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UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

In Sweden’s Arctic, ice atop snow leaves reindeer starving

Thick reindeer fur boots and a fur hat covering most of his face shielded Niila Inga from freezing winds as he raced his snowmobile up to a mountaintop overlooking his …


Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after 9 years

Sweden on Tuesday dropped its investigation into an alleged rape by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently in prison in Britain, because too much time has elapsed since the …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 17, 2019

DNA tourism: Tracing ancestry on a wild trip in Sweden leads to rewards – and a dapper souvenir

Smoke billowed out of a hole at the center of a grass-covered tepee as I passed plates of cured moose sausage, flat bread, cheese and cloudberry jam to the seven …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Teen activist sails across Atlantic to go to climate meeting

A 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who crossed the Atlantic on a zero-emissions sailboat to attend a conference on global warming approached New York City’s shores on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Former Gonzaga forward Jeremy Jones signs with Austrian pro team

Former Gonzaga Bulldog forward Jeremy Jones will begin his professional basketball career in Austria. Jones has signed with the Kapfenberg Bulls, according to the team’s Website.


Congressman, celebs push for A$AP Rocky’s release from jail

Following an outcry from celebrities and a Change.org petition with half a million signatures, U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat is pushing for the release of A$AP Rocky in Sweden


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019

Sweden beats England 2-1, takes third at Women’s World Cup

Kosovare Asllani and Sofia Jakobsson each scored and Sweden beat England 2-1 Saturday night to take third place in the Women’s World Cup.


England’s Karen Carney to retire after third-place playoff

England faces Sweden on Saturday in the Women’s World Cup looking to secure a second straight bronze medal. The Lionesses found themselves in the third-place game after losing a dramatic …


Sweden detains rapper A$AP Rocky after street fight

U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky was ordered held by a Swedish court Friday for two weeks in pre-trial detention while police investigate a fight in downtown Stockholm.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl’s efforts not enough, Sweden falls short

Sweden’s World Cup title bid was ended by one-touch Dutch magic. It only took a few seconds for the Netherlands to carve Sweden open from midfield to the edge of …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Netherlands down Sweden 1-0 to reach first Women’s World Cup final, will face U.S.

The Netherlands will play the United States for the Women’s World Cup title after Jackie Groenen sealed a 1-0 victory over Sweden in extra time on Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019

Women’s World Cup quarterfinals preview: Italy, Netherlands try to advance in heat wave

Italy and the Netherlands are hot about the heat. Contesting the only Women’s World Cup quarterfinal being played in the afternoon means playing in some of the harshest temperatures of …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019

Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo

Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, taking the Winter Games to the Alpine country for the second time in 20 years.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Michelle Kaufman: Never a doubt U.S. women would keep foot on gas in grudge match against Sweden

Sandbagging? The U.S. Women’s World Cup team? No way.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

United States blanks rival Sweden 2-0, finishes atop group at Women’s World Cup

The defending champion U.S. national team faced its toughest test of the Women’s World Cup and remained dominant Thursday night, beating Sweden 2-0 to serve up a measure of revenge …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Women’s World Cup: U.S. soccer trashes any talk of tanking vs. Sweden

So by easing up and finishing second in its Women’s World Cup group – which would require losing, an outcome foreign to Jill Ellis’ squad – the U.S. national soccer …


European officials frustrated over faltering Iran nuke pact

The foreign ministers of Germany and Sweden expressed frustration Tuesday over the possible demise of the Iran nuclear deal, warning Tehran that withdrawing would bring “international isolation” and criticizing the …


Sweden defeats newcomers Chile 2-0 after delay

Kosovare Asllani’s goal after a weather delay broke up a scoreless stalemate and Sweden went on to win its Women’s World Cup opener 2-0 on Tuesday to spoil Chile’s debut …


Swedish court rules not to extradite Assange for rape probe

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to Sweden for a revived rape investigation, but should still be questioned in the case while he is imprisoned in Britain, a …


Putin outlines ambitious Arctic expansion program

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia’s foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build new ports and other infrastructure …


Main suspect in Sweden’s royal jewels heist confesses

The main suspect in the theft of royal funeral artifacts from a Swedish cathedral confessed Friday to stealing them after his DNA was found on the items that were pulled …


The military draft is making a comeback in Europe

For many young Europeans, a post-high-school “gap year” has become a rite of passage, with many enjoying a year to travel the world and celebrate their newfound freedom. But a …


Swedish far-right party grows support, not by as much feared

Sweden’s ruling party was headed for its worst showing in decades as voters flocked Sunday to an anti-immigrant party with white supremacist roots that was poised to become the third-biggest …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018

The search for battery riches in Sweden starts with this rock collection

Being home to Europe’s biggest rock collection has finally come in handy for Sweden amid the global race for the scarce metals that power electric cars.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018

Thieves steal Swedish royal jewels, escape across lake

Thieves carrying out a daring robbery in broad daylight walked into a medieval cathedral in Sweden, smashed open a glass security case and stole priceless gold and jewel-encrusted crowns dating …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018

EU nations help Sweden as wildfires rage above Arctic Circle

Sweden is fighting its most serious wildfires in decades – including blazes above the Arctic Circle – prompting the government to seek help from the military, hundreds of volunteers and …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018

England beats Sweden 2-0, reaches World Cup semifinals

England achieved something David Beckham’s generation never managed: It reached the semifinals of the World Cup.


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018

World Cup kickoff: England’s ‘easy’ path runs through Sweden

A key storyline in Saturday’s quarterfinal matchups at the World Cup will be England coach Gareth Southgate’s strategy in picking what part of the bracket his team is in. Southgate …


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018

Emil Forsberg delivers for Sweden in 1-0 World Cup win over Switzerland

Emil Forsberg dropped his shoulder to create space at the edge of the area and scored with a deflected shot to earn the Swedes a 1-0 victory over Switzerland on …


World Cup kickoff: Well-rested Harry Kane still tops World Cup scorers

When Harry Kane takes the field for England on Tuesday, it will be his first match in nine days. He’s still the leading scorer at the World Cup.