Latest Sweden government News

The Latest: WikiLeaks editor says Assange in a London prison

Apr. 12, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's arrest (all times local): 7:30 p.m. WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson has told The Associated Press that Julian Assange is confined to a cell at Belmarsh Prison, a grim facility in southeast London. He said conditions at the...

The Latest: Ex-Ecuadorian president blasts 'double standard'

Apr. 11, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa is criticizing what he considers a "double standard" by Western media and governments who he says have been quick to condemn Julian Assange for...

Swedish government pledges support for 2026 Olympics

Apr. 9, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Barely two months out from the vote, Sweden received the biggest boost yet to its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics: Official support from the country's government. "I'm glad that we have been able to give this backing," Sports Minister Amanda Lind told broadcaster TV4 on Tuesday. "The...

Russian diplomat accused of espionage quietly leaves Sweden

Mar. 28, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Russian diplomat quietly left Sweden following the arrest of a computer specialist he allegedly handled as a spy and met for dinner in Stockholm three weeks ago to carry out an act of espionage, Swedish authorities said. The delay in Moscow recalling the diplomat back to Russia...