Latest Sweden News

Rape trial starts of man at center of Nobel scandal

Sep. 19, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature went on trial in Sweden Wednesday. Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in the country, faces two counts of rape of a woman in 2011...

AP Exclusive: WikiLeaks files expose group's inner workings

Sep. 17, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange had just pulled off one of the biggest scoops in journalistic history, splaying the innards of American diplomacy across the web. But technology firms were cutting ties to his WikiLeaks website, cable news pundits were calling for his head and a Swedish sex crime case was...

China complains to Sweden over tourists' treatment

Sep. 17, 2018 6:38 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday urged Sweden to respond to its complaints about the alleged mistreatment of a Chinese family removed by police from a hotel in Stockholm. The foreign ministry and China's embassy in Stockholm have asked Sweden to investigate the case but have yet to hear back, ministry...

Sweden gives final election tally amid political uncertainty

Sep. 16, 2018 8:11 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish officials have officially confirmed the ruling Social Democratic Party won the most votes in the Sept. 9 general election despite a record low result and the far-right Sweden Democrats getting a big boost amid growing anti-immigration sentiment. Election officials presented the...

Sapporo expected to drop out of 2026 Winter Olympic bid race

Sep. 14, 2018 7:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese city of Sapporo is expected to stop pursuing the 2026 Winter Olympics, leaving four possible candidates as the IOC struggles to find hosts — particularly for the Winter Games. A city official said Deputy Mayor Takatohsi Machida and Japanese Olympic Committee president...

Sweden arrests person over royal jewels heist

Sep. 13, 2018 4:42 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A person has been arrested over the theft of priceless treasures from the Swedish royal regalia, including a jeweled crown, from a cathedral where they were on display, Swedish authorities said Thursday. Sweden's Prosecution Authority said the suspect was arrested a day earlier...

Man at center of Nobel scandal to face trial this month

Sep. 12, 2018 5:28 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish court says the trial of the man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature will face a trial later this month. The Stockholm District Court says Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural...

Sweden joins Europe's move to right over migration backlash

Sep. 10, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden has become the latest European country to have its political order shaken by a backlash against large-scale immigration, with voters giving a boost to a far-right party and weakening the more established ones. Sunday's election left the two rival blocs — a center-left group...

The Latest: Germany calls Swedish vote a 'turning point'

Sep. 10, 2018 7:29 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on Sweden's general election to renew the 349-seat Riksdag, the country's Parliament (all times local): 1:00 p.m. A senior German official is describing the Sweden's election, in which the governing party lost ground and a far-right party made gains, as a "turning point" for...

Sweden's ruling party hits election low as far right grows

Sep. 10, 2018 3:10 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Voters handed Sweden's ruling party its worst-ever election result Sunday and delivered a parallel lift to a far-right party with white supremacist roots, leaving the ideological outline of the Scandinavian country's next government uncertain. After a campaign dominated by debates over...