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Top Israeli, Swedish diplomat chat in effort to mend ties

Sep. 20, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The foreign ministers of Israel and Sweden held their first phone call in seven years on Monday, a move hailed by the top Israeli diplomat as the “relaunching of relations" after protracted tensions between the two countries. Foreign Minister Yair...

Sweden arrests 2 women suspected of war crimes in Syria

Sep. 07, 2021 04:59 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish authorities arrested two women from Sweden suspected of committing war crimes in Syria, the prosecutors office and local media said Tuesday, the first such arrests in the Scandinavian country. According to a statement from the prosecutor's...

The Latest: US strikes at IS in retaliation for bombing

Aug. 27, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The United States military struck back at the Islamic State on Saturday, bombing an IS member in Afghanistan less than 48 hours after a devastating suicide bombing claimed by the group killed as many as 169 Afghans and 13 American service members at the Kabul airport. ...

Swedish PM Stefan Lofven to step down in November

Aug. 22, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Stefan Lofven, Sweden’s Social Democratic prime minister since 2014, said Sunday that he will step down as head of government and the party in November. The unexpected announcement — made during his annual summer speech —- came ahead of next...

Sweden: New center-left govt presented without changes

Jul. 09, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Lofven unveiled on Friday a two-party, minority coalition government just two days after garnering support in Parliament to cobble together a new administration. No new ministers were announced in the...

Swedish PM wins support in parliament to form new government

Jul. 07, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven narrowly won support from lawmakers Wednesday to form a new government after leading the country in a caretaking capacity since late last month. Lofven received 116 votes in the 349-seat Riksdagen in favor...

Sweden's caretaker leader tapped to present new government

Jul. 05, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Lofven moved a step closer to forming a new governing coalition Monday after the country's parliamentary speaker said Lofven had enough backing to form a two-party Cabinet. Speaker Andreas Norlen said...

Sweden: Caretaking PM asked to try to form a new government

Jul. 01, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s caretaking Prime Minister Stefan Lofven was tasked Thursday with trying to form a new government, hours after the head of the center-right opposition Moderates party said he failed to secure enough support from lawmakers on his side to do so. ...