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Swedish parliament rejects proposed government

Nov. 14, 2018 6:03 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — More than two months after elections that left Sweden in political limbo, lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a proposed minority coalition led by the second-largest party, the first time in Swedish history that a proposal for a new prime minister has been defeated. Parliament voted by 195...

At turning point, US urges Yemen cease-fire, political talks

Oct. 31, 2018 7:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At an apparent turning point in one of its hardest foreign policy challenges, the Trump administration is demanding a cease-fire and the launch of U.N.-led political talks to end the Saudi-Iran proxy war in Yemen. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis called for a halt to hostilities within 30...

Sweden says it could host Yemen's warring sides for talks

Oct. 31, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden on Wednesday offered to host talks between Yemen's warring parties as Washington called for an urgent halt to hostilities and the U.N. special envoy ramped up efforts to revive discussions that failed nearly two months ago. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said...

Denmark alleges Iran plotted to kill activist on Danish soil

Oct. 30, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A police operation last month that briefly cut off Copenhagen from the rest of Denmark stemmed from an alleged Iranian plot to kill an opposition activist, the head of Denmark's intelligence agency said Tuesday while announcing a suspect's arrest. A Norwegian citizen of Iranian...

NATO's biggest peacetime drill kicks off, angering Moscow

Oct. 25, 2018 5:10 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — NATO's biggest military maneuvers since the Cold War kicked off Thursday in Norway in a hypothetical scenario that involves restoring the Scandinavian country's sovereignty after an attack by a "fictitious aggressor." Russia, which shares a border with Norway, was briefed by NATO...

The Latest: Trump calls Khashoggi killing a 'total fiasco'

Oct. 24, 2018 2:11 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 2 a.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says he will be briefed Wednesday afternoon by U.S. officials looking into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabian agents. After tomorrow, Trump says,...

Reports: Widow of slain former Swedish PM Olof Palme dies

Oct. 18, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish media say Lisbeth Palme, the widow of the slain former Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme and a key witness to his unsolved murder over 32 years ago, has died. Swedish news agency TT cited her relatives Thursday to report that she had died after a brief illness on an undisclosed...

Sweden's sidelined PM gets chance to form new government

Oct. 15, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden's prime minister has been tasked with forming a new government after his center-right rival was unable to reach a Cabinet deal. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has been leading a caretaker government since he did not survive a no-confidence vote by lawmakers following last month's...

The Latest: Congo to boycott UN meetings about the country

Sep. 26, 2018 11:25 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Congo says it has decided to boycott two planned U.N. events focusing on the central African nation because it was not consulted on the agenda or expected outcome. Barnabe Kikaya Bin Karubi is the top...

Sweden's center-left PM loses confidence vote

Sep. 25, 2018 11:21 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's prime minister lost a vote of confidence in parliament on Tuesday after an election this month stripped him of his majority. Stefan Lofven, the leader of the Social Democratic Party who has been prime minister for four years, will continue in a caretaker role until a new Swedish...