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Denmark: Syrian man gets jail for terror planning

May. 20, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Syrian asylum seeker in Sweden received Monday a 12-year prison sentence for planning to explode one or more bombs in the Danish capital of Copenhagen and stabbing random people with kitchen knives. The Copenhagen City Court said Moyed Al Zoebi, 32, acted on behalf of the...

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...

7 kids of Nordic IS couple killed in Syria return to Sweden

May. 15, 2019 6:30 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The grandfather of seven children of a Swedish-Norwegian couple that had joined the Islamic State group and were killed in Syria says they have returned to Sweden. The grandfather, Patricio Galvez, says the children, aged between 1 and 8, will be taken care of by social services...

The Latest: Assange case reopening hailed by Swedish accuser

May. 13, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on Swedish prosecutors' decision whether to reopen a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 2 p.m. The lawyer for a Swedish woman who reported being raped by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2010 says "today we got great news." Elisabeth Massi...

Sweden to reopen rape case against WikiLeaks' Assange

May. 13, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors said Monday they are reopening a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and will seek his extradition from Britain. The move sets up a legal battle with the United States, where the Australian computer hacker is separately wanted for allegedly hacking into a...

Key events in the Julian Assange legal saga

May. 13, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say they are reopening a rape case against Julian Assange, the founder of anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, a month after he was removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London A look at key events in the Assange saga: — August 2010: Swedish prosecutor issues arrest...

Swedish prosecutors to seek the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange after he has served his prison term in UK

May. 13, 2019 5:23 AM EDT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors to seek the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange after he has served his prison term in UK.

Swedish prosecutors to reopen rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

May. 13, 2019 5:16 AM EDT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors to reopen rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange .

Samantha Mewis scores twice to lead US past South Africa 3-0

May. 12, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Samantha Mewis is finding her stride again just in time for her first World Cup. Mewis scored goals in both halves and the U.S. women's national team began its World Cup send-off series with a 3-0 victory over South Africa on Sunday. "Sammy's confidence just grows and grows and...