Update: Men’s super-G to take place as scheduled

Europe 02/05/19, 13:17

The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local):7:10 p.m.The men's super-G will take place on Wednesday as scheduled, despite some calls for the race to be delayed following the late arrival of some competitors to the world championships.Many ...

1 week left: Svindal ready for final races before retirement

Sports 02/05/19, 06:40

Aksel Lund Svindal is approaching the final days of his skiing career with a mixture of nervousness and excitement.Maybe some apprehension, too."Saying it out loud is really scary," the 36-year-old Norwegian said of his impending retirement after 17 years of ...

Men’s downhill training canceled because of airport problems

Europe 02/05/19, 05:37

The skiers have finally arrived. The skis, however, are still stuck at the snowed-in Stockholm airport.With many teams still missing equipment, organizers canceled the opening men's downhill training session at the world championships.The training session, which was scheduled for Tuesday, ...

Nordics win top spots in prestigious French cooking contest

Europe 02/03/19, 07:42

Nordic nations have swept the top four prizes at the world's most prestigious culinary competition in France, beating Gallic gourmet chefs at their own game in manifesto of Northern European simplicity and local ingredients.Team Denmark took the gold medal at ...

Poland exported 5,500 pounds of meat from sick cows to EU

Europe 01/31/19, 16:05

Thousands of pounds of meat from sick cows who were slaughtered illegally in Poland were exported to 10 other European Union countries, the country's top veterinary official said on Thursday.Pawel Niemczuk said about 2,500 kilograms (5,500 pounds) of the meat ...

Swedish temperature dips to -39.5C; coldest night in UK

Europe 01/31/19, 05:47

The Swedish weather service says temperatures of minus 39.5 degrees Celsius (minus 39.1 degrees Fahrenheit) have been recorded in northern Sweden, the coldest recorded this month.The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute says it was measured Thursday in the Swedish town ...

US, South Korean diplomats attend NKorea talks in Sweden

World 01/20/19, 11:02

Sweden says diplomats from South Korea and the U.S. will attend "small-format" talks in the Nordic country with a North Korean colleague along with "a small group of international experts."Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman Buster Mirow Emitslof told The Associated Press ...

Sweden votes for Lofven, ends political deadlock

Europe 01/18/19, 07:24

A center-left minority government led by the current caretaker prime minister, Stefan Lofven, was approved Friday by Swedish lawmakers, ending a four-month political deadlock. The vote in Riksdagen, or parliament, was 153-115 in favor of Lofven, with 77 abstentions. His own Social ...

Sweden charges man in royal jewels heist

Europe 01/17/19, 11:42

A man was charged Thursday with stealing a jeweled crown and two other pieces of Swedish royal treasure from a cathedral where the pieces worth 65 million kronor ($7.2 million) were on display.The objects taken on July 31 during a ...

Update: Body of skier hit by Norway avalanche recovered

Europe 01/16/19, 09:27

The Latest on winter weather in Europe (all times local):3:15 p.m.Norwegian police say the body of one of four skiers who were buried by an avalanche in northern Norway earlier this month has been recovered.Police spokesman John-Kaare Granheim says a ...

Populist leader in Italy sees kinship with French protesters

Europe 01/09/19, 16:02

An Italian government leader says his populist movement is ready to help anti-government protesters in France.Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio said his 5-Star Movement shares a quest for "direct democracy in Europe" with the French protesters.A 5-Star senator, Ettore Licheri, ...

Sweden: No Ebola virus detected in hospital patient

Europe 01/05/19, 05:22

Swedish health officials say a suspected Ebola case reported by a hospital has turned out to be a false alarm with tests carried out on the unidentified patient showing no signs of the deadly virus.Medical authorities said late Friday that ...

Police: 4 skiers likely dead after avalanche in Norway

World 01/04/19, 08:50

Norwegian police say four skiers who went missing after an avalanche in northern Norway this week have most likely died.Police spokesman Morten Pettersen says "we no longer have any hopes of finding anyone alive." He said a helicopter on Friday ...

Switzerland stuns Sweden 2-0 to reach world junior semis

Hockey 01/02/19, 18:47

Luca Hollenstein made 41 saves and Switzerland stunned Sweden 2-0 on Wednesday to advance to the world junior hockey semifinals.Yannick Bruschweiler scored in the first period and Luca Wyss connected in the second in the final second of a power ...

Russia beats Canada 2-1 in world junior hockey

Hockey 12/31/18, 23:48

Pavel Shen scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and Russia defeated Canada 2-1 Monday in the world junior hockey championship.With the win, Russia (4-0-0-0) claimed the top spot in Group A in the preliminary round. Canada (3-1-0-0) finished ...

Canada beats Czech Republic 5-1 in world junior hockey

Hockey 12/29/18, 22:52

Morgan Frost had a goal and an assist, Michael DiPietro made 23 saves and Canada beat the Czech Republic 5-1 on Saturday night to improve to 3-0 in the world junior hockey championship.Maxime Comtois, Brett Leason, Alexis Lafreniere and MacKenzie ...

NHL primes pump for future talent with transfer fees

Sports 12/24/18, 02:52

When Rasmus Dahlin put pen to paper on his first NHL contract, the reverberations carried to Gothenburg and Lidkoping in his native Sweden.The No. 1 overall pick signing with the Buffalo Sabres earned Sweden more than $250,000 to put back ...

Swedish parliament rejects proposed government _ again

Europe 12/14/18, 04:41

Swedish lawmakers have rejected proposals for caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Lofven form a center-left government, more than three months after elections that left the country in political limbo.Parliament voted 200-116 to reject a minority coalition of Lofven's Social Democrats — ...

US draws Sweden again for 2019 Women’s World Cup

Soccer 12/08/18, 14:36

The defending champion United States is again placed in a group with Sweden for the Women's World Cup next summer in France.Host France will open the tournament on June 7 with a match against South Korea in Paris.The draw for ...

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