Articles by Karl Ritter

Spain Has Learned to Win Ugly

  • 26 June 08
  • The Associated Press
Russia coach Guus Hiddink is known for doing great things with small teams. Luis Aragones' job is even harder: showing Spain deserves the place it craves among the world's football elite.

Nord Stream Looks at an Alternative Pipeline Route

  • 12 July 07
  • The Associated Press
The Russian-German company building a natural gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea may change its planned route to avoid a zone that is disputed by Denmark and Poland, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Cartoon Woes Force Out Sweden Foreign Minister

  • 22 March 06
  • The Associated Press
Swedish Foreign Minister Laila Freivalds resigned Tuesday after she was accused of lying about her role in the closing of a far-right web site that solicited cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

Baltic Prisons Carry Soviet Legacy Into EU

  • 17 June 04
  • The Associated Press
Unlocked with huge skeleton keys, the bulky cell doors at the 162-year-old Paterei Prison open with a piercing squeal and slam shut with deafening clangs that echo along cold, labyrinthine hallways.

Baltics Welcome Nordic Corporate Raiders

  • 29 April 04
  • The Associated Press
After Estonia regained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, a party run by jokesters suggested reviving a much older foreign occupation: the 17th-century rule by Sweden.

Annan Calls for Genocide Commission

  • 27 January 04
  • The Associated Press
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned Monday that genocide could happen again and proposed a new international commission to help prevent future mass killings.

Court Orders Mental Probe of Lindh's Killer

  • 20 January 04
  • The Associated Press
A Swedish court ruled Monday that the confessed killer of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh, who said he heard voices in his head before fatally stabbing her, will undergo a psychiatric screening before any verdict is handed down.

Lindh's Killer Takes Witness Stand

  • 15 January 04
  • The Associated Press
The man who killed Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh testified at his trial Wednesday that voices in his head told him to stab her repeatedly in the chest and arms, and ""I couldn't resist.""

Lindh Murder Suspect Charged in Stockholm

  • 13 January 04
  • The Associated Press
The man charged on Monday by Swedish prosecutors with the murder of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh said in his confession that he stabbed her only after voices in his head told him to do it, and said it was a random attack.