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UN envoy says Yemen ports deal is chance for peace talks

Feb. 19, 2019 6:46 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The expected pullout of forces from three key ports in Yemen provides an opportunity to move to the major goal of ending the four-year conflict that has created the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the U.N. envoy for the war-battered country said Tuesday. Martin Griffiths told the...

Sweden to send inspector in detained Swedish publisher case

Feb. 19, 2019 5:39 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden will send an inspector to Beijing to "get a clearer picture of what happened" during meetings in Stockholm between the daughter of a Swedish publisher detained in China, the country's ambassador there and two businessmen to discuss the possible release of her father....

Swedish publisher's daughter: Chinese men told me to be mum

Feb. 18, 2019 3:48 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The daughter of a Swedish publisher detained in China says two Chinese businessmen she met in Stockholm said her father could be released if she stopped talking to the media. Angela Gui says that when she questioned the plan, the mood "became really threatening." Gui spoke Sunday...

Main suspect in Sweden's royal jewels heist confesses

Feb. 15, 2019 12:19 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The main suspect in the theft of royal funeral artifacts from a Swedish cathedral confessed Friday to stealing them after his DNA was found on the items that were pulled out last week from a garbage bin north of Stockholm. Swedish broadcaster SVT, reporting Friday from a...

Ex-telecom execs acquitted of paying bribes in Uzbekistan

Feb. 15, 2019 6:53 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three former executives of telecom company Telia were acquitted Friday of paying bribes in Uzbekistan, with the Swedish court citing lack of evidence. The executives were accused of bribing an Uzbek partner from 2007 to 2010 when Telia, then known as TeliaSonera, set up business...

Sweden probing its envoy to China over 'threatening' meeting

Feb. 14, 2019 8:23 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Sweden's ambassador to China is under internal investigation over a meeting she arranged between the daughter of a detained Swedish publisher and two Chinese businessmen who she says threatened her father. Ambassador Anna Lindstedt returned to Stockholm on Wednesday to meet with officials...

Swedes arrest man tied to return of stolen royal jewels

Feb. 8, 2019 5:47 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A prosecutor in Sweden says a man has been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods in connection with the return of royal funeral artifacts that were stolen last year from a Swedish cathedral. Prosecutor Isabelle Bjursten says the man was arrested Thursday, two days after...

Norwegian Air plane evacuated after receiving threat

Feb. 7, 2019 7:06 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian Air says one of its planes bound for Nice, southern France was forced to return to Stockholm soon after taking off for security reasons after the airline received a bomb threat. Swedish police said 169 passengers were evacuated. They said that no explosives were...

Izzy Young, who organized Dylan's first big concert, dies

Feb. 6, 2019 3:06 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Izzy Young, a businessman, political activist and founding patron of the Greenwich Village folk music scene who organized Bob Dylan's first major New York concert and devoted decades to supporting other musicians, has died at age 90. Young's daughter, Philomene Grandin, said Wednesday that...

Swedish police hopeful stolen royal treasure has been found

Feb. 5, 2019 4:57 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish royal treasure from 1611 that is said to be worth 65 million kronor ($7.2 million) and was stolen last year from a cathedral, might have been found, police said Tuesday. Police said in a statement that "all seems to indicate King Karl IX's stolen funeral regalia have been found in...