citizen was sentenced Thursday to life imprisonment by a Swedish court after being convicted of committing grave war crimes and murder during the final phase of the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. The Stockholm District Court said Hamid Noury took part in...

Airport chaos: European travel runs into pandemic cutbacks

Jun. 24, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The airport lines are long, and lost luggage is piling up. It’s going to be a chaotic summer for travelers in Europe. Liz Morgan arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport 4 1/2 hours before her flight to Athens, finding the line for security snaking out of the...

Teenager held after 2 stabbed in Swedish mall's parking area

Jun. 21, 2022 08:38 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — At least two people were stabbed, and the one suffered life-threatening injuries, in a shopping mall's parking area west of the Swedish capital, police said Tuesday. A 16-year-old has been detained on suspicion of involvement in the assault. Police said “some...

Former Kurdish rebel has key role in Sweden's NATO bid

Jun. 14, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — When Turkey’s president rails against “terrorists” in the Swedish Parliament, Amineh Kakabaveh is convinced he is talking about her. The former Kurdish rebel fighter turned Swedish lawmaker has emerged as a central figure in the drama surrounding Sweden and...

NATO chief: Sweden ready to address Turkish security fears

Jun. 13, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday he was “glad” that the Swedish government has confirmed its “readiness to address Turkey’s concerns as part of assuming the obligations of future NATO membership.” After decades of military...

'Worrying trend': Post-Cold War drop in nukes could be over

Jun. 13, 2022 04:42 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish arms watchdog says the world’s stockpiles of nuclear weapons are expected to increase in coming years, reversing a decline seen since the end of the Cold War. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, or SIPRI, said Monday that all nine...

NATO holds Baltic Sea naval exercises with Finland, Sweden

Jun. 05, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — NATO kicked off nearly a two-week U.S.-led naval exercise on the Baltic Sea on Sunday with more than 7,000 sailors, airmen and marines from 16 nations, including two aspiring to join the military alliance, Finland and Sweden. The annual BALTOPS naval exercise,...