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  • Greta Thunberg Feb 20

    Climate Activist Thunberg’s Award Money Used to Create Foundation

    A Swedish organization that gave Greta Thunberg an award that is often described as an alternative Nobel Prize says the teenage climate activist is using her prize money to establish her own foundation.

  • Sweden Dec 10, 2019

    In Sweden’s Arctic, Ice Atop Snow Leaves Reindeer Starving

    Global warming is threatening reindeer herding in Sweden’s arctic region as unusual weather patterns jeopardize the migrating animals’ grazing grounds. Rainfall during the winter has led to thick layers of ice that block access to food. Already pressured by the mining and forestry industry, and other development that encroaches on grazing land, Sami herding communities fear climate change could mean...

  • Sweden Dec 4, 2019

    Back For a Gig in Stockholm, A$AP Rocky Won’t Play in Prison

    Sweden’s prison board says U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky won’t be able to perform in the Swedish prison where he was held until convicted of assault in a June street brawl in Stockholm. Citing logistical and security issues, Vilhelm Grevik of Sweden’s Prison and Probation Service told the Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet on Wednesday, that the prison board won’t be...

  • Donald Trump Nov 8, 2019

    A$AP Rocky Returns to Sweden Months After Assault Conviction

    A$AP Rocky will perform in Sweden several months after he was convicted of assault in a street brawl.

  • Israel Nov 3, 2019

    In Fading Ritual, WWII Rescuer Reunites With Jews She Saved

    One by one, the 40 descendants of a group of Israeli siblings leaned down and hugged the elderly Greek woman to whom they owe their very existence, as she sat in her wheelchair and wiped away tears streaking down her wrinkled face. Clutching the hands of those she hid, fed and protected as a teenager more than 75 years ago,...

  • The Associated Press Oct 6, 2019

    Verbal Autopsies Used in Push to Better Track Global Deaths

    Increasingly, health officials are using verbal autopsies — an interview in which a trained health worker asks a close relative or caretaker about a recently deceased person — and their computer algorithms to learn more about the global course of human disease. About 50 countries have attempted verbal autopsy projects, and the list is growing. On Tuesday, Bloomberg Philanthropies —...

  • spokesman Sep 1, 2019

    Saudi-Led Airstrikes Kill at Least 100 in Rebel-Run Prison

    The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen staged multiple airstrikes on a detention center operated by the Houthi rebels in the southwestern province of Dhamar, killing at least 100 people and wounding dozens more Sunday, officials and the rebels’ health ministry said. Franz Rauchenstein, the head of the Red Cross delegation in Yemen, suggested that the death toll could be higher...

  • Donald Trump Jul 27, 2019

    Rapper RZA Says Arrested A$AP Rocky Is a Hostage in Sweden

    RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan says he’s concerned over what he calls a hostage situation for fellow rapper A$AP Rocky, who’s charged with assault in Sweden. RZA told The Associated Press at an event Friday promoting the Hulu drama series “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” that he doesn’t condone violence, but celebrities have to protect themselves, and Rocky is not dangerous...

  • judge Jul 26, 2019

    ‘Blow This Motherf—– Up’: Woman Arrested for Trashing Swedish Embassy Over A$AP Rocky’s Detention

    A woman upset over rapper A$AP Rocky’s detention in Sweden showed up at the Embassy of Sweden complex in D.C. and threatened to “blow this motherf—– up,” screamed obscenities at staff and kicked over furniture before she was arrested by the Secret Service, an affidavit obtained by the News4 I-Team shows.

  • energy Jul 22, 2019

    Why Wildfires are Appearing at Unprecedented Rates in the Arctic

    Throughout June and July, hundreds of wildfires have flared across the Arctic Circle in Alaska, Siberia and Greenland, sending clouds of harmful carbon dioxide emissions into the air. Fires are common in the Northern regions of Alaska between May and October, but not above these areas where there are fewer trees, according to Nancy French of the school of Forest...

  • spokeswoman Jul 15, 2019

    Small Plane Carrying Parachutists Crashes in Sweden, 9 Dead

    Swedish officials said a small plane carrying parachutists crashed in northern Sweden soon after takeoff on Sunday and all nine people on board were killed. The accident took place a little after 2 p.m. local time on Storsandskar island. Swedish media quoted witnesses reporting that some of the parachutists were seen trying to jump off the plane just before the...

  • disease Jul 14, 2019

    A Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Genetic Risk for Alzheimer’s

    A healthy lifestyle can cut your risk of developing Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia even if you have genes that raise your risk for these mind-destroying diseases, a large study has found.

  • Russia Jul 9, 2019

    US Life Expectancy Has Been Declining. Here’s Why

    The average life expectancy in the U.S. has been on the decline for three consecutive years. A baby born in 2017 is expected to live to be 78.6 years old, which is down from 78.7 the year before, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.

  • Coach Jul 6, 2019

    Sweden Beats England 2-1 to Take 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. Asllani, who was taken off the field in a stretcher during Sweden’s semifinal loss to the Netherlands, started Saturday and gave the Swedes the lead in the 11th minute as they took advantage of early struggles by...

  • Eric Hinton Jul 3, 2019

    Rapper A$AP Rocky Detained in Sweden After Street Fight

    Swedish prosecutors say rapper A$AP Rocky has been detained for a suspected attack on an unknown person in downtown Stockholm.

  • Germany Jun 29, 2019

    Surprising Sweden Ousts Germany at the Women’s World Cup

    Stina Blackstenius scored the go-ahead goal just minutes into the second half and Sweden surprised Germany with a 2-1 quarterfinal victory Saturday night at the Women’s World Cup. The second-ranked Germans, who won back-to-back World Cup titles in 2003 and 2007, were the presumptive favorites on their side of the bracket. Instead, they’ll head home. Ninth-ranked Sweden goes on to...

  • Germany Jun 29, 2019

    Dutch Beat Italy 2-0 to Make 1st Women’s World Cup Semifinal

    Vivianne Miedema and Stefanie van der Gragt headed in free kicks to send the Netherlands into its first Women’s World Cup semifinal with a 2-0 victory over Italy on Saturday. In the sweltering heat of the northeast French city of Valenciennes, the set-piece specialists of the tournament made the most of Sherida Spitse’s deliveries to secure victory for the European...

  • Germany Jun 29, 2019

    Surprising Sweden Ousts Germany at the Women’s World Cup

    Stina Blackstenius scored the go-ahead goal just minutes into the second half and Sweden surprised Germany with a 2-1 quarterfinal victory Saturday night at the Women’s World Cup. The second-ranked Germans, who won back-to-back World Cup titles in 2003 and 2007, were the presumptive favorites on their side of the bracket. Instead, they’ll head home. Ninth-ranked Sweden goes on to...

  • Donald Trump Jun 28, 2019

    Rapinoe Scores Twice as U.S. Women Beat France, 2-1, to Advance to World Cup Semifinals

    Controversy didn’t drive Megan Rapinoe, the big moment did. Rapinoe turned turmoil into triumph Friday night, scoring twice in the much-anticipated clash with host France to send the defending champion United States into the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory. Two days earlier, Rapinoe had been called out on social media by President Donald Trump after...

  • Canada Jun 24, 2019

    Sweden Through to Quarterfinals With 1-0 Win Over Canada

    Stina Blackstenius scored early in the second half and Sweden advanced to the quarterfinals at the Women’s World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Canada on Monday night. Blacktenius scored in the 55th minute. Canada had a chance to pull even in the 69th but goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl stopped Janine Beckie’s penalty kick after a handball was called on Kosovare...

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