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Sweden FM says she's upset by ambassador to China case

Feb. 15, 2019 7:49 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom says she is "very upset" over meetings arranged by the country's ambassador to China between the daughter of a detained Swedish publisher and two businessmen who allegedly threatened the woman. Ambassador Anna Lindstedt has been recalled...

Sweden probing its envoy to China over 'threatening' meeting

Feb. 14, 2019 8:23 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Sweden's ambassador to China is under internal investigation over a meeting she arranged between the daughter of a detained Swedish publisher and two Chinese businessmen who she says threatened her father. Ambassador Anna Lindstedt returned to Stockholm on Wednesday to meet with officials...

The Latest: May says she won't completely remove backstop

Feb. 5, 2019 11:43 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's scheduled exit from the European Union (all times local): 4:30 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has told business leaders in Northern Ireland that she is seeking changes to the Brexit withdrawal agreement but not the total removal of the backstop plan that is...

EU nations endorse Venezuela opposition leader over Maduro

Feb. 4, 2019 6:32 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — More than a dozen European Union countries endorsed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president Monday, piling the pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to resign and clear the way for a new presidential election. Maduro stood defiant,...

The Latest: Lima Group urges Venezuela troops to let aid in

Feb. 4, 2019 6:26 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 12:20 a.m. A coalition of Western Hemisphere nations is urging Venezuela's military to allow badly needed food and medicine to enter the country as the bloc pushes for a peaceful transition of power in the South American nation....

The Latest: At least 12 reported dead in Venezuela unrest

Jan. 24, 2019 8:35 AM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 9:00 a.m. A Venezuelan monitoring group says at least a dozen people have been killed by gunfire in a wave of anti-government unrest rocking Venezuela, where a young opposition leader and socialist President...

Korea talks in Sweden have ended, few details given

Jan. 22, 2019 9:35 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Talks between American, South Korean and North Korean diplomats in Sweden — considered a preparation for an upcoming U.S.-Korea summit, have ended, an official with the independent think tank that co-hosted the meeting said Tuesday. Stephanie Blenckner of the Stockholm...

Sweden: Envoys' talks 'good preparation' for Trump and Kim

Jan. 21, 2019 9:50 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's foreign minister said Monday she hopes talks between American, South Korean and North Korean diplomats her country is hosting "will serve as a good preparation for an upcoming summit" between U.S President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Foreign...

Lofven presents his new minority government in Sweden

Jan. 21, 2019 6:46 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Monday presented his two-party, center-left minority government that has ended a four-month political deadlock. Lofven, approved by parliament last week, lined up a 21-member government, made up of 17 members of Lofven's own Social...

US, South Korean diplomats attending NKorea talks in Sweden

Jan. 20, 2019 1:20 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden said Sunday diplomats from South Korea and the U.S. will attend "small-format" talks in the Nordic country with a North Korean colleague along with "a small group of international experts." Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman Buster Mirow Emitslof told The Associated Press that Lee...