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Trial begins for 2 Swedes charged with spying for Russia

Nov. 25, 2022 11:09 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two Iranian-born Swedish brothers were on trial in Sweden Friday, charged with spying for Russia and its military intelligence service GRU for a decade. Peyman Kia, 42, and Payam Kia, 35, appeared before the Stockholm District Court to face charges of having worked...

Swedish activists sue state over its climate policies

Nov. 25, 2022 09:30 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Hundreds of activists, among them Greta Thunberg, marched through the Swedish capital to a court Friday to file a lawsuit against the Swedish state for what they say is insufficient climate action. More than 600 young people under the age of 26...

Sweden's big interest rate hike follows other central banks

Nov. 24, 2022 07:03 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s central bank followed other central banks in undertaking a big increase to its key interest rate to combat inflation, saying Thursday that high prices are undermining people's purchasing power and making it tough for households and companies to plan their finances. ...

Sweden arrests 2 suspected spies in predawn raid

Nov. 22, 2022 10:19 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish authorities arrested two people on suspicion of espionage in a predawn operation Tuesday in the Stockholm area. The authorities gave few details about the case, but Swedish media cited witnesses who described elite police rappelling from two Black Hawk...

Turkey summons Swedish envoy over images 'insulting' Erdogan

Nov. 21, 2022 11:43 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey summoned the Swedish ambassador on Monday after images that allegedly insulted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and served as Kurdish militant propaganda were projected on the Turkish Embassy building in Stockholm, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported. ...

Lewandowski and Poland ready to face Mexico at World Cup

Nov. 21, 2022 10:35 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As Poland's all-time leading scorer, Robert Lewandowski is still missing something from his collection: A goal at the World Cup. That could change on Tuesday against Mexico, Poland’s opening opponent in Group C. A prolific scorer who moved to...

American Mikaela Shiffrin wins 2nd WCup slalom in 2 days

Nov. 20, 2022 10:44 AM EST

LEVI, Finland (AP) — Overall World Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States wasted no time in taking control of a new season, sweeping the two season-opening races on Sunday. Shiffrin posted the fastest time in both runs on the way to her 49th slalom victory, just a day...

Mikaela Shiffrin wins season-opening World Cup slalom

Nov. 19, 2022 09:39 AM EST

LEVI, Finland (AP) — World Cup champion champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States claimed the season-opening women’s World Cup race on Saturday for her 48th slalom victory. No other skier has won more titles in a single competition. She reached her 67th slalom...

Sweden: Traces of explosives found at Baltic Sea pipelines

Nov. 18, 2022 08:35 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Investigators found traces of explosives at the Baltic Sea site where two natural gas pipelines were damaged in an act of “gross sabotage,” the prosecutor leading Sweden's preliminary investigation said Friday. Mats Ljungqvist of the Swedish Prosecution...

Live Updates | Russia-Ukraine-War

Nov. 16, 2022 15:34 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS -- A United Nations official says the U.N. is “cautiously optimistic” a wartime deal that has enabled Ukraine to export over 11 million metric tons of wheat and Russia to ship its grain and fertilizer to world markets will be renewed. The official, who was not...