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Sweden's 1st female prime minister names a center-left govt

Nov. 30, 2021 08:39 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark. (AP) — Sweden's first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, on Tuesday presented her one-party center-left minority government with only a few changes compared to the previous Cabinet. Andersson, who had been Sweden's finance minister, picked...

'You can't even cry loudly': Counting Ethiopia's war dead

Nov. 15, 2021 06:35 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The man who counts the dead sees them everywhere. They’re in the handwritten lists of names smuggled out of a region cut off from the world by war. They’re in the images of people shot and tossed off a cliff, tortured and pushed into a river, left...

'You can't even cry loudly': Counting Ethiopia's war dead

Nov. 15, 2021 06:33 AM EST

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — The man who counts the dead sees them everywhere. They’re in the handwritten lists of names smuggled out of a region cut off from the world by war. They’re in the images of people shot and tossed off a cliff, tortured and pushed into a...

Sweden charges 2 oil executives for war crimes in Sudan

Nov. 11, 2021 07:06 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden has charged two executives of a Swedish oil exploration and production company for complicity in the military's war crimes in Sudan from 1999 to 2003, including in its dealings with the country's regime to secure the company’s oil operations in the...

2 die when man falls, lands on other in Sweden concert venue

Nov. 03, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two men died when one of them jumped or fell from the seventh floor of a culture center in Sweden and landed on the other, police said. The 80-year-old man who crashed into the lobby of the Uppsala Konsert and Kongress venue Tuesday night...

Award-winning teenage rapper shot to death in Sweden

Oct. 22, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — An award-winning 19-year-old Swedish rapper was shot to death in southern Stockholm in an incident that media reports on Friday said was likely to be gang-related. The case has shocked the Swedish entertainment world and highlighted what officials said...

Sweden's Volvo Cars launches IPO, seeks Stockholm listing

Oct. 18, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The Chinese-controlled Swedish car maker Volvo Cars will make a return as a listed company after a hiatus of more than two decades following an initial public offering and share listing in Sweden later this month. The Goteborg, Sweden-based Volvo Cars...

Swedish artist threatened for Muhammad sketch dies in crash

Oct. 04, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who had lived under police protection since making a sketch of the Prophet Muhammad with a dog’s body in 2007, died in a weekend car crash along with two police bodyguards, police said Monday. He was 75. Vilks and two...

Low-cost fashion chain H&M sees sales pick up after virus

Sep. 30, 2021 04:59 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Low-cost fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB said Thursday its in-store sales rose 14% to 55.6 million kronor ($6.3 million) in the third quarter, up from 50.9 million kronor a year ago, as store sales have started to recover after the pandemic with restrictions being...

Thunberg joins large German climate rally ahead of election

Sep. 24, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of environmental activists staged a rally outside Germany's parliament Friday, two days before the country holds a national election, to demand that politicians take stronger action to curb climate change. The protest outside the...