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Ukrainian activist among winners of ‘Alternative Nobel’

Sep. 29, 2022 02:54 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Right Livelihood Award — known as the “Alternative Nobel” — was awarded Thursday to community activists and organizations working on three continents, including a Ukrainian civil rights activist. Oleksandra Matviichuk and the Center for Civil Liberties...

Swedish voters boost anti-immigration party amid high crime

Sep. 12, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A populist anti-immigration party has surged to become Sweden's second-largest political force after a national election dominated by fears of gang violence, which has given the once-safe Scandinavian country one of Europe's highest levels of gun violence. Overall,...

Swedish conservatives close to election win amid crime fears

Sep. 11, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Near final results in Sweden's election Sunday show that a bloc of right-wing parties was expected to defeat a left-wing bloc headed by Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson. The conservative group includes a populist anti-immigration party that made its best ever showing. ...

EXPLAINER: What to know ahead of Sweden's election Sunday

Sep. 10, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Sweden is holding an election Sunday to elect lawmakers to the 349-seat Riksdag as well as to local offices across the nation of 10 million. Early voting began on Aug. 24. Here are some key things to know about the vote. WHAT IS AT STAKE? ...

Swedish leader tackles crime, energy fears on campaign trail

Sep. 04, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

NORRTALJE, Sweden (AP) — Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson on Sunday was on the campaign trail a week before Sweden's national election to tackle fears over gang violence and rising electricity bills. Andersson traveled by bus to communities near Stockholm to try to reassure...

Hard right leader aims for greater role in Swedish election

Aug. 23, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The longtime leader of the nationalist Sweden Democrats says he’s hoping for a stronger role as a “blow torch” in Swedish politics after a parliamentary election next month even if he doesn’t get a seat in the next government. Jimmie Akesson, who for almost...

Police: Bag found at Stockholm festival had an explosive

Aug. 22, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A bag with an explosive charge was found in a Stockholm park during an annual cultural festival and police have opened a preliminary investigation into attempted public destruction, police in Sweden said Monday. On Sunday, a bag was found and its content was...

Finland, Sweden offer NATO an edge as rivalry warms up north

Aug. 20, 2022 08:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first surprise, for the Finnish conscripts and officers taking part in a NATO-hosted military exercise in the Arctic this spring: the sudden roar of a U.S. Marine helicopter assault force, touching down in a field right next to the Finns' well-hidden command post. ...

Iran recalls ambassador to Sweden over court decision

Jul. 21, 2022 06:29 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s state TV said Thursday the country’s foreign ministry recalled its ambassador from Sweden after an Iranian citizen was sentenced to life by a Swedish court for committing war crimes and murder during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. The...

Jim Thorpe reinstated as sole winner for 1912 Olympic golds

Jul. 15, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Jim Thorpe has been reinstated as the sole winner of the 1912 Olympic pentathlon and decathlon in Stockholm — nearly 110 years after being stripped of those gold medals for violations of strict amateurism rules of the time. The International Olympic...