Sweden FM says she’s upset by ambassador to China case

Europe 02/15/19, 07:49

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom says she is "very upset" over meetings arranged by the country's ambassador to China between the daughter of a detained Swedish publisher and two businessmen who allegedly threatened the woman.Ambassador Anna Lindstedt has been recalled ...

Shiffrin in 4th after 1st run of giant slalom at worlds

Sports 02/14/19, 10:26

Mikaela Shiffrin will have to overcome extreme weather conditions and a deficit of 0.44 seconds to win the giant slalom for a second gold medal at the world championships.Racing in winds that reached 70 kph (43.5 mph) with an unseasonably ...

Grandmaster Flash, Mutter win 2019 Polar Music Prize

Entertainment 02/13/19, 05:07

American rapper and DJ Grandmaster Flash, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and international music charity Playing for Change Foundation on Wednesday won Sweden's Polar Music Prizes for 2019.The award panel said Grandmaster Flash, born Joseph Saddler, is "rightly heralded as a ...

Update: Subban welcomes Lindsey Vonn home with goat cake

Hockey 02/12/19, 14:32

The Latest on the Alpine skiing world championships (all times local):8:25 p.m.P.K. Subban of the NHL's Nashville Predators has done his best to welcome home Lindsey Vonn and into retirement.Subban tweeted out video Tuesday of Vonn returning to Nashville, Tennessee, ...

Study: Ancient European stone monuments spread from Brittany

Europe 02/12/19, 13:45

A new study suggests the practice of building huge stone monuments spread throughout ancient Europe from northwestern France.So-called megaliths have long fascinated archaeologists because of the immense skill and effort required to build monuments like Stonehenge in England.Using thousands of ...

Sweden needs more resources, skills to fight wildfires

Europe 02/12/19, 12:42

Sweden's civil protection agency says the country needs more water-dropping resources to fight serious wildfires like the ones last year and improve cooperation between the rescue services.Agency head Dan Eliasson says the path ahead is "to get us the skills ...

Shiffrin, the new face of skiing, cites Osaka as inspiration

Sports 02/12/19, 12:24

During her inexorable rise to someday becoming the most successful Alpine skier in history, Mikaela Shiffrin has been shooting some admiring glances at another young female athlete excelling at her chosen sport.And she, too, is emerging from the shadow of ...

Update: Start of Alpine combined pushed back

Sports 02/11/19, 06:01

The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local):___11:35 a.m.The Alpine combined race at the skiing world championships has been delayed by an hour because of strong winds.The downhill leg of the two-discipline event will now start at 12 ...

Lessons for Brexit from Norway’s hard border with Sweden

Europe 02/10/19, 02:20

While many border posts in Europe have vanished, Norway's hard border with the European Union member Sweden is clearly visible, with cameras, license-plate recognition systems and barriers directing traffic to customs officers.Technological solutions being tested in Norway to digitalize customs ...

Svindal beaten by teammate Jansrud in his final race

Sports 02/09/19, 08:57

If anyone had to beat Aksel Lund Svindal in his final race, he seemed just fine with it being Norwegian teammate Kjetil Jansrud.After an emotional moment when he leaned back, stretched his arms out and looked to the sky, Svindal ...

Norway’s Svindal bids skiing goodbye in downhill at worlds

Sports 02/09/19, 04:49

Norwegian great Aksel Lund Svindal bids skiing goodbye in the downhill at the world championships on Saturday.Norwegian fans, including Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, are traveling over the border to see Svindal race for the last time before ...

Holdener retains Alpine combined title at skiing worlds

Sports 02/08/19, 11:23

Wendy Holdener retained her Alpine combined title at the skiing world championships Friday by beating Petra Vlhova by 0.03 seconds.The Swiss racer was in fifth place after the downhill leg, and lost time on Vlhova in the top section of ...

Svindal saves punchiest work for after super-G at ski worlds

Sports 02/06/19, 11:04

In his next-to-last race before retirement, Aksel Lund Svindal saved his punchiest work for after the super-G.The Norwegian skier finished in 16th place in Wednesday's race at the world championships, 0.92 seconds behind winner Dominik Paris , after a run ...

Update: Shiffrin ‘goes off the grid’ to recharge

Sports 02/06/19, 06:26

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 ...

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