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Sweden requests detention order for WikiLeaks' Assange

May. 20, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish authorities on Monday issued a request for a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, a Swedish prosecutor said. Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson says if the Swedish court decided to detain Assange "on probable cause suspected...

Another man charged in theft of royal jewels from church

May. 16, 2019 4:49 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish prosecutor says a second man has been charged with grand larceny in connection with last year's theft of royal funeral artifacts from a cathedral west of Stockholm. Prosecutor Isabelle Bjursten said Thursday she believes the unnamed 26-year-old "is one of the people who...

The Latest: Assange case reopening hailed by Swedish accuser

May. 13, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on Swedish prosecutors' decision whether to reopen a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 2 p.m. The lawyer for a Swedish woman who reported being raped by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2010 says "today we got great news." Elisabeth Massi...

Sweden to reopen rape case against WikiLeaks' Assange

May. 13, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors said Monday they are reopening a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and will seek his extradition from Britain. The move sets up a legal battle with the United States, where the Australian computer hacker is separately wanted for allegedly hacking into a...

Sweden says Russia expels 2 diplomats in reprisal

May. 8, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Sweden says Russia expelled two Swedish diplomats after Stockholm turned down Moscow's request to extend a Russian diplomat's visa. Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman Patric Nilsson told Swedish newspaper Expressen on Wednesday that two Swedish diplomats have been asked to leave...

Tsitsipas breaks through on clay to win Estoril Open

May. 5, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) — Top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece defeated Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the Estoril Open final to claim his first clay-court title on Sunday. Tsitsipas' two other titles were on hard courts at Marseille in February and Stockholm last year. "This title means a lot to me. It's...

UN calls for Yemen agreement to be implemented without delay

Apr. 17, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council expressed "grave concern" Wednesday that agreements reached four months ago by the warring parties in Yemen have not been carried out and called for their implementation "without delay." The council reiterated its endorsement of the Dec. 13 cease-fire...

Swedish actress Bibi Andersson dies at age 83.

Apr. 15, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Bibi Andersson, the Swedish actress who starred in classic films by compatriot Ingmar Bergman, including "The Seventh Seal" and "Persona,"has died. She was 83. Andersson died on Sunday, said Martin Frostberg, spokesman for the Swedish Film Institute said. The state-funded...

Swedish prosecutors could pursue Assange for sex-crimes case

Apr. 12, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — When Julian Assange sought asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2012, he was fleeing from sexual assault accusations against him in Sweden. Swedish authorities could still go after the WikiLeaks founder, who was arrested Thursday after Ecuador withdrew its protection and...

Sweden charges 3 policemen in shooting of disabled man

Apr. 12, 2019 5:52 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's prosecution authority has charged three police officers in the fatal shooting in Stockholm last year of a disabled man who waved a toy gun. Prosecutor Martin Tiden says one officer was charged with causing another person's death and the others for misconduct. In the wake...