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Trump's bail offer for jailed rapper rings hollow in Sweden

Jul. 20, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with Sweden's prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper A$AP Rocky and "offered to personally vouch for his bail," a hollow offer in a criminal justice system that doesn't include bail. Trump tweeted that during "a very good call" with Prime...

Trump says he's trying to bring rapper A$AP Rocky home

Jul. 19, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Urged on by the first lady and celebrities including Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, President Donald Trump said Friday he is trying to help free rapper A$AP Rocky, who has been held in police custody in Sweden for weeks. "I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden...

Sweden wants extension of rapper's detention after fight

Jul. 19, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky is being held for another week in pre-trial detention to allow police to finish investigating a June 30 fight in downtown Stockholm, a Swedish court said Friday. Stockholm's District Court decided to accept the request from prosecutor Daniel Suneson's to...

Swedes can't give residence permit to terror attack victim

Jul. 18, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's justice minister says a Ukrainian woman who lost her leg in the deadly Stockholm terror attack cannot be granted a permanent residence permit out of compassion. Morgan Johansson said Thursday such a permit can't be given to Iryna Zamanova because "clemency only applies...

Small plane carrying parachutists crashes in Sweden, 9 dead

Jul. 14, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish officials said a small plane carrying parachutists crashed in northern Sweden soon after takeoff on Sunday and all nine people on board were killed. The accident took place a little after 2 p.m. local time on Storsandskar island. Swedish media quoted witnesses reporting that some of...

Congressman, celebs push for A$AP Rocky's release from jail

Jul. 12, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Following an outcry from celebrities and a Change.org petition with half a million signatures, U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat is pushing for the release of A$AP Rocky, who has been behind bars in Sweden while police investigate a fight involving the rapper. Last week a Swedish court ordered...

Swedish court will not extradite fugitive sought by China

Jul. 9, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's top court said Tuesday it won't extradite a fugitive to China, saying he risks the death penalty, torture or degrading treatment that would violate the European Convention on Human Rights. The Supreme Court said the extradition of Qiao Jianjun "cannot take place," adding...

Sweden detains rapper A$AP Rocky after street fight

Jul. 5, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky was ordered held by a Swedish court Friday for two weeks in pre-trial detention while police investigate a fight in downtown Stockholm. Prosecutor Fredrik Karlsson said Friday after the hearing at the Stockholm District Court that A$AP Rocky — the...

Sweden wants to detain rapper A$AP Rocky after street fight

Jul. 4, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky should be formally arrested over a fight in downtown Stockholm and should be held for two weeks while police investigate the case. The Swedish Prosecution Authority says the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and two of his...

Rapper A$AP Rocky detained in Sweden after street fight

Jul. 3, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say rapper A$AP Rocky has been detained for a suspected attack on an unknown person in downtown Stockholm. The Swedish Prosecution Authority says the investigation was "at an initial stage" and should be decided by midday Saturday, whether A$AP Rocky — real name...