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Big Pregnancy Study Halted After 6 Babies Die

But results of late-term labor induction are being noted: 'There is potential to save babies' lives'

(Newser) - A Swedish study has been canceled after the deaths of six infants, but early results are already changing the approach to late-term pregnancy. The Guardian reports on research undertaken by Sahlgrenska University Hospital that wanted to see, in pregnant women who'd gone past 40 weeks of gestation, if labor... More »

Sweden's King Removes Royal Titles From 5 Grandchildren

Move will streamline country's royal family

(Newser) - Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf has taken the unusual step of stripping five of his grandchildren of their royal titles—but it's not because of a family feud. The five children, aged between one and five, are the offspring of the younger two of the king's three... More »

US, North Korea Launch New Talks in Sweden

But they break down, and North Korean official complains

(Newser) - American and North Korean officials met Saturday in Sweden to resume talks—and walked away only hours later, Reuters reports. "The negotiations have not fulfilled our expectation and finally broke off," said Pyongyang's top negotiator, Kim Myong Gil. "The US raised expectations by offering suggestions like... More »

This Country Put Its Navy Into Hiding

Sweden's island base, Muskö, is back in action

(Newser) - Nothing like a vast underground base to protect your navy—especially when Russia is getting aggressive. That seems to be Sweden's thinking as the Scandinavian country returns its entire navy to the island base of Muskö, the Guardian reports. Protected by thick granite, laced with tunnels, and boasting its... More »

Family of 'Sweden's Schindler' Wants Answers

Nearly 75 years after he disappeared, Raoul Wallenberg's family is still in the dark

(Newser) - Raoul Wallenberg is called "Sweden's Schindler," and is thought to have saved as many as 30,000 Hungarian Jews during World War II—and his family has no idea when or how he died. This week, some of his descendants are traveling to Stockholm to demand the... More »

A$AP Rocky Found Guilty of Assault in Sweden

But rapper won't have to serve any time

(Newser) - A Swedish court has found American rapper A$AP Rocky guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm—but he won't have to serve any time. The artist, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, earlier pleaded self-defense and said he had tried to avoid... More »

Trump Celebrates the Return of A$AP Rocky

The American rapper returns to US soil

(Newser) - Nearly a month after he was arrested in Sweden, rapper A$AP Rocky returned to the United States as the verdict in an assault case against him and two other Americans looms, the AP reports. Los Angeles television stations reported the 30-year-old artist was among a group of people shown emerging... More »

A$AP Rocky Will Be Freed

But the rapper has to return for his verdict on Aug. 14

(Newser) - Rapper A$AP Rocky and two other US suspects will be freed from jail until Aug. 14, when judges are expected to announce a verdict in the assault case against them , a Swedish court announced Friday. It wasn't immediately clear from the decision by the Stockholm District Court whether the... More »

Outcry Dismissed, Sweden Puts A$AP Rocky on Trial

Rapper's assault trial has started in Stockholm despite Trump's efforts to free him

(Newser) - It's been a long month for A$AP Rocky, detained by Swedish officials after allegedly attacking someone in a street fight at the end of June, and on Tuesday, the next phase of his overseas experience began. The 30-year-old American rapper, real name Rakim Mayers, pleaded not guilty at the... More »

After A$AP Rocky Bust, Calls for an Ikea Boycott

And a fan is arrested after threatening to 'blow this motherf---er up' outside Swedish embassy in DC

(Newser) - Fans of A$AP Rocky and the president of the United States alike are up in arms over Sweden's detention of the rapper , but one in particular is in some legal trouble after allegedly threatening to literally get up in arms outside the Swedish embassy in Washington, DC. Variety reports... More »

Trump Slams Sweden Over Rapper's Detention

'Give A$AP Rocky his FREEDOM'

(Newser) - Sweden has decided to detain American rapper A$AP Rocky until his trial on an assault charge begins Tuesday—and President Trump is hopping mad about it. He slammed the country and its prime minister in tweets Thursday night, the Guardian reports. "Very disappointed in Prime Minister Stefan Löfven... More »

A$AP Rocky Stuck Despite Trump's Offer

Rapper will remain in Sweden for assault trial

(Newser) - President Trump's offer of help for A$AP Rocky wasn't enough. On Thursday Swedish prosecutors said the 30-year-old rapper will remain in custody in Sweden until his trial on an assault charge begins Tuesday, per NBC News . Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, and two members of his entourage are... More »

Trump Makes Surprise Offer for A$AP Rocky

The president offers to 'personally vouch' for the rapper's bail

(Newser) - President Trump said he spoke with Sweden's prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper A$AP Rocky and "offered to personally vouch for his bail," the AP reports. Trump tweeted that during "a very good call" with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, he also "assured him that A$AP... More »

Trump: I Spoke to Kanye, Will Help A$AP Rocky

President says he is working to get the rapper released from detention in Sweden

(Newser) - President Trump is on the case—the A$AP Rocky case. The rapper, whose detention in Sweden caused an uproar last week , was on Friday ordered to be held at least until July 25, NBC News reports; he was first arrested July 2 after an alleged street fight. But Trump says... More »

US Rapper Held in Solitary Confinement in Sweden

ASAP Rocky has been held nearly 2 weeks over a street fight

(Newser) - An American rapper remains detained in Sweden as authorities investigate a street fight, and the plight of ASAP Rocky has now caught the attention of the State Department, reports Politico . "There are certainly some facts about the arrest and detention that raise concerns,” says a spokesperson. "We... More »

Witnesses Saw Skydivers Try to Jump Before Deadly Crash

9 killed in Sweden accident

(Newser) - Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a plane crash that killed eight parachutists and their pilot in Sweden on Sunday. Witnesses say they heard a loud noise before the single-engine GippsAero GA8 Airvan plunged nose-down into Storstarskar island, the Local reports. Some witnesses say they saw skydivers try... More »

Someone Is Extremely Excited About the 2026 Olympics Pick

The mayor of Milan's joy is captured by photographers

(Newser) - The International Olympic Committee's decision was met with cheers of "Italia! Italia!" on Monday, and for an obvious reason: Stockholm-Åre lost out on the chance to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, with the honor going to Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo. That means two decades will have elapsed... More »

Tweak in Parental Leave Law Pays Big Health Dividends

Study: Moms healthier if dads or partners can take even a few days off at same time

(Newser) - Giving dads more flexibility to take a few days off after the birth of a child pays big dividends for new moms' health, a new study suggests. Researchers at Stanford looked into what happened when Sweden added more flexibility to its already generous parental leave policy, reports the New York ... More »

More Legal Trouble for Julian Assange

Sweden reopens rape investigation

(Newser) - Sweden has reopened the Julian Assange rape investigation, raising the possibility of a legal tug-of-war between Stockholm and Washington over the WikiLeaks founder. Eva-Marie Persson, Sweden's deputy director of public prosecutions, said Monday that she had decided to reopen the investigation because "there is still probable cause to... More »

Sweden Has an Odd Reality TV Show

You can watch elk crossing a river

(Newser) - The genre is called "slow TV," for good reason. Viewers in Sweden currently have the ability to watch live cams of a river in the hope that elk will be crossing, reports Radio Sweden . Broadcaster SVT has begun airing 24/7 footage of the Angermanalven river in Angermanland, site... More »

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