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Maine man dies in snowmobile crash

Jan. 24, 2021 10:22 AM EST

STOCKHOLM, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has died in a snowmobile crash, state authorities say. Emmanuel Bouchard, 25, of Caribou, was in Stockholm heading south with a group of about a dozen other snowmobilers at about 9:30 p.m. Friday, according to a statement Saturday from the state Department of Inland...

Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg appears on a postal stamp in her native Sweden that is part of a series focusing on the environment, as seen through a magnifying glass, in Stockholm, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. One of the stamps features teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg in her trademark yellow raincoat with her braid blowing in the wind and standing a top a hill. (AP Photo/David Keyton)

Climate activist Thunberg to appear on Swedish postal stamp

Jan. 13, 2021 11:44 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg will appear on a postal stamp that will be issued Thursday in her native Sweden and is part of a series focusing on the environment. The motives on the stamps “should reflect our time, where the environmental issue has been...

Sweden sends 2 to prison for Chechen critic hammer assault

Jan. 11, 2021 7:12 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish court on Monday sentenced a man and a woman to 10 years and eight years in prison respectively for attempted murder and accessory to attempted murder in a February hammer attack on a blogger and critic of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. The pair, who were not named by the Gavle...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 1994 file photo, the bow door of the sunken passenger ferry M/S Estonia is lifted up from the bottom of the sea, off Uto Island, in the Baltic Sea. Sweden's government wants divers to go down to the wreck of one of Europe’s deadliest peacetime maritime disasters, the sinking of a ferry in the Baltic Sea in 1994 that killed 852 people, in order to check claims of a large hole in the hull. A 1997 report had concluded that the M/S Estonia _ that was sailing from Tallinn to Stockholm _ sank after the bow door locks failed in a storm, and flatly rejected the theory of a hole, which has long been the focus of speculate on about a possible explosion on board. Sweden's home affairs minister said on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 that the government wants divers to investigate, but gave no timeline for an official dive. (Jaakko Aiikainen/Lehtikuva via AP, File)

Swedes want checks for hull damage in 1994 ferry disaster

Dec. 18, 2020 10:52 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden said Friday it wants divers to inspect the wreck of one of Europe’s deadliest peacetime maritime disasters, the sinking of a ferry in the Baltic Sea in 1994 that killed 852 people, in order to probe claims of a large hole in the hull. A 1997 report had concluded...

Virus resurgence hits H&M sales, cuts promising recovery

Dec. 15, 2020 5:46 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish fashion retailer H&M says its sales fell 10% in the fourth quarter as the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic stalled consumer spending, cutting short a promising recovery seen in the third quarter. The Stockholm-based company said Tuesday ahead of reporting full fourth...

Nobel Committee chair Berit Reiss-Andersen makes a statement at the Nobel Institute as part of the digital award ceremony for this year's Peace Prize winner, the World Food Program (WFP), in Oslo, Norway, Thursday Dec. 10, 2020.  Reiss-Andersen makes a statement in Oslo as part of the Nobel Peace Prize digital award ceremony and an acceptance speech will be made by WFP Executive Director David Beasley in Rome, Italy. (Heiko Junge / NTB via AP)

U.N. food agency receives Nobel prize in online event

Dec. 10, 2020 12:43 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Calling food the “pathway to peace,” the head of the U.N. World Food Program on Thursday accepted the Nobel Peace Prize at the agency's headquarters in Rome, instead of in Oslo, Norway, in a break with pomp-filled tradition amid the COVID-19 pandemic. WFP Executive Director David...

An Indian family wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus rides on a scooter through a street in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. India has more than 9 million cases of coronavirus, second behind the United States. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

The Latest: India's case level a third of its September peak

Dec. 9, 2020 11:21 PM EST

NEW DELHI — India is reporting 31,521 newly confirmed coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, dropping to just over a third of the peak level seen in mid-September. India’s single-day cases have remained below 50,000 for more than a month. The health ministry also reported 412 deaths Thursday,...

In this Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, photo provided by Nobel Prize Outreach, Louise Glück stands beside the medal awarded to her for the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature outside her home in Cambridge, Mass. The pomp and ceremony of the Nobel prize ceremonies were altered this year amid measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Instead, the laureates' achievements are being rewarded at low-key ceremonies where they live or work. (Daniel Ebersole/ Nobel Prize Outreach via AP)

Nobel ceremonies go low-key this year because of coronavirus

Dec. 7, 2020 6:28 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The pomp and ceremony of the Nobel prize ceremonies have been reined in this year amid measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus. There will be no glitzy banquet honoring winners in Stockholm or Oslo as the global pandemic curtails the usual celebrations. Instead, their achievements...

Sweden: Mother no longer suspected of locking up her son

Dec. 3, 2020 9:57 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A woman in her 70s is no longer suspected of having kept her son locked up in an apartment south of Stockholm for as long as 28 years, a Swedish prosecutor said Thursday. Prosecutor Emma Olsson, who headed the preliminary investigation, told Swedish media that investigators found no...

Police at the scene of an apartment where a woman is suspected of locking up her son, in Haninge, south of Stockholm, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Police in Stockholm are investigating a woman in her 70s for locking up her son for 28 years in an apartment south of the Swedish capital, investigators said Tuesday. Prosecutor Emma Olsson, who heads the preliminary investigation, said the woman who was arrested Monday, was held on suspicion of unlawful deprivation of liberty and grievous bodily harm. (Claudio Bresciani/TT via AP)

Sweden: Mother suspected of locking up her son for 28 years

Dec. 1, 2020 8:44 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Police in Stockholm are investigating a woman in her 70s suspected of having kept her son locked up — reportedly for 28 years — in an apartment south of the Swedish capital, investigators said Tuesday. Prosecutor Emma Olsson, who heads the preliminary investigation, said the...