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Students globally protest warming, pleading for their future

Mar. 15, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students across a warming globe pleaded for their lives, future and planet Friday, demanding tough action on climate change. From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, angry students in more than 100 countries walked out of classes to protest what they see as the failures by...

The Latest: 16 arrested at NYC student climate protest

Mar. 15, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on global climate protests by students (all times local): 4 a.m. Police say 16 people have been arrested for blocking traffic during a climate protest in front of New York City's American Museum of Natural History. The protesters face charges of disorderly conduct stemming from...

Out-of-service gas bus explodes in Stockholm; driver injured

Mar. 10, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A natural gas-powered bus that didn't have any passengers on it caught fire from an explosion in Sweden's capital, but there were no signs it was terror-related, Stockholm police said Sunday. The city's police department tweeted that the bus driver was rushed to the hospital with severe...

Swedish court sentences Uzbek man for preparing attack

Mar. 8, 2019 5:51 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 46-year-old man was found guilty Friday of preparing an attack in Stockholm on behalf of the Islamic State group and sentenced to seven years in jail. The Solna District Court in Stockholm says David Idrisson, an Uzbek national who has been living legally in Sweden since 2008,...

Swedish navy boat hits quay; 7 injured, 2 seriously

Mar. 5, 2019 9:17 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Swedish military says one of its fast assault crafts crashed into a quay in the Stockholm archipelago during a drill, injuring at least seven people. Sweden's Armed Forces say two people with suspected head injuries were flown by helicopter to hospitals, but their injuries...

Swedish Academy to announce 2 Nobel literature prizes in Oct

Mar. 5, 2019 8:23 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The foundation behind the Nobel Prize in literature said Tuesday the winners of the 2019 and the delayed 2018 editions of the prestigious award will both be announced in October by the Swedish Academy, saying that the scandal-rocked body has revamped itself and restored trust....

Far right gains in Estonia eyed for clues to EU-wide vote

Mar. 4, 2019 2:36 PM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Tiny Estonia has become the latest European country with a political landscape reshaped by a populist party promising national survival in an age of globalism, a development noted Monday in light of European Union parliament elections. Political observers watched a parliamentary...

Yemen's rebels slam UK foreign secretary over his comments

Mar. 4, 2019 10:32 AM EST

SANNA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels criticized Britain's foreign secretary on Monday over comments about the flashpoint port city of Hodeida, saying Jeremy Hunt had misrepresented what the warring sides agreed on at U.N. peace talks in Sweden. Hunt said during a visit Sunday to Yemen, the first by a...

The Latest: Iditarod takes mushers through Alaska wilderness

Mar. 3, 2019 6:31 PM EST

WILLOW, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The world's most famous sled dog race is underway in Alaska. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race started Sunday afternoon in Willow, Alaska, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Anchorage. Mushers...

Sweden arrests person suspected of spying for Russia

Feb. 27, 2019 3:50 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Swedish domestic security agency says a person has been arrested on suspicion of having been recruited by Russia to carry out "illegal intelligence activities against Sweden." Daniel Stenling, head of SAPO's counter espionage unit, says the person "works in the Swedish...