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Ethiopia's reformist PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize

Oct. 11, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to a dynamic young African leader whose sweeping reforms and surprising embrace of a bitter rival have been praised as an inspiration to the continent and a hopeful counterpoint to strongman movements far beyond it. Now the task for...

2 Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe's fault lines

Oct. 10, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe's social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country's conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes. The rare double...

The Latest: Group want Handke award revoked

Oct. 10, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prizes (all times local): 10:48 p.m. The Mothers of Srebrenica group that gathers relatives of the victims of the 1995 massacre in the Bosnian enclave is demanding that the Nobel committee revoke Peter Handke's prize for literature. The...

'Climate strike' crosses continents: A look at the protests

Sep. 20, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of mostly young people marched, rallied and demonstrated around the world Friday, demanding action to combat climate change. A look at some of the "Global Climate Strike" protests: AFRICA — KENYA: Some young protesters in Nairobi wore hats and outfits fashioned...

Swedish govt chooses new foreign minister after summer break

Sep. 10, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has chosen the country's foreign trade minister to become Sweden's new foreign minister as he shuffled his two-party, center-left minority government. Lofven says Ann Linde replaces Margot Wallstrom, who announced Friday that she wanted to...

Sweden rejects TRUMP vanity license plate request

Sep. 9, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish authorities say that a man has been denied a vanity plate with the letters TRUMP because it violated motor vehicle department rules, calling the letter combination "offensive." The Aftonbladet tabloid, one of Sweden's largest newspapers, reported Saturday that the man...

Sweden's foreign minister, Margot Wallstrom, to give up post

Sep. 6, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's foreign minister announced Friday she is stepping down, saying she would leave after almost five years in the post to spend more time with her family. Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said she had given notice to Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. It's not clear when her...

US and Poland sign agreement to cooperate on 5G technology

Sep. 2, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The U.S. and Poland signed an agreement Monday to cooperate on new 5G technology as concerns grow about Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. Vice President Mike Pence and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki signed the deal in Warsaw, where Pence is filling in for President...

Sweden's FM to tour Mideast to relaunch Yemen talks

Aug. 30, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Sweden's foreign minister said Friday she was heading to the Middle East in an attempt to relaunch talks between Yemen's internationally recognized government and the country's Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Margot Wallstrom told Swedish Radio that she wants to "speak with as many people as...

Swedish police find gun used in fatal shooting of woman

Aug. 27, 2019 6:30 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The gun believed to have been used to kill a woman in a suspected gang-related slaying between feuding criminal groups has been found, Swedish police said Tuesday, a day after Prime Minister Stefan Lofven called the episode "an unbelievably cruel act." The 31-year-old woman, who...