- Crocodiles born in Sweden to be released in Cuban swamp Updated: May-27-15 7:17 pm
HAVANA - Ten young female crocodiles born in Sweden are to be released in their parents' former swampy home in Cuba after being returned to the Caribbean island.
- Team Brunel wins transatlantic leg of Volvo Ocean Race Updated: May-27-15 7:43 am
LISBON, Portugal - Team Brunel scored a close win on the transatlantic seventh leg of the Volvo Ocean Race on Wednesday to move into third place overall.
- Reindeer and northern lights on summer hike in Arctic Circle Updated: May-26-15 1:27 pm
ABISKO, Sweden - A multi-day hike above the Arctic Circle is no place for an iPhone to die.
- 'Heroes' welcome for Sweden's Eurovision winner Updated: May-24-15 12:58 pm
STOCKHOLM - Hundreds of elated fans welcomed Eurovision Song Contest winner Mans Zelmerlow upon his return Sunday to Sweden, a mini-superpower in the world of pop music and six-time champion of the glitzy song fest.
- Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest while Russia is booed Updated: May-23-15 9:07 pm
VIENNA - Sweden beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, in an event described by organizers as beyond politics but marred by boos for the Russian that were apparently prompted by the Ukraine conflict and the Kremlin's anti-gay policies.
- Sweden scrambles fighters to intercept Russian bombers Updated: May-21-15 12:08 pm
STOCKHOLM - Sweden says it has scrambled fighter jets to intercept two Russian military planes flying near the country's airspace over the Baltic Sea.
- Swedish top banks deemed easy prey for criminals, terrorists Updated: May-19-15 5:29 am
STOCKHOLM - Sweden's financial watchdog agency has fined top banks Nordea and Handelsbanken after finding serious shortcomings in their efforts to prevent money laundering.
- Volvo race Newport stopover attracts about 125,000 people Updated: May-18-15 3:53 pm
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - The number of visitors to the Newport stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race exceeded officials' expectations.
- Trading in bitcoin made simpler through new exchange Updated: May-18-15 1:14 pm
STOCKHOLM - Investors can for the first time bet on the value of bitcoins through an established stock exchange after Nasdaq launched an index based on the cybercurrency in Stockholm, Sweden.
- Sailing teams depart Newport, start 7th leg of global race Updated: May-17-15 4:22 pm
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - The competitors in the Volvo Ocean Race have departed Newport heading for Lisbon, Portugal.
- Bruins captain to be celebrity guest at sailing race Updated: May-14-15 3:08 pm
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara (zah-DAY'-noh CHA'-rah) will trade in a hockey stick for sails as a celebrity guest with the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team.
- Swedish peace group launches gay sonar against Russian subs Updated: May-13-15 9:22 am
STOCKHOLM - Swedish peace activists who argue that military hardware isn't the best way to deter Russian submarines have launched their own underwater defense installation: a gay-themed sonar system.
- Stockholm transit boss fined for shoplifting in Hong Kong Updated: May-12-15 9:30 am
STOCKHOLM - The chief executive of Stockholm's public transit company has been caught shoplifting at Hong Kong's international airport.
- Sweden minister sorry for Mediterranean-Auschwitz comparison Updated: May-11-15 8:28 am
STOCKHOLM - Sweden's deputy prime minister has apologized for comparing the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean to the horrors of the Holocaust.
- Sweden's supreme court upholds Assange's detention order Updated: May-11-15 4:44 am
STOCKHOLM - Sweden's highest court on Monday rejected WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's appeal of a pre-trial detention order in a nearly five-year-old investigation of alleged sex crimes.
- Newport history, beauty propel sailors in global ocean race Updated: May-10-15 12:01 pm
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - This City by the Sea is riding a wave of excitement harkening to its heyday as an international sailing mecca as it hosts this year's only North American stopover on the Volvo Ocean Race.
- Volvo race village in Newport open for first weekend Updated: May-09-15 2:03 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The race village for the international Volvo Ocean Race is open to the public this weekend at Fort Adams State Park in Newport.
- Race village for Volvo sailing event opens in Newport Updated: May-05-15 7:31 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The race village for the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Newport has opened, kicking off a 12-day celebration of the offshore sailing event.
- Polish doctors perform rare throat-area transplant Updated: May-04-15 1:07 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Polish surgeons said Monday they have successfully performed a rare and extensive transplant of the throat area.
- Report urges Sweden to reform failing school system Updated: May-04-15 7:04 am
STOCKHOLM - An international report says Sweden needs to urgently address the declining performance of its schools, a growing embarrassment for the Scandinavian welfare state.
- Rare all-female team perseveres in Volvo Ocean Race Updated: May-03-15 12:07 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The first all-female team in the Volvo Ocean Race in over a decade, Team SCA is determined to break barriers in a male-dominated sport - and in what is widely considered the world's most prestigious offshore sailing event.
- Japan's Kansai Yacht Club to compete in America's Cup Updated: Apr-30-15 1:30 am
TOKYO - Japan's Kansai Yacht Club has announced its challenge for the 2017 America's Cup.