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4th leak reported on Nord Stream pipelines in Baltic Sea

Sep. 29, 2022 06:26 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A fourth leak on the Nord Stream pipelines has been reported off southern Sweden, the Swedish coast guard said Thursday. “We have leakage at two positions” off Sweden, coast guard spokesperson Mattias Lindholm. There are two more off Denmark, he said. ...

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...

Blasts precede Baltic pipeline leaks, sabotage seen likely

Sep. 27, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Denmark believes “deliberate actions” caused big leaks in two natural gas pipelines running under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany, and seismologists said powerful explosions preceded the leaks. European leaders and experts pointed to possible...

Swedish national seismic network says it detected two explosions near leaks in Russian gas pipelines under Baltic Sea

Sep. 27, 2022 10:57 AM EDT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish national seismic network says it detected two explosions near leaks in Russian gas pipelines under Baltic Sea.

First female premier poised to take helm of Italy government

Sep. 26, 2022 22:45 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A party with neo-fascist roots won the most votes in Italy’s national election, setting the stage Monday for talks to form the country's first far right-led government since World War II, with Giorgia Meloni at the helm as Italy’s first female premier. Italy’s...

Denmark reports leak in gas pipeline in Baltic Sea

Sep. 26, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Denmark's maritime authority said Monday that a gas leak had been observed in a pipeline leading from Russia to Europe underneath the Baltic Sea and that there is a danger to ship traffic. The operator of Nord Stream 2 confirmed that a leak in the pipeline had been...

Italy's EU partners vigilant as far right set to take power

Sep. 26, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Italy’s European Union partners are signaling discomfort, even vigilance, after Italy, one of the bloc’s founding members, swung far to the political right. The result of Italy's latest election raises troubling questions about whether Rome will maintain its commitments to EU...

Central banks worldwide tighten policies to cool inflation

Sep. 22, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

The U.S. Federal Reserve has been the most aggressive in using interest rate hikes to cool inflation that is battering both households and businesses this year. This week, central banks from Asia to England followed suit to varying degrees and using different economic tools to tame rising prices...

Success for party of 'Sweden first' energizes global right

Sep. 15, 2022 10:21 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Sweden Democrats party was founded by neo-Nazis and skinheads in the 1980s. Today, the rebranded and reformed nationalist party stands on the edge of unprecedented influence. Following a weekend election held amid fears of rising crime, the anti-immigration...

Swedish PM formally resigns after right-wing bloc wins vote

Sep. 15, 2022 06:04 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden’s Social Democratic Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson on Thursday handed in her resignation after a right-wing bloc that includes a nationalist, anti-immigration party won a narrow majority in Sweden’s parliament. Andersson met with Andreas...