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In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 photo, Mordechai Ciechanower, a 95-year-old Auschwitz survivor, shows his tattooed identification number as poses for a photo at his home in Ramat Gan, Israel. His mother and two sisters were killed upon arrival in Auschwitz and he says he survived his nearly two years in the camp thanks to his roofing skills and the generous help of others.

AP PHOTOS: After Auschwitz, survivors still bear witness

Jan. 22, 2020 8:43 AM EST

Seventy-five years after the killing stopped at Auschwitz, the survivors still bear witness, and many observe the rising hatred and anti-Semitism in the world today with a sense of deep disquiet. Ahead of commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviet army, Associated...

Swedish capital hit again by predawn blasts, 1 injured

Jan. 21, 2020 5:22 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two predawn explosions minutes apart rocked suburban Stockholm on Tuesday, damaging buildings and slightly injuring one person. Explosives were used, but authorities have ruled out terrorism. Following the blasts at housing complexes on the Swedish capital's northwestern...

Sweden summons Chinese envoy over 'lightweight boxer' remark

Jan. 18, 2020 12:57 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden's government summoned the Chinese ambassador in Stockholm to discuss his comments Saturday that compared Swedish media coverage of China to a lightweight boxer who “provokes a feud” with a heavyweight. Chinese Ambassador Gui Congyou used the boxing metaphor while...

Huge predawn explosion rocks Stockholm, no casualties

Jan. 13, 2020 7:48 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A predawn explosion rocked central Stockholm Monday, causing damage to buildings and parked cars but no casualties. Swedish police said explosives were used, but ruled out terrorism. The explosion occurred outside the entrance to a building housing a business and several apartments and led...

A Viking-era runic stone in front of the Rok Church near the Lake Vattern and the town of Odeshog, Sweden, Thursday Jan. 9, 2020. The stone dated to the 9th century could have been raised out of fear of a climate disaster, says a new study. (Jeppe Gustafsson/TT via AP)

Viking-era runestone may reflect fears of a climate disaster

Jan. 9, 2020 12:11 PM EST

Stockholm (AP) — The writing on a famous Viking-era runestone may reflect fears of an approaching climate disaster in 9th century Scandinavia, according to new research by a team of Swedish academics. The Rok stone, located near Lake Vattern in central Sweden, carries what is believed to be the longest...

Sweden sentences Iraqi man of spying for Iran

Dec. 20, 2019 8:03 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish court on Friday sentenced a 46-year-old Iraqi man to 2 1/2 years in prison on charges of spying for Iran by gathering information about Iranian refugees in Sweden, Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands. The man, identified as Raghdan al-Hraishawi in court documents, was convicted...

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg attends a climate strike arranged by the organization

Teen activist back at Swedish parliament, where it started

Dec. 20, 2019 5:53 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is back where her campaign started - on her perch outside the Swedish Parliament. After months of travelling by train and boat to different climate events in Europe and the United States, the 16-year-old Swede is raising her concerns back home, just...

People stand in line to enter the Stockholm Globe Arena for a concert with American rap artist A$AP Rocky in Stockholm, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. The American rapperĀ is set to perform in Stockholm, where he was convicted of assault in August for a street brawl. Concert promoter Live Nation said last month that the show was scheduled

A$AP Rocky to perform in Stockholm months after conviction

Dec. 11, 2019 5:04 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A$AP Rocky is back in Sweden. The American rapper performed Wednesday evening, four months after he was convicted of assault for a violent street brawl. The curtain raised at Stockholm's Ericsson Globe arena to the sight of a stage-wide metal cage enclosing male dancers. They attempted to...

Literature laureate 2019 Peter Handke during the Nobel banquet at Stockholm City Hall, in Stockholm on Tuesday Dec. 10, 2019. (Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency via AP)

Nobel winner Handke not welcome in Sarajevo and Kosovo

Dec. 11, 2019 11:09 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Nobel Literature Prize laureate Peter Handke was on Wednesday proclaimed persona non-grata in the Bosnian capital and in Kosovo for his apologist views toward Serb war crimes during the wars in the 1990s. Sarajevo's regional parliament also denounced the Swedish Academy...

Austrian author Peter Handke, left, receives the 2019 Nobel Prize from King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, during the Nobel Prize award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall, in Stockholm, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Jonas Ekstromer/TT News Agency via AP)

Handke takes Nobel Literature Prize amid protest

Dec. 10, 2019 5:54 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Author Peter Handke received his Nobel Literature Prize on Tuesday amid criticism of him in Sweden and abroad as an apologist for Serb war crimes in the 1990s. Handke accepted the 9 million-kronor ($948,000) award from King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony in Stockholm with the winners of...