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Nobel Prizes awarded in pandemic-curtailed local ceremonies

Dec. 06, 2021 12:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Three 2021 Nobel Prize laureates said Monday that climate change is the biggest threat facing the world — yet they remain optimistic — as this year's winners began receiving their awards at scaled-down local ceremonies adapted for pandemic times. For a second...

Vegas G Robin Lehner to skip Olympics, cites health reasons

Dec. 06, 2021 04:16 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner said Sunday he is skipping the 2022 Winter Olympics, where he had been expected to play for Sweden. The 30-year-old Lehner, from Gothenburg, Sweden, cited health reasons for skipping the Winter Games in...

Jackson wins 4th World Cup speedskating title of season

Dec. 03, 2021 17:43 PM EST

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Erin Jackson won her fourth World Cup speedskating gold medal of the season Friday, taking the 500 meters on home ice at the Utah Olympic Oval. Skating in front of family and friends, the 29-year-old American finished in 36.809 seconds, breaking the...

Blinken says Russia could move on Ukraine 'on short order'

Dec. 01, 2021 12:27 PM EST

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin could quickly order an invasion of Ukraine if he had a pretext for doing so but that NATO allies stand ready to inflict heavy sanctions on Russia’s economy if that happens. ...

Official: Blinken, Russian FM to meet amid Ukraine tensions

Dec. 01, 2021 06:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet separately with his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts on Thursday on the margins of a meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, at a time of tension over Russian military deployments on Ukraine's borders. A State...

Sweden's 1st female prime minister names a center-left govt

Nov. 30, 2021 08:39 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark. (AP) — Sweden's first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, on Tuesday presented her one-party center-left minority government with only a few changes compared to the previous Cabinet. Andersson, who had been Sweden's finance minister, picked...

On 2nd try, Swedes elect 1st female prime minister Andersson

Nov. 29, 2021 09:11 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Magdalena Andersson, who last week was Sweden’s first female prime minister for a few hours before resigning because a budget defeat made a coalition partner quit, was on elected again on Monday as the Nordic nation's head of government. In...

Swedish lawmakers to vote next week on Andersson after chaos

Nov. 25, 2021 09:46 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish lawmakers will vote next week on whether Magdalena Andersson, who briefly became the country's first female prime minister before resigning after a budget defeat, can form a minority government, the parliament speaker said Thursday. ...

Sweden offers COVID-19 booster shot to those ages 18 to 65

Nov. 24, 2021 05:57 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden recommended Wednesday that everyone between the ages of 18 and 65 should get a booster shot against COVID-19 six months after having received the second jab. Social Affairs Minister Lena Hallengren said about 7 million people in Sweden,...

Swedish parliament to vote on new govt despite failed talks

Nov. 22, 2021 09:30 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The speaker of Sweden’s parliament said Monday lawmakers will vote later this week on whether Swedish Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson should become the country’s first female prime minister even though she has not succeeded in securing the support of a...