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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...

The Latest: Ex-Ecuadorian president blasts 'double standard'

Apr. 11, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa is criticizing what he considers a "double standard" by Western media and governments who he says have been quick to condemn Julian Assange for...

Chronicle of Julian Assange's stay in the Ecuadorian embassy

Apr. 11, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange, the founder of anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, was arrested at the Embassy of Ecuador in London Thursday — seven years after he first took refuge there. A look at key events in the Assange saga: — August 2010: Swedish prosecutor issues arrest warrant for Assange...

Putin outlines ambitious Arctic expansion program

Apr. 9, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia's foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build new ports and other infrastructure facilities and expand an icebreaker fleet. Speaking at the Arctic forum in St. Petersburg attended by...

Swedish government pledges support for 2026 Olympics

Apr. 9, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Barely two months out from the vote, Sweden received the biggest boost yet to its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics: Official support from the country's government. "I'm glad that we have been able to give this backing," Sports Minister Amanda Lind told broadcaster TV4 on Tuesday. "The...

New York will be first US city to charge congestion toll

Apr. 2, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is set to become the first American metropolis that seeks to ease traffic congestion, cut pollution and boost mass transit by charging motorists a hefty toll for the privilege of driving into its most crammed areas. So can it work? If the experience of other cities around the...

In Sweden, naked policeman arrests fugitive in sauna

Apr. 2, 2019 4:13 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — There's no escape from the long arm of the law in Sweden. Not even sitting naked in a sauna. Police spokewoman Carina Skagerlind says an off-duty police officer found himself sitting in the same sauna in Rinkeby, a Stockholm suburb, as a fugitive who had dodged a jail sentence...