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In Sweden, wanted man found asleep in store’s bed department

Nov. 20, 2019 4:39 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Police in Sweden say a wanted man was found asleep in a bed in a furniture store north of Stockholm. Police spokesman Tobias Ahlen says the staff at the Ikea store in Uppsala on Monday contacted the police after they found the 25-year-old sleeping in the bed department. They were not aware...

Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after 9 years

Nov. 19, 2019 10:27 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden on Tuesday dropped its investigation into an alleged rape by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently in prison in Britain, because too much time has elapsed since the accusation was made over nine years ago. Assange, who is battling an extradition attempt by the U.S. so...

Sweden rejects Chinese criticism of press freedom prize

Nov. 15, 2019 4:56 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s culture minister on Friday awarded the annual Tucholsky literary prize to a Chinese author despite a threat from the Chinese ambassador to ban her from entering the country. Author Gui Minhai, a naturalized Swede and co-owner of a Hong Kong store that sold gossipy books...

Swedes arrest Iranian suspect in ’88 crimes against humanity

Nov. 13, 2019 10:02 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — An Iranian citizen has been jailed in Sweden on suspicion of carrying out crimes against humanity and murder in the late 1980s in Iran, a Swedish prosecutor said Wednesday, the same time period of mass executions by Tehran. Prosecutor Karolina Wieslander said the unidentified man is...

Lightning beat Sabres 5-3 to sweep 2-game series in Sweden

Nov. 9, 2019 6:19 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Pat Maroon and the Tampa Bay Lightning made the most of their long trip to Sweden. Maroon scored twice, and the Lighting beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 on Saturday for a sweep of their two regular-season games in Stockholm. Victor Hedman also scored for the Lightning, delighting the home...

Kucherov scores, Lightning top Sabres 3-2 in Sweden

Nov. 8, 2019 6:28 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nikita Kucherov got the Tampa Bay Lightning off to a fast start in Sweden. Kucherov scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 20 saves to help Tampa Bay beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Friday night in the first of their two regular-season games in the Swedish capital. The sold-out games at...

Bettman: NHL set to return to Europe

Nov. 8, 2019 2:49 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the NHL plans to return to Europe for games in the next two years. Citing huge demand, Bettman said on Friday that the Boston Bruins and the Nashville Predators will open the regular season next year with a game in Prague. The Colorado Avalanche and the...

A$AP Rocky returns to Sweden months after assault conviction

Nov. 8, 2019 8:52 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A$AP Rocky will perform in Sweden several months after he was convicted of assault in a street brawl. Concert promoter Live Nation says the rapper will return to Stockholm "after tremendous support from the Swedish fans." The artist is due to perform Dec. 11 at Stockholm's Ericsson Globe...

In Sweden, wreck could be sistership to iconic vessel

Nov. 8, 2019 7:36 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A marine archaeologist says one of two shipwrecks found in Stockholm's archipelago could be the sister ship of a famed 17th-century Swedish warship that sank on its maiden voyage. Jim Hansson says divers found the vessels on Tuesday off Vaxholm island, an area where several ships —...

Hedman hopes to play for Tampa Bay against Sabres in Sweden

Nov. 7, 2019 3:40 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Victor Hedman has ample motivation to get his banged-up body ready for a regular season game that feels different from any he's played before. Hedman was racing against the clock to recover from a lower-body injury in time not to miss a possibly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play NHL...