Apr 21, 2016

Sweden's newborn royal is named Prince Alexander

Sweden’s royal palace has announced that the latest addition to the royal family will be named Prince Alexander. The baby boy was born Tuesday. He is the first child of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, who got married last year. The palace on ...

Swedes invite world to call random citizens on new hotline

Apr 8, 2016

Swedes invite world to call random citizens on new hotline

Ever felt like calling up a complete stranger in Sweden? Now is your chance. The Swedish Tourist Association has set up a hotline that lets callers worldwide “get connected to a random Swede.” On its website, the nonprofit group says the idea is “to ...

Feb 24, 2016

Kurdish troops rescue Swedish girl, 16, from Islamic State near Mosul

Iraqi Kurdish troops have rescued a Swedish teenager from the Islamic State group near the extremist-controlled city of Mosul, the Kurdish government said Tuesday. A statement from the regional government said the rescue operation by the Kurdish anti-terrorist forces took place on Feb. 17 ...

Assange tells U.K., Sweden to let him go after U.N. finding

Feb 5, 2016

Assange tells U.K., Sweden to let him go after U.N. finding

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Friday urged Britain and Sweden to let him walk free from Ecuador’s embassy in London after a U.N. panel found that the antisecrecy campaigner was “arbitrarily detained.” Addressing a news conference via video link from the embassy, where he sought ...

Assange finds surprising ally — but it may not be enough

| Feb 5, 2016

Assange finds surprising ally — but it may not be enough

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has found a surprising ally — a little known United Nations panel that has decided he has been unfairly detained in Britain while seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden to answer allegations of sexual misconduct. But it is not clear ...