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Estonia faces complex coalition talks amid far-right gains

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia faces complex coalition talks Monday after a nationalist and anti-immigration party more than doubled its support to finish third in the general election — a result being closely watched across Europe as a sign of surging popularity for far-right populists. The center-right Reform Party, which is the main opposition in … Continue reading Estonia faces complex coalition talks amid far-right gains

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Swede gets 4.5 years for last year’s royal jewels heist

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 22-year-old Swede has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison after he was convicted of stealing royal funeral artifacts said to be worth 65 million kronor ($7 million) from a Swedish cathedral last year. The Eskiltuna District Court said Friday that Johan Nicklas Backstrom stole two crowns … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Swede gets 4.5 years for last year’s royal jewels heist

ARE, Sweden | Shiffrin prevails despite distractions over her choices

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Maybe Alpine skiing won’t be so lost without Lindsey Vonn and Aksel Lund Svindal after all. One week after Vonn and Svindal retired by claiming medals in their final races, Mikaela Shiffrin and Marcel Hirscher both showed true grit by fighting through debilitating sickness to claim the slalom titles at the … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | Shiffrin prevails despite distractions over her choices

ARE, Sweden | The Latest: Super-G champ Paris fastest in downhill training

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Fresh off his win in the super-G, Dominik Paris was fastest in a truncated downhill training run. The Italian skier was 0.10 seconds quicker than Johan Clarey, who was runner-up to Paris in the super-G on Wednesday. Clarey’s fellow … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | The Latest: Super-G champ Paris fastest in downhill training

ARE, Sweden | Vonn convinces Stenmark to come to her last race

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Lindsey Vonn has convinced Ingemar Stenmark to come to her last race. Vonn says, “I’ve been texting him and he wasn’t planning on being here and I was like, ‘Please, please, please,’ and so he’s coming. I’m really, really, … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | Vonn convinces Stenmark to come to her last race

ARE, Sweden | The Latest: Siebenhofer takes narrow lead in Alpine combined

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Ramona Siebenhofer held a slim lead after the downhill portion of the Alpine combined at the world championships, with favorite Wendy Holdener and Petra Vlhova in good positions going into the slalom leg. Holdener, the defending champion, was 0.42 … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | The Latest: Siebenhofer takes narrow lead in Alpine combined

ARE, Sweden | The Latest: No hitches this time for Vonn at worlds

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on the skiing world championships (all times local): 11:40 a.m. There were no hitches for Lindsey Vonn this time. Three days after her crash in the super-G, Vonn completed the downhill portion of the Alpine combined race at the world championships. She was using it as a training run … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | The Latest: No hitches this time for Vonn at worlds

ARE, Sweden | Vonn using combined as training run for last race

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is using Friday’s Alpine combined race at the world championships as a training run for last race of her career. Vonn will test the course in the downhill portion then sit out the slalom leg as she prepares for Sunday’s downhill race, after which she will retire Vonn has … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | Vonn using combined as training run for last race

ARE, Sweden | Vonn still ‘resting’ after crash as she approaches last race

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is sitting out downhill training again, two days after her crash in the super-G at the world championships. Vonn got the wind knocked out of her after hitting the safety nets and was left with bruises on her face and a puffy right eye . Vonn’s spokeswoman Claire Abbe … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | Vonn still ‘resting’ after crash as she approaches last race

ARE, Sweden | The Latest: Shiffrin ‘goes off the grid’ to recharge

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Fresh off her super-G victory, Mikaela Shiffrin has left Are and “gone off the grid for a bit” to recharge and prepare for next week’s giant slalom and slalom. Austrian media report that Shiffrin left Are by helicopter for … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | The Latest: Shiffrin ‘goes off the grid’ to recharge

United States | Conclusion of Yemen Consultations in Sweden

United States – The United States commends participants from the Yemen consultations in Sweden for making progress on key initiatives, including a cease-fire and withdrawal of forces in Hudaydah, prisoner exchanges, and opening humanitarian corridors to the city of Taiz. Although many details remain subject to further discussion, these consultations between the Republic of Yemen … Continue reading United States | Conclusion of Yemen Consultations in Sweden

RIMBO, Sweden | Prisoner swap deal bolsters hopes of progress in Yemen talks

RIMBO, Sweden — Yemen’s warring sides agreed to a broad prisoner swap Thursday, sitting down in the same room together for the first time in years at U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden aimed at halting a catastrophic war that has brought the country to the brink of famine. Hopes were high that the talks wouldn’t … Continue reading RIMBO, Sweden | Prisoner swap deal bolsters hopes of progress in Yemen talks

United States | Yemen Consultations in Sweden

United States – As consultations are set to commence between the Republic of Yemen Government and the Houthis in Sweden, the United States calls on parties to engage fully and genuinely, and cease any ongoing hostilities. The people of Yemen have suffered far too long. The parties owe it to their fellow Yemenis to seize … Continue reading United States | Yemen Consultations in Sweden

LOS ANGELES | Pamela Anderson calls Australian PM’s comments ‘smutty’

LOS ANGELES — Pamela Anderson is criticizing Australia‘s prime minister for making “smutty, unnecessary comments about a woman voicing her political opinion.” Appearing on Australia’s “60 Minutes” this month, the “Baywatch” star urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to bring WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Australia. The Australian citizen claimed asylum in Ecuador’s embassy in London … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Pamela Anderson calls Australian PM’s comments ‘smutty’

UNITED NATIONS | UN envoy: Warring parties in Yemen agree to meet in Sweden

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. envoy for Yemen announced Friday the country’s internationally recognized government and rival Houthi Shiite rebels have agreed to attend talks aimed at ending their three-year war, which has created the globe’s worst humanitarian crisis by pushing the Arab world’s poorest country to the brink of famine. Martin Griffiths told the … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | UN envoy: Warring parties in Yemen agree to meet in Sweden

Romain Gall rebounding after fall to Sweden’s 3rd tier

Signed with fanfare by Columbus 18 months earlier, Romain Gall was released by the Crew in February 2016 after making just four first-team appearances in 1½ seasons. Just 21 years old, the midfielder had seen his hopes with Major League Soccer and the U.S. under-20 national team crater. A little more than a month later, … Continue reading Romain Gall rebounding after fall to Sweden’s 3rd tier

GOTHENBURG, Sweden | Palmieri, Zajac help Devils beat Oilers in Sweden

GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Kyle Palmieri and Trevis Zajac scored two goals each to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in their season-opening game Saturday night. The game at Scandinavium was part of the NHL Global Series. Despite the presence of Connor McDavid and Taylor Hall, the last two … Continue reading GOTHENBURG, Sweden | Palmieri, Zajac help Devils beat Oilers in Sweden

STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Moderate leader calls on Swedish PM to resign

STOCKHOLM — The Latest on Sweden’s general election (all times local): 11:30 p.m. The leader of the party that was poised to place second in Sweden’s general election says he has secured a mandate to form a new government and the sitting prime minister should resign. Ulf Kristersson, the head of the Moderates, told supporters … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Moderate leader calls on Swedish PM to resign

STOCKHOLM | Exit poll projects mixed voter message in Sweden election

STOCKHOLM— An exit poll indicated that Sweden’s first general election since the Scandinavian country accepted a significant number of asylum-seekers was likely to have the center-left party governing now as its winner, but an anti-immigrant party with white supremacist roots placing second in balloting Sunday. Public broadcaster SVT said immediately after polls closed that its … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Exit poll projects mixed voter message in Sweden election

United States | On U.S. Assistance to UNRWA

United States – The Administration has carefully reviewed the issue and determined that the United States will not make additional contributions to UNRWA. When we made a U.S. contribution of $60 million in January, we made it clear that the United States was no longer willing to shoulder the very disproportionate share of the burden … Continue reading United States | On U.S. Assistance to UNRWA

JAKARTA, Indonesi | Swimmer Rikako Ikee: A smiling face for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

JAKARTA, Indonesia  — Rikako Ikee could very well be the smiling face of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a new star that organizers are sure to promote during the build-up to the games. The 18-year-old Japanese swimmer has a lot to be happy about. Capped by a record eight medals at the Asian Games — six … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesi | Swimmer Rikako Ikee: A smiling face for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Swedish Foreign Minister Wallstrom

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom.  They discussed denuclearization efforts in North Korea as well as bilateral relations. _______ SOURCE: news provided by STATE.GOV

SAMARA, Russia | After so much humiliation, England a source of pride, unity

SAMARA, Russia — So often the source of letdowns and embarrassments, England’s soccer team is a unifying force among players and the nation. At least in some sections of the country riven by economic, political and social divisions that led to Brexit, reaching the World Cup semifinals is a welcome distraction from the charged atmosphere. … Continue reading SAMARA, Russia | After so much humiliation, England a source of pride, unity

MOSCOW | The Latest: Russia, Croatia going to penalties at 2-2 in QF

MOSCOW — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:37 p.m. Russia and Croatia are level at 2-2 after extra time and are going to a penalty shootout in the World Cup quarterfinal. Russia equalized in the 115th minute when Mario Fernandes headed in a free kick from just outside the … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Russia, Croatia going to penalties at 2-2 in QF

MOSCOW | The Latest: Russia and Croatia tied at 1 at halftime

MOSCOW — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:47 p.m. Russia has taken a 1-0 lead on favored Croatia on a stunning strike from Denis Cheryshev in the 31st minute, only to see Croatia come right back to equalize and leave things tied at the half. A first half the teams … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Russia and Croatia tied at 1 at halftime