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STOCKHOLM | Izzy Young, who organized Dylan’s first big concert, dies

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Izzy Young, who in 1961 organized the first New York concert by Bob Dylan and devoted decades of his life supporting folk music, has died at age 90. Young was a big name in folk music — Dylan, a regular visitor at his New York music shop, the Folklore Center, once called … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Izzy Young, who organized Dylan’s first big concert, dies

STOCKHOLM | Volvo recalls 167,000 cars worldwide to fix trunk lid

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish automaker Volvo recalls, owned by China‘s Geely holding company, says it is recalling 167,000 cars worldwide because the hatch lid lift system on electric trunks can loosen, stop working in cold weather, and possibly cause damage. Group spokeswoman Annika Bjerstaf says the recall is “a preventive safety measure,” adding Volvo Cars … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Volvo recalls 167,000 cars worldwide to fix trunk lid

STOCKHOLM | Swedish police hopeful stolen royal treasure has been found

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish royal treasure from 1611 that is said to be worth 65 million kronor ($7.2 million) and was stolen last year from a cathedral, treasure have been found, police said Tuesday. Police said in a statement that “all seems to indicate King Karl IX’s stolen funeral regalia have been found in the … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Swedish police hopeful stolen royal treasure has been found

STOCKHOLM | Nobel laureates: Despite progress, cancer won’t be wiped out

STOCKHOLM — The winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Medicine say they expect substantial advances toward treating cancer in the next several decades although they say it’s unlikely the disease could be eradicated. James Allison of the United States and Tasuku Honjo of Japan made the assessments at a Thursday news conference ahead of … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Nobel laureates: Despite progress, cancer won’t be wiped out

CALGARY, Alberta | Calgary bid for 2026 Winter Olympics iced by City Council

CALGARY, Alberta — Calgary’s bid to hold the 2026 Winter Olympics is over. The City Council voted Monday to end the bid following last week’s nonbinding vote in which 56 percent of those who went to the polls voted against the games. Stockholm and a joint Italian bid from Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo are still … Continue reading CALGARY, Alberta | Calgary bid for 2026 Winter Olympics iced by City Council

HELSINKI | Shooting in Sweden leaves 7 people wounded, 12 arrested

HELSINKI — Swedish police say seven people have been wounded and 12 arrested in a shooting allegedly linked to biker gang members near the country’s second city of Goteborg. Police said Sunday that patrols rushed Saturday evening to the small industrial town of Molnlycke, southeast of Goteborg, where they found “several injured people” following a … Continue reading HELSINKI | Shooting in Sweden leaves 7 people wounded, 12 arrested

STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Nordhaus predicts US will accept climate science

STOCKHOLM — The Latest on the Nobel prize in economics (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Yale University economics professor William Nordhaus, who won the Nobel prize in economics for linking climate change and economics, says there’s “pretty widespread acceptance” of climate change science outside the U.S. But he’s optimistic that the United States will come … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Nordhaus predicts US will accept climate science

STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Nobel chemistry findings “used today, every day”

STOCKHOLM — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Dr. Wayne Marasco of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston said the lab technique developed by the new Nobel laureates George Smith and Gregory Winter was “revolutionary … and it’s used today, every day.” Marasco said he uses it … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Nobel chemistry findings “used today, every day”

STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Nobel winner Winter: Science must help people

STOCKHOLM — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Greg Winter, a British scientist who shared the 2018 Nobel Prize for chemistry, says an encounter with a cancer patient made him realize the importance of his work. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, the 67-year-old Winter recalled a moment early … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Nobel winner Winter: Science must help people

STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Arnold only 5th woman to win chemistry Nobel

STOCKHOLM— The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Frances Arnold of the California Institute of Technology is only the fifth woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize in chemistry since the prizes were first handed out in 1901. The first winner was Marie Curie, who was honored in … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Arnold only 5th woman to win chemistry Nobel

STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Nobel winners “saved untold lives” from cancer

STOCKHOLM — The Latest on the 2018 Nobel Prizes (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Tasuku Honjo, a co-winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize for medicine, says he struggled during the early years of his research to find enough money to continue his ground-breaking work. Honjo of Japan’s Kyoto University and James Allison of the University … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Nobel winners “saved untold lives” from cancer

STOCKHOLM | Neo-Nazis, counter-demonstrators rally in Swedish capita

STOCKHOLM — More than 200 supporters of the neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement have staged a rally in the Swedish capital, chanting slogans and waving the group’s green-and-white flags. A six-hour rally was approved by Swedish police, who deployed a strong security presence around Stockholm’s Kungsholmstorg Square. But after just a few hours, the crowds wilted … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Neo-Nazis, counter-demonstrators rally in Swedish capita

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Swedish police say several officers fired on disabled man

COPENHAGEN, Denmark  — The Swedish prosecutor in charge of investigating whether police committed an error when fatally shooting a 20-year-old disabled man who waved a toy gun, said Friday that it has emerged that several officers opened fire. “The man held a weapon-like object and officers opened fire after judging the situation as threatening,” Martin … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Swedish police say several officers fired on disabled man

HELSINKI | Car transport ship runs aground off Sweden’s east coast

HELSINKI  — Swedish officials say a large Panama-flagged cargo vessel carrying hundreds of vehicles has run aground on the country’s east coast en route to the port of Sodertalje, south of Stockholm, and has reportedly leaked some oil. The Swedish Coast Guard said the 139-meter (456-foot) Makassar Highway ran aground in an archipelago north of … Continue reading HELSINKI | Car transport ship runs aground off Sweden’s east coast

LONDON | Warholm exploits Samba absence to win London 400 hurdles

LONDON — World champion Karsten Warholm used the absence of Qatar rival Abderrahman Samba to finally win a 400-meter hurdles at the Anniversary Games on Saturday.  And in a Norwegian record, too. Warholm was runner-up to Samba in the previous Diamond League meetings in Rome, Oslo, Stockholm, Paris, and Lausanne. But Samba preferred to try … Continue reading LONDON | Warholm exploits Samba absence to win London 400 hurdles

STOCKHOLM | Women take fall in Nobel scandal for man’s alleged misdeeds

STOCKHOLM | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  An internal fight among members of the secretive academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature is spilling on to the streets of Sweden as outrage grows after a sex-abuse scandal peripherally linked to the body resulted in the ouster of the woman who ran it. The ugly internal … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Women take fall in Nobel scandal for man’s alleged misdeeds

STOCKHOLM | Another member quits Nobel literature academy

STOCKHOLM | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Another member of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize said Thursday she is resigning, bringing the total number of board members who are quitting the prestigious institution to six. Dagens Nyheter, one of Sweden’s largest newspapers, said writer Lotta Lotass formally asked to leave the secretive 18-member … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Another member quits Nobel literature academy

STOCKHOLM | Sweden’s king wants to change the statutes of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize each year, to allow its life-appointed board members to resign

STOCKHOLM  | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Sweden’s king said Wednesday he wants to change the rules of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize each year, to allow board members to resign even though they are appointed for life. “The number of members who do not actively participate in the Academy’s work is … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Sweden’s king wants to change the statutes of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize each year, to allow its life-appointed board members to resign

STOCKHOLM | Swedish king wants to let Nobel body members resign

STOCKHOLM  | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Sweden’s king wants to change the statutes of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize each year, to allow its life-appointed board members to resign. Academy head Sara Danius stepped down last week amid turmoil at the academy over the alleged sexual misconduct of a man married … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Swedish king wants to let Nobel body members resign

STOCKHOLM | Iceland: Bitcoin heist suspect has likely fled to Sweden

STOCKHOLM | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)A man suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoins and other virtual currencies has likely fled to Sweden after breaking out of a prison in Iceland, officials said Wednesday. Swedish police spokesman Stefan Dangardt says no arrest has been made in Sweden but Icelandic … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Iceland: Bitcoin heist suspect has likely fled to Sweden

STOCKHOLM | Outrage in Sweden as 2 women pressured to leave Nobel group

STOCKHOLM | April 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News )-Outrage and photos of blouses sprouted Friday across Swedish social media in support of the ousted female leader of the prestigious academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature. Many in gender-neutral Sweden are upset that two highly respected women are being forced out of top positions, effectively paying the … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Outrage in Sweden as 2 women pressured to leave Nobel group

STOCKHOLM | Swedish Academy head resigns amid turmoil at Nobel group

STOCKHOLM | April 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  — The head of the Swedish Academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature resigned Thursday after an internal dispute at the prestigious institution brought criticism from the Nobel board and concerns from Sweden’s king. Sara Danius announced her decision after a three-hour meeting of academy members in central … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Swedish Academy head resigns amid turmoil at Nobel group

STOCKHOLM | Nobel board slams turmoil at Swedish literature prize group

STOCKHOLM | April 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Nobel Foundation Board has sharply criticized the Swedish Academy, which chooses the Nobel Literature Prize winner each year, saying the group has damaged its own reputation and is threatening to tarnish the reputation of the Nobel Prize itself. The comments came hours after the Swedish king said … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Nobel board slams turmoil at Swedish literature prize group

IKEA says founder Ingvar Kamprad has died at 91

STOCKHOLM/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Ingvar Kamprad, the IKEA founder who turned a small-scale mail order business into a global furniture empire, has died at 91, the company said Sunday. IKEA Sverige, the chain’s Swedish unit, said on Twitter that Kamprad died Saturday at his home in Smaland, Sweden. “He will be much missed and warmly remembered … Continue reading IKEA says founder Ingvar Kamprad has died at 91

Man dies in Stockholm after picking up suspected grenade

HELSINKI/January 07, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A man in Stockholm picked up a suspected hand grenade from the ground and it detonated in his hand Sunday, killing him and injuring his companion, Swedish police said. The blast took place about 11 a.m. just outside the Varby Gard subway station in Huddinge, a residential district in greater Stockholm, said regional … Continue reading Man dies in Stockholm after picking up suspected grenade

Police still checking terror link to Melbourne car ramming

SYDNEY/December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Australian police were investigating Friday whether there was any terrorism-related motive behind the car ramming attack on Melbourne pedestrians that left 12 people in a hospital, three of them in critical condition. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull condemned the “despicable and cowardly act.” Nine of the 19 people originally injured Thursday … Continue reading Police still checking terror link to Melbourne car ramming

Suspect’s status as failed asylum-seeker saddens Stockholm

STOCKHOLM/April 09, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Swedes questioned their country’s welcoming immigration policies with pride and pain on Sunday after learning that an asylum-seeker from Uzbekistan was allegedly behind the truck rampage that killed four people, Stockholm’s deadliest extremist attack in years. The Swedish capital was slowly, but resolutely, regaining its normal rhythm as details about … Continue reading Suspect’s status as failed asylum-seeker saddens Stockholm