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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...

Shiffrin wins city event, locks up World Cup slalom title

Feb. 19, 2019 2:49 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin wrapped up the season-long slalom World Cup title Tuesday, three days after winning her record fourth straight world title in the discipline. And she matched yet another record in the process. Shiffrin won a parallel city event, defeating Christina Geiger of Germany in...

Iraqi man convicted in Sweden of war crimes

Feb. 19, 2019 8:10 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish court has convicted a man who fought against the Islamic State group in Iraq of war crimes for posting macabre pictures and videos on Facebook. The Orebro District Court on Tuesday sentenced 38-year-old Kurda Bahaalddin H Saeed H Saeed to 15 months in jail. The court...

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...

Shiffrin prevails despite distractions over her choices

Feb. 17, 2019 8:14 PM EST

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Maybe Alpine skiing won't be so lost without Lindsey Vonn and Aksel Lund Svindal after all. One week after Vonn and Svindal retired by claiming medals in their final races, Mikaela Shiffrin and Marcel Hirscher both showed true grit by fighting through debilitating sickness to claim the...

Shiffrin skis through sickness to 'sweetest' win of career

Feb. 16, 2019 1:38 PM EST

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin couldn't breathe. She felt like she was suffocating. She had no energy, and self-doubt had set in. Then came some words of encouragement from her coaches: "The reality is you have to push for 60 seconds. Everything else doesn't matter. Just 60 seconds." They were the...

Sweden's Langfors leads by 1 after 3 rounds of World Super 6

Feb. 16, 2019 4:59 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Sweden's Per Langfors was at the top of the leaderboard after three rounds of the World Super 6, with Ireland's Paul Dunne, Norway's Kristoffer Reitan and Australian Brad Kennedy one stroke behind in the European Tour event. Lanfors shot an 8-under 64 and had a 10-under total of 206...

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...

Sweden FM says she's upset by ambassador to China case

Feb. 15, 2019 7:49 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom says she is "very upset" over meetings arranged by the country's ambassador to China between the daughter of a detained Swedish publisher and two businessmen who allegedly threatened the woman. Ambassador Anna Lindstedt has been recalled...