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Doug Clark: Spokane’s Patrick Glass is a celebrity in Sweden thanks to reality TV show

Patrick Glass, of Spokane, is a Swedish celebrity, thanks to his participation in the 2016 season of that country’s top reality TV show.


Nobel economics laureate Hart worried about Trump’s plans

Nobel economics prize laureate Oliver Hart says he’s not impressed by President-elect Donald Trump’s plans for the U.S. economy.


Nobel no-show: Dylan not coming to Stockholm to get prize

Bob Dylan won’t be coming to Stockholm to pick up his 2016 Nobel Prize for literature at the Dec. 10 prize ceremony.


Sweden declares hero Wallenberg officially dead

Swedish authorities have formally pronounced World War II hero Raoul Wallenberg dead, 71 years after he disappeared in Hungary.


European Union backs off banning North American lobster

Officials with the European Union said Friday that the 28-nation bloc is backing off a Swedish proposal to ban imports of American lobster into member countries.


Sweden prosecutor: Assange rape case hinges on interrogation

Swedish prosecutors will have to drop a six-year-old rape investigation against Julian Assange unless they find a way to interrogate the WikiLeaks founder at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, a …


Sweden advances to women’s Olympic soccer final on penalties

The roaring crowd at the Maracana Stadium desperately wanted Lisa Dahlkvist to miss.


Hope Solo sore loser after Americans fall to Sweden

For the first time in 20 years, the U.S. women’s soccer team is leaving the Olympics without a medal after losing to Sweden in Friday’s quarterfinal on penalty kicks after …


Sweden bans M&Ms in chocolate trademark dispute

A Swedish court has ordered candy maker Mars to stop selling M&Ms in the Scandinavian country, at least not with the customary lower-case letters it uses on the packaging and …


‘Technical issue’ cripples much of Swedish air traffic

Swedish officials say “a technical problem” is affecting air traffic control operations in Sweden – the second such issue in two weeks to hit the Scandinavian nation.


Sweden to deport up to 80,000 asylum-seekers

Interior Minister Anders Ygeman says Sweden could deport between 60,000 and 80,000 asylum-seekers in coming years.


US and Sweden play to 0-0 group-stage draw

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Meghan Klingenberg – not Hope Solo – made the biggest save of the night for the United States. Klingenberg, a diminutive defender, leaped to head a shot …


UPDATED: Fri., June 12, 2015, 8:46 p.m.

U.S. women and Sweden play to 0-0 World Cup draw

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Meghan Klingenberg — not Hope Solo — made the biggest save of the night for the United States.


U.S. women’s national team prepares to face former coach Pia Sundhage

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – On the eve of the match against her former team, Sweden coach Pia Sundhage addressed Hope Solo, Abby Wambach and the challenge of beating the talent-laden United …


U.S. women’s national team prepares to face former coach Pia Sundhage

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — On the eve of the match against her former team, Sweden coach Pia Sundhage addressed Hope Solo, Abby Wambach and the challenge of beating the talent-laden United …


Canadians defeat Russia 5-4 to win World Junior hockey title

TORONTO – Erie Otters star Connor McDavid helped lead Canada to its record 16th World Junior hockey title and first since 2009, scoring a goal in a 5-4 victory over …


Sweden shines when the days grow long

STOCKHOLM – I seemed to be flowing amid a river of wildflowers. I was at Skansen, Stockholm’s open-air folk museum and zoo, and all around me, bobbing heads – many …


From ship to prison: Unique hostels in Sweden

In Sweden, unique hostels spring from old quarters: Gustaf af Klint


Sweden defeats France in World Cup third-place match

SINSHEIM, Germany – Marie Hammarstrom scored in the 82nd minute Saturday, giving short-handed Sweden a 2-1 victory over France in the third-place game at the Women’s World Cup. Down a …


Swedes reach World Cup semis by beating Australia

AUGSBURG, Germany — Lotta Schelin scored one goal and set up another Sunday as Sweden beat Australia 3-1 to reach the semifinals at the women’s World Cup. After setting up …